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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.

New Year, U.S. Premieres (I)
Houston Grand Opera presents the U.S. Premiere performances of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s gripping opera The Passenger, following acclaimed performances in Bregenz, London, Warsaw, and Karlsruhe, Germany.

Five HGO performances, Jan. 18-Feb. 2. David Pountney directs; Patrick Summers conducts. The production comes to the Lincoln Center Festival in July.

New Year, U.S. Premieres (II)
The Chicago Sinfonietta performs Mountain Top,a multimedia tribute to Martin Luther King by Jacob ter Veldhuis (JacobTV). The Martin Luther King Day concert is conducted by Mei-Ann Chen.

The work is scored for mixed chorus, multiple percussion and sampler, with video by Jaap Drupsteen.

Morten Lauridsen Named Honorary Artistic President, World Choir Games 2014
The 2014 World Choir Games will take place this July in Riga, Latvia, the 2014 European Capital of Culture, with Morten Lauridsen as Honorary Artistic Director. The composer's presence in seminars and workshops further highlights his full schedule of residencies in the U.S. and Europe.

"Listening to the Other"—
Mohammed Fairouz at U.C.L.A.
Listening to the Other, a week-long set of concerts, master classes, lectures and panel discussions exploring cultural relations in the Middle East culminates in a performance of "Symphony No. 3, Poems and Prayers" and "Tahrir" for clarinet and orchestra by Mohammed Fairouz.

Soloists include Sasha Cooke, David Kravitz, and David Krakauer. Neal Stulberg leads the UCLA Chorale, UCLA University Chorus and UCLA Philharmonia.

An Ensemble with New Ideas makes
U.S. Debut
Led by composer/conductor Gediminas Gelgotas, the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NI&Co) makes its first U.S. appearances in late October and November. The touring ensemble of six strings performs all works from memory, and works in theatrical elements with movement and vocalization.

To quote Kristjan Jarvi, "Fantastic – and Gelgotas' whole concept of performing is incredibly original." Repertory and dates here.

John Musto Piano Concertos released on Bridge Records
Just released -- Premiere recordings of these two very different piano concertos, in Musto's own superb interpretations. No. 1 is a thirty-minute dark, brooding score; No. 2 is a joyous and extroverted celebration. As encores, Musto performs two of his Five Concert Rags. Available on Amazon.
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April 26 - Alondra de la Parra conducts Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2, Las Vegas Symphony.

April 27 - Homenaje a Federico Garcia Lorca by Silvestre Revueltas performed at Texas Tech, Martha Placeres conducting.

April 29 - Gary Speck conducts Michael Daugherty’s Red Cape Tango, Miami University Wind Ensemble.

April 30 - Craig Leon performs his Nommos with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC.

May 2-6 - Mohammed Fairouz’s opera Sumeida’s Song, Boston Opera Collaborative, Andrew Altenbach conducting. Directed by Nathan Troup. 6 performances, Somerville Theatre.

May 3 - Ives’s Decoration Day performed at Binghampton University; Timothy Perry conducts.

May 3 - Donato Cabrera leads the S.F. Symphony in Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2

May 4 - Derek Bermel’s Canzonas Americanas and Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 performed by the Mankato Symphony conducted by Kenneth Freed.


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Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence - 1st Prize Winners, 2013

Mohammed Fairouz:
Concert Arias
from "Sumeida's Song"

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Artur Schnabel:
Drei Fantasiestucke for Piano

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Morten Lauridsen - 70th Birthday, February 27, 2013

Jose Serebrier -75th Birthday, December 3, 2013