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Brantley commissioned to write a Cello Concerto

Paul Brantley has been commissioned by Maestro Kenneth Kiesler and the Grammy Award winning University of Michigan Symphony to compose The Royal Revolver, a concertino for solo cello and 15 instruments. Eric Jacobsen, cellist and conductor of The Knights, will be the cello soloist. This will be premiered in the 2017-2018 season in Ann Arbor. Details TBA. […]

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The Memphis Symphony commissions Brantley in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Board of Directors of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra announced The Dream Project; an original commission and elementary school educational curriculum inspired by the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King. Following a nationwide search through the American Composer’s Forum, Paul Brantley has been selected to compose the work called The Rebirth of the Dream which […]

Music of Paul Brantley featured at 2013 Sophia Institute Conference

The Sophia Institute, at Union Theological Seminary, has invited Paul Brantley to present a concert of his music to close their Sixth Annual Conference on December 6 in NYC. Brantley says: “The program will include this lapsed Buddhist’s settings of ‘wisdom literature,’ all from a decidedly Jungian/archetypal perspective”. Performers TBA. Battle Hymn (Songs of Sophia), for soprano and Pierrot ensemble, […]


On March 21st, at eight p.m., composer and cellist Paul Brantley will be joined by mezzo-soprano, Janna Baty; flutist, Marya Martin; and pianist, Pedja Muzijevic, in a program of vocal and chamber pieces by Brantley, Mozart and Ravel. This concert is modeled after the 18th century Parisian, “Concerts Spirituels”, which were designed to uplift and edify […]

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Paul Brantley composes “Esterházy” for Flux Quartet and The New Esterházy Quartet

To celebrate the life of the late Mathematician and early Computer Pioneer, Franz Alt, Paul Brantley has been commissioned to compose a string quartet in memory of his dear friend, who passed away last year at age 100! Franz was also a wonderful amateur violinist and violist who regularly held string quartet readings in his […]