Lewis Spratlan wins Arts and Letters Award

Congratulations to Oxingale Music composer Lewis Spratlan!

THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS ANNOUNCES
2011 MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

Lewis Spratlan has been awarded the Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice.

Lewis Spratlan (Arts and Letters Award), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2000, was born in 1940 in Miami, Florida. From1970 until his retirement in 2006, he served on the music faculty of Amherst College. He has recently completed Architect, a chamber opera. A Summer’s Day, commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, was premiered in 2009, and his opera Life is a Dream received its world premiere and four additional performances by the Santa Fe Opera in July and August, 2010, under the baton of Leonard Slatkin. His music is recorded on the Albany, Gasparo, Koch International Classical, Navona, Opus One, and Oxingale labels.

To read the entire press release: http://www.artsandletters.org/press_releases/2010music.php

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