“A Symphony for Lucerne” a triumphant premiere

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: "What a remarkable premiere yesterday of A SYMPHONY FOR LUCERNE at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL. We gave a pre-intermission "Making Of..." presentation and then played the new work. Matthias Pintscher and theLUCERNE FESTIVAL Academy Orchestra played brilliantly, beautifully. All of the Lucerne performers who we invited to participate - Der Chor …

Hyperstring Trilogy at Lucerne Festival

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Terrific performance last evening of the HYPERSTRING TRILOGY at theLUCERNE FESTIVAL. Amazing playing by hyper-soloists Mariel Roberts.Hannah Nicholas and Colin Sorgi, as well as by a large ensemble from the Lucerne Festival Academy conducted by Clement Power. Brilliant audio mixing, as always, by Ben Bloomberg, and a very nice feeling …

Boulez Day (Photos)

From Tod Machover's Facebook page Exciting "Pierre Boulez Day" at the Lucerne Festival yesterday, including the premiere of my RE-STRUCTURES for two pianos and electronics. The KKL festival venue was full from noon till midnight, lots of Boulez masterpieces were heard, some "homages" (like mine) were launched, and everything was played brilliantly by mostly young …

What’s happening in Lucerne

Tod Machover landed on the cover of PIU, the magazine for this summer's LUCERNE FESTIVAL. Check out the very interesting article about his composer-in-residency that begins in mid-August, and all the new music that he will be presenting (and which he is feverishly working on right now). How about including lovely Lucerne in your summer travel plans to experience some of …

“Breathless” premieres with Carol Wincenc

From Tod Machover's Facebook page: Wonderful world premiere performance last evening [Sunday, November 9, 2014] of my new piece, BREATHLESS, for flute, orchestra and electronics with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. Splendid, virtuosic, sensitive performance by flautist (and old friend) Carol Wincenc and spirited and intelligent conducting by Beverly Everett. The orchestra rose to the occasion. …

A Symphony for Perth

Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea: A Symphony for Perth was composed from October 2013 to February 2014 for Carolyn Kuan and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, on commission from the Perth International Arts Festival. The 25-minute work is a musical, sonic portrait of Perth and surrounding areas, and was created in collaboration …

All set for Perth premiere

The Western Australia Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Carolyn Kuan was hard at work this morning polishing up Tod Machover's brand-new "Symphony for Perth," which premieres tonight at the finale of the 2014 Perth Festival. The much-anticipated work was featured in an extensive article published in today's The Australian: The ears of an outsider, …

Reviews of “Death and the Powers” in Dallas

Congratulations to the cast, crew and incredible team that pulled off last night's flawless opening night performance of the Dallas Opera's production of "Death and the Powers"!! Much relief all around that the Operabots, moving walls and chandelier were all in splendid working order after three years in the warehouse. Reviews are coming in! The …