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Publisher of Contemporary Classical Music Since 1948
Michigan Opera Theatre presents
The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
MOT's first performance of "The Passenger" on Nov. 14, directed by Rob Kearley (in collabroation with original director David Pountney) and conducted by Steven Mercurio, was called "dramatically searing and intensely harrowing" in the Detroit News. Performances through Nov. 22.     Full review.

"The Passenger" has been performed in major houses throughout U.S. and Europe in the last 5 years, following its 2010 staged premiere in Bregenz. Florida Grand Opera will present the opera in the spring of 2016.

Jerome Kitzke at 60 -- Two evenings
presented by Tribeca New Music
American Maverick Jerome Kitzke's 60th birthday are celebrated in two nights of concerts at NYC's Dimenna Center, Nov. 13-14, presented by Tribeca New Music. Kitzke's compelling compositional voice will be heard in 12 works telling urgent stories.

Press Release here.

Derek Bermel's "Migration Series"
scores in Seattle
"Migration Series," a one-of-a-kind work for jazz band and orchestra, was performed by the Seattle Symphony with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band in the symphony's Sonic Evolution concert on Oct. 29.

Thomas May hailed "the quality of Bermel’s musical language: engaging, original, with something genuine to say" in this work inspired by paintings by Jacob Lawrence.

Full Review       More about the work

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.
News Archive
peermusic classical : Publisher of Contemporary Classical Music Since 1948

Jan. 28-Feb. 5 - five performances of Cinco Canciones Negras by Xavier Montsalvatge, Calgary Philharmonic, Adam Johnson conducting.

Feb. 12 - Release of "No Orpheus", songs by Mohammed Fairouz on Naxos, featuring Kate Lindsey and Kiera Duffy. Hear selections Feb. 17 at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge.


Feb. 13 - Niagara Falls by Michael Daugherty, Colorado Wind Ensemble conducted by David Kish.

Feb. 18 - Mountain Top by JacobTV, Roosevelt University, Chicago, conducted by Cheryl Frazes Hill.

Feb. 20 - La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre Revueltas, UNAM Philharmonic, Mexico City, conducted by Daniel Boico.

Feb. 25,26 - Concierto en Tango by Miguel del Aguila, Virginia Symhony conducted by JoAnn Falletta; Roman Mekinulov, cello.

Feb. 27 - Redes by Silvestre Revueltas, Montreal Symhony conducted by Kent Nagano.

Now Available for download from SheetMusic Direct
John Musto: Arias
Selected arias from Musto's four operas with librettos by Mark Campbell.
Hear the arias and link to purchase here on John Musto's website.

Lou Harrison: String Quartet Set


David Diamond Centennial, 2015

Lou Harrison Centennial, 2017