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Mohammed Fairouz on Krista Tippett's
On Being
In an interview with On Being's Krista Tippett, Mohammed Fairouz digs deep into poetry and the language of statecraft that animate his Deutsche Grammophon release Follow, Poet.

The recording was called "captivating" by the New York Times and "glorious" by Opera News.

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents
The Passenger
Lyric Opera of Chicago presents 6 performances of "The Passenger" by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, opening on February 24. David Pountney directs the production seen in Bregenz, Warsaw, London, Houston, and New York. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Zophia Posmysz, Auschwitz survivor and author of the novel "The Passenger" will be present. On March 1 The Passenger opens at the Frankfurt Opera.

The Cat Comes Back
Gotham Chamber Opera reprises its "dazzling" production of El Gato con botas (Puss in Boots) by Xavier Montsalvatge. The hour-long family opera will have eight performances, Dec. 6-14 in El Museo del Barrio, New York City. Neal Goren conducts.

This production, conceived in collaboration with Tectonic Theater Project and Blind Summit Puppet Theater, was first seen in 2010 in New York's New Victory Theater.

"O Magnum Mysterium" in film "Rebuilding the World Trade Center"
Morten Lauridsen's iconic choral work was the only fitting music for the moments in Marcus Robinson's documentary "Rebuilding the World Trade Center" when the beacon is placed on top of the spire of One World Trade Center.

Watch The History Channel Sept. 11 at 6PM Eastern.

"Sumeida's Song" in Boston
Mohammed Fairouz's opera "Sumeida's Song" has received its first fully staged performances in its orchestral version, at the hands of Boston Opera Collaborative.

"[I]ntense and tautly and multilayered," wrote one review. Another: "mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher...gave the role [of Asakir] vivid, theatrical intensity."

The performances are conducted by Andrew Altenbach and directed by Nathan Troup.

Ives Symphony No. 2 --
Immersion in Chicago
The Chicago Symphony presents Charles Ives's Symphony No. 2 in its Beyond the Score series on April 25 and 27. The program, titled "The Things Our Fathers Loved," is directed by Gerard McBurney and conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

American Composers Orchestra --
Border Vanguards
Derek Bermel and Silvestre Revueltas were featured in ACO's April 4 Border Vanguards concert, in Carnegie's Zankel Hall.

Revueltas's "Alcancias" brings the street life of Mexico onto the concert stage. Bermel's "Mar de Setembro" sets poems by Eugenio de Andrade, sung by "category defying" Luciana Souza. NYTimes review.

Morten Lauridsen Weekend Presented by
The Los Angeles Master Chorale
In a highlight of its 50th anniversary season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale celebrates its long association with Morten Lauridsen in events on March 14 and 16.

Lauridsen, who served as LAMC's Composer-in-Residence from 1995 to 2001, will be celebrated in a sold-out Disney Hall concert of his music on March 16. Michael Stillwater's documentary on Lauridsen, "Shining Night," will screen on March 14 in Glendale's historic Alex Theatre.

Grammy Nomination for "Inura" by
Tania Leon
Tania Leon's ballet "Inura" has been nominated for Best Contemporary Composition in the 55th annual Grammy Awards. This follows on its Latin Grammy nomination earlier this year.

For chamber chorus, strings and percussion, the 35-minute work is performed by the Son Sonora Voices, Son Sonora Ensemble, and DanceBrazil Percussion, conducted by Tania Leon.
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June 27 - Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, National Repertory Orchestra, Carl Topilow conducting.

June 30 - Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Marquez, Houston Symphony, Robert Franz conducting.

July 1 - World Premiere of Another Place by John Musto, for soprano Carolyn Sampson and the Heath Quartet. Wigmore Hall, London.

July 3 - Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Hartford Symphony conducted by Eric Dudley.

July 5 - Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Minnesota Orchestra, Roderick Cox conducting.

July 11 - Tres Versiones Sinfonicas by Julian Orbon, Minerias Symphony Orchestra, Mexico, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

July 27 - Decoration Day and Thanksgiving by Charles Ives performed within complete Holidays Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas at Tanglewood on an all-American program.

July 28 - Suite for Violin with American Gamelan by Lou Harrison, Sun Valley Summer Symphony conducted by Alasdair Neale.

Music Publishers Association
Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence - 1st Prize Winners, 2014

Mohammed Fairouz:
Native Informant

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Artur Schnabel:
String Quartet No. 2

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3rd Prize Winner:
John Musto: Collected Songs, Vol. 2

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David Diamond Centennial, 2015