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In October, Lowell Liebermann was artistic director and pianist for another Mediterranean Classical Music Cruise for Travel Dynamics International, with an incredible itinerary from Istanbul to Casablanca. Along with mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, violinist Ida Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom and pianist William Hobbs, the group gave five concerts with repetoire that ranged from Bach to Liebermann.
Premiere, Recording and Publication of new song
Liebermann's "An Opera House" Op.120 to a poem by Amy Lowell, was premiered on September 28th by soprano Sara Jakubiak with the composer at the piano as part of the opening festivities of the new National Opera Center in New York City. Commissioned by Opera America as part of the celebratory "Opera America Songbook," the recording of the song as well as its publication by Schott were released simultaneously.
Liebermann appointed to Mannes Faculty
Lowell Liebermann has been appointed to the faculty of the Mannes College at the New School for Music. He will teach composition lessons, and conduct a newly-formed large contemporary performance ensemble called MACE: the Mannes American Composers Ensemble. The ensemble will feature the works of living American composers, performing concerts at the Mannes Concert Hall and other off-campus venuew, including Alice Tully Hall.
Israeli Chamber Project Commissions New Work
The Israeli Chamber Project has commssioned a new work from Lowell Liebermann for Clarinet, String Trio and Piano. The piece was commissioned with the generous support of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel and will be premiered on May 28th 2014 at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall. For more information, see here.
Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Celbrity Series of Boston Commissions Work for David Shifrin, Sasha Cooke and Opus One
Chamber Music Northwest in partnership with Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Celebrity Series of Boston have commissioned a major work for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and piano quartet from Lowell Liebermann for Sasha Cooke, David Shifrin, and the Opus One Piano Quartet. The work will be premiered at Chamber Music Northwest in July 2013.