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Redes DVD release by Naxos
The film Redes ("Nets"), featuring one of Silvestre Revueltas's greatest scores, will be released as a DVD on Naxos on May 13. Angel Gil-Ordóñez leads the PostClassical Ensemble in the premiere recording of the film music.

Martin Scorsese writes: "A very special film...[Paul] Strand brought his camera eye...[Fred] Zinnemann brought his tremendous sensitivity to actors...and with his score Revueltas gave the film a terrific majesty and grandeur."

Florida Grand Opera presents
The Passenger by Mieczyslaw Weinberg
From April 2 to April 9, the Florida Grand Opera gives five performances of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger" in the 2010 Bregenz Festival production directed by David Pountney. Steven Mercurio conducts. The production was most recently staged by Michigan Opera Theatre in November 2015.

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.
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May 26, 28- Decoration Day by Charles Ives, Toronto Symphony conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

June 1-5 - Morten Lauridsen in residence at the Rostrevor Choral Festival, Ireland for performances, workshop, discussions, and screening of "This Shining Night."

June 3 - Estampas Nocturnas by Manuel M. Ponce, New Orchestra of Washington, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez conducting.

June 5 - Soul Garden by Derek Bermel, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, performed by Nadia Sirota, viola, and string orchestra, in the Next Festival of Emerging Artists. Peter Askim conducts.

June 9 - Premiere performance of Malambo for bassoon and strings by Miguel del Aguila, Festival Internacional Saint Malo, Panama.

June 10 - Broken Rondo for English horn and chamber orch by Miguel del Aguila performed by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico. Jorge Mester conducts.

June 12 - Premiere of Pa'lante by Tania Leon, Ojai Festival, performed by the ICE Ensemble with YOLA (Youth Orchestra L.A.) Tania Leon conducts.

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