Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony Announces Residency and 2nd Orchestra Commission for Alexandra Gardner

Highlights of the 2017-18 season of the Seattle Symphony include the world premieres of newly commissioned works by John Luther Adams, David Lang, Andrew Norman, and Alexandra Gardner who previously composed Just Say Yes for the orchestra’s Sonic Evolution series in 2012. While in residency with the Seattle Symphony, Gardner will create a new community composition with LGBTQ youth who …

BTM CD releases 2/2017

New Recordings for Brass Instruments

Early 2017 brings three new recordings for brass instruments featuring works by Black Tea Music artists! Andrea Clearfield‘s River Melos was released in January on It’s About Time (Blue Griffin Records) by Ava Ordman (trombone) and Derek Polischuk (piano). Jeremy Howard Beck‘s Roar is on the latest Gaudete Brass release, sevenfive: The John Corigliano Effect (Cedille Records — street date …

Sylvan Winds Perform Frank J. Oteri’s 1/4-tone Wind Quintet

Composer Frank J. Oteri talks about the Upper Manhattan locations that inspired his 2002 quarter-tone wind quintet circles mostly in wood, which will be performed at The Cell by the Sylvan Winds on February 16, 2017. For more information, visit Sylvan Winds and www.fjoteri.com

Frank J. Oteri, Charles Passy, Trudy Chan, and conductor Phillip Cheah with Central City Chorus during a rehearsal of Counting Time in Central City.

Central City Chorus Premieres Oteri

Central City Chorus, under the direction of Phillip Cheah, will give the world premiere performance of Counting Time in Central City, Frank J. Oteri’s three-movement unaccompanied choral suite based on the poetry of Charles Passy, on the final concert of its 35th season on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in New …

Anthony Di Sanza sitting amidst an array of percussion instruments and Dan Karas striking a timpano.

Junkin Conducts Two Udow Concerti in San Antonio on Friday, November 13

Pictured above: Percussionist Anthony Di Sanza (left) and timpanist Dan Karas (right) wlll perform music by Michael Udow on Friday, November 13 in San Antonio Two concerti by Michael Udow will be performed at the Lila Cockrell Theater in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, November 13, 2015 in a 4:00 PM concert by the University of Texas Wind Ensemble conducted …

Black Tea Tigress

Signature Cocktail! Black Tea Tigress

As you may have guessed, we love to drink black tea here! We also enjoy a good cocktail, and what could be better than a lovely concoction that includes our favorite tea! Black Tea Tigress 2 shots black tea (strong Lapsang Souchong or Pu-Erh preferred) 1 shot gin (not too sweet, e.g. Hendricks) Half ounce Grand Marnier or Cointreau Half …

The five composers commissioned for Radio Radiance 2015--Oteri, Adler, Lott, Siegel, and Mallonée--with Francisco J. Núñez, WNYC's John Schaefer, WWFM's David Osenberg, and pianist Jon Holden with YPC members.

Oteri’s Love Games Available on YPC Radio Radiance Webcast

Above photo: Posing with YPC choristers are (l-r) Frank J. Oteri, Samuel Adler, Ryan Lott, Aaron Siegel, Caroline Mallonée, Francisco J. Núñez, WNYC’s John Schaefer, WWFM’s David Osenberg, and pianist Jon Holden Frank J. Oteri‘s 2014 choral piece Love Games, commissioned by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) for their 2015 Radio Radiance series, is part of …

Reflections: 7 Orchestral Works by Michael Udow

Michael Udow Double CD Release

Reflections, the most recent recording of composer Michel Udow, is due for release on October 1st on the Equilibrium label. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and Madison Philharmonia brilliantly perform seven of Michael Udow’s orchestral compositions in this double disc recording. Four of the works are deeply rooted in Michael’s passion for poetry and narrative next, …