Archive for April, 2010
American composer John Luther Adams has been named the 2010 winner of the Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. He will receive $100,000 but more importantly he will receive something much rarer for living American composers: performances.
He lives in Alaska and his music is “inspired” by natural phenomena. Here is a piece More >
Philadelphia based composer Jennifer Higdon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto.
The piece premiered on February 6, 2009, in Indianapolis, Indiana with Hilary Hahn as the soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Mario Venzago.
Here is a video of her most popular orchestral work blue cathedral.
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There has been quite a bit of press this year about the Philadelphia Orchestra’s declining attendance.
The Orchestra does have real problems. It would be nice to actually have a music director. The recession has hit them financially very hard which led them to the brink of bankruptcy. And yes, More >
This was the Wintermezzo concert in honor of WIlliam Scheide.
Schubert Symphony. No. 9 “The Great” in C Major I Movement part 1.
(YouTube has a time limit on videos so it More >