Stephen Hartke’s cello concerto, Da Pacem, will be performed at Aspen Music Festival on July 17 under the baton of Robert Spano. The work is enjoying its second performance in its opening year. Hartke’s music is featured on several concert programs in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, including his double-GRAMMY® winning composition, Meanwhile. Video, performances and recent publications in this issue.
Bruce Adolphe’s Are there not a thousand forms of sorrow? for string quintet was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The World Premiere will take place on October 27 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, New York. The composer also received a commission from another venerable chamber music institution, the Da Capo Chamber Players, to celebrate the ensemble’s 50th Anniversary in 2021. Full articles, new publications and performances in this Spring update.
Keiser Southern welcomes iconic composer William Bolcom from the EB Marks classical catalog. His opera Dinner at Eight, a dark comedy set in Depression-era Manhattan, continues to introduce audiences to its intriguing and cunning characters in upcoming performances.
On February 7 and 8 of 2018, two retrospective concerts were held as celebration of Sheila Silver's music, one at the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook NY and the other at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.