Richard Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua
Mark Laycock: Via Dolorosa
Fabio Luisi: Mass
Carter Pann: Trio for flute, cello, and piano
Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour is one of the most sought-after composers of his generation. His list of commissions include some of the most celebrated artists of our day, including Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Stuttgart Radio, and Vienna Chamber Orchestras. Danielpour is on the composition faculties at the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute.
Internationally acclaimed conductor Mark Laycock was Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years and has appeared with orchestras of London, Paris, Moscow, Kiev, Montréal, Bogota, Mexico City, Seoul, and Taipei, among others. As a published composer, his works have been performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Berliner Symphoniker, among others.
Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi is Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (2017), and Music Director Designate of Florence’s Opera di Firenze (2018). At the Met he has led productions ranging from Madama Butterfly, Aida, and Don Giovanni to Manon, Elektra, and Wozzeck. His extensive discography includes multiple symphonies and operas.
A 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Music, Carter Pann is an Associate Professor of Composition at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has written for musicians around the world, garnering performances by ensembles such as the London Symphony, the Tchaikovsky Symphony in Moscow, many radio symphonies around Europe, and the Seattle Symphony. He has been awarded five ASCAP awards and produced numerous albums.