Author Archives: Amanda MacBlane

Obituary: Composer Lou Harrison, 85

One of the most significant musical figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, American composer Lou Harrison, died while in transit from Chicago to Columbus, OH, Sunday night.

Toy Piano Installation Premieres 24 New Works

Pack a roll of quarters and head to New Media Gallery to experience Seattle-based composer Trimpin’s Klavier Nonette, an exhibit that allows viewers to insert a quarter and choose from 40 compositions for 9 toy pianos that are…

Jennifer Bilfield Named President of Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

The promotion, which was initiated by Managing Director of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishing, Ltd. John Minch, acts more as an endorsement of the accomplishments of Bilfield–who has served as the company’s general manager since the fall of 2001–than as a change in job responsibilities.

John Adams’ Atomic Opera

Last week, the San Francisco Opera announced that John Adams has been commissioned for a full-length opera called Doctor Atomic based on the life of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, developer of the atomic bomb.