Michael Daugherty – News

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 […]

Tales of Hemingway scores big at the Grammys

Michael Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway earned three Grammy awards this year, “Best Classical Compendium” “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” and “Best Classical Instrumental Solo.” The album includes several Daugherty works besides Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic and Once Upon A Castle. Featuring the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero, it was produced by Tim Handley. Order […]

Daugherty’s THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE premieres in Texas

Martha Walvoord, violin and Jack Unzicker, double bass at the dress rehearsal of Michael Daugherty’s “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” (2016) inspired by the novella by Mark Twain. This dynamic duo, who commissioned the 30 minute work, will perform the world premiere this Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM at the university of Texas-Arlington […]

San Antonio Symphony premieres Daugherty Rio Grande

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, […]

Daugherty The Lightning Fields

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 […]

Midwest Clinic Features BHM Works

It’s the largest conference for wind and band music in the world, and it arrives at Chicago’s McCormack Place on December 19. Overlooking the shore of Lake Michigan, this year’s Conference will feature performances by hundreds of the best ensembles in the world and will highlight clinics with Wynton Marsalis and Leonard Slatkin, who will […]

Daugherty: San Diego State premieres ON THE AIR

On the Air for Symphonic Band, by Grammy®-winning composer Michael Daugherty, is a music fantasy on Arturo Toscanini, who conducted the NBC Symphony Orchestra in live radio broadcasts at Rockefeller Center in New York City from 1937 to 1954. Born in Parma, Italy, Toscanini (1867-1954) was internationally recognized as the most gifted conductor of his time, […]