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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.

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Mohammed Fairouz's "Follow, Poet"
released on Deutsche Grammophon
Deutsche Grammophon has released the CD "Follow, Poet", with two extended works by Mohammed Fairouz: "Audenesque" for mezzo (Kate Lindsey) and chamber orchestra, and "Sadat", a ballet for chamber orchestra.

Follow, Poet celebrates great language, with excerpts from an address by John F. Kennedy, and poems by W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney recited by fellow poet Paul Muldoon. Review.

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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.


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"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.

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"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 constructed...rich 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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May 1, 2 - World Premiere of Clave Dorada by Arturo Marquez, San Antonio Symphony conducted by Steven Sloane.

May 2 - Christopher Rountree conducts the La Jolla Symphony in Charles Ives's Symphony No. 2.

May 2 - New Orchestra of Washington's NOWFest2015 features Huapango by Moncayo, Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca by Revueltas,
Metro Chabacano
by Javier Alvarez, Suite from Redes by Revueltas and Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, conducted by Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. Organization of American States, Wash. DC.

May 7 - Anthony Roth Costanzo and Claire Chase give the World Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Domination of Darkness on poems by Wallace Stevens, Subculture, NYC.

May 9 - The Vancouver Symphony performs Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez. Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducts.

May 9 - The Greely Chorale performs Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen.

May 15 - Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony in La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre Revueltas.

May 16 - Derek Bermel's Migration Series for jazz big band and chamber orchestra anchors the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival. David Alan Miller conducts. The work will be recorded on Albany Records.


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