peermusic classical
Publisher of Contemporary Classical Music Since 1948
 
news
The Passenger comes to New York
The Lincoln Center Festival presents Houston Grand Opera in 3 performances of "The Passenger" by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. David Pountney directs the production seen in Bregenz, London, Warsaw, and London to the Park Avenue Armory for performances on July 10, 12 and 13.

Zophia Posmysz, Auschwitz survivor and author of the novel "The Passenger" will participate in panels; Toronto's ARC Ensemble will perform Weinberg's chamber works prior to each opera performance.

news
"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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
New Year, U.S. Premieres (I)
Houston Grand Opera presents the U.S. Premiere performances of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s gripping opera The Passenger, following acclaimed performances in Bregenz, London, Warsaw, and Karlsruhe, Germany.

Five HGO performances, Jan. 18-Feb. 2. David Pountney directs; Patrick Summers conducts. The production comes to the Lincoln Center Festival in July.

news
New Year, U.S. Premieres (II)
The Chicago Sinfonietta performs Mountain Top,a multimedia tribute to Martin Luther King by Jacob ter Veldhuis (JacobTV). The Martin Luther King Day concert is conducted by Mei-Ann Chen.

The work is scored for mixed chorus, multiple percussion and sampler, with video by Jaap Drupsteen.

news
Morten Lauridsen Named Honorary Artistic President, World Choir Games 2014
The 2014 World Choir Games will take place this July in Riga, Latvia, the 2014 European Capital of Culture, with Morten Lauridsen as Honorary Artistic Director. The composer's presence in seminars and workshops further highlights his full schedule of residencies in the U.S. and Europe.

news
"Listening to the Other"—
Mohammed Fairouz at U.C.L.A.
Listening to the Other, a week-long set of concerts, master classes, lectures and panel discussions exploring cultural relations in the Middle East culminates in a performance of "Symphony No. 3, Poems and Prayers" and "Tahrir" for clarinet and orchestra by Mohammed Fairouz.

Soloists include Sasha Cooke, David Kravitz, and David Krakauer. Neal Stulberg leads the UCLA Chorale, UCLA University Chorus and UCLA Philharmonia.

news
An Ensemble with New Ideas makes
U.S. Debut
Led by composer/conductor Gediminas Gelgotas, the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NI&Co) makes its first U.S. appearances in late October and November. The touring ensemble of six strings performs all works from memory, and works in theatrical elements with movement and vocalization.

To quote Kristjan Jarvi, "Fantastic – and Gelgotas' whole concept of performing is incredibly original." Repertory and dates here.

news
John Musto Piano Concertos released on Bridge Records
Just released -- Premiere recordings of these two very different piano concertos, in Musto's own superb interpretations. No. 1 is a thirty-minute dark, brooding score; No. 2 is a joyous and extroverted celebration. As encores, Musto performs two of his Five Concert Rags. Available on Amazon.

news
The Passenger Premieres in Bregenz: "A masterpiece"
Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera The Passenger receives its staged premiere in four performances during this year's Bregenzer Festspiele. David Pountney directs; Teodor Currentzis leads the Vienna Symphony. The festival will also present a number of Weinberg's orchestra and chamber works and a symposium on the composer's life and works. More Information on Festival events and Reviews.
News Archive
peermusic classical : Publisher of Contemporary Classical Music Since 1948

Aug. 23 - Alexander Platt conducts Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca by Silvestrre Revueltas, Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY.

Aug. 24 - The Momenta Quartet is joined by Moran Katz and Olga Vinokur in Salon Buenos Aires by Miguel del Aguila, Cooperstown Music Festival.

Aug. 31 - Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Marquez is performed by the Annapolis Symphony, Jose Luis Novo conducting.

Sept. 10-14 - Derek Bermel is Featured Composer of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Programs include 3 of his chamber works.

Sept. 12 - Andres Orozco-Estrada leads the Houston Symphony in Huapango by Jose Pablo Moncayo.

Sept. 13 - Jed Gaylin leads the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra (MD), in Colorines by Silvestre Revueltas.

Sept. 20 - Alondra de la Parra conducts Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez with the Orlando Philharmonic.

Sept. 20, 21, 23 - Robert Moody conducts the Winston-Salem Symphony in Danzon No. 2.

Sept. 22 - Mark Scatterday leads the Eastman Wind Ensemble in Michael Daugherty's Bells for Stokowski.


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

Mohammed Fairouz:
Native Informant

Purchase Score

Artur Schnabel:
String Quartet No. 2

Purchase Score

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


Purchase Score

Morten Lauridsen - 70th Birthday, February 27, 2013

Jose Serebrier -75th Birthday, December 3, 2013