July 2018

Violin Concerto, Leila Josefowicz

Categories: Orchestra|

Violin Concerto Leila Josefowicz, David Robertson, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (2018) original composition 1993 A new release from Nonesuch of the John Adams 1993 Violin Concerto [...]

Girls of the Golden West

Categories: Opera and Music Theater|

Howling and shrieks of pain of a woman in withdrawal from a drug addiction in the jail cell next to Mary’s rend the night. The woman beats her head on the metal bars, now lashing out, then weeping. Mary cannot blot out the sound of human suffering. The chorus sings the words of the prophet Isaiah. “Howl ye; for the day of the Lord is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty… and they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth…”

December 2017

September 2015


Categories: Orchestra|

Scheherazade.2 Dramatic symphony for violin & orchestra  (2014-15) About Scheherazade.2 I. Tale of the Wise Young Woman-Pursuit by the True Believers II. [...]

February 2015

Sarah Cahill on Ceiling Sky

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Shortly after its premiere in May of 1996 at the University of California's Zellerbach Playhouse in Berkeley, California, the pianist, writer and curator Sarah Cahill wrote about John Adams, June Jordan and Peter [...]

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