On May 29, Kaija Saariaho’s Emilie receives its highly anticipated US premiere at the Spoleto Festival in an all-new production directed by Marianne Weems. Additionally this season, the Festival celebrates the centenary of the birth of Gian Carlo Menotti with a fresh look at one of his most popular and compelling operas, The Medium.
Nathaniel Stookey’s hugely popular work, The composer is dead, has led to a commission from the NDR Symphonieorchester. Mahl/er/werk uses hundreds of fragments from the nine symphonies – all in their original keys, tempos, and orchestrations – to create a kaleidoscopic remix of Mahler’s work in a 21st century context.
G. Schirmer/Associated Music Publishing has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with iconic composer Terry Riley. Kristin Lancino, Vice President of G. Schirmer comments “the venerable and masterful composer/pianist Terry Riley joining the Music Sales Group is simply an honour”.