Boyer Fanfare for Tomorrow at Biden/Harris’ inauguration

Fanfare for Tomorrow, was performed as part of the one-hour Prelude music of the Inauguration ceremony, conducted by the Marine Band’s Director, Colonel Jason K. Fettig. “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, America’s oldest continuously active musical organization, is believed to have made its inaugural debut in 1801 for Thomas Jefferson, the first President to […] Read more »

Danielpour Clarinet Concerto

Looking for something new to listen to during the pandemic? The Kansas City Symphony has posted a wonderful recording of Richard Danielpour’s Concerto for Clarinet (from the mountaintop) with soloist Anthony McGill. McGill is currently Principle Clarinet with the New York Philharmonic. Scroll down to “Voices of Justice” to hear an interview with McGill, followed […] Read more »

Dead Man Walking at The Met

The Metropolitan opera has announced their 2020-21 season, which will feature Jake Heggie’s and Terrence McNally’s Dead Man Walking. Since its premiere in 2000, the opera has had over 70 productions throughout the world, and we are thrilled that the Met will be producing it. With a cast that includes Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen, […] Read more »

Torke SKY awards

Michael Torke’s Sky, performed by violinist Tessa Lark and the Albany Symphony (David Alan Miller, conductor) was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award as Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Sky was also selected as a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Torke’s ground-breaking work fuses bluegrass with his unique original musical voice to create a […] Read more »

Peter Boyer Featured at BMI

Peter Boyer

This month BMI features Peter Boyer’s story about his career as a composer, interviewed here by Deirdre Chadwick. Boyer’s Ellis Island: The Dream of America continues to find new audiences as its message about the essence of what makes America so profoundly unique and great resonates even more today than when it was written in […] Read more »

Daugherty NIGHT OWL premieres in Virginia

Last April the Virginia Symphony gave the world premiere of Michael Daughtery’s Night Owl, a 20-minute, 3 movement fantasy on the nocturnal photography and recordings of O. Winston Link. “Night Owl for orchestra is inspired by the masterful, nocturnal photography and sound recordings by O. Winston Link (1914-2001), who chronicled the last days of steam […] Read more »