In Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Undine Smith Moore

The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination will be commemorated on March 4th. In conjunction with Black History Month (February) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (the third Monday in January), music institutions across the country are seeking to honor the forward-looking dreams of Dr. King in their early 2018 programs. One such programmatic choice is UNDINE SMITH MOORE‘s 16-section choral cantata on the life of Dr. King, Scenes from the Life of a Martyr (1981), which is receiving a well-deserved new life in the repertoire of American choruses and orchestras.
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Garlands for Steven Stucky

Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng recently presented a series of recitals in memory of STEVEN STUCKY. The life of the “beloved composer and mentor whose brilliant, sensual music and strong advocacy for fellow composers both played a powerful role in American musical life” was celebrated at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City on November 11th and the Cooperage Project in Honesdale, PA on November 12th. The program, presented by Weekend of Chamber Music, boasted 32 short premieres in memory of Steven Stucky by friends and former students. Among the 32 musical remembrances were works by fellow Theodore Presser Company and Carl Fischer Music composers, including CHEN YI, DANIEL S. GODFREY, WILLIAM KRAFT, and JAMES MATHESON.

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Opera Noire of New York Honors 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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