Hans Abrahamsen wins 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition let me tell you, a song cycle for soprano and orchestra, has earned Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen the 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Abrahamsen’s half-hour work presents a first-person narrative by Ophelia, the tragic noblewoman from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The libretto by Paul Griffiths is adapted […]
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The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will announce the 2016 winners of five Grawemeyer Awards Nov. 30 – Dec. 3. UofL presents the annual prizes for outstanding works in music composition, ideas improving world order, psychology and education and gives a religion prize jointly with Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Recipients will be […]
The University of Louisville School of Music presents the 2015 New Music Festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Grawemeyer Award Nov. 10-15 with guest composer and Grawemeyer Award winner Kaija Saariaho. Saariaho is a Finnish composer internationally known and recognized for her work involving electronics. Featured guests also include renowned French composer and visual […]
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All five events are free and open to the public. Click the links for details on each.
“On the Guarding of the Heart,” a piece for chamber orchestra by Serbian-born composer Djuro Zivkovic has won the 2014 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.
Recipients of the 2013 Grawemeyer Awards will discuss their winning works and ideas at the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in April.
The 30-minute work is a highly innovative fusion of musical and visual art, said award director Marc Satterwhite.
“Violin Concerto,” a piece by Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, has won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.