“The Overlook Hotel Suite is fantastic!”

Subito Music Corporation

From Subito Music: "'Paul Moravec’s new work The Overlook Hotel Suite is fantastic!' George Manahan, Music Director of the American Composers Orchestra, introduces us to Moravec’s new orchestral piece, as he looks forward to leading the October 28 world premiere at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. The Overlook Hotel Suite is based on Moravec’s critically acclaimed new opera The Shining, which premiered in May to sold-out audiences at the Minnesota Opera." Read more »

October 28: Contempo-Scary Music

American Composers Orchestra

ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: Contempo-Scary Music Zankel Hall @ Carnegie Hall Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM PAUL MORAVEC: The Overlook Hotel Suite from “The Shining” "The Overlook Hotel Suite is more than a medley from the opera: it's an independent composition re-imagining and re-arranging the opera's musical material involving the character of the hotel..." Paul Moravec Read more »

Orlando Sentinel Review: “Light Shall Lift Us (for Orlando)”

Orlando Sentinel

"... of particular interest to a Central Florida audience was a work by American Paul Moravec. The Pulitzer prize winner composed a piece of music in response to the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub in June. Called "Light Shall Lift Us (for Orlando)," the 6-minute piece features lyrics by Mark Campbell. Both in music and words, the work is stirring in its simplicity, full of clear imagery and comforting symbolism. "Those of us with ailing hearts, those of us with broken souls, those of us without sight, shall all take flight," the choir sang. Melancholy cellos open the piece, but it grows in strength until every instrument, including ringing chimes, completes the transition from mourning to hope. The male voices reach ever upward, as their notes look to the sky. And with each repetition of "As sure as there's a sun," the choir's vocals grow stronger and stronger, like the very soul of the city. "As sure as there's a sun, light shall lift us."" Read more »