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Liebermann returns to Cliburn at the Modern Series

Lowell Liebermann will return on October 11th to the Cliburn at the Modern Series, held at Fort Worth's Modern Art Museum by the Van Cliburn Foundation. The all-Liebermann program will include his Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.46, Appalachian Liebeslieder Op.54 and Piano Trio No.2 Op.77. For more information, click here.

Emerson Quartet Premieres String Quartet #5

The Emerson String Quartet will present the world-premiere of Lowell Liebermann's String Quartet No.5, Op.126 at the Chamber Arts Series of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The new quartet was commissioned for the Emerson Quartet by Music Accord, and will be featured on several of the Emerson's upcoming concerts this season, including at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. For more information on the premiere performance, click here.

"Ice Music" Premieres in Chapel Hill

Lowell Liebermann's Ice Music, a multimedia collabaration with Flautist/Photographer Brooks DeWetter-Smith and choreographer Carey McKinley will receive its world-premiere on September 12th as part of the University of North Carolina's Process Series. Originally scheduled to premiere last February, the premiere was cancelled due to an ice storm...
Read more about the upcoming premiere here.


Liebermann Performs "Four Seasons" at Santa Fe

The composer served as pianist in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival performance of Liebermann's Four Seasons, to poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and co-commissioned by the festival. Mezzo Sasha Cooke was the extraordinary vocalist, supported by David Shifrin, clarinet; Ida Kavafian, violin; Steven Tenenbom, viola and Peter Stumpf, cello. Read James Keller's review here.


Dorian Gray Revived at Aspen

Liebermann's first opera The Picture of Dorian Gray received a stunning new production at the Aspen Music Festival in July. The production was directed by Gregory Fortner, with sets by Christopher Fitzer, costumes by Summer Lee Jack and lighting by Lloyd Sobel. The talented young cast included (above left to right) Johnathan McCullogh as Lord Henry, Andy Dwan as Basil and Christian Sanders as Dorian.

Liebermann Honored by Concert Artists Guild

Lowell Liebermann was given the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Virtuoso Award for Excellence in the Arts at CAG's annual gala dinner held on June 3rd at the Tribeca Rooftop. Following the presentation of the award, Liebermann performed the 3rd and 4th movements of his Piano Quintet with the PUBLIQuartet, and Nadejda Vlaeva played two movements from his Gargoyles. Previous recipients of the award include Andre Watts, the Emerson Quartet, Dave Brubeck and Ned Rorem and Sharon Isbin.

Liebermann Wins Inaugural Virgil Thomson Award

Lowell Liebermann has been awarded the inaugural Virgil Thomson Award, a $40,000 prize given for outstanding composition of vocal works.

The honor was announced jointly Tuesday by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.


Keyed Up Music Project Presents The Essential Lowell Liebermann

Pianist Marc Peloquin and the Keyed Up Music Project will present The Essential Lowell Liebermann at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City on April 27th. For more information see here.


Brookly Art Song Society Presents In Context: Lowell Liebermann Including World Premiere of Sentimental Songs

The Brooklyn Art Song Society will present a program of works by Lowell Liebermann at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City on March 15th, including the world premiere of Sentimental Songs, to poems of John Fowles. For more information, see the press release here.


Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Close 2014-15 Season with Liebermann Premiere

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced its upcoming 2014-15 season, and on the final concert of the season the world-renowned Emerson Quartet will present the New York premiere of Liebermann's 5th String Quartet, commissioned for the Emersons by Music Accord. For more information about the concerts or to order tickets, see here.


New Scores From Theodore Presser Company

Theodore Presser Company has released the full study score of Liebermann's Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, and the full study score and two piano reduction of Liebermann's Piano Concerto No.3. Both works can be ordered directly from Theodore Presser Company here.


Dorian Gray at Aspen

The Aspen Music Ferstival has announced a new production of Liebermann's first opera, The Picture of Dorian Gray, based on the Oscar Wilde novel with a libretto by the composer. The production will be directed by Gregory Fortner with the Aspen Opera Center Orchestra conducted by Michael Christie. The performances will take place on July 24th and 26th at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House. For more information and tickets, visit the Aspen Festival web site here.