The Inside Story: Beth Mehocic and BENEATH THE TIDE

Beth Mehocic is a composer, poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and author. She is currently the Music Director/Composer-in-Residence and full professor for the Department of Dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Beth has written over 100 works for orchestra, concert band, chamber music, dance ensembles, theatre, and film, and her works have been performed... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Bruce Reiprich and BENEATH THE TIDE

Bruce Reiprich's music has been described as having "unapologetic lushness" (NewMusicBox), "post-romantic radiance" (Danbury News-Times), and "a contemplative mood, its sedate pace subtly dilating the flow of time" (Eagle Rock Patch). With compositions that span the gamut from overt tonality and metric regularity to atonality and pronounced rhythmic flexibility, Bruce explores the beauty of lyrical... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Yoko Hirota and SCHOENBERG PIANO MUSIC AND HIS 17 FRAGMENTS

Having been praised by the press as “precise and keenly projective” and demonstrating “the highest level of proficiency,” Japanese-Canadian pianist Yoko Hirota is considered one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory of her generation. Yoko received her doctoral degree in piano performance under Louis-Philippe Pelletier at McGill University. She is a strong advocate of contemporary music,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Garth Baxter and RESISTANCE

Composer Garth Baxter is noted for his modern traditionalist style of writing. This style combines the traditions of form and clear melodic writing with the use of contemporary approaches to harmonies and other elements. He is recognized as one of the preeminent composers of art songs and has been described as an unabashed lyrical tonal... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jeff Morris and WITH STRINGS

Jeff Morris creates experiences that pop audiences’ minds out of the ordinary, to realize new things about the sounds, technology, and culture around them. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting-edge arts and for asking deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from... Continue Reading →

Back in Action: Winter Sessions with the ZFO

After 30 years of dormancy following the rise of the Croatian War, the Zagreb Festival Orchestra is back in action, taking on the recording projects of today’s top composers. Alongside recording the score for a Kennedy Center live performance by Zak Engel, the ZFO worked diligently in studio with two accomplished composers: PARMA veteran Michael... Continue Reading →

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