Owner Bill Holab gives a brief overview of the current state of music notation software and whether or not you should update, in an article posted on NewMusicBox.
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.
Kenji Bunch descends on Chicago this month with a performance of his Symphony No. 1 with the Chicago Philharmonic, and the world premiere of his Symphony No. 3: Dream Songs with The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus. Bunch writes about the Symphony: “In 1879, the Smithsonian Institution created the Bureau of American Ethnology, an ambitious […]
San Antonio Symphony commissions and gives world premiere of “Rio Grande” for orchestra by Grammy® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty in San Antonio, Texas on June 5, 2015 Rio Grande for orchestra was commissioned and premiered by the San Antonio Symphony, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, music director, on June 5, 2015. The work is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, […]
International Trumpet Guild commissions and gives world premiere of “The Lightning Fields“ for trumpet/flugelhorn and piano by Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty at ITG Convention in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 The Lightning Fields for trumpet/flugelhorn and piano, commissioned by the International Trumpet Guild, will be premiered by Craig Morris, trumpet and flugelhorn with Asiya […]
As One co-librettist and transgender filmmaker Kimberly Reed has created a video for the Op Ed page of The New York Times showing a day in her life – specifically April 7, when As One opened at Utah State University. In the video, Reed shows glimpses of the various ways she has attempted “to dispel misunderstanding and increase empathy” by […]
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this unique musical there will be a special one-night-only performance at Subculture on May 26. Featuring the original star, Michael Winther and Kimberly Grigsby on the piano, Peter Sachon on cello and Shane Shanahan on percussion. It promises to be a special night and will sell out quickly, so […]
The Vancouver Biennale brings together JUNO® Award-‐winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung and the GRAMMY® and JUNO® Award-‐winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere performance of a commissioned work inspired by the Vancouver Biennale exhibition. The performance will be part of the VSO’s 2015-‐2016 season opening concert, and will launch live music as part of […]
The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), 2015/16 season will premiere a new opera by Mark Grey on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein. The powerhouse cast and artistic team includes: Scott Hendricks, Sasha Cooke, Malena Ernman, Christopher Gillett, Andrew Schroeder, Robert Hayward, Hendrickje van Kerckhove Àlex Ollé and La Fura dels Baus creative team. Conductors Leo […]
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 […]