Congratulations Composer Lucas Richman!
For earning the American Prize in Composition
Judges Citation for EXCEPTIONAL CONCERTO 2016 for Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth
“Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth” from The American Prize: celebrating American excellence in the arts in Composition, 2016, in the orchestra category. The work, premiered in 2013 by pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, was recorded in 2015 by Mr. Biegel and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Lucas Richman on the podium.
Composer Andrea Clearfield!
on the April 1, 2017 release of her new CD
Women of Valor
Performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, conducted by Maestra Noreen Green
Released by Albany records, this hour-long oratorio is a celebration of women from the Old Testament, inspired by a midrash (biblical commentary) on Proverbs, where each line of the biblical text from Proverbs 31 represents a strong, resourceful woman. Texts for “Women of Valor” are drawn both from the Bible and from modern poems and prose, highlighting the stories of Sarah, Leah, Rachel, Jocheved, Miriam, Hannah, Jael, Michal, Ruth and Esther.
“The expansive work is accessible to all, incredibly well crafted both in its musical form and the arch of its emotional impact on an audience… It is a work that deserves many performances.”