Rave Reviews for World Premiere of “Moon Tea”

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Critics praised Steve Mackey and Opera Theatre St. Louis on the successful World Premiere of his opera Moon Tea both for its clever and vibrant portrayal of an astronomically-significant moment in British history, and for its musical voice as unique as it is skillful and compelling. George Loomis of Musical America writes: “Of the three …

Steven Mackey’s “Moon Tea” Opera Launches in St. Louis

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New Opera Depicts Historic Meeting of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with Apollo 11 Astronauts After Moon Landing GRAMMY-winning composer Steven Mackey and Obie Award-winning librettist Rinde Eckert have completed a monumental task in an unthinkable amount of time: They’ve written a new opera for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in less than two …

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

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On December 6th, the PRISM Quartet celebrates its 35th anniversary season with the release of its 25th recording, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, featuring music by Emma O’Halloran, Kristin Kuster, Steven Mackey, Anna Weesner, and Julia Wolfe. With the exception of Kuster’s Red Pine, all of the works on the album were commissioned by PRISM. More information …

CD Release of “Steven Mackey: Time Release” Nov 19th

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Known as the nation’s foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music, BMOP/sound today announced the November 19th release of Steven Mackey: Time Release, led by conductor Gil Rose and performed by the musicians of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and percussionist Colin Currie. Growing up playing in rock bands …

BMOP Begins Season with Premiere by Steven Mackey

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The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, begins its 23rd season with Time Release: a one-night-only concert of orchestral music headlined by the American premiere of Steven Mackey’s Time Release. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Gil Rose, BMOP also celebrates the Boston premieres of Tonic by Steven Mackey, Concerto …

Composer Steven Mackey Releases Electric Guitar Opera, Orpheus Unsung, on New Amsterdam; World Premiere of Through Your Fingers at Carnegie Hall

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Composer Steven Mackey – a Grammy Award-winner lauded by Gramophone for his “explosive and ethereal imagination” – releases a CD of his wordless electric guitar opera, Orpheus Unsung, on the New Amsterdam label this fall, on which he performs with Sō Percussion member Jason Treuting. A combination concert and CD release party will be held …

Slide, Steve Mackey’s 2010 Music Theater Piece will be Staged in Three Performances

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2010 music theater piece, Slide, for tenor/actor, electric guitar and mixed chamber ensemble will be staged in three performances in Philadelphia, Princeton, and at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust this November.  Mackey’s 2010 album Dreamhouse, nominated for four Grammy Awards, featured tenor/actor Rinde Eckert; the composer won a Grammy for another Eckert collaboration, the music theater piece …