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Explore the Music of Ingram Marshall on Q2 radio
Ingram Marshall is the subject of Q2 music's "meet-the-composer" series, Oct. 1-7. Q2 is WQXR's online station dedicated to contemporary classical music.

Listen to an array of recordings and head over to Q2's meet-the-composer podcast for an in-depth encounter with this mysteriously beautiful music.

Upcoming: The Kronos Quartet premieres Marshall's String Quartet No. 3 on Nov. 14 at Pomona College, CA.

Latin Grammy nomination for
Miguel del Aguila's Concierto en Tango
Miguel del Aguila's cello concerto Concierto en Tango has been nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. The concerto was premiered in May 2014 by cellist Roman Mekinulov with the Buffalo Philharmonic conducted by JoAnn Falletta, and released by the Phil. on their CD "Built for Buffalo".

Upcoming performances include those by the Edmonton Symphony, Albany Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and the Music in the Mountains festival. Audio clips here.

Mohammed Fairouz on Krista Tippett's
On Being
In an interview with On Being's Krista Tippett, Mohammed Fairouz digs deep into poetry and the language of statecraft that animate his Deutsche Grammophon release Follow, Poet.

The recording was called "captivating" by the New York Times and "glorious" by Opera News.

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.

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.
News Archive
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Oct. 8 - The Tactus ensemble at Manhattan School of Music performs We Need to Dream All This Again by Jerome Kitzke.

Oct. 10-12 - World Premiere of Pax Universalis by Mohammed Fairouz. Bruno Ferrandis leads the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Oct. 11 - Canzonas Americanas by Derek Bermel performed by Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Daniel Nesta Curtis.

Oct. 14-17 - Maya Beiser performs Kol Nidrei by Mohammed Fairouz in her All Vows program, Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Oct. 14 - The Hartt School new music ensemble performs Three Rivers by Derek Bermel. Glen Adsit conducts.

Oct. 16 - The San Antonio Symphony reprises Clave Dorada by Arturo Marquez,a 75th anniversary commmission premiered in May 2015. Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts.

Oct. 16 - The Buffalo Philharmonic presents the film Redes with live orchestra with music by Silvestre Revueltas, whose Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca is also performed in this Copland in Mexico concert. Stefan Sanders conducts.

Oct. 16-18 - The Houston Symphony performs Symphony No. 2 by Charles Ives. Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts.

Oct. 18 - Washington Master Chorale's "Modern Romantics" program features Les Chansons des Roses by Morten Lauridsen.

Oct. 22 - Overture for solo cello by Mohammed Fairouz premiered by Matt Haimovitz as part of his residency at Miller Theatre, NYC. Haimovitz commissioned 6 overtures to the Bach cello suites, to be performed over 2 nights.

Oct. 22 - Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra performs Conga-Line in Hell by Miguel del Aguila; Matthew Kraemer conducts.

Oct. 23–Nov. 8 - Nine performances of Sumeida's Song by Mohammed Fairouz, Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, Detroit.

Oct.24,25 - The Orchestra Now at Bard College performs Mieczyslaw Weinberg's Cello Concerto. Leon Botstein conducts.

Oct. 29 - The Seattle Symphony performs Derek Bermel's Migration Series for jazz band and orchestra. Ludovic Morlot conducts.

Lou Harrison: String Quartet Set


David Diamond Centennial, 2015

Lou Harrison Centennial, 2017