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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.

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.

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.
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Feb. 21, 24, 27, March 1: The Pittsburgh Opera presents Sumeida's Song by Mohammed Fairouz. Directed by Jennifer Williams; conducted by Glenn Lewis.

Feb. 21 - Toshiuki Shimada conducts Marquez's Danzon No. 2 and Moncayo's Huapango, Eastern Connecticut Symphony.

Feb. 24 to March 15 - The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents 6 performances of The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. The 2010 Bregenz Festival production directed by David Pountney. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

Feb. 27 - American Composers Orchestra give the World Premiere of Madiba by Carman Moore, inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela.

Feb. 28 - Sinfonia Toronto performs Lousadzak: Coming of Light by Alan Hovhaness. Karine Poghosyan, piano; Nurhan Arman conducts.

March 1 - The first of 7 performances of The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Oper Frankfurt. Leo Hussain conducts; stage design by Anselm Weber. Through March 28.

March 6 - Mischa Santora conducts the Phoenix Symphony in 2 performances of the Suite from Redes by Silvestre Revueltas.

March 11-14 - The Sarasota Orchestra performs Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez. Dirk Meyer conducts.

Martch 14,15 - Diane Wittry conducts the Allentown Symphony in Conga by Miguel del Aguila (with the composer at the piano) and Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez.

March 14,15 - Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony in Charles Ives's Symphony No. 1.

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