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News Archive 2013
Liebermann Appointed Head of Composition Department
Lowell Liebermann has been appointed Head of the Composition Department at Mannes College The New School For Music in New York City, by Mannes Dean Richard Kessler. Liebermann joined the Mannes Composition Department in 2012, where he teaches private lessons in composition, and conducts MACE (the Mannes American Composers Ensemble,) a large ensemble dedicated to the works of living American composers.
Liebermann's 5th String Quartet Commissioned for Emerson Quartet
Music Accord has announced the commission of Liebermann's 5th String Quartet for the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet. The complete press release is here.
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music Commissions another Work
Following the highly successful premiere of his 3rd Piano Trio, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music has commissioned a second work from Lowell Liebermann, this time a trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. The new work will be premiered during the 2015-16 season.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Commissions Work
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has Commissioned a work from Lowell Liebermann as part of its "New Jersey Roots" project. (Liebermann is a resident of Weehawken, NJ.) The work will be premiered during the 2013-14 season under the baton of Music Director Jacques Lacombe.
"Euphotic" receives its world premiere
Liam Scarlett's second ballet to a Liebermann score was a triumph at its world premiere in Miami on January 11th. Commissioned by Miami City Ballet and set to Liebermann's Second Piano Concerto, "Euphotic" follows on the heels of Scarlett's ecstatically received ballet "Viscera" which was set to Liebermann's 1st Piano Concerto and premiered by Miami City Ballet last season, with a UK premiere by the Royal Ballet in London in November. Read the reviews here, here and here.
Piano Trio No.3 to be premiered
Liebermann's Trio No.3 for Violin Cello and Piano Op.122 will be premiered on Wednesday, January 23rd by Trio Solisti at the Tucson Convention Center. Commissioned by the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, the Trio is the fiftieth commission in the organization's series of commissions of contemporary American composers. For more information, click here.
UK Premiere of Viscera
Liam Scarlett's ballet Viscera, set to Liebermann's First Piano Concerto was given a rapturously-received UK premiere by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on November 3rd. Commissioned and premiered by Miami City Ballet, Viscera recieved similarly glowing reviews at its world premiere in Miami.