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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.

Mohammed Fairouz's "Follow, Poet"
released on Deutsche Grammophon
Deutsche Grammophon has released the CD "Follow, Poet", with two extended works by Mohammed Fairouz: "Audenesque" for mezzo (Kate Lindsey) and chamber orchestra, and "Sadat", a ballet for chamber orchestra.

Follow, Poet celebrates great language, with excerpts from an address by John F. Kennedy, and poems by W.H. Auden and Seamus Heaney recited by fellow poet Paul Muldoon. Review.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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March 1 - The first of 7 performances of The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Oper Frankfurt. Leo Hussain conducts; stage design by Anselm Weber. Through March 28.

March 21,22 - Pacifica Rondo by Lou Harrison, Santa Cruz Sounty Symphony, Daniel Stewart conducting.

March 22 - The Fairfax Choral Soceity performs Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen, Carnegie Hall, NYC.

March 22 - Pianist David Kaplan premieres Kaplansbundlertanze by Mohammed Fairouz in "New Dances of the League of David", Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.

March 24 - Bells for Stokowski by Michael Daugherty, Temple University Wind Symphony, Emily Threinen conducting.

March 26 - Conga del Fuego Nuevo by Arturo Marquez, The Columbia Orchestra (MD), Jason Love conducting.

March 28 - Eckart Preu leads the Spokane Symphony in Tahrir by Mohammed Fairouz and Angeles de llama y hielo (Angels of Fire and Ice) by Ana Lara.

April 2 - The Chamber Society of Lincoln Center gives the NYC premiere of Death with Interruptions by Derek Bermel.

April 8 - Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Oklahoma City Phil., Joel Levine conducting.

April 11 - The Buffalo Philharmonic performs The Unanswered Question and Symphony No.2 by Charles Ives; JoAnn Falletta conducts an all-Ives program.

April 11 - The Ocala Symphony performs Red Cape Tango by Michael Daugherty.

April 12 - To mark the centennial of David Diamond, Florida Gulf Coast University performs his Tantivy and Heart's Music.

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

Mohammed Fairouz:
Native Informant

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Artur Schnabel:
String Quartet No. 2

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

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David Diamond Centennial, 2015