OPERA America Songbook features several BHM Composers

Believing that the creation of art should mark every special occasion, OPERA America commissioned the OPERA America Songbook in celebration of the opening of the National Opera Center in September 2012. Composers with strong ties to the organization were invited to write a song for voice and piano on the theme of opening a new […] Read more »

Puts HOW WILD THE SEA premieres with the Miro Quartet

The world-renowned Miró Quartet and The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra present a program featuring the world premiere of How Wild the Sea, 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 […] Read more »

Puts Flute Concerto Premieres at Cabrillo Festival

On August 2 the Cabrillo Festival gave the premiere performance of Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto with soloist Adam Walker. Puts writes about his piece: “Bette and Joe Hirsch are longtime patrons of the annual Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, California who became fans of my music when they heard my Symphony No. […] Read more »

Silent Night East Coast Premiere

February will bring the East Coast Premiere of Silent Night, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in music by the Opera Company of Philadelphia. With a score by Kevin Puts and a libretto by Mark Campbell, the opera was hailed as “a stirring opera that recounts the true story of a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French […] Read more »