Torke THREE MANHATTAN BRIDGES with the Albany Symphony

Michael Torke’s new piano concerto, Three Manhattan Bridges, will be premiered by the Albany Symphony on December 19, with Joyce Yang as soloist. Torke performed as soloist in his first piano concerto in 1994, which was also premiered by the Albany Symphony with David Alan Miller as conductor. Torke talks about the association with Albany: […] Read more »

Momenta Quartet premieres Sparr AVALOCH

D.J. Sparr’s new string quartet, Avaloch, was given it’s premiere by the Momenta Quartet at the Tenri Cultural Institue. New York Classical Review’s George Grelia reported: “Avaloch set the aesthetic tone for the entire concert, the unique sound of American homespun experimentation, free of ideology and full of curiosity. The piece revolves around an agitated, […] Read more »

Brantley commissioned to write a Cello Concerto

Paul Brantley has been commissioned by Maestro Kenneth Kiesler and the Grammy Award winning University of Michigan Symphony to compose The Royal Revolver, a concertino for solo cello and 15 instruments. Eric Jacobsen, cellist and conductor of The Knights, will be the cello soloist. This will be premiered in the 2017-2018 season in Ann Arbor. Details TBA. […] Read more »

Fung at the Vancouver Biennale

Vivan Fung’s new Biennale Snapshots was premiered at the Vancouver Biennale on the Vancouver Symphony’s opening concert. Inspired by artwork in the outdoor exhibition, the piece was a vivid reminder of Fung’s fresh and engaging orchestra composition. Read more here: Vancouver Biennale Review Vancouver Classical Music Fung was featured on the cover of Boulevard Magazine […] 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 »

Jake Heggie, Composing a Life

The July issue of Opera News features an in-depth article by Matthew Sigman on Jake Heggie’s phenomenal career as we approach the premiere of his fifth opera, Great Scott at Dallas Opera in October. You can read the article here. Click here for more information on Great Scott. Read more »