National Flute Association honors David Froom and Laura Schwendinger with commissions, NFA Convention 2017


Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

The 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention will be held August 10-13, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s convention celebrates the diversity of the NFA membership, featuring varied musical traditions from jazz to world music, Baroque flute to flute choir, low flutes to piccolo, and tried-and-true standards to world premieres.  2017 features commissioned works for the high school and young artist competitions, this year by David Froom ("Ribbons") and Laura Schwendinger ("Aurora"). Former honorees of these awards include Marilyn Bliss and Lansing McLoskey.  This year will also feature a premiere of a large ensemble work by Harvey Sollberger. 

Shanghai Symphony shines with music of Aaron Avshalomov August 20, 22, 24, 27


Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

On Aug. 20, for the first time ever, a Chinese symphony orchestra is performing at LUCERNE FESTIVAL. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under music director Long Yu, with musicians from Asia have planned a program of three Russian composers, including early ACA composer Aaron Avshalomov, born in 1894, who served as a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory, where he taught from 1919 on. Avshalomov was one of the founders of China’s Western musical tradition. His tone poem Hutongs of Peking captures the sounds and voices that once echoed through the narrow alleys of the Chinese capital.

The Symphony will also be performing the Avshalomov tone poem with various European and Chinese works at other European venues this summer:

Tirol Summer Festival in Mühlgraben, Austria - August 22

Wolkenturm Grafenegg 10, 3485  Grafenegg Festival - August 24th The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle near Vienna.

Elbphilharmonie Summer Festival in Hamburg - August 27th (sold out)

As one of the oldest symphony orchestras in China, or even in Asia, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was founded in 1879 as the Shanghai Public Band.

Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams, complete set of 6 Lieder, to be performed in Munich, Sept. 16


Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

Thomas Stimmel Bass Baritone, and  Prof. Philipp Vogler Piano, will present an evening of classical vocal music by African-American composers at Rainier-Maria-Rilke Gymasium Concert Hall in Munich.


Henry Thacker BurleighThe Jungle Flower
Kaschmir I Song
Among the Fuchsias
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor A Lament
When I'm dead
Live and death
Julia Perry                       Stabat Mater (Streichquartett)
Harrison Leslie AdamsNight
Songs (6 Lieder)

Steven Sacco's new bass trombone piece, How Many Licks Does It Take To Play...Jazzelicious - premiere by Jonathan Warburton in Argentina


Monday, August 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Trombonanza 2017 will feature the international soloist, Jonathan Warburton, who will give the premiere of Steven Sacco’s “How Many Licks Does It Take To Play...Jazzelicious!” for solo bass trombone (score excerpt "read more" link), at the 18th Annual Trombonanza, from  7-12 August in Santa Fe, ARGENTINA. Participants in this festival come from all aroud the South American continent (Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia,


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