Puts’ “Last August,” for Marin Alsop

After 25 years at the Cabrillo Festival, Marin Alsop will be leaving her post as the music director/conductor. Alsop’s tenure has been an extraordinary celebration of the best works by living composers, an astonishing array of new works and old, lovingly prepared, and a wide cross-section of both younger and more established composers. There is […] Read more »

Austin Opera’s Manchurian Candidate

In this highly charged election season, Austin Opera performs Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s The Manchurian Candidate. Originally premiered by the Minnesota Opera, the opera is part thriller, part satire, and is based on Richard Condon’s novel. Don’t miss the chance to see this second opera by the team that created the Pulitzer-winning opera, Silent […] Read more »

Washington Post’s Lovable New Operas

The Washington Post lists contemporary operas that audiences responded to favorably (“Readers’ Guide to Lovable New Operas“), and several BHM operas were included: Dead Man Walking Moby-Dick Silent Night The Manchurian Candidate As One There are also 10 operas on this list that we’ve engraved in our production department. Congrats to Jake Heggie, Kevin Puts, […] Read more »

Naxos to release Puts’ works

MARIN ALSOP, PEABODY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO RECORD KEVIN PUTS’ WORKS FOR NAXOS Recording for PSO’s first major-label release begins this month. The music of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Kevin Puts will be featured on a new recording by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop, acclaimed music director of the […] Read more »

The Manchurian Candidate at Minnesota Opera

Kevin Puts’ and Mark Campbell’s opera on The Manchurian Candidate will premiere at Minnesota Opera this March. Based on the novel by Richard Condon (which was subsequently made into two film versions) the opera is the second for Puts and Campbell, whose first opera Silent Night won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and has gone […] Read more »

125 Commissions for Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary

Carnegie Hall celebrates its 125th anniversary by honoring the present and looking to the future with the launch of an unprecedented commissioning project. Between the 2015 and 2020 seasons, at least 125 new works will be commissioned from leading composers—both established and emerging—and premiered at Carnegie Hall. New solo, chamber, and orchestral music, including BHM […] Read more »

Miro Quartet premieres Puts’ HOW WILD THE SEA

The world-renowned Miró Quartet and The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra present a program featuring the world premiere of a piece written for string quartet and chamber orchestra by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Puts, a former Butler School of Music faculty member and long-time colleague of the Miró Quartet, composed the work as part […] Read more »

Silent Night airs nationally on PBS

The world-premiere production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera broadcast nationally in December 2013 Minnesota Opera’s production of Kevin Puts’ and Mark Cambell’s Silent Night, a company commission which earned its composer the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Music, was broadcast nationally on PBS, presented by National Productions (check local listings for your area). In the New York […] Read more »