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Paul Moravec, recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music, has composed over 200 orchestral, chamber, lyric, choral and operatic works. Frequently commissioned by notable ensembles and music institutions, Mr. Moravec's next premiere is A Nation of Others, an oratorio about Ellis Island to a libretto by Mark Campbell for Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall in November. Other recent premieres include The Shining for Minnesota Opera, and Sanctuary Road for North Carolina Opera.
A graduate of Harvard and Columbia universities, he holds the distinguished rank of University Professor at Adelphi University, and has served as Artist-in-Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as well as Composer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. His website is and his works are published by

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92NY to Present COTTON: Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano And Justin Austin, Baritone

Join the 92nd Street Y for COTTON: Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano and Justin Austin, baritone. See when you can catch the performance and learn how to purchase tickets.
Broadway Streaming Guide: April 2024 - Where to Watch WISH & More

This April, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the recent Disney movie musical WISH starring Ariana DeBose to the live capture of Alex Edelman's Broadway show, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!
THE SHINING Opera World Premiere Recording Set For April Release

The Kansas City Symphony and Lyric Opera of Kansas City Chorus are led by the  eminent conductor Gerard Schwarz and join forces with an cast of soloists.  The main role of Jack Torrance is interpreted by Edward Parks, who was part of the  GRAMMY Award-winning recording of Mason Bates’ The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
Performances Set For Kent Tritle's Spring 2024 Season

Landmark seasons of two of Kent Tritle’s choruses – the 150th of Oratorio Society of New York, the 200-voice avocational group, and the 60th of elite professional chorus Musica Sacra – as well as programs by his Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine have revealed their concert seasons for this spring.
Justin Austin to Star In New York Premiere Of Damien Geter's COTTON at 92NY

2024 Marian Anderson Vocal Award winner Justin Austin will star in composer Damien Geter's COTTON, presented by The 92nd Street Y, New York. Learn more about the premiere and see how to purchase tickets.
New York Festival of Song to Release NYFOS Records: 'THE SINGLES, VOL. 1'

On Friday, March 8, 2024, New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will release an album drawn from its archives, NYFOS Records: The Singles, Vol. 1 featuring guest artists performing together with pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier on NYFOS Records. Learn more here!
The Dessoff Choirs to Present Valerie Capers' Sojourner in February

The Dessoff Choirs will return to Union Theological Seminary on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:00pm.
Bridgehampton Chamber Music To Present Spring Concert Series Featuring Pre-Eminent Chamber Musicians

BCM Spring, the annual series from Bridgehampton Chamber Music, Long Island’s longest-running classical music festival, welcomes spring in 2024 with three concerts including a harp program, delectable French repertoire, and Mozart gems featuring some of the finest chamber musicians performing today.
The Oratorio Society Of New York PerforMs Choral Movements Of Mahler's Second Symphony & Beethoven's Ninth Symphony At St. Bartholomew's Church On March 5

THE ORATORIO SOCIETY OF NEW YORK performs Mahler's Second Symphony, Beethoven's Ninth, and more at St. Bartholomew's Church on March 5. Program includes works by Call for Scores winners, Oliver Caplan's Cloud Anthem & Karen P. Thomas's Le Stelle. Featuring organist and arranger David Briggs, plus soloists Susanna Phillips, Heather Petrie, Joshua Blue & Tyler Duncan. 'A beautifully blended, thoroughly unified sound' - The New York Times. For more information, visit
New York Festival Of Song Presents ALL TOGETHER NOW At Merkin Hall, February 21

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, collaborates with Young Concert Artists (YCA) in All Together Now on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. at the Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall.
The Atlanta Opera Reaches “Budget One” Status for Its 2024�"25 Season, Becoming One of Top Ten U.S. Opera Companies

The Atlanta Opera's Board of Directors has announced that the company will achieve “Budget One” status in 2024–25, its 45th anniversary season.
The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Celebrates The Season With JOY OF CHRISTMAS: PEACE ON EARTH

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Celebrates the Season with 'Joy of Christmas: Peace on Earth.' Beloved annual Christmas concert featuring works by J.S. Bach and classic carols.
The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine to Celebrate The Season With JOY OF CHRISTMAS: PEACE ON EARTH

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine celebrates the season with 'Joy of Christmas: Peace on Earth'
Oratorio Society Of New York Has Its 149th Performance Of Handel's 'Messiah'

The Oratorio Society of New York celebrates its 150th anniversary with the 149th performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at Carnegie Hall on December 18, 2023. Featuring renowned artists and led by Kent Tritle, this event is not to be missed.
New York Festival Of Song Presents GRACIAS A LA VIDA

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, continues its Mainstage season with Gracias a la vida, a musical tour of South America, with songs from Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall.
NYFOS Next Festival to Return with New Song Performances at Rubin Museum of Art

New York Festival of Song, led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, will present its annual NYFOS Next Festival with two performances on Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Oratorio Society Of New York to Open 150th Anniversary And 2023-24 Season With Bach's Magnificat And Mozart's Requiem

The Oratorio Society of New York, led by Music Director Kent Tritle, will kick off its its 150th Anniversary and 2023-2024 season on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm with Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Requiem.
The Dessoff Choirs to Continue 100th Anniversary Season With Mendelssohn's Elijah in November

The Dessoff Choirs, led by Music Director Malcolm J. Merriweather, will continue its 2023-2024 and 100th Anniversary season in partnership with the Abyssinian Baptist Church in a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah.
New York Festival of Song Releases MI PAÍS: SONGS OF ARGENTINA Featuring Federico De Michelis and Steven Blier

New York Festival of Song has released its next studio album Mi País: Songs of Argentina featuring bass-baritone Federico De Michelis and pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier on NYFOS Records.
Feature: A SHINING East Coast Premiere in Atlanta for Moravec and Campbell's Operatic Re-Telling of the Stephen King Novel

Nearly a decade ago, when composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell started work on an operatic version of Stephen King’s novel “The Shining” for the Minnesota Opera they were dealing with one of the most popular psychological thrillers of the 20th century—as well as one of the scarier movies of the ‘70s. It's having its East Coast premiere at Atlanta Opera, co-presented by the Alliance Theatre.

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