The Long Walk at Pittsburgh Opera

  The Long Walk, first presented by Opera Saratoga in July 2015 to critical acclaim, has recently finished its triumphant run at the Pittsburgh Opera. These performances marked the third production of this still relatively new opera, a riveting music drama by BTM’s Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann based on Brian Castner‘s own account of his complicated and often tortured reintegration into the society post-deployment …

Lukas Ligeti with drumsticks

A Man Transformed: Lukas Ligeti in California

To be transformed is to have undergone a thorough and dramatic change, Lukas Ligeti, now an assistant professor at UC Irvine, is a man who has undergone a series of dramatic changes throughout his life, moving from Austria to New York City, living intermittently in California in the mid-90’s, teaching in Ghana, and spending significant time in other African countries, mainly …

New Year, Two New Premieres!

Although we are only one month into the new year, Jessica Meyer is already preparing for two world premieres. The orchestral version of Getting Home (I Must Be…) has just received its world premiere on January 26th as Syrabite5 joined the Sinfonia Gulf Coast with conductor Demetrius Fuller. Conceived during a time of heavy travel, Meyer wrote the work “…on this particular flight from …

Soprano Lindsay Kesselman

Lindsay Kesselman, Play a Song for Me

As part of a 2017-2018 season that has seen her soar to new artistic heights, Lindsay Kesselman will be making her debut at New York City’s National Sawdust as part of John Corigliano’s 80th birthday celebration. She will be performing the chamber ensemble version of Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan alongside the National Sawdust Artists in …

Andrea Clearfield headshot

A Space Between: Andrea Clearfield in Maryland!

Commissioned by the Global Premiere Consortium Commissioning Project, Andrea Clearfield’s new work for marimba and string quartet, a space between, will receive its world premiere on February 11 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, with faculty percussionist Lee Hinkle who spearheaded the consortium, alongside with a quartet made of members on the string faculty. …

Michael Udow’s Mountain Myths

The majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains has always been a source of inspiration for composer Michael Udow. Mountain Myths, first commissioned by the Music in the Mountains Festival (Durango, CO) and its Artistic Director, Gregory Hustis, is a piece written to celebrate the grandeur of the mountains of southwestern Colorado. Said Udow: “The First Nation Peoples understood the fragility …

Susan Kander Joins Black Tea Music!

Black Tea Music is proud to welcome, in collaboration with Subito Music Corporation, Susan Kander to the Black Tea Music roster. Praised for music that is “wrenchingly powerful” (Gramophone) and leaves you “…waiting for more” (San Francisco Chronicle), Kander’s music has received performances throughout the United States and around the world. Her recent opera, The News from Poems, received a concert performance at the …

Frank J. Oteri

Everything Old is New Again: Frank J Oteri’s Dually

Duo Montagnard  (saxophonist Joseph Murphy and guitarist Matthew Slotkin) will perform Frank J Oteri’s composition Dually for the second time this year during their concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira NY on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm. (The Duo gave the world premiere performance in the rotunda of Bronx Community College’s Gould Memorial Library on April 26, 2017.) …