Louis Calabro was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He began his musical career while a teenager, playing in professional jazz bands. Without prior formal musical training, he entered the Juilliard School in 1948, completing his graduate and post-graduate work in composition with Vincent Persichetti. He was a member of the music faculty at Bennington College in Vermont, and was the founder and musical director of the Sage City Symphony of North Bennington.
Calabro was the first recipient of the Richard Rogers Scholarship, and received two Coolidge Chamber Music Awards, the Alice Ditson Award, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and numerous grants and commissions during his career.
Louis Calabro died on October 21, 1991.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Piano Concert Piece Diversities Sonatina Suite Of 7 Chamber Ensemble 10 Lyric Pieces 18:00 5 DuosFor Bb Clarinet and Violincello 3:00 Chamber Ensemble Ceremonial MarchFor Brass and Percussion 6:00 Chanterelle 8:00 Contemporary American Art Songs Divertimento Environmentsfor Clarinet and Brass 7:30 6Tpt. 6Tbn. Macabre Reflection 16:00 Three Pieces Fo Solo Piccolo 5:00 Piccolo with Piano Three Pieces for Four Cellos String Ensemble Orchestra Cantilenafor Voice and Strings 6:00 Fuguefor Strings Str. Symphony for Strings 20:00 Str. Symphony No. 1in One Movement 20:00 3 3 3 2 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Str. Symphony No. 3in One Movement 17:00 3 3 3 3 – 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Cel. Str. Ten Short PiecesFor String Orchestra 8:30 String Orchestra