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John Adams on politics, power, and the value of art

The Guardian profiles composer John Adams, in London for a concert at the Barbican in celebration of his 70th birthday. Due to …

Katherine Balch Named California Symphony Young Composer-in-Residence

The California Symphony and its Music Director Donato Cabrera have announced that Katherine Balch has been selected as the orchestra’s new Young …

News February 17 2017 | by NewMusicBox Staff

2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards Announced

The ASCAP Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2017 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, …

News February 13 2017 | by NewMusicBox Staff

Daugherty’s Tales Of Hemingway Dominates New Music Grammy’s

Adele's album of the year win and Beyoncé's transfixing awards ceremony performance have captured Grammy recap headlines, but Michael Daugherty and the …

Alex Ross on Making Art in a Time of Rage

In a thought-provoking post for the New Yorker yesterday, Alex Ross considers that ubiquitous Bernstein quote on replying to violence with music …

2017 Polar Prize Recipients Announced

The two 2017 winners of the annual Polar Prize for Music, a Swedish international award which comes with a cash prize of …

Today's Composer Birthday

Renee Rosnes

Born: Saturday, March 24, 1962 Regina, Saskatchewan

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