Robert Paterson receives A.I. Dupont Composer’s Award

Robert Paterson joins a distinguished group of American composers that have received the prestigious A.I. Dupont Composer’s award.  Given for recognition of a composer who has made “a significant contribution to the field of contemporary music” by the Delaware Symphony, the orchestra will perform Paterson’s Dark Mountains on Sept. 28 and 30. “I am humbled […] Read more »

Glen Roven

Musical polymath Glen Roven, an indefatigable composer of works for theater, opera, voice, orchestra and prolific record producer has passed away at the age of 61. Roven first came to our attention with his charming settings of The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon. His imaginative settings and unique ability to partner with prominent actors/singers gave […] Read more »

Great Performances presents Ellis Island

THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Presents the U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” with Pacific Symphony Friday, June 29 on PBS in Honor of  Immigrant Heritage Month   Features dramatic performances by Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, Michael Nouri and other guest stars THIRTEEN’s Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, pay […] Read more »

Fung commissioned by the National Arts Centre

Vivian Fung has been commissioned by the National Arts Centre of Canada to write a new work for the National Arts Centre Orchestra – premiere to take place on March 22, with subsequent performance in Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall.   For the 2017-18 season, her orchestral works will be performed across North America including with […] Read more »

Kaminsky named one of the top 35 female composers

The Washington Post has released a list of the top 35 female composers working in classical music. Laura Kaminsky made the list, citing her distinguished career and, most notably, her opera As One. The list goes back to 19th-century-born composers like Florence Price and Cecile Chamanade, and is a striking reminder of the wide range […] Read more »

Santa Fe Opera Commissions Reed & Kaminsky

Opera for All Voices Stories of our Time a new initiative bringing stories with purpose to all audiences Commissioned by a consortium of companies led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco Opera: • lyric opera of kansas city • minnesota opera • opera theatre of saint louis •san francisco opera • santa […] Read more »

Boyer’s ELLIS ISLAND to be filmed for broadcast on Great Performances

Peter Boyer’s Grammy-nominated work Ellis Island: The Dream of America will be produced as a program for PBS’ Great Performances, America’s preeminent performing arts television series, with Pacific Symphony. The Ellis Island performances with Pacific Symphony, conducted by Music Director Carl St.Clair, on April 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, from […] Read more »

Two Portland Premieres for Bunch

This Spring, Oregon will enjoy two world premieres by composer Kenji Bunch. The Oregon Symphony will premiere Aspects of an Elephant on March 11-13, and the Eugene Ballet will premiere the full evening ballet The Snow Queen in April. Bunch’s first full-length ballet with orchestra, it’s an ambitious project undertaken by Eugene’s Artistic Director, Toni […] Read more »