Two Premieres in November for Gerald Levinson

Swathmore College honored long-time faculty memeber Gerald Levinson’s 65th birthday on November 13th with a concert featuring many of his works, including Duo: Winds of Light for violin and piano, Here of Amazing Most Now for chamber ensemble, and Ringing Changes for two pianos. A highlight of the program was the world premiere of Levinson’s new solo piano piece, Chorale for Nanine, with Birds (Homage à Messiaen).

On November 20th, organist Olivier Latry gave the U.S. premiere of Levinson’s au coeur de l’infini on the Opus 1953 organ at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ. The work, which received its world premiere in 2013 at the Cathedral of Notre Dame (Paris, France), has been toured extensively by Latry. Listen to a brief excerpt of the work here.