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George Perlman Dies In Chicago

George Perlman with the Golansphoto by Judith Golan George Perlman, violinist and composer, taught for 74 years until two months before his death on June 23, 2000, at age 103. For much of his life he taught 60 hours a week, plus performing in concerts, composing works played around the world and editing violin music […]

New York Chamber Symphony Receives Challenge Grant For New Music Competition

Gerard Schwarzphoto by Steve Sherman The New York Chamber Symphony has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the Knight Foundation for a new music project. In cooperation with WNYC radio, the project is a competition for contemporary music that will be selected by orchestra musicians and judged by the audience. The competition is planned for […]

Alvin Singleton Receives Civitella Ranieiri Foundation Fellowship

Alvin Singletonphoto by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey Composer Alvin Singleton has recently returned from a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy, awarded by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide gifted working artists with a significant period of uninterrupted time to concentrate on their work. Singleton was in […]

Paula Cooper Gallery Launches New Record Label “Dog w/a Bone”

The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce the creation of its record label “dog w/o bone.” The label will be launched on October 3, 2000, with the simultaneous release of three recordings by the S.E.M. Ensemble: Music by Marcel Duchamp; For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman; and Many Many Women by Petr Kotik. The […]

New England Conservatory Hosts National Conference On Music Education

Philip Glass at the NEC Conferencephoto by Jeff Thiebauth In early September New England Conservatory‘s Research Center for Learning Through Music hosted a three-day national conference entitled “Making Music Work in Public Education: Innovative Programs and Research — A National Perspective.” The conference was organized by NEC’s Larry Scripp, Director of the Research Center. The […]

Millennium Consortium Project means multiple performances of new Zwilich work

Jeffrey Biegel / Ellen Taaffe ZwilichPhoto courtesy Jeffrey Biegel Unlike many premieres, the first performance of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Millennium Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra will certainly not be the last. This is thanks to the Millennium Consortium Project, the brainchild of pianist Jeffrey Biegel, for whom the Fantasy was written, and arts consultant Jeffrey […]

Present Music announces commission

Kamran IncePhoto courtesy European-American Present Music and the Milwaukee Art Museum recently announced the commission of a new work by composer Kamran Ince that will be premiered in May of 2001 at the much-anticipated opening of the Museum’s building expansion. The new structure was designed by internationally-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It will provide space […]

Lou Harrison receives Macdowell medal

Lou HarrisonPhoto by Dennis Keeley Composer Lou Harrison was awarded the Edward MacDowell Medal in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on Sunday, August 20. Virgil Thomson, himself a recipient of the Medal in 1977, once said, “It was Mozart‘s boast that he could master any musical style within a week and by the end of that time […]

New Music Connoisseur to honor four at September gala

New Music Connoisseur As part of their Gala 2000 concert, New Music Connoisseur will be honoring four advocates of new music. The concert and awards ceremony, which will be held on September 18th at New York University, will dedicated to the memory of Otto Luening, to mark the one hundredth anniversary of his birth. Joel […]

National Music Theater Conference inaugurates “laboratory”

August 12th marked the end of the 23rd National Music Theatre Conference, run by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT. This year, the directors inaugurated the "NMTC Laboratory." Eight writers and composers were invited to create new pieces, while exploring the collaborative process. Each artist worked with four collaborators, writing specifically for a […]