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Lydian String Quartet Commission competition - Deadline Dec. 1
10/29/2020
LSQ Commission Prize — Lydian String Quartet

Lydian String Quartet Commission competition - Deadline Dec. 1

The Lydian String Quartet and Brandeis University announce their fourth competition for the composition of an original work for string quartet. The Lydian String Quartet has long championed the works of living composers. The goal of this commission prize is to encourage creativity and enhance the s...

10/29/2020

New collection - 12 works for solo flute
Leon Stein Sonata for Solo Flute
Vally Weigl Oiseau de la Vie
Edith Borroff Divertimento
Frank Wigglesworth Wind Shadows
Lionel Nowak Meadow Musing
David Froom To Dance to the Whistling Wind
Otto Luening Second Potawatomie Legends
Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy Spirit Man
Marilyn Bliss Murali
Frederic Balazs Jennifer on Bourbon Street, and Monika the Clown
David Froom Ribbons

Friday night Oct. 30 7pm live from Green-Wood Cemetery, a concert of music featuring the poetry of James Weldon Johnson,...
10/27/2020
WQXR live stream music from "To America" featuring the poet James Weldon Johnson, music of H. Leslie Adams and more, Oct. 30

Friday night Oct. 30 7pm live from Green-Wood Cemetery, a concert of music featuring the poetry of James Weldon Johnson, most known for "Lift Every Voice and Sing" WQXR will webcast the immersive, cemetery-wide performance event. Features music by H. Leslie Adams, performed by the wonderful Kenneth Overton

On Friday, October 30 WQXR will webcast selections from "To America", an event with music and poetry taking place at Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery this week. As part of the event, H.

Ensemble Pi: Reparations NOW! — The Center at West Park
10/27/2020
Ensemble Pi: Reparations NOW! — The Center at West Park

Ensemble Pi: Reparations NOW! — The Center at West Park

A concert inspired by the Movement for Black Lives featuring world premieres by Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Negrón, and Trevor Weston, and a composition by Courtney Bryan.

ACA recently licensed music from our catalog for this recording re-release box set from Sony. In the 1970s, CBS Masterwo...
10/17/2020
Black Composers Series: The Complete Album Collect ... - Sony: 19075862152 | Buy from ArkivMusic

ACA recently licensed music from our catalog for this recording re-release box set from Sony. In the 1970s, CBS Masterworks made a groundbreaking series of 9 LP recordings featuring the music of black composers, conducted by Paul Freeman. The composers featured span several centuries and come from many different backgrounds. A bonus tenth album features Hale Smith’s Symphonic Spirituals and more. Performances include the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.

Black Composers Series: The Complete Album Collect ... by Saint-Georges, Joseph Bologne Chevalier de, Still, William Grant on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store - ArkivMusic. Great prices. Best service. Fast delivery.

Derelict for solo flute by Lee Gannon - new edition out now from ACA.
10/09/2020
DERELICT

Derelict for solo flute by Lee Gannon - new edition out now from ACA.

Composer's Note (Excerpt): This work represents my struggle with the HIV virus, as with so many of my works. The music is very aggressive and uses extreme registers of the flute. I first wrote it to exploit my own technique as a flutist.

NYsoundCircuit's digital show, "A Moment of Time" tomorrow, 10/8 at 2:30pm EST presented by Mise-En_Place.  Works by Ana...
10/07/2020
NYsoundCircuit 8.1: A Moment of Time — NYsoundCircuit

NYsoundCircuit's digital show, "A Moment of Time" tomorrow, 10/8 at 2:30pm EST presented by Mise-En_Place. Works by Ana Paola Santillán Alcocer, George Crumb, David Reminick, Carlos Simon, David Jason Snow, Eunseon Yu, and Gilbert Galindo.

We go digital as part of the Mise-En_Place Acoustic+ Series in the age of COVID-19. NYsoundCircuit 8.1: “A Moment of Time” will feature RESONANT REFRACTIONS (RR) under the direction of IAN SHAFER, the resident sinfonietta, front, center and socially distanced at Mise-En_Place in Brooklyn, webcas...

New recording of music by Frederick Tillis. John McDonald, piano. Shelter Recordingshttps://composers.com/page/frederick...
10/06/2020
Frederick Tillis - Molto adagio, ad libito con espressione from "Three Movements for Piano" (John McDonald, piano)

New recording of music by Frederick Tillis. John McDonald, piano. Shelter Recordings
https://composers.com/page/frederick-tillis-molto-adigio-ad-libito-con-espressione-three-movements-piano-john-mcdonald

Image Audio Tillis - Molto adigio, ad libito con espressione from Three Movements for Piano.mp3 Audio file Recently described as “the New England master of the short piece,” John McDonald is a composer who tries to play the piano and a pianist who tries to compose. He is the current Director of ...

New piece for winds from Mark Zuckerman
10/06/2020
Housebound Overture

New piece for winds from Mark Zuckerman

Image Housebound Overture Mark Zuckerman Quick View Scoring Wind Ensemble Instrumentation Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 EH, 2 Bsn, 2Eb Cl, 3 Bb Cl, Bcl, Asax, 2 Tsax, Bar. Sax - 3 Bb Tpt 4 Hn, 2 Tbn, Btbn, Euph, Tba - Pno, 4 Perc Alternate Title - Year Authored (or revised) 2020 Duration (min) 7 Movements - D...

10/04/2020
Cycle of Apples (2019) - Teaser / Trailer #1 (509)

Recent work by filmmaker Maha Alsa with music by Alice Shields

This film is an exploration of the Princess myth imposed on women. Set in a Disney-esque island populated by obedient princesses, unfolds a fairytale gone wrong.…

10/02/2020
Taylor Raven Living Room Recital

Thank you LA Opera and @Taylor Raven, Mezzo-Soprano for the beautiful performance of Prayer, by H. Leslie Adams and for the beautiful words about this music (starts at 6:15).

#LAOAtHome Living Room Recitals continue LIVE with Taylor Raven as she shares some of her (and your) favorite songs from her living room to yours. LA Opera i...

The Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet Composition Competition is open for submissions until October 16th!Open to ...
09/27/2020
Composition Competition

The Charlotte New Music & Beo String Quartet Composition Competition is open for submissions until October 16th!

Open to composers 35 and older who live in the continental US.
Pieces must be for the full ensemble.
There is no durational limit!

The winning composer will have their work performed at the 2021 Charlotte New Music Festival, in which they will be featured as a guest artist!

Click here to submit to the competition: charlottenewmusic.org/contest

Click here to sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the competition and hear about other news and opportunities! Previous Next Charlotte New Music & Beo String QuartetComposition Compet…

Long Island Composers- outdoor concert at Nassau Museum Oct 3rd. Music of Hubert Howe and more. NassauMuseum.org
09/25/2020

Long Island Composers- outdoor concert at Nassau Museum Oct 3rd. Music of Hubert Howe and more. NassauMuseum.org

09/22/2020
West Edge Opera - Snapshot 2021 - Call for Scores (West Edge Opera)

Upcoming deadline Oct. 1 for submissions to 2021 West Edge Opera in Berkeley, CA.

West Edge Opera (in Berkeley, CA) is soliciting excerpts of unproduced works combining music and theater to present in Snapshot - a series of performances presented to the public in a professional concert setting. Collaborating with San Francisco-based Earplay (www.earplay.org) as the instrumental e...

White Heron Dance is now on online exhibition at the international Hauser & Wirth Gallery, with music by Alice Shields, ...
09/05/2020
Thomas Barratt, Mayo Miwa, Alice Shields - Hauser & Wirth

White Heron Dance is now on online exhibition at the international Hauser & Wirth Gallery, with music by Alice Shields, and video by Thomas Barrett and Mayo Miwa.

White Heron Dance 2017 Music/Animation Composition Dimensions variable 14 minutes, 8 seconds NFS Watch the work in its entirety here

David Liptak's Trio for Viola, Percussion, and Piano, as performed in the Great Hall, Sunday 16 August 2020, at Universi...
08/27/2020

David Liptak's Trio for Viola, Percussion, and Piano, as performed in the Great Hall, Sunday 16 August 2020, at University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Mark Menzies (Violin/Viola), Reuben de Lautour (Piano/ Electronics), and Justin DeHart (Percussion).

08/25/2020

Music of Vivian Fine and Miriam Gideon - Sigrid Karlstrom, viola and Liliya Ugay, piano.

The San Francisco International Piano Festival highlights include a Monday, Aug. 24, recital by Eunmi Ko centered on the...
08/24/2020
SF Piano Festival keeps its annual tradition alive online

The San Francisco International Piano Festival highlights include a Monday, Aug. 24, recital by Eunmi Ko centered on the music of David Liptak and a chamber concert of music by Schubert, Liszt, George Walker and more to conclude the festival on Sunday, Aug. 30.

After four years, the San Francisco International Piano Festival has become an annual staple of late-summer concertgoing in the Bay Area. This year brings its own challenges, but the festival…

08/20/2020
Louise Costigan-Kerns, pianist | Piano Break

Friday, August 21 at 8pm, Piano Break with Louise Costigan-Kerns; Music of Debussy, Earl Wild, and Leslie Adams.

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Préludes, Book II 3. La Puerta del Vino (The wine port of the Alhambra) 4. “Les Fées sont d’exquises danseuses” (The fairies are e...

08/13/2020

Music by Dorothy Rudd Moore (From the Dark Tower) with Mezzo Soprano Hilda Harris, Kermit Moore, cello, and Wayne Sanders, piano. Hear all 8 movements of this magnificent recording. Available on various platforms.

August 21 - H. Leslie Adams music featured.Aug. 7: Monica Chew, works by Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Jason Moran, Undine Smit...
08/11/2020
New SF streaming piano series adds focus on Black composers

August 21 - H. Leslie Adams music featured.
Aug. 7: Monica Chew, works by Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Jason Moran, Undine Smith Moore, Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins, and Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou.

Aug. 14: Daniel Glover, works by Muzio Clementi, Carl Maria von Weber, and Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins.

Aug. 21: Louise Costigan-Kerns, works by Debussy, Gershwin, and H. Leslie Adams.

Aug. 28: Audrey Vardanega, works by Brahms, Chopin, and Mozart.

Sept. 4: Jennifer Peringer, works by Chopin, Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, Paula Dreyer, Chus Alonso, and Tania León.

Sept. 11: Laura Magnani, excerpts from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Twenty-Four Negro Melodies,” Op. 59, along with works by Beethoven and Chopin.

Sept. 18: Ian Scarfe, works by Chopin, Debussy, Florence Price, and William Grant Still.

Sept. 25: Rachel Kim, Works by Beethoven, Barber, and Florence Price.

A new online music series featuring solo piano works is showcasing Black composers alongside their mostly better-known White counterparts. Piano Break, presented by the Ross McKee Foundation, is of…

happening online right now - Masterclass with Tania J. Leon
07/31/2020
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happening online right now - Masterclass with Tania J. Leon

Composer, conductor, social activist, cultural innovator, and educator Tania León joins us for a very special Masterclass on July 31 with co-hosts vocalist Helga Davis and composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini. They’ll explore the maestro's array of influencing traditions and le...

This Friday July 31 at 1pm (EDT) music of Tania Leon, and featuring a newly available work solo violin by T.J. Anderson.
07/27/2020
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This Friday July 31 at 1pm (EDT) music of Tania Leon, and featuring a newly available work solo violin by T.J. Anderson.

Composer, conductor, social activist, cultural innovator, and educator Tania León joins us for a very special Masterclass on July 31 with co-hosts vocalist Helga Davis and composer and National Sawdust co-founder Paola Prestini. They’ll explore the maestro's array of influencing traditions and le...

07/23/2020
Happy Hour with H. Leslie Adams

Interview with H. Leslie Adams, at Cincinnati Song Initiative, July 2020.

Sam sits down with the legendary composer H. Leslie Adams, just up the road in Cleveland, over a whiskey sour.

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Are there any composers who have produced works inspired by the women’s suffrage movement? As we celebrate its centennial year, I keep hoping to discover new music that has been commissioned or is being premiered. I was happy to find this website on women composers of the time but It would be awesome to see works by living composers.
A prayer for these uneasy times, courtesy of Robert DeMaine and Genevieve Feiwen Lee.
My piano improvisation
CALL FOR SCORES dedicated to the theme SYNESTHESIA AMONG ARTS AVAILABILITY TO MAKE. The authors of "SYNESTHESIA AMONG ARTS" of Salsomaggiore Terme (Italy), are evaluating with the promoting institutions the organization of a concert of contemporary music on the theme "SYNESTHESIA" to be performed, at the TEATRO G. VERDI of BUSSETO (PR) or in another location, in September 2019. The compositions must be very freely inspired by the experience of synesthesia between sound and / or image, eco-fashion, color, olfactory perceptions, gestures with the aim of highlighting the possible synesthetic interaction between the different sensory stimuli. Duration: between 5 and 7 minutes chosen between 1 and 6 instruments flute, clarinet (sib or bass), violin, viola, cello, double bass. Electronic instruments will not be accepted. You can participate with more compositions. Contribution for the organization: 30 euros for the first composition, 20 euros for the subsequent composition must be paid after sending the announcement. The jury will be composed of renowned musicians. Confirmation of the performance of the event, upon reaching the minimum number of participants, and the information for sending the passages will be subsequently given to the composers who have declared themselves available to compose on the subject of SYNESTHESIA. Please reply by 10 May 2019 indicating your name and surname with e-mail for the answer: "Yes, I am available to compose on the subject "SYNESTHESIA" The confirmation email must be sent to this address: [email protected] At your place:10 10 May 2019 – Declaration of willingness to compose 30 July 2019 – deadline for sending the scores September 2019 Festivals and concerts For the direction of the Festival: Igam Ussaro and Cristina Servini
Composers! Submission deadline for the MIGF Composition Competition is coming soon in 3 days! Complete your work and submit by January 15 midnight EST! http://migf.fiu.edu/2019/composition-competition/
The first New York Composers Circle of the year coming up Tuesday, January 15, 7:30 at The Little Church Around the Corner (1 East 19th St.) I hope you can join us for this concert of new music for string quartet and string trios.
Dear Friends & Colleagues, Please join me for my upcoming Solo Recital presented my the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK). “The Virtuoso Classical Guitar” Friday 9 November @ 7:30 pm Arts Society of Kingston 97 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401 United States Tickets: $20 For Information Phone: (845) 338-0333 http://www.askforarts.org/event/the-virtuoso-classical-guitar/ PRESS RELEASE: Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz will present a recital devoted to Baroque, Romantic, Contemporary and Latin American Virtuoso Masterpieces for the classical guitar. Compositions by Italy’s Girolamo Frescobaldi, France’s Napoleon Coste, and Vienna’s Johann Dubez will be featured on the first half of the recital. The second half will be centered around showpieces by the Latin American guitar’s greatest composers—Hector Angulo (Cuba), and Manuel Ponce (Mexico), and compositions by two of North America’s greatest composers—NYU “Composer Emeritus” (and Kingston resident, the late) Brian Fennelly, and Maestro Robert W. Butts—composer and conductor of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey! This concert is being presented in conjunction with a workshop on Saturday, November 10. If you wish to attend the workshop, there is a discounted price with the purchase of a ticket to the performance.
Hello! We would appreciate your cooperation in sharing this with your colleagues. Many thanks. Paul Witkowski [email protected] Entries for the 2019 Art Song Composition Award are being accepted. Application deadline is December 1, 2018. Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the annual composition contest fosters the collaborative energy of vocalists and composers, with prizes sponsored by composer Lori Laitman. INFO:
The saddest thing is that schools become battle fields instead of peaceful classrooms. Love to share with you my philosophical and poetic song-"Peace of Mind Brings Peace of the World” for the "Peace, Love, and Dream” Vocal Event. https://www.facebook.com/David-Haotian-Dai-391140414566468/
There are too many artists to entertain the world, but too few artists to inspire the world.-David H.Dai "Peace, Love, and Dream” International Vocal Project ---To Entertain, Inspire and Change the World Love to have your support. https://www.facebook.com/David-Haotian-Dai-391140414566468/
Deadline in one week, looking for music scored for Flute/Objects/Electronics/Keyboard, as well as stereo acousmatic music https://hertzbreakerz.wordpress.com/2018/01/18/sound-spaces-call-for-music/
Dear Friends and Colleagues, please join me for my upcoming solo recital on 3 February at the beautiful and sonically marvelous 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing NJ! Details below: "“The Genesis of Fantasy” — Internationally Acclaimed classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz performs an evening of virtuoso guitar works spanning four centuries. Beginning with the masterful “Ouverture de la Grotte de Versailles (de Lully)” by Robert de Visee (court guitarist to Louis XIV), his program will feature masterworks by the 19th Century’s greatest composer-guitarists: Napoleon Coste (France), J. K. Mertz (Hungary), and Johann Dubez (Vienna). Contemporary compositions by some of America’s greatest living composers dominate the second half of the program, and include Ernst Bacon’s tuneful “Americana—Hymn-tune Suite,” Edward Green’s powerful “Genesis—Variations for Guitar,” Brian Fennelly’s urbane “Maverick Prelude and Tango,” and conclude with Eric Sessler’s fantasy-work “Bombadiliana” — based on Tolkien! Stanley Alexandrowicz — Classical Guitar Guitarist Saturday February 3rd @ 8:00 pm 1867 Sanctuary 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Tel: 609-392-6409 or E-mail: [email protected]