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.

2003 Grammys Announced: American Composers Shut Out

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 […]

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.

OBITUARY: Jazz Saxophonist Bob Berg, 1951-2002

Bob BergPhoto by Sarkis Boyadjian The music community mourns the loss of saxophonist Bob Berg who died in an automobile accident on December 5, 2002 on Long Island, NY. Due to poor driving conditions caused by a snowstorm, the car he was driving was struck by a cement truck and he died upon impact. He […]

OBITUARY: Jazz Pianist Mal Waldron, 1925-2002

Mal Waldron News came from across the Atlantic that jazz pianist and composer Mal Waldron died on December 2, 2002, in a hospital in Brussels. Waldron had been diagnosed with cancer in September and died of related complications. Writing from Belgium, Hugo de Craen noted that despite Waldron’s illness, which had worsened, “Mal remained optimistic […]