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John Corigliano
Monday, February 5, 2018
It is simple. No longer is John referred to as 'an American Composer'.
He belongs to the world.

Leonard Slatkin
 
 

On the occasion of his 80th birthday this month, it is a privilege for G. Schirmer to celebrate the remarkable life and work of John Corigliano. Corigliano's oeuvre contains over 100 scores, each one wildly different from the next, and the diversity of ideas and techniques within each piece mirrors the multiplicity of his catalog. From works for solo piano all the way up through The Ghosts of Versailles (one of the most successful operas of the past 50 years), he exudes an innate sense of drama and lyricism, a magician's flair for surprise and theatrics, and an uncanny ability to interpolate the strange and the sublime. As Steve Smith once put it in The New York Times, Corigliano is an 'enfant terrible grown into an elder statesman, his prodigious, provocative faculties razor sharp'.
 
This selection of performances from spring 2018 represents a broad survey of Corigliano's greatest works across multiple genres — from ballet and orchestra to film and chamber music — including four portrait concerts in addition to the Russian and Japanese premieres of major symphonic works from his extensive catalog.
 
February 1-11, 2018
New York City Ballet
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ('The Red Violin')
New York, NY
 
February 2-4, 2018
Houston Symphony: soloist Colin Currie and conductor Fabien Gabel
Conjurer: Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra with Brass
Houston, TX
 
February 16, 2018
National Sawdust
Portrait Concert: Corigliano @ 80
Brooklyn, NY
 
February 19, 2018
Juilliard Orchestra: soloist Alice Ivy-Pemberton and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ('The Red Violin')
New York, NY
 
February 22, 2018
Lehman College
Portrait Concert: John Corigliano 80th Birthday Celebration Concert
Bronx, NY
 
March 14, 2018
Omsk Academic Symphony Orchestra: soloist Ivan Pochekin and conductor Dmitry Vasilyev
Portrait Concert
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ('The Red Violin') Country Premiere
Symphony No. 1
To Music
Moscow, Russia
 
April 22, 2018
Chamber Music at the Barns: curated by violinist Lara St. John
Portrait Concert: Corigliano 8.0
Wolf Trap, VA
 
May 22, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra: soloist Hila Plitmann and conductor Tatsuya Shimono
Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan Country Premiere
Tokyo, Japan
 
June 29, 2018
Wigmore Hall: mezzo-soprano Lucy Schaufer and pianist Huw Watkins
The Class of 1938
London, UK
 
 
View upcoming performances of John Corigliano's music. More performances will be announced as the 2018-19 season approaches.

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