| |Summer Festivals
We're packing our suitcases again this summer for premieres and performances at music festivals across the world - from New Mexico to the Berkshires, Spain to Switzerland and beyond.
| || | Julia Wolfe nominated for Pulitzer
Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer
was nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Inspired by the legend of John Henry’s race against ‘the machine,’ it was premiered by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediæval.
| || | OPERA Top Ten
OPERA America's annual list of top operas features Amahl and the Night Visitors
and The Medium
by Gian Carlo Menotti, Little Women
by Mark Adamo, and John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles
| |NYCB features Salonen and Greenberg
NYCB’s season includes scores by Esa-Pekka Salonen and young New York composer Jay Greenberg. Artistic Director Peter Martins will premiere a work with Salonen’s Violin Concerto
, which has been co-commissioned by the Ballet.
| || |Karel Husa at 90
Karel Husa, renowned composer, conductor, and winner of the Grawemeyer Award for his Cello Concerto
and the Pulitzer Prize for his String Quartet No. 3
, celebrates his 90th year in 2011. An American citizen since 1959, Husa was born in Prague, on August 7 1921.
| || |Joby Talbot
Joby Talbot’s new Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
ballet will premiere at the Royal Ballet in 2011. Meanwhile the work, Chroma
based on songs by the former White Stripes, opens Nov 24 at the National Ballet of Canada.