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Three Composers Awarded 2016 Fromm Commissions

Congratulations to JAMES MATHESON, MELINDA WAGNER, and JAMES PRIMOSCH! All three composers were recently awarded 2016 Fromm Music Foundation commissions. As the foundation’s website notes, “These commissions represent one of the principal ways that the Fromm Music Foundation seeks to strengthen composition and to bring contemporary concert music closer to the public. In addition to the commissioning award, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.”

James Primosch: Dark the Star

…gorgeous…it featured a brooding opening section, soaring and expressive vocal lines and creatively scored, beautiful instrumental writing.

–Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times

James Primosch: Sacred Songs (CD)

…[his music] doesn’t strive always to be in a holy space, but instead to describe it and give it a human response. In this way Primosch is able to take us to, be in the presence of, and then take us out of, sacred time and space, an attribute which is at the center of the Western musical art form.

–Daniel Asia, Huffington Post