Review: The Blizzard Voices

Paul Moravec | The Blizzard Voices

Classical CD Review has a new review of The Blizzard Voices: Moravec always had great interest in choral music, and this new disk offers The Blizzard Voices which is the third in a series of American historical cantatas/oratorios based on Ted Kooser’s collection of poems many of which are based on history. These are mostly […] Read more »

New CD: The Blizzard Voices

Paul Moravec | The Blizzard Voices

New release from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Paul Moravec (b. 1957) Emily Pulley, soprano Deborah Selig, soprano Erica Brookhyser, mezzo-soprano Matthew DiBattista, tenor David Kravitz, baritone David Cushing, bass-baritone NEC Concert Choir Boston Modern Orchestra Project Gil Rose, conductor To order… Read more »

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes to Include The Shining

Santa Fe Opera

As is the case every year, Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes programs feature fully staged scenes from a variety of operas complete with highly accomplished singers backed by the backstage technical apprentices. This year’s programs include standards by Puccini, Ravel, Donizetti, and Verdi as well as scenes from Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges, Wagner’s […] Read more »

THE SHINING website

THE SHINING website

Subito Music Corporation, publishers of Paul Moravec’s recent opera, THE SHINING, announce the opening of a new website dedicated to this monumental work. The site features video clips, a gallery of photos, and behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of this masterwork called “A Thrilling Addition to the Repertoire” and “An Unqualified Success”. There are also […] Read more »

Video: Nocturne

Nocturne | Orchestra of the Swan

David Curtis explores Paul Moravec’s Nocturne Orchestra of the Swan – Nocturne by Paul Moravec – world premiere Nocturne by Paul Moravec was premièred on December 6, 2016, at Stratford ArtsHouse by Orchestra of the Swan. Like Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante, Paul’s Nocturne fully exploits the range and individuality of the individual instruments, sometimes playing in […] Read more »

Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society premiere “Winter Songs” at holiday concert

Harvard Gazette

From the Harvard Gazette: "The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society’s holiday gift came early this year, in the form of a newly commissioned piece of classical music from alumnus Paul Moravec ’79. Moravec, the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for music who served as assistant conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum while an undergraduate, composed for the choruses “Winter Songs,” a three-movement work setting poems by Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, and William Shakespeare. “Winter Songs” premiered at the annual community holiday concert on Dec. 2 in Sanders Theatre. “Having written this new piece with the Harvard Glee Club and the Radcliffe Choral Society, I’ve come home,” he said." Read more »

Review: “Brilliant playing takes top prize in New World’s Pulitzer program”

South Florida Classical Review

From the South Florida Classical Review: "Prior to the performance of his Tempest Fantasy, the 2004 Pulitzer winner, composer Paul Moravec took the stage at the New World Center and delivered an enlightening preview of his score with the musicians playing excerpts from each of the work’s five movements. Moravec has forged his own musical language. At once accessible, yet challenging, there is a bristling and restless aura to Moravec’s fantasy on scenes and characters from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Scored for violin, cello, clarinet and piano, the score is brimming with engaging melodic content and finely textured instrumental harmonics." Read more »

“Tempest Fantasy” to help celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize

New World Symphony

To help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes the New World Symphony will present a concert titled “Taking the Prize: A Pulitzer Centennial Celebration” November 20, 20116. at New World Center in Miami Beach. Three former winners will be presented: Paul Moravec’s “Tempest Fantasy” (2004); Steven Reich’s “Double Sextet” (2009); and Aaron Copland’s […] Read more »