Augusta Read Thomas - Composer
  • November 3, 2017: Nimbus Records releases their seventh CD recording of Thomas’ works which includes seven world premiere recordings of recent compositions.
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  • November 12, 2017: World Premiere of SONOROUS EARTH a concerto for percussion quartet and orchestra will be presented by The Chicago Philharmonic Society and Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion conducted by Scott Speck in Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago.
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  • November 18, 2017: World Premiere of TWO THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIANO for solo piano commissioned by the Open Source Music Festival for pianist Joel Fan. The Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street New York N.Y. 10002
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  • December 1, 2017: World Premiere of PLEA FOR PEACE a vocalise for soprano and string quartet. Commissioned by The University of Chicago for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Chicago Pile-1.
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  • May 6, 2018: World Premiere of NEW WORK for ensemble premiered by the Nova Ensemble, Thierry Fischer, conducting. Co-commissioned by the Nova Chamber Music Series with thanks to Artistic Director Jason Hardink and by Sounds of Science Commissioning Club with thanks to President Glenn D. Prestwich.
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  • October 19-22, 2017: Guest Artist at Wellesley College. World Premiere of !HOPE, based on a poem by E. E. Cummings, for female student choir (SSSAA) performed by the Wellesley College Choir; and performances of HELIX SPIRALS for string quartet will be performed by the Parker Quartet.
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  • Augusta Read Thomas has been commissioned by a consortium of opera companies, led by Santa Fe Opera in association with San Francisco opera for an opera premiere in 2019.
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  • Augusta Read Thomas, is nominated for the 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards
    Augusta Read Thomas has been nominated for the upcoming 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards (CMA) in the category, BEST CLASSICAL ENTERTAINER. This special milestone will be held on Saturday March 18th, 2017 at the Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, Chicago, IL.
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  • [Chicago Tribune] Mega-festival of new music celebrates living Chicago composers, performers
    "Only Chicago has Augusta Read Thomas”
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  • [Chicago Tribune] Augusta Read Thomas, contemporary classical catalyst: "A passionate sense of purpose informs everything the Grammy-winning Chicago composer Augusta Read Thomas does in music. It is central to her organizing, directing and co-curating the Ear Taxi Festival, by far the largest festival of contemporary classical music in the city's history."
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  • Augusta spearheaded EAR TAXI FESTIVAL, October 5-10, 2016, a 6-day-long new music festival celebrating the vibrant and booming classical contemporary music scene in Chicago. 350 musicians, 53 world premieres, 25 ensembles, 88 composers, 5 installations! The festival is made possible, in part, by major support from the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.
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  • Augusta Read Thomas interviews Philip Glass
    Composers Philip Glass and Augusta Read Thomas Discuss Artistic Collaboration
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  • H.S.H. the Prince Albert II honors Augusta with the Cultural Medal of Monaco. The Sovereign Prince of Monaco awarded Augusta CHEVALIER of the Order of Cultural Merit. The insignia of this distinction was given by S.A.R. Princess of Hanover at the Prince's Palace on 18 November 2015.
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  • 'Of Being is a Bird' CD awarded BBC Music Magazine 'Chamber Choice' In the July issue of BBC Music Magazine, it received the 'Chamber Choice' award with Anthony Burton awarding the recording five stars...
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  • [New Release] Augusta Read Thomas - Of Being Is A Bird (Nimbus Alliance NI 6323) will be available April 1, 2016. The new Nimbus Records release is the sixth in a series presenting the music of the eminent American composer Augusta Read Thomas. CD now available for order!
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  • [New Release] EOS: Goddess of the Dawn (A Ballet for Orchestra), in honor of Pierre Boulez, commissioned and premiered by the Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer conducting. CD now available for preorder! Official Release on April 1, 2016.
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  • [Boston Symphony Orchestra interview] An interview with composer Augusta Read Thomas. Her new ballet, "Helios Choros II (Sun God Dancers)" is performed at Symphony Hall, October 15-20, led by Former BSO assistant conductor Ludovic Morlot.
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  • [American Music Center's NewMusicBox interview] Augusta Read Thomas graces the cover of American Music Center's web magazine, NewMusicBox. The article, entitled "Perfect Clarity," features an interview with the composer and Molly Sheridan at the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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  • March 3,4,5, 2017: Cleveland Orchestra to perform VIOLIN CONCERTO #3, March 3,4,5, 2017, William Preucil, solo violin, Brett Mitchell, conducting.
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