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Works by Armenian-American composer Tatev Amiryan will be performed at Carnegie Hall

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 18, ARMENPRESS. On March 6, 2022, at the remarkable Carnegie Hall in New York, the 37th annual “Musical Armenia” concert will be held, organized by the Eastern Prelature of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The concert will feature works by Armenian-American composer and pianist Tatev Amiryan who will perform her piano compositions. The program […]

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An extraordinary coincidence in Cornwall puts the American composer on the right track for an international festival

As the singing world prepares to descend on Cornwall for the first international ‘live’ male choir festival since the pandemic, it has emerged that an extraordinary Cornish coincidence has inspired an American composer to pen her winning entry for the this year’s event. Kari Cruver Medina, from Seattle, was in Cornwall celebrating a previous festival […]

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“Encanto” soundtrack: all the names of the songs and the Mexican-American composer behind…

January 7, 2022, 5:26 p.m. | Updated: February 2, 2022, 4:47 PM Composer Germaine Franco with Encanto star Mirabel Madrigal. Image: Getty Lin-Manuel Miranda teams up with composer Germaine Franco in his latest musical partnership with Disney. Dancing its 2021 release, Encanto is the latest cinematic offering from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Encanto tells the […]

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American composer and songwriter Stephen Sondheim has died at 91

Musical celebrities on both sides of the pond paid tribute to American composer and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, a man who “fundamentally changed an entire art form.” A host of famous faces expressed their sadness at this “devastating” loss and said they were lucky to have worked with him. Lyricist Sir Tim Rice has described him […]

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ASU honors American composer with tribute concert | New

The Angelo State University Big Band hosted a tribute concert in honor of the late American composer Sammy Nestico at the University Auditorium on October 26. The concert, titled “Homage to Sammy Nestico”, was free and open to the public. Under the direction of Dr. Trent Shuey, members of the ASU Big Band have performed […]

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Greek-American composer George Tsontakis at the GNO Alternative Stage in December | culture and arts, music

ATHENS – Air of Greece, a new musical play by Greek-American composer George Tsontakis, is the culmination of the alternative stage tribute of the Greek National Opera (GNO) to Lord Byron. Tsontakis, an award-winning creator well known for the rhetorical and communicative power of his music, will also host a three-day workshop for young composers […]

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Greek-American composer Dinos Constantinides: A Celebration of Life, October 3 | culture and arts, music

BATON ROUGE, LA – The College of Music and Drama at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites the family, friends, colleagues and students of the late Boyd, professor of composition, Dinos Constantinides, to a celebration of his life on Sunday October 3 3-4:30 p.m. Musicians from the LSU School of Music will pay homage to the […]

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Radical American composer Frederic Rzewski dead at 83 – People’s World

Frederic Rzewski. Courtesy of Akamu. Frederic Rzewski (ZHEF-skee), American composer and pianist considered one of the most important serious musical figures of our time, died of an apparent heart attack in Montiano, Italy on June 26 at the age of 83. His main compositions often incorporated social and political themes. They include the minimalist Come […]

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Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia on the healing power of music

When the Iranian-American composer Sahba Aminikia was 19, he left Iran for Russia to study at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory under the direction of Boris Ivanovich Tishchenko, a former pupil of the famous classical music composer Dmitry Shostakovich. . Aminikia says he admires Shostakovich so much that he was inspired to take up classical […]

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Steven R. Gerber – A digital concert featuring the late American composer, FREE to watch from February 26, 2021

Composer, Steven R. Gerber (photo © Robin Holland) Emily Davis, violin The English Symphony Orchestra has been busy recording a season of social-distanced digital concerts during the lockdown One of a series of “Portraits of Composers” recorded by the English Symphony Orchestra and their American conductor, Kenneth Woods We are determined to focus during this […]

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Weekender, October 22: Collage of African American composers, “RBG”, Amy Friedl Stoner and other local events this weekend

The editorial review of virtual and remote events not to be missed this weekend is here! Don’t miss the very first virtual Vino Truth on October 23, presented by Little Village, Bread Garden Market and FilmScene. If you would like to receive the Weekender in your inbox every Thursday, sign up for our newsletter. In […]

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Indo-American composer Siddhartha Khosla wins ASCAP award for ‘This is Us’

Outlook 01 July 2020 14:15 IST Indo-American composer Siddhartha Khosla wins ASCAP award for ‘This is Us’ perspectivesinde.com 1970-01-01T05: 30: 00 + 0530 By Seema Hakhu Kachru Houston, July 1 (PTI) Indo-American composer Siddhartha Khosla has won an ASCAP Screen Music Award for his drama series “This is Us” on NBC. Khosla, who had previously […]

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Indo-American composer Siddhartha Khosla wins ASCAP award for “This is Us”

HOUSTON: Indo-American composer Siddhartha Khosla won an ASCAP Screen Music Award for his drama series “This is Us” on NBC. Khosla, who had previously been nominated for an Emmy Award for the series, won the Top Network Television Series in a three-day virtual celebration held June 23-25. The Screen Music Awards are organized by the […]

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Seattle-based Indian-American Composer Wins John Lennon World Music Award for Song “Akhiyaan” | Global

A Native American composer from Seattle, Washington, won first prize in the World Music category at the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Competition. The award, announced in May, is the first time an Indian song has won the award. The winning song, “Akhiyaan”, was written and composed by American Indian Rohit Batra of “Sur in Seattle”, […]

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Queen’s Song, Creatively Recreated by Indian-American Songwriter About Social Distancing, Is Pure Gold: Watch | Global

Music is known to help people get through difficult times. And these are indeed difficult times. So if you’re looking for a fun and energetic clip, with a subtle message, check out the new clip by Indo-American composer Vivek Agrawal. The San Francisco Bay Area, California-based songwriter hopes to provide some comedic relief in these […]

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California Symphony announces Viet Cuong as new young American composer in residence

California Music and Symphony Director Donato Cabrera today announced that Viet Cuong has been selected as the orchestra’s new Young American Composer-in-Residence for the three-year period from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2023. Launched in 1991, the intensely competitive Young American Composer-In-Residence program has been hailed as a “model for residency programs across the […]

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The music of a long-ignored American composer makes a comeback and inspires new voices, including that of Portlander

Classical music programs largely consist of recycled works by European, male and white composers. Florence Price is none of the above. However, she respects this other common requirement to appear in classic programs – she is dead. But today, Price’s music comes to life, with performances including a May 21 performance of one of his […]

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Concert review: SSO steps out of its comfort zone by performing American composer Steve Reich, Arts News & Top Stories

THE REICH IN 60 MINUTES Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Brad Lubman (conductor) Victoria Concert Hall Saturday (January 12) The first in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) new Red Balloon concert series – which features “music and genres that defy convention” – did not go quite as planned. Instead of Reich’s promised 60 minutes, we had […]

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UConn Symphony presents the work of an African-American composer

December 10, 2018 | Kenneth Best, Lucas Voghell ’20 pics (CLAS) The evening also highlighted the two winning students of this year’s Concerto Competition. Conductor Paul McShee tells the story of Margaret Bonds, a composer and activist who wrote in the 1950s and 1960s, whose composition “Montgomery Variations” debuted on December 6. (Lucas Voghell ’20 […]

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La Jolla Symphony to perform “Found” concerto by African-American composer Florence Price

La Jolla Symphony to perform “Found” concerto by African-American composer Florence Price La Jolla Symphony to perform “Found” concerto by African-American composer Florence Price GUEST: Steven schick, musical director, La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Douglas shadle, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University Show transcript You are listening to the […]

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George Walker, pioneering American composer, dies at 96: Deceptive cadence: NPR

Composer George Walker bows during a performance of his winning piece Pulitzer, Lilac, California in 1996. Luis Sinco / LA Times / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Luis Sinco / LA Times / Getty Images Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. Walker’s death was first […]

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The defining moment of famous American composer Leonard Bernstein | At the Smithsonian

Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1960 is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery on the occasion of Bernstein’s 100th birthday, August 25, 2018. Promised gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos Leonard Bernstein, 25, had spent the morning scrambling to prepare for what he said […]

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American composer turns iconic Ottawa spider into music

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Washington Monument and now the iconic Ottawa Mom. American composer Rob Kapilow travels the world to transform renowned monuments into musical compilations. This week he tries to answer a rather interesting question: what is the distinctive spider statue in the capital? ring As? “Here is this famous […]

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Acclaimed American Composer Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” to Premiere in San Diego

When it comes to music, American composer Adam Schoenberg considers what he sees just as important as what he hears. That’s why, when famous violinist Anne Akiko Meyers asked him to write a violin concerto in 2016, he was inspired by a photograph of an apple orchard in central Massachusetts, in his hometown of New […]

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New recording features first great African-American songwriter

Photo courtesy of Special Collections Florence Award. Courtesy of Special Collections FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A recently discovered violin concerto by Florence Price, an African-American composer from Arkansas, is available on CD for the first time. Albany Records will release Er-Gene Kahng’s recording on February 1. Kahng is Professor of Violin and Director of Higher Education […]

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American composer Philip Glass turns 80 and cuts the cake at Carnegie Hall

There have been 78 world premieres at Carnegie Hall to date, starting with Dvořák’s Symphony No.9, the “New World Symphony”, which premiered on December 16, 1893. American composer Philip Glass will bring that number to 79 world premieres next week, January 31, and moreover, he will do so on his 80th birthday. It won’t be […]

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Elliott Carter dies; Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer was 103

Elliott Carter, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer who fused European and American modernist traditions into seminal but formidable works, and who lived to hear standing ovations for music that was once considered anything but listener friendly, died on November 5 at his home in New York. He was 103 years old. His assistant, Virgil Blackwell, […]

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‘CAGE 100’ Luther College celebrates the 100th birthday of American composer John Cage September 4-5 | Securities

Luther College will host “CAGE 100”, a series of campus events celebrating the life and work of American composer John Cage, from September 4-5. Luther’s composer-in-residence Brooke Joyce will give a talk on Cage on Tuesday, September 4, at 8 p.m. in the recital hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The conference, titled […]

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Music and lyrics by Charles Bloom are popping up across town across the UK this Spring, Summer and Fall

Composer / Lyricist Charles Bloom Charles Bloom’s music and lyrics have delighted me for a number of years now, “writes Peter Auker of New Musicals Network -” he is able to use traditional forms of songwriting in such a unique and unique way. fresh. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2012 American composer / lyricist […]

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UM Recital features music by African-American composer soprano Allanda Small Campbell

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile Center for Performing Arts presents a recital featuring the works of African-American composer H. Leslie Adams (http://hleslieadams.com), performed by soprano Allanda Small Campbell, at 7:30 p.m. 5 October at Moorer Auditorium on campus. Free entry. (Courtesy of the University of Mobile)Soprano Allanda Small Campbell Campbell, assistant professor of […]

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Centennial tribute to American composer Samuel Barber

PAAmerican composer Samuel Barber, shown in 1963, has remained true to his art throughout his career, producing superb works in many genres without jumping on the avant-garde bandwagon. TO CLOSE Now that the music world has paid bicentennial homage to Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann, it’s time to sing Happy 100th Birthday to Samuel Barber. […]