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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.

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.

Grammy Nomination for "Inura" by
Tania Leon
Tania Leon's ballet "Inura" has been nominated for Best Contemporary Composition in the 55th annual Grammy Awards. This follows on its Latin Grammy nomination earlier this year.

For chamber chorus, strings and percussion, the 35-minute work is performed by the Son Sonora Voices, Son Sonora Ensemble, and DanceBrazil Percussion, conducted by Tania Leon.
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May 15 - Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony in La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre Revueltas.

May 15 - London Oriana Choir and London Mozart Players perform Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsenm, Holy Trinity Sloane Square, London.

May 16 - Derek Bermel's Migration Series for jazz big band and chamber orchestra anchors the Albany Symphony's American Music Festival. David Alan Miller conducts. The work will be recorded on Albany Records.

May 16 - Victor Yampolsky leads the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in Symphony No. 2 by Charles Ives.

May 16 - Decoration Day by Charles Ives and Intermezzo by Bohuslav Martinu, Orange County H.S. for the Arts, Christopher Russell conducting.

May 16 - The Ends by Derek Bermel, Mannes College the New School for Music, Eric Dudley conducting.

May 21 - Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, The Florida Orchestra, Stuart Malina conducting.

May 24 - Danzon No. 2, Dallas Symphony, Karina Canellakis conducting.

May 26 - Sadat by Mohammed Fairouz performed by Mimesis Ensemble in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.

May 28-31 - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is featured in four West Coast premiere performances of Murmurations by Derek Bermel by co-commissoner New Century Chamber Players.

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