Augusta Read Thomas - Composer
  • [November 30, 2016] BASS CLARINET CONCERTINO for soloist and 9 musicians is one of the 5 finalists (out of 353 composers who submitted 438 compositions and who represented 50 nationalities) for the 8th Dutilleux Contest Celebrating the Centennial Year of Henri Dutilleux’s birth. All submissions were anonymous.
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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 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. 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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  • OCTOBER 28, 2016: World Premiere of ROSES for female voices a cappella presented by La Caccina, Carling Fitzsimmons, Artistic Director. Chicago, IL.
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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 of CHI for string quartet commissioned by the Spektral Quartet with generous support of Rockefeller Chapel.
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  • Augusta Read Thomas won the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's Composer Award for 2015-16.
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