This Concert is Underwritten by the Victor Herbert Foundation, working to sustain the performance of works by American born or naturalized American composers. As a summer resident of Lake Placid, we are hopeful that Victor looks kindly down on this concert tonight, which is full of works by brilliant American composers.
- Jessie Montgomery - Strum
- Aaron Copland – Music for the Movies
- Morton Johannes Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium, Daniel Szasz, violin
- George Gershwin – Someone to Watch Over Me, Daniel Szasz, violin
- Stephen Paulus - Voices from the Gallery, Leigh Barrett, narrator
- Please click Daniel or Leigh's highlighted names to read their bios on this site.
Contemporary Composers showcased tonight:
Winner of the ASCAP Leonard Bernstein Award, Jessie Montgomery is currently the resident composer of the sphinx Virtuosi, the organization’s flagship professional touring ensemble. She has been commissioned by the Orpheus Chamber orchestra, the Albany Symphony and will have new works premiered by several major orchestras across the country this year
Morten Johannes Lauridsen was a National Medal of Arts recipient in 2007, composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 50 years.
Stephen Paulus (1949-2014) composed over 600 works in his lifetime resulting in performances world-wide and a GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2016. He was the composer in residence for many orchestras including Atlanta and Minnesota. A supporter of other composers, he founded what is now the American Composers Forum the largest composer service organization in the U.S,
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The Lake Placid Sinfonietta Guild wishes to thank the reception sponsor for this concert: