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Updates on Composition Professor Adam Schoenberg

February 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

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Adam Schoenberg is one of the most performed composers of his generation. This season, his orchestral works see performances from Florida to Finland; his composition Finding Rothko will have been played over 40 times. In November, pianist Nadia Shpachenko released an album of piano music including Schoenberg’s Picture Etudes, inspired by Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Bounce for two pianos. Bounce for orchestra was co-commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Be on the lookout later this year for Adam’s orchestral portrait recording made by the Kansas City Symphony and featuring Finding Rothko, Picture Studies for orchestra, and American Symphony.

    Spring Highlights

Finding Rothko
February 11-12 | Kymi Sinfonietta, Eugene Tzigane (cond.) | Finnish Premiere
February 16 | Orlando Philharmonic, Steven Jarvi (cond.)
May 21-23 | Phoenix Symphony, Tito Mu?oz (cond.)

American Symphony
February 23 | United States Marine Band, Col. Jason K. Fettig (cond.) | World premiere of concert band version
April 5 | Nu Deco Ensemble, Jacomo Bairos (cond.) | World premiere of chamber orchestra version

New string quartet
April 24, 26 | Fiato Quartet at South Bay Chamber Music Society

    Additional Highlights

? This season alone Picture Etudes has more than 30 performances. On June 12 Nadia Shpachenko gives the New York premiere at Bargeusic.

? Next Season includes performances by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Iris Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, New West Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and others to be announced.

? Next season will also include the premiere of the first ever concerto for PROJECT Trio. This genre-defying group performs all over the world blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles. They have over 80-million views on YouTube, and Adam is thrilled to write them an adventurous and exciting work.

Adam’s website:


For more information regarding Adam Schoenberg, please contact:
Mary G. Madigan, Senior Promotion Consultant
Universal Music Publishing Classical, North America
(347) 987-4145

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