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 »

“Light Shall Lift Us” to Premiere at One Voice Orlando

One Voice Orlando

Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell have collaborated on Light Shall Lift Us, a choral work that will debut at “One Voice Orlando,a Celebration in Song” a benefit concert in response to the Pulse Night Club tragedy, scheduled for September 11, 2016. Opera companies from Tampa, Naples, Sarasota and other Florida cities will form a […] Read more »

The Shining: Q & A with Composer Paul Moravec

The Shining

Subito Music Corporation completes their “sneak peek” series of behind-the-scenes looks at the upcoming premiere of Paul Moravec’s new opera The Shining with a question-and-answer session with the composer. They discuss how the commission first came about, when Paul first read Stephen King’s novel, the role Stanley Kubrick’s film played in composing the opera, the […] Read more »

MPR News: MN Opera’s ‘Shining’ may be the scariest yet

MPR News

With the premiere just days away, MPR News hints that the Moravec/Campbell opera may be the scariest version of The Shining yet:

"It's the singers and the orchestra that plug directly into the central nervous systems of the listeners in the audience, and that's how we convey what Jack Torrance is feeling, what Wendy Torrance is feeling, what all the characters are feeling," Paul Moravec said. "It's kind of a wondrous and mysterious process that happens through sound waves that then activate our brains when we hear the music and we feel what these characters are feeling."
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The Shining – Sneak Peak #3

The Shining

“The Shining is a horror story, but it is also much more than that, because it is dimensional, psychological and, perhaps most importantly, believable.” Eric Simonson, stage director of the Minnesota Opera’s upcoming premiere of Paul Moravec’s new opera, shares some thoughts about bringing the story to life on stage. Access the complete article from […] Read more »

Press Release: The Shining Sold Out!

The Shining

This just in from the Minnesota Opera: Minnesota Opera’s The Shining is Sold Out Standing room tickets just released MINNEAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) – Minnesota Opera is excited to announce that reserved seating of its new opera, The Shining, is entirely sold out. With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises on […] Read more »

The Shining – Sneak Peek #2

The Shining

Another installment in Subito Music’s “sneak peeks” at the magic behind the upcoming Moravec/Campbell operaThe Shining, to be premiered May 7 by the Minnesota Opera. Librettist Mark Campbell details his perspective on bringing Stephen King’s 600-page novel to opera. Read more »

BMOP Presents “New Brandenburgs” January 22

BMOP

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) performs “New Brandenburgs” January 22, 2016 at Jordan Hall in Boston. Inspired by Bach’s “Brandenburg Concertos,” “New Brandenburgs,” a collection of six pieces by six modern composers, including Paul Moravec’s Brandenburg Gate (2008), composed specifically for the series. For more information… To order tickets… Read more »

May 31, 2015: The Phillips Camerata – Brandenburg Gate

The Phillips Camerata

May 31, 2015, 4pm The Phillips Collection Music Room 1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC The Phillips Camerata, conducted by Yaniv Dinur, concludes the 2014/2015 season performing works infused with the artistic synergies between mathematics and art, from the counterpoint of J. S. Bach, to the evolution to Paul Moravec’s Brandenburg Gate in response to […] Read more »