Donald Crockett was in residence at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo from March 19 - 24 doing masterclasses, composition lessons and rehearsals. The residency culminated in a chamber music concert, featuring three of the composer’s works on March 24: Whistling in the Dark, Wet Ink, and mickey finn. Crockett also received a New Music USA commission for the SAKURA cello quintet to premiere a new major work during the 2019-20 season. The outstanding young ensemble will premiere the work (title TBA) on the Closing Gala concert of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in Disney Hall, Los Angeles on March 22, 2020. More performance, video, and recent publications news in this issue.
Keiser Southern music also welcomes composer Kenneth Fuchs from the catalog of EB Marks. Fuchs has received his fourth Grammy nomination; this year in the Best Classical Compendium category for his Naxos collaboration with JoAnn Falletta and four world-class soloists.
Keiser Southern Music is pleased to welcome Laura Schwendinger to its growing catalog of accomplished contemporary composers, which also includes the work of Stephen Hartke, William Bolcom, Peng-Peng Gong, George Walker, Kenneth Fuchs, Roger Sessions and many others. She is first composer to win the American Academy in Berlin Prize, and is Professor of Composition at UW Madison. In this issue, we present a few highlights from her considerable catalog spanning over 30 years.
ROUND HILL MUSIC DESIGNATES KEISER SOUTHERN MUSIC TO HANDLE E. B. MARKS “CLASSICAL”
Round Hill Music appointed Keiser Southern Music the exclusive worldwide agent for the recently acquired E. B. Marks “classical” and educational music catalog. The long term deal engages Keiser to manage all rental and print activity on a global basis. Keiser will also service and handle the Marks’ composers directly.
The Santa Barbara Music Club has been among the most stalwart local chamber music organizations in the US. On December 4, 2017 it presented one of a series of concerts to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of their local musical heros, composer Emma Lou Diemer.