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BroadwayWorld Review: BETTER GODS Soars at the Kennedy Center

January 11, 2016 “Ms. Woolf’s gorgeous score is underlined by the use of traditional Hawaiian chants and her score utilized authentic instruments like the nose flute, Kala’au (percussive sticks), and Ili’ili (castanets), that are native to the island.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts: Review: ‘Better Gods’ at The Washington National Opera

January 9, 2016 “Woolf’s new and original composition uses Hawaiian instruments to add an audible authenticity to the story. Throughout the opera the nose flute, Kalaʻau (warrior sticks made from strawberry guava trees), and ʻIliʻili (stone castanets) amplify the sadness … Continue reading

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ConcertoNet: December Celebration – New Carols by Seven American Composers

07 December 2015 “…in Luna Pearl Woolf’s How Bright the Darkness, an impressively vivid piece for women’s choir, baritone solo, strings, percussion, and harp. Woolf’s orchestration and harmonies paint the sparseness of nature. It is a piece where the listener can … Continue reading

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Examiner: PENTATONE tries to get the jump on Christmas music marketing

Woolf has mustered just the right combination of sonorities and thematic material that makes the perfect glove to fit Wilner’s poetic hand. Continue reading

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New York Times: What Happens When Bach Visits the Cafeteria

by DAVID ALLEN October 27, 2015 Students eating at Columbia University’s John Jay Dining Hall, an airy den reverberating with undergraduate chatter, were in for a surprise last Wednesday. When they walked in for dinner, they found Matt Haimovitz — … Continue reading

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Primephonic: To Inspire, To Create, To Engage and To Empower

The American composer Luna Pearl Woolf is at the pinnacle of a new generation of politically conscious and artistically progressive composers. Her work… Continue reading

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Congratulations to composer David Sanford: Winner of a 2015 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

David Sanford has been awarded a 2015 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Fellowship of $15,000 is awarded to mid-career composers of exceptional gifts. David’s extraordinary musicianship and unbridled creativity are an inspiration! For more information please … Continue reading

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San Francisco Classical Voice: Lisa Delan Recital A Pure Delight

Woolf’s composition alluringly displayed diverse facets of love refracted through a variety of genres, with Haimovitz channeling a jazz bass pizzicato here, sliding into Middle Eastern modes there,something fluttering with O’Riley like attendant lovebirds. Continue reading

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Oxingale Music announces Winner of Composition Competition

Oxingale Music announces Winner of Composition Competition Continue reading

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The New York Times: Classical Playlist: John Adams, Handel, Lewis Spratlan and More

This welcome new recording from the impressive Boston Modern Orchestra Project offers three ingeniously written and distinctive Spratlan works. Continue reading

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Oxingale Music Announces New Composition Competition for Cello and Voice

Oxingale Music, publisher of a range of contemporary sheet music from award-winning composers, announces the first in a series of composition competitions aimed at building the repertoire for cello and unusual ensembles. Continue reading

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Mountain Lake, PBS: Mélange à Trois

May 17, 2014 After first hearing Krystina Marcoux’s fiery, solo performance of Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto back in 2013, it was with a lot of anticipation that I attended Luna Pearl Woolf’s original voiceless opera Mélange à Trois with the BIK ensemble last Friday, … Continue reading

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The New York Times, ArtsBeat: Opera America Names Eight Grant Winners

April 2, 2014 Late last year, Opera America set out to encourage women composers to write new operas, and offered incentives, by way of a two-year grant program, underwritten by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The organization announced the first group of recipients … Continue reading

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Boston Classical Review: A bustling Boston music season is on tap with several anniversary celebrations

September 3, 2013 There is expectation everywhere. A new music director at Symphony Hall ( even though he won’t really get going for a year). A new opera troupe in town, restoring one of Boston’s best conductors to the pit … Continue reading

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Herald-Times: Chamber Choir Focuses on Musical, Verbal Message

March 5, 2013 The Bloomington chamber choir Voces Novae performs with artistic integrity and is motivated by social conscience. … At the heart of the concert was a performance of “Après Moi, le Déluge,”

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Hoosier Times: Voces Novae program a unique combination of words and music

March 3, 2013 For Susan Swaney and her Voces Novae Chamber Choir, the reason for a performance has always been music plus. … So, this evening’s concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church, titles “Decadence and Disater, appears to fit into … Continue reading

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Christopher O’Riley performs Luna Pearl Woolf: Bagatelle #4 (from Five Bagatelles)

June 28, 2012 Christopher O’Riley writes: “From the Top just taped a new show last night in conjunction with

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New York Times: Forces of Nature and Ecstasy – Julian Wachner’s Trinity Choir at Zankel Hall

June 3, 2012 Since the conductor and composer Julian Wachner became

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Lewis Spratlan: Events 2011-2012

Upcoming performances of works by Lewis Spratlan

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Luna Pearl Woolf: Events 2011-2012

Luna Pearl Woolf’s upcoming performances: October 26-27: recording of “AngelHeart” for narrator and five cellos, at Piccollo Studios in Montreal, Canada. November 12, 2011: “Ten Images” performed by Krista Martynes, clarinet, and Elinor Frey, cello, at Wilder and Davis Luthiers in … Continue reading

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