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Christopher Rouse

 
Bio:
Born in 1949 in Baltimore, where he lived until his death, Rouse developed an early interest in both classical and popular music. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, numbering among his principal teachers George Crumb and Karel Husa. Rouse maintained a steady interest in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born in 1949 in Baltimore, where he lived until his death, Rouse developed an early interest in both classical and popular music. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, numbering among his principal teachers George Crumb and Karel Husa. Rouse maintained a steady interest in ... (read complete bio)
 

Christopher Rouse Biography

Born in 1949 in Baltimore, where he lived until his death, Rouse developed an early interest in both classical and popular music. He graduated from Oberlin Conservatory and Cornell University, numbering among his principal teachers George Crumb and Karel Husa. Rouse maintained a steady interest in popular music: At the Eastman School of Music, where he was Professor of Composition from 1981-2002, he taught a course in the history of rock for many years. Rouse was also a member of the composition faculty at The Juilliard School since 1997, and the Distinguished Composer-in-Residence at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.


Rouse's prolific catalog includes six individualistic symphonies, concertos for 12 different instruments, and a multitude of vivid, colorful symphonic works with programmatic themes. His concertos garnered him several prestigious awards. The Trombone Concerto, written for Leonard Bernstein and dedicated to him after he passed away, earned Rouse the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music. His Cello Concerto, premiered by Yo-Yo Ma and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the orchestra's 75th anniversary, won two Grammy Awards. His guitar concerto Concerto de Gaudi, inspired by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's combination of surrealism and mysticism, won the 2002 Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition.

Throughout his life Rouse was championed by the greatest orchestras and conductors across the US and around the world, most notably Marin Alsop, Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, and David Zinman. He composed works for renowned soloists Dawn Upshaw, Evelyn Glennie, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Cho-Liang Lin, Sharon Isbin, Carol Wincenc, among others. From 2012-2015, Rouse served as the Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic. Rouse was also resident composer at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Biennalle, Pacific Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Eugene Symphony, and Aspen Music Festival.




Christopher Rouse News

92NY Presents Sharon Isbin, Guitar & Pacifica Quartet Play Boccherini, Schwantner, An Photo 92NY Presents Sharon Isbin, Guitar & Pacifica Quartet Play Boccherini, Schwantner, And More This Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, presents Sharon Isbin, guitar & Pacifica Quartet play Boccherini, Schwantner, and more, on November 12, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

Pianist Orion Weiss to Release ARC II: RAVEL, BRAHMS, SHOSTAKOVICH On First Hand Reco Photo Pianist Orion Weiss to Release ARC II: RAVEL, BRAHMS, SHOSTAKOVICH On First Hand Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 3, 2022

On Friday, November 11, 2022, acclaimed pianist Orion Weiss will release his new album, Arc II: Ravel, Brahms, Shostakovich, on First Hand Records.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops And May Festival Announce 2022-23 Digi Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops And May Festival Announce 2022-23 Digital Livestream Schedule
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Cincinnati Pops and May Festival have announced plans to present eight livestreamed concerts from Cincinnati Music Hall this season.

EAST WEST: A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION to be Presented at  Lincoln Center's Alice Tully H Photo EAST WEST: A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION to be Presented at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

On July 20 at 7:30 PM at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, Maestra Xian Zhang will lead the New Jersey Symphony (NJS) in 'East/West: A Symphonic Celebration'. The program features celebrated and groundbreaking works by acclaimed Chinese composers Qigang Chen, Jiping Zhao, Shiguang Wang, Sida Guo, and Qu Zhang and more.

South Bend Symphony Orchestra to Perform With Yo-Yo Ma As Part Of Their 2022-23 Seaso Photo South Bend Symphony Orchestra to Perform With Yo-Yo Ma As Part Of Their 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra will welcome the return of world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Morris Performing Arts Center. For one night only, witness the ultimate artistic mastery of Yo-Yo Ma, one of classical music's prominent artists and ambassadors, perform with the full Symphony for the first time since 1979.

Albany Symphony to Livestream David Alan Miller's 30th Season Finale
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Music Director David Alan Miller and the musicians of your Albany Symphony celebrate the end of David’s 30th year as the Capital Region’s maestro with a special season finale featuring innovative new music from two of America’s premier living composers: Pulitzer Prize-winner John Corigliano and Hollywood’s most lauded film music creator, John Williams.

Colorado Music Festival Opens This June in Boulder Photo Colorado Music Festival Opens This June in Boulder
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) opens the 2022 season in Boulder, Colorado at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium on June 30, offering 22 concerts this summer and running through August 7, under the leadership of Music Director Peter Oundjian. John Adams is this summer's Composer-in-Residence, and the Takács Quartet are Artists-in-Residence.

CAMA Presents James Ehnes and Orion Weiss In Concert Photo CAMA Presents James Ehnes and Orion Weiss In Concert
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) of Santa Barbara will conclude its 2022 season in spectacular fashion on Tuesday, May 24, with an appearance by acclaimed Canadian violinist James Ehnes at the Lobero Theatre.

NJ Symphony Presents Works By Rouse, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Mozart, Rossini Photo NJ Symphony Presents Works By Rouse, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Mozart, Rossini
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2022

New Jersey Symphony Principal Bassoon Robert Wagner gives the East Coast premiere of Christopher Rouse's Bassoon Concerto, April 8–10. Music Director Xian Zhang conducts the program, which also features Nokuthula Ngwenyama's Primal Message, Mozart's “Jupiter” Symphony and Rossini's Overture to Guillaume Tell.

Pianist Orion Weiss Releases ARC 1: GRANADOS, JANACEK, SCRIABIN Photo Pianist Orion Weiss Releases ARC 1: GRANADOS, JANACEK, SCRIABIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Acclaimed pianist Orion Weiss today released his new album, Arc I: Granados, Janáček, Scriabin, on First Hand Records. Arc I is the inaugural album of an ambitious three-part series and features important works for solo piano from the frantic years of 1911-1913 – the precipice before World War I.

Christopher Rouse Videos

VIDEO: First Look - Matt Damon Returns to Iconic Role in JASON BOURNE
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 21, 2016

Below, check out the official trailer for JASON BOURNE, starring Matt Damon in hs return to the iconic role. The spy thriller hits theaters on July 29th. Jason Bourne - Official Trailer

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Matt Damon in First Official Trailer for JASON BOURNE
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

The first trailer for JASON BOURNE debuted during last night's SUPER BOWL 50. The film hits theaters on July 29, 2016. Get a first look below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at NY Philharmonic 2013-14 Season
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2013

Browse the 2013-2014 Season Highlights below and subscribe to any of the series. Check out the video outlining the season below.