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.
The urgency of Garrop’s music has not gone unnoticed. This year alone, Continue reading
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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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Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival to Celebrate Women Composers

This summer, Chamber Music Northwest’s 2017 festival programming will focus on the significant contributions of women composers. The opening night concert showcases a few of the greats – Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847), Clara Schumann (1819-1896), and Amy Beach (1867-1944) – that helped to forge a path for future generations, but many of the events throughout the festival will revolve around the works that are being written today.
Among the world premieres and panel discussions at this year’s festival, Chamber Music Northwest will feature the works of ELLEN TAAFFE ZWILICH and VALERIE COLEMAN. In anticipation of this summer’s festivities, both women were recently featured in a series of promotional videos Continue reading
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Celebrating Richard Yardumian’s Centenary

The centenary of RICHARD YARDUMIAN‘s birth was celebrated on April 5th. Born in Philadelphia, Richard served in World War II before returning home to establish himself as one of the city’s finest composers. He had a close relationship with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, which earned him the prestigious title of “Composer Laureate” from 1949 until 1964. During that time the orchestra premiered nine of his works and produced four recordings. Continue reading

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