Fung commissioned by the National Arts Centre

Vivian Fung has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre of Canada to write a new work for the National Arts Centre Orchestra – premiere to take place on March 22, with subsequent performance in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.   For the 2017-18 season, her orchestral works will be performed across North America including with […] Read more »

Kaminsky named one of the top 35 female composers

The Washington Post has released a list of the top 35 female composers working in classical music. Laura Kaminsky made the list, citing her distinguished career and, most notably, her opera As One. The list goes back to 19th-century-born composers like Florence Price and Cecile Chamanade, and is a striking reminder of the wide range […] Read more »

Santa Fe Opera Commissions Reed & Kaminsky

Opera for All Voices Stories of our Time a new initiative bringing stories with purpose to all audiences Commissioned by a consortium of companies led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco Opera: • lyric opera of kansas city • minnesota opera • opera theatre of saint louis •san francisco opera • santa […] Read more »

Boyer’s ELLIS ISLAND to be filmed for broadcast on Great Performances

Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be produced as a program for PBS’ Great Performances, America’s preeminent performing arts television series, with Pacific Symphony. The Ellis Island performances with Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, on April 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, from […] Read more »

Two Portland Premieres for Bunch

This Spring, Oregon will enjoy two world premieres by composer Kenji Bunch. The Oregon Symphony will premiere Aspects of an Elephant on March 11-13, and the Eugene Ballet will premiere the full evening ballet The Snow Queen in April. Bunch’s first full-length ballet with orchestra, it’s an ambitious project undertaken by Eugene’s Artistic Director, Toni […] Read more »

Tales of Hemingway scores big at the Grammys

Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway earned three Grammy awards this year, “Best Classical Compendium” “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” and “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.” The album includes several Daugherty works besides Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic and Once Upon A Castle. Featuring the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, it was produced by Tim Handley. Order […] Read more »

Roven THE HILLARY SPEECHES

Glen Roven conducted the concerts for both of Bill Clinton’s inaugurations, and has set two of Hillary Clinton’s speeches for voice and piano. On 1/20/17 a film will be broadcast of The Hillary Speeches performed by the following singers: Glenn Seven Allen, Dominic Armstrong, Jonathan Blalock, Lawrence Brownlee, Donna Lynne Champlin, Blythe Gaissert, Andrew Garland, […] Read more »

2017 Grammy Nominations

The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning (Dec. 6), with last year’s Best New Artist winner Meghan Trainor unveiling the contestants for the marquee categories live on CBS. Bill Holab Music is proud to receive 5 nominations for works by Michael Daugherty, Joel Puckett, and Christopher Theofanidis. Tune in on Feb. 12, […] Read more »