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.) …

Jessica Meyer: A Unique Blend

Black Tea Music is thrilled to welcome composer, violist, and educator Jessica Meyer to our roster. A composer of “evocative” (NYTimes) and “other-worldly” (The Strad) works, Meyer is becoming increasingly recognized for her haunting, powerful, and emotionally resonant compositions. Informed by her expertise as a performer on contemporary and period instruments, her palette moves from lush, lyrical passages to aggressive …

Partnership with Beeson Estate

Black Tea Music has recently joined forces with the Estate of Jack Beeson and Boosey & Hawkes for the upcoming Centenary celebration of this American opera legend. Praised by the New York Times for music that “surges with stretches of hyper-charged, densely chromatic, at times atonal Expressionistic music…[with] touches of 19th-century Americana”, Beeson is an iconoclastic composer who holds a …

Black Tea Welcomes Three New Artists!

Black Tea Music is excited to welcome three young artists to our Black Tea family: the rising-star composer Julia Adolphe, the intrepid and fiercely versatile soprano Lindsay Kesselman, and the multi-talented composer, vocalist, and podcaster, Dennis Tobenski. Praised by Alex Ross and Anthony Tommasini for music “alive with invention“ with “colorful, mercurial orchestration”, Julia Adolphe joins the Black Tea Music roster after …

Black Tea Music: Sounds Around the World!

It seems like just yesterday, but it’s been two years since we started brewing new music projects! Like the best pu-erh teas, we only get better with age. In the upcoming season Black Tea Artists can be heard in concert halls from Seattle to Cincinnati, Budapest to Dubuque: Alexandra Gardner is the current composer-in-residence with the Seattle Symphony with several works …

Old Friends, New Adventures: Michael Gilberston Goes West

2017-2018 is shaping up to be a benchmark year for composer Michael Gilbertson filled with old friends and new adventures. He will bring his ‘delectably subtle’ (Baltimore Sun) compositional voice to his newly completed Trumpet Concerto, set to premiere with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra on October 14th & 15th. The new work is a showcase for the trumpet as Gilbertson …

Lukas Ligeti performing with Burkina Electric

Lukas Ligeti Concerts in Southern California

Three concerts featuring the music of Lukas Ligeti this week in Southern California! With virtuoso percussionist Ji Hye Jung, soprano Ariadne Greif, members of wild Up, and Lukas’s own band, Notebook. Be sure to check them out if you are in the area! Here are the details: May 18 (Thursday): Fresh Sound Series @ Bread & Salt Art Gallery, San Diego, CA, …

Lionel Chernoff playing the guitar in Brazil.

Duo Montagnard Premiere Oteri’s Tribute to Lionel Chernoff

Duo Montagnard (Joseph Murphy, saxophone and Matthew Slotkin, guitar) will give the world premiere performance of Frank J. Oteri’s composition Dually during a free concert on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon in the Gould Memorial Library Rotunda at Bronx Community College (2155 University Ave, Bronx NY). Dually is a revision of Oteri’s earliest chamber music composition, written in …