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 »

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 »

Sasha Cooke on David Bruce

Sasha Cooke has championed many works by BHM composers, including Jake Heggie, David Bruce, and Kevin Puts, and of course the opera As One by Laura Kaminsky, Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. In the article here, she reflects on David Bruce’s unique vocal writing for the New York Festival of Song. 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 »

Sparr Concerto for Jazz Guitar premieres in Arkansas

DJ Sparr

The Arkansas Symphony will give the premiere performances of D.J. Sparr’s new Concerto for Jazz Guitar on April 9 and 10, with Ted Ludwig as soloist. Writing for guitar often stymies composers, but Sparr is unique in that he himself is an excellent guitarist who has premiered many new works, including Michael Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend. […] Read more »