The Blizzard Voices New York Premiere: November 5, 2012

American Voices

OSNY presents AMERICAN VOICES Monday, November 5, 8:00 PM Purchase SINGLE TICKETS MORAVEC Blizzard Voices (2008, New York Premiere) and songs by COPLAND and IVES The Oratorio Society presents an evening of joyful, poignant, and nostalgic American music, featuring the New York premier of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices. Moravec’s oratorio, based […] Read more »

New Music: Upsparkles

Paul Moravec New Works

Upsparkles was commissioned by the San Antonio International Piano Competition, to be performed by contestants in the 2012 series. The title of the piece comes from the culture of Occupy Wall Street. While witnessing a General Assembly in Zucotti Park in early October, 2011, I was charmed at the sight of a particular hand signal […] Read more »

Coming Soon: Northern Lights Electric CD

Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric

BMOP Sound has announced the September release of Paul Moravec: Northern Lights Electric, the first orchestral album of Moravec’s music. Northern Lights Electric Clarinet Concerto Sempre Diritto! Montserrat: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra David Krakauer clarinet Matt Haimovitz cello Boston Modern Orchestra Project Gil Rose conductor From the liner notes… While music — especially music […] Read more »

Hilary Hahn: “Blue Fiddle,” rehearsal, Paul Moravec

From a recent interview (iTunes Questionnaire) with violinist Hilary Hahn in Seattle Weekly. “I recently finished touring and recording the first thirteen contemporary encores from my ongoing project of 27. Prepping by capturing the pieces in advance (through my computer’s microphone) and reviewing our playing really helped. In my Top 25, this piece was my […] Read more »

Paul Moravec Wins Arts and Letters Award in Music

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced that four composers will each receive a $7500 Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. Each will receive an additional $7500 toward the recording of one work. The winners […] Read more »

Paul Moravec: Useful Knowdege CD released on Naxos

Paul Moravec: Useful Knowledge

This program of musical portraits by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Moravec encompasses a song cycle, a cantata and a solo piano work. Vita Brevis is a beautiful cycle of five songs that chart a birth-to-death journey, whereas Characteristics enshrines tributes from the composer to seven musical friends, three pianists, two composers, a violinist and a countertenor, […] Read more »