David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads

David Conte‘s award-winning American Death Ballads received its European premiere, performed for the first time ever, with voice and orchestra. (June 30, 2017, London). The piece later received its French premiere in its original version for voice and piano.  (July 4, 2017, Paris) Performers for each venue:  London House, London, England: Goodensemble Michael Poll, Conductor Brian Thorsett,… Read More David Conte – world premieres of American Death Ballads

Kareem Roustom’s work for solo clarinet & electronics to receive European premiere: Pierre Boulez Saal

Fellow composers and clarinetists Jörg Widmann and Kinan Azmeh will lead audiences on a musical journey of discovery through three centuries, in a program that will include works from three continents by Mozart, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Elliot Carter, Steve Reich, Solhi al-Wadi, and Kareem Roustom, as well as Widmann and Azmeh. Kareem Roustom‘s A Muffled Scream for… Read More Kareem Roustom’s work for solo clarinet & electronics to receive European premiere: Pierre Boulez Saal

Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969) is a composer with an emerging international voice. His music was recently described as “hypnotic and beautifully written” by The Boston Musical Intelligencer, and is known for its direct expression, lyricism, and accessibility. Acclaimed by the UK magazine Choir & Organ as writing music of “austere beauty” that exhibits the “pressure… Read More Maine Festival of Music & other June performances — Kevin Siegfried

Misterioso for Koto & Cello (World Premiere) — Daron Hagen

World premiere by Duo YUMENO of the newly-commissioned work “Misterioso” in the “Song of Heike” cycle of duos. Internationally acclaimed Duo YUMENO premiered Daron Hagen‘s third work in the multi-year, four-part Songs of Helke cycle of duos for koto and violoncello commissioned from the composer. Performances include: April 1, 2017 (Washington D.C.) April 30, 2017 (Chicago, IL) May… Read More Misterioso for Koto & Cello (World Premiere) — Daron Hagen

Dante Fragments for Soprano, Violin, & Piano (Premiere) — Daron Hagen

Soprano Adelaide Muir Trombetta, violinist Domenico Luca Trombetta, & piano premiered three new setting by Daron Hagen of texts from Dante Alleghieri’s Divine Comedy to benefit the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. June 4, 2017. Commissioned for the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Salon, the Dante Fragments for soprano, violin, and piano are… Read More Dante Fragments for Soprano, Violin, & Piano (Premiere) — Daron Hagen

Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried

On June 3 & 4, the Capitol Hill Chorale’s 2016-2017 season ended with a celestial-themed program featuring the premiere of Music of the Spheres by Kevin Siegfried. Also on the program are works of Vincenzo Galilei (father of Galileo Galilei), William Herschel, Samuel Barber, and Gustav Holst. Music of the Spheres is a five-movement work for… Read More Music of the Spheres, Capitol Hill Chorale premiere — Kevin Siegfried