Opera Noire of New York Honors Ricky Ian Gordon

Opera Noire of New York, a performance and resource company dedicated to the advancement of Afro-American Classical Singers, opened its 2017/2018 season with a Tribute Concert in honor of RICKY IAN GORDON. Prior to the event, the composer spent time working with the performers as they prepared to present songs and operatic excerpts from his work.

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Adolphus Hailstork Featured at Gateways Music Festival

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK was featured at this summer’s Gateways Music Festival in Rochester, New York with a performance of his An American Port of Call on August 13, 2017. Gateways Music Festival, a six day festival in collaboration with Eastman School of Music, connects and supports professional classical musicians of African descent. Continue reading
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30 Works Receive Newly Published Music Awards from National Flute Association

From August 10-13, Minneapolis will be overrun with some of the world’s best flutists as they come together for the 2017 National Flute Association Convention. Inside the convention, however, the cup will runneth over for Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer Music, and our affiliates as we bring home 30 Newly Published Music Awards. The awards recognize everything from solo method books to works for flute choir and we are proud to be represented in all categories.

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Composer Spotlight: Stacy Garrop

…a flair for vivid orchestration
and a taste for grand epic…

–Albany-Times Union
The music of STACY GARROP is born from the innate ability of a storyteller. Her rich vocabulary – both direct and poignant – wonderfully stretches the arc of any narrative. Be it bold ritualism or the silent desires of the heart, Garrop’s gift lies in her care for dramatic shape.
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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Premieres Melinda Wagner’s Proceed, Moon

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Susanna Mälkki, will premiere a substantial new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer MELINDA WAGNER on June 15th, 16th, and 17th. Described as a fantasy for orchestra, Proceed, Moon is an 18-minute work for large orchestra and is the third piece of Wagner’s to be commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Her previous commissions with them include Falling Angels (1993) and Extremity of Sky (2002), a piano concerto written for Emanuel Ax. Peruse all three Chicago-commissioned works below. Continue reading
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