Kathryn Bostic’s “The August Wilson Symphony”

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The “Lift Every Voice” concert Saturday night with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts featured Phylicia Rashad as host and Aunt Esther in the world premiere of the August Wilson Symphony by Kathryn Bostic, a delicious Coplandesque tribute with an exquisite extended solo for Associate Concertmaster Mark Huggins and wonderful trumpet from Principal Micah Wilkinson.  Associate Principal […]

“Middle-Earth: Shadow of War” Enlists Composer Garry Schyman

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Earned a BAFTA nomination for the 2014 ‘Lord of the Rings’ video game ‘Shadow of Mordor.’ Garry Schyman was responsible for the score in the 2014 predecessor, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which earned him a BAFTA nomination alongside co-composer Nathan Grigg. “I am pleased, excited and grateful to announce my work in scoring WB/Monolith Games massive […]

Conni Ellisor’s “Conversations in Silence”

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Conni Ellisor’s “Conversations in Silence” Bangor Daily News:  “ …A highlight of Sunday’s concert was Conni Ellisor’s “Conversations in Silence.” Based in Nashville, Ellisor is as steeped in country as she is in classical music. The piece was commissioned by Orchestra Nashville in 1994 and was written for its string section.“  Conversations in Silence” transported […]

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Angels of Angeles CD

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Angel of Angeles, the CD from The Debussy Trio featuring works of Lucas Richman, garnered a stellar review in Harp Column Magazine (March/April, 2018). Read the full review here: Review “He has a sixth sense for the many qualities available on the harp — from percussive rhythmic to lullaby lyrical to a colorful rippling surface…”       […]

Congratulations Composer Lucas Richman!

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“Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth” from The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts in Composition, 2016, in the orchestra category. The work, premiered in 2013 by pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, was recorded in 2015 by Mr. Biegel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Lucas Richman on the […]

Congratulations Composer Andrea Clearfield!

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Congratulations on the April 1, 2017, release of her new CD Women of Valor Performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, conducted by Maestra Noreen Green. Released by Albany records, this hour-long oratorio is a celebration of women from the Old Testament, inspired by a Midrash (biblical commentary) on Proverbs, where each line of the biblical […]