Upcoming Michael Rose events

March 7 at the Brooklyn Conservatory and March 10 at Merkin Hall, "A Celebration of the Voice" - the Brooklyn Conservatory New Music Collective collaborates with the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society on a concert of vocal music, including Michael Rose's song "Der Panther," world premieres by Peter Susser and Steven Burke, and the New York premiere of elliott carter's "La Musique" sung by Lucy Shelton. Also on the concert are works by Tom Cipullo, John Eaton, Steven Ebel, Louis Karchin, and more Elliott Carter.

May 15 at Roulette, Juho Laitinen premieres "Year Zero" for solo cello, along with works by Kaija Saariaho, Jean Sibelius, Jukka Tiensuu, and Tania Leon.

New Pierson audio featured in Belfast, Northern Ireland

 In March 2008, the Naughton Gallery of Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, will launch a long-term interactive exhibit that includes audio by Kala Pierson (commissioned with funds from the U.K.'s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

Ficklin and the New Dramatists

Edward Ficklin will be the second member of the South Oxford Six to take part in New Dramatists' Composer-Librettist Studio. The Studio, presented in cooperation with Nautilus Music-Theater, is designed to provide an opportunity for five writers and five composers to work with professional performers, exploring the possibilities and basic elements of music-theater. The studio focuses on the process of collaboration through a series of brief exploratory assignments for the writers and composers.  Fellow SO6er Aleksandra Vrebalov also participated in the Studio in 2004.

New Vrebalov quartet slated for Carnegie Hall premiere

Aleksandra Vrebalov's string quartet ...hold me, neighbor, in this storm... co-commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Corporation for Kronos Quartet will be premiered on February 22 in Zankel Hall by the Kronos Quartet. More info here!