Category: Music Composition

Winners give presentations in Louisville

Winners of the 2018 Grawemeyer Awards were in Louisville April 10-12 to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s a recap of what they said and what we learned. See story.

2018 winner presentations will be in April

The 2018 winners of the Grawemeyer Award will be in Louisville in April to give free, public presentations about their award-winning ideas. Here’s the schedule: April 10 – Scott Straus, Ideas Improving World Order, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 1 p.m. April 10 – Sara Goldrick-Rab, Education, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, 5 p.m. April […]

Bent Sorensen wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition

 Danish composer Bent Sorensen has won the 2018 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto. The piece, L’isola della Città (The Island in the City), is for violin, cello and piano soloists and is played continuously in five movements. Read more

2018 Grawemeyer Award winners to be announced

The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2018 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards beginning Nov. 27. UofL presents the annual prizes for innovative ideas and outstanding works in music composition, world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be named on […]

2017 recipients: Inspiration, innovation and action for a better world

“We’re going to engage you in a discussion of a political, controversial issue,” said Paula McAvoy to the nearly 30 Central High School students assembled in the school library. The students had filtered slowly into the room that morning to participate in an exercise similar to those that McAvoy and her colleague, Diana Hess, observed […]

Play

The 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series presents Play Andrew Norman Winner of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition April 6, 2017, 3 p.m. School of Music, Bird Recital Hall American composer Andrew Norman will discuss his award-winning orchestral work, Play, which explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates […]

2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series

  The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. The 2017 recipients will visit Louisville in April to discuss their award-winning ideas.   The schedule for the 2017 Grawemeyer Awards Lecture Series (view flyer), which is free and open to […]

Remembering Karel Husa, 1993 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition recipient

The University of Louisville and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition note with sadness the passing of composer Karel Husa on Dec. 14 at the age of 95.  Husa won the Grawemeyer in 1993 for his Cello Concerto, commissioned and premiered by noted cellist Lynn Harrel.  Mr. Husa had won many other major prizes and […]

Andrew Norman wins music award for “Play”

“Play,” a 47-minute orchestral work by American composer Andrew Norman, is the winner of the prestigious 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. In three movements, “Play” explores the relationship of choice and chance, free will and control. It investigates the ways musicians in an orchestra can play with, against, or apart from […]