Ten years have passed since the momentous atrocity committed upon the United States in September 2001. To mark the event two large-scale works by Music Sales composers have been commissioned to meditate on the legacy of that date, its place in the history of war and suffering, and what the future may hold for those affected.
John Corigliano’s One Sweet Morning will receive its world premiere on September 30 by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and the music director Alan Gilbert. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra co-commissioned the piece with the New York Philharmonic and will present their performances with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and conductor Lan Shui on May 26 2012.
The Best of British
Novello is delighted to announce a concert at London’s Royal festival Hall, to celebrate 200 years of music publishing. Cellist Raphael Wallfisch and the presenter Aled Jones will join David Hill, The Bach Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra on a journey through two centuries of great classics.
Our digital score library continues to grow in exciting new directions. We are pleased to announce that we recently began uploading orchestral scores from Chester and Novello composers. It is our goal to provide customers with access to as many scores as possible.
Michael Nyman Events over the next few months take his music, art and photography all over the world. In August Mexico City is the venue for an exhibition of films and photos which opens at Museo Universitario del Chopo on August 24. He returns to Mexico on October 8 to perform at the Xalapa Hay Festival.
Martial Arts Trilogy
Tan Dun has had the honour of composing music for three critically acclaimed martial arts films that combine the ancient tradition of Chinese martial arts philosophy with the dramatic and visual arts. The Martial Arts Trilogy features three concertos based on the films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; The Banquet and Hero.
Poul Ruders newest opera Selma Jezková – based on the story of Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark – gets its US premiere at the Lincoln Center Festival on July 29. It is the breathtaking, evocative, emotional, and epic tale of a factory worker with failing sight who sacrifices her life so her son can see.
The opera Achterbahn (Miss Fortune) by Judith Weir is the first in a series of newly commissioned operas to be performed at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz this summer. The opera is jointly commissioned and co-produced by the Bregenz Festival and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and premieres on July 21.