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Summer 2010
Summer Reading featuring Lewis Spratlan’s Life is a Dream, Poul Ruders’ Dancer in the Dark, Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, Hans Werner Henze’s Gisela! and Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart; 2010 Summer Festivals; Julia Wolfe nominated for Pulitzer Prize; OPERA America's annual top operas list - Menotti, Adamo, Corigliano; New York City Ballet season - Salonen and Greenberg; Karel Husa @ 90; Joby Talbot Ballets





Spring 2010
John Harbison Premieres; Peter Lieberson: Songs of Love and Sorrow; Augusta Read Thomas: Jubilee; Lera Auerbach: Little Mermaid; Tan Dun: Winter into Spring; Grammy Winners; Saariaho: Léonie Sonning Music Prize





Winter 2009
Gabriela Frank, Los Mitos; Leon Kirchner, In Memoriam; Red Poppies, Gordon, Lang, Wolfe; Barber and Schuman, On Facebook; Joan Tower and Thea Musgrave, Flute Premieres; Yehudi Wyner, Grammies; Peter Lieberson, Ma and Axe premiere; Rob Kapilow Tap Dance Concerto; Richard Danielpour Piano Concerto; Kaija Saariaho; Émilie; Hans Werner Henze, Operas; Civil War, 150 Years; Tan Dun, Tea in Philly; Tavener, Cello Concerto; Simon Holt, Percussion Concerto; Ernst Bacon, Performance Grants; SchirmerOnDemand, 700 and Counting





Fall 2009
Tan Dun, Earth Concerto; Richard Danielpour, A Woman's Life; Peter Lieberson, The Coming of Light; Avner Dorman, Lost Souls; John Corigliano Mr. Tambourine Man; John Harbison Leonard Stein Anagrams; Augusta Read Thomas, BBC Proms premiere; Aaron Jay Kernis Concerto of Echoes; Joan Tower Ivory and Ebony; What's New on Schirmer on Demand; Chester Music Signs Nigel Kennedy; Alberto Iglesias Premiere; Saariaho Portrait Concerts





Summer 2009
John Corigliano, The Ghosts of Versailles; Aaron Kernis, Symphony of Meditations; Sofia Gubaidulina receives an honorary doctorate from Yale; Richard Danielpour, Souvenirs; Yehudi Wyner turns 80; Jay Greenberg, Skyline Dances; Kaija Saariaho's Laterna Magica; Mark Adamo Concertino for Two Flutes and String Quintet; Robert Kapilow, M42 premiere; Summer Festivals





Spring 2009
André Previn, Brief Encounter; Avner Dorman at the New York Philharmonic; Peter Lieberson, The World in Flower; Robert Kapilow and Fred Newman on M42; John Tavener, Towards Silence; new film score by John Corigliano; John Harbison premieres; Daniel Catán, Von Liebe, Krieg und Anchovis; Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Taking Time; Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer Is Dead; 2009 Grammy Awards



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Winter 2008
Augusta Read Thomas World Premieres: Helios Choros II, Violin Concerto No. 3, and Absolute Ocean; Robert Kapilow, Jabberwocky; John Corigliano, Winging It; Samuel Barber, Antony and Cleopatra; Gunther Schuller, Where the Word Ends; Gabriela Lena Frank, Peregrinos; More news about John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, Joan Tower, Bright Sheng, Sofia Gubaidulina, and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra





Fall 2008
Leon Kirchner, The Forbidden; Andre Previn, Owls; Tan Dun and the Olympic Games; Bright Sheng, Never Far Away; Marc Neikrug, Through Roses; Nathaniel Stookey, Zipperz; Gabriela Lena Frank, Hispanic Leadership; Kevin Volans Signs with
Chester Music; Joan Tower at 70





Summer 2008
David Lang wins Pulitzer; Summer Festivals featuring Carter, Harbison, Lieberson, Sheng, Tower and more; Sergei Prokofiev and the Bard Music Festival; Avner Dorman, Ellef Symphony US premiere; Kaija Saariaho, Adriana Mater; Karel Husa, Music forPrague 40th Anniversary; Rued Langaard, Music of the Spheres;Hens Werner Henze, Phaedra; Ernst Bacon, Ford's Theatre





Spring 2008
Aaron Jay Kernis returns to Schirmer; John Harbison, Symphony No. 5; Tan Dun Piano Concerto; Jay Greenberg, Concerto for Piano Trio and Orchestra; André Previn Harp Concerto; Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe singing in the dead of night; Kirke Mechem, John Brown; Thea Musgrave at 80; 2008 Grammy Winners!; World Premieres by Gabriela Lena Frank, Stewart Copeland, Joan Tower, and John Tavener





Winter 2007
Peter Lieberson's Neruda Songs wins Grawemeyer!; John Corigliano, Conjurer; Avner Dorman, Frozen in Time; Carter Centenary Celebration; Kaija Saariaho, Musical America's 2008 Composer of the Year; Michael Gordon and Bill Morrison collaboration; Poul Ruders, Cembal d'Amore Augusta Read Thomas, Helios Choros III; Music for Dance; Tikhon Khrennikov in Memoriam





Fall 2007
G. Schirmer Welcomes Jay Greenberg; Richard Danielpour, Margaret Garner; Philip Glass, Appomattox; Michael Nyman returns to Chester Music; Alfred Schnittke, Symphony No. 9; Samuel Barber and William Schuman Centenaries; more news about Joan Tower, Tan Dun, and John Tavener





June 2007
Mark Adamo, Four Angels; Bright Sheng, The Nightingale and the Rose; Alfred Schnittke, Nagasaki and Symphony No. 0; Anne Phillips, Bending Towards the Light... A Jazz Nativity; Avner Dorman, Mandolin Concerto; Joan Tower, Trio La Jolla; Mstislav Rostropovich, in memoriam





May 2007
Augusta Read Thomas, Helios Choros I; Sergei Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet; Mark Adamo, Little Women; Bright Sheng, Nanking! Nanking! and Tibetan Swing; John Corigliano, Jamestown Hymn





April 2007
Daniel Catán, Carribean Airs; André Previn, Double Concerto for Violin, Contrabass, and Orchestra; Sergei Prokofiev, Boris Godunov; Grigori Frid, The Diary of Anne Frank;
Julia wolfe, Fuel





March 2007
Richard Danielpour, Rocking the Cradle and River of Light; Gabriela Lena Frank, Compadrazgo; Tan Dun, The First Emperor; Daniel Catán, Florencia en el Amazonas; Music Sales and G. Schirmer Grawemeyer Winners; Giya Kancheli, Amao Omi; Philip Glass, The Juniper Tree; more news about Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, John Harbison, and Joan Tower





February 2007
Gian Carlo Menotti, in Memoriam; Robert Kapilow, Paddywak: A Tapdance Concerto; Gabriela Lena Frank, La Llorona: Tone Poem for Viola and Orchestra; Galina Ustvolskaya, in Memoriam; more about Sofia Gubaidulina, Avner Dorman, Tan Dun, and Leon Kirchner





Winter 2006-2007
Tan Dun, The First Emperor; Susan Feder, 20 Years at G. Schirmer; Robert Xavier Rodríguez, El Día de los Muertos; Leonardo Balada, No-res





November 2006
Augusta Read Thomas, The Sould Is Light; John Corigliano, Circus Maximus; John Tavener, Kaleidoscopes; Rolf Wallin, Das war schön! Sofia Gubaidulina; Lera Auerbach; Gunther Schuller, Chamber Symphony; Tan Dun, The First Emperor





October 2006
Stewart Copeland Joins the Music Sales Group; Avner Dorman, Violin Concerto; André Previn, Night Thoughts; Michael Gordon, What to Wear; Tan Dun, The First Emperor; Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana; Joan Tower, Made in America; Giya Kancheli, Symphony No. 5; Bright Sheng





September 2006
Gabriel Yared Joins Chester Music; Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead; Dmitri Shostakovich Centennial; Gabriela Lena Frank, Ritmos Anchinos; Elliott Carter turns 100; The John Adams Reader; Jeff Tyzik, The Big Movie Suite; Augusta Read Thomas, Astral Canticle; Michael Gordon, Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony





June 2006
Augusta Read Thomas, Prayer and Celebration; Richard Danielpour, Pasttime; Joan Tower, Made in America; George Antheil, Dada at the Movies; Michael Tilson Thomas, Stay Together; Gabriela Lena Frank, Requiem for a Magical America: El Día de los Muertos; Billy Joel in the Concert Hall





May 2006
Yehudi Wyner's Piano Concerto "Chiavi in Mano" wins Pulitzer; Richard Danielpour, Triptych; Thea Musgrave, Remembering Harriet; Anthony Davis, X - The Life and Times of Malcolm X; Robert Xavier Rodríguez, La Curandera; Mark Adamo, Lysistrata; more premieres by Joan Tower, Bright Sheng, and Avner Dorman





April 2006
Gabriela Lena Frank, Requiem for a Magical America: El Día de los Muertos; Avner Dorman, Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!; John Harbison, Concerto for Bass Viol; Transient Glory commissions: John Corigliano, Mark Adamo, and Thea Musgrave; Daniel Catán, Florencia en el Amazonas; Sergei Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky; Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Musical Dice Game





March 2006
Augusta Read Thomas; Mark Adamo, Lysistrata; John Harbison, But Mary Stood; Kaija Saariaho, Adriana Mater; Mozart!; Ali-Zadeh and the Kronos Quartet; 2006 Grammy Winners





February 2006
Bright Sheng, Concerto for Orchestra: "Zodiac Tales"; John Harbison, Milosz Songs; Ezra Laderman elected President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; Richard Danielpour, Margaret Garner; Sofia Gubaidulina, Feast During a Plague; Kaija Saariaho, L'amour de Loin; more on Tan Dun and Raymond Scott





Winter 2005-2006
Richard Danielpour, Washington Speaks; Elliott Carter at the BBC; Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors; John Corigliano and Aaron Copland; Tan Dun wins Duisburg Prize; Dave Brubeck, La Fiesta de la Posada; John Adams in Sweden; Alfred Schnittke, Symphony No. 1





November 2005
Joan Tower, Purple Rhapsody; Gabriela Lena Frank, Inkarri and Manchay Tiempo; Gunther Schuller Turns 80; Augusta Read Thomas and The American Music Center; Elliott Carter, Pocahontas; Michael Tilson Thomas wins Gramophone Artist of the Year; Dmitri Shostakovich, The Overcoat; Philip Glass, Symphony No. 8





October 2005
John Corigliano, Concerto for Violin (The Red Violin) and Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan; Bright Sheng and Tan Dun at the 'Amsterdam China Festival' and the 'Festival of China' in Washington DC; Karel Husa, Apotheosis of this Earth; George Antheil and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra; Dmitri Shostakovich, Jazz Suites; more on Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Robert Kapilow





September 2005
Joan Tower, Made in America; Shostakovich Centennial Preview; Aaron Kernis in residence with the Moab Music Festival; David Diamond; Tan Dun, Tea; Richard Danielpour, Margaret Garner





June 2005
Avner Dorman Signs with G. Schirmer; Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana; Michael Gordon, Acquanetta; summer seasons for Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, Richard Danielpour, Gabriela Lena Frank, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Robert Kapilow, Aaron Jay Kernis, Peter Lieberson, and Leon Kirchner





May 2005
Richard Danielpour, Margaret Garner; Peter Lieberson, Neruda Songs; Augusta Read Thomas, Credences of Summer; Sofia Gubaidulina, The Deceitful Face of Hope and Despair; more news on Tan Dun, John Barry, Robert Xavier Rodríguez, and Gian Carlo Menotti





April 2005
Augusta Read Thomas Composer Portrait at the Miller Theater; Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall; Gabriela Lena Frank, Ghosts in the Dream Machine; John Corigliano, Circus Maximus; Mark Adamo, Lysistrata; William Schuman, A Free Song, Secular Cantata No. 2





March 2005
Mark Adamo, Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess; John Harbison, Darkbloom: Overture for an Imagined Opera; Samuel Barber and the New York Virtuoso Singers; Paul Creston; Tan Dun, Tea released on DVD; Gabriela Lena Frank, Ccollanan María; André Previn wins Glenn Gould Prize





February 2005
John Corigliano, Circus Maximus; Yehudi Wyner, Piano Concerto "Chiavi in Mano"; Bright Sheng, La'i (Love Song) for Orchestra without Strings; Hans Werner Henze, Fünf Botschaften für die Königin von Saba; Morton Gould wins Lifetime Achievment Award at 2005 Grammy Awards
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