2015-2016 Season Highlights

The 2015-2016 concert season is now underway for ensembles across the United States – which means it’s also time to take a look at the orchestral repertoire that is being performed. As we wait for the official repertoire reports from the League of American...

Monday Link Round Up: September 28, 2015

Some news to start your week! NPR spoke with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Julia Wolfe discussing the winning work, Anthracite Fields, upon the release of the recording.  The conversation covers Wolfe’s inspiration and compositional process  Read more here or...

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Premieres Clyne

Anna Clyne, by all accounts, appears to be one of the hardest working young composers today.  Born in London, and a former student of Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, her works have been commissioned across the country and have met high praise – including a...

Julia Wolfe Wins Pulitzer

Congratulations to Julia Wolfe on winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Anthracite Fields.  The piece is an oratorio inspired and based on the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners.  It was commissioned by the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia. Their website is full of...

Solar Winds at Brandeis University

This Saturday (February 28) Solar Winds will present a not-to-be missed concert at Brandeis University.  This poster says it all: From their website: On February 28 at Brandeis University, Solar Winds will perform a concert of wind quintets composed entirely by...