Augusta Read Thomas - Composer
  • Augusta is spearheading 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. It includes performances by the city's amazing new music ensembles and musicians, and features the music of the city's composers. 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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  • [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 preorder!
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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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  • August 7, 2016: Swedish premiere of AUREOLE for orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Trevino conducting, in the Stockholm Konserthuset, Sweden.
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  • August 19, 2016: World Premiere RHEA ENCHANTED for solo violin by Rebecca Fischer at the Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine.
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  • September 16, 2016: World Premiere of AVIAN CAPRICCIO for brass quintet performed by the Axiom Brass Quintet in Nichols Concert Hall
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  • September 26, 2016: World Premiere of AVIAN ESCAPADES for Woodwind Quintet performed by Blair Woodwind Quintet at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
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  • Augusta Read Thomas won the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's Composer Award for 2015-16.
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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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  • April 29, 2017: World Premiere NEW WORK for string quartet commissioned by the Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel; RESOUNDING EARTH for percussion quartet featuring bells from all over the world; and SELENE for percussion quartet and string quartet.
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