Composer/guitarist James Lentini, a juror in the 2003 Segovia International Guitar Competition in La Herradura, Spain, hears some of the world’s best young guitarists perform his original composition “Westward Voyage”
The Polar Music Prize jury generally gives the prize to two or more artists. This year marks the first year that the prize was given to only one person, symbolically pointing to Keith Jarrett’s remarkable ability to smoothly span genres.
Mongo Santamaria, a Cuban-born conga player and percussionist who became one of the biggest figures in Latin jazz, died on Saturday at a Miami hospital, where he had been put on life support after suffering from a stroke last week.
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.
Members of the chamber music community gather in New York City
Nine American composers and eight American symphony orchestras are joining forces for the fourth round of MUSIC ALIVE—Composers and Orchestras Together residencies to take place in the 2003-04 season.
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…
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.
This morning, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Inc. announced the Final Nominations List for the 45th Annual Grammy® Awards. However, the music of contemporary American composers is, as usual, largely under-represented. Of the five works nominated for “Best Classical Contemporary Composition” (given to a living composer for a work issued on a […]
CRI represents a catalog of well-over 900 recordings of music by nearly 500 American composers.