World Premiere: Amorisms

Nashville Music City

From the Nashville Music City website A commission by three prominent Nashville arts organizations — the GRAMMY-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Nashville Ballet, and vocal group Portara Ensemble — will soon result in a world premiere of Paul Moravec’s Amorisms. Actually, the world premiere will take place in May 2014 in two parts. ALIAS and Portara will give the musical premiere of Amorisms on May 7 as part of the ALIAS Spring concert at Vanderbilt University’s […] Read more »

de Mare, Sondheim and “I Think About You”

Anthony de Mare

On August 25, 2013, pianist Anthony de Mare presented Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano in Bennett Gordon Hall at Ravinia Festival, exploring Sondheim song arrangements which de Mare has commissioned from classical, jazz, and musical theater composers. According to The Contrapuntist ‘Paul Moravec’s “I Think about You”, inspired by “Losing My Mind” from Follies, served as the emotional cornerstone of the program’s first half. Moravec employed a recurring musical phrase from the song’s title […] Read more »

MORPH at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC


Morph by Paul Moravec will be presented Tuesday, April 30, at Merkin Concert hall, New York City as part of the Celebrating Paul Sacher program by the Orchestra for the Next Century. CELEBRATING PAUL SACHER Orchestra for the Next Century Gary M. Schneider, conductor Michi Wiancko, violin Yael Manor, piano April 30, 2013; Tuesday, 8:00PM MERKIN CONCERT HALL, NYC Program notes for MORPH (2005) – Paul Moravec Morph is a musical fantasy on aspects of […] Read more »

The New Yorker: The Blizzard Voices

The New Yorker

Goings On About Town: Classical Music Oratorio Society of New York: “The Blizzard Voices” Paul Moravec’s oratorio from 2008, set to a collection of poetry by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, is inspired by the deadly “Children’s Blizzard” of 1888. Its New York première was cancelled, however, due to another historic weather disaster—Hurricane Sandy, which effectively shut down Carnegie Hall for several days. Now it’s here, part of an Americana concert by Kent […] Read more »

The Blizzard Voices @ Carneigie Hall, March 5, 2013

American Voices

OSNY presents AMERICAN VOICES Tuesday, March 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 premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec’s The Blizzard Voices. Moravec’s oratorio, based on the poetry of Ted Kooser, tells the story of the Great Plains “Children’s Blizzard” of 1888, giving voice to […] Read more »

Shakuhachi Concerto World Premiere


Spring Seas features … “the world premiere of Shakuhachi Concerto by Paul Moravec (Pulitzer Prize 2004). The concerto is in three movements and the third movement is based on the six-note melody, C-D-G-A-E-F, which William Shakespeare spelled out in his comedy, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Spring Sounds: Spring Seas 7:30PM, Friday, May 31, 2013 Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon For more information… Read more »

Performance: Vita Brevis


The Art of American Song: An Evening with Carole Farley and Friends September 15, 201;New York Chamber Music Festival at Symphony Space Review by Frank J. Oteri: The Price of Admission Although Moravec originally composed the song cycle Vita Brevis for tenor and piano in 2001, he re-arranged it for voice and piano trio in 2009 and that is how it was presented on Saturday night by Farley with Moravec behind the piano, joined by […] Read more »

Tempest Fantasy @ Trinity Wall Street


As part of the Twelve in 12 program featuring NOVUS NY with conductor Julian Wachner performing 12 different works by the 12 recent Pulitzer Prize winners in Music Composition at Trinity Wall Street, NYC, Tempest Fantasy was performed on September 6, 2012. The New York Times said of Tempest Fantasy, “This is indeed a well-wrought creation, heavily influenced by Gershwin in its jazz-leaning harmonies and its plain-spoken lyricism but with a voice of its own. […] Read more »