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La Fabrique Culturelle TV: Cordes et discorde

06 May 2016 Watch a four minute video of Luna Pearl Woolf’s 12 May 2016 Triptyque program at the Salle Bourgie, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from La Fabrique Culturelle TV. The program features Mélange à trois, One to One to One, and Rumi: Quatrains of … Continue reading

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BETTER GODS

Better Gods, an opera by composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, commissioned by the Washington National Opera, Francesca Zambello, Artistic Director,

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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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Strings Magazine: Matt Haimovitz Returns to the Solo Suites and Intimate Venues

Given his commitment to connecting with his audience, Haimovitz chose a unique way to share this passion with his listeners. He has commissioned preludes to the Six Solo Suites, created by contemporary composers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. “It’s a way to bring these suites into the 21st century,” he says, “to have living, breathing composers grapple with the materials, Bach’s musical building blocks, and find their own take on it.”

The six composers bringing contemporary vitality to Bach are Philip Glass, Luna Pearl Woolf, Du Yun, Vijay Iyer, Roberto Sierra, and Mohammed Fairouz. Haimovitz has encouraged them to draw on folk melodies, just as Bach did in his day. As we spoke, the pieces were still being written, and Haimovitz’s excitement and anticipation is contagious. 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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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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How Bright the Darkness

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Treble Choir, Harp, Percussion, and String Orchestra | 6′

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We Are God’s Children / MotherSongs

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Mezzo-Soprano and String Quartet  | 9′

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How Bright the Darkness

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Baritone, Women’s Chorus, Harp, Percussion, and String Orchestra | 6′

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Suspense

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Eight Cellos and Four Percussion | 11′

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L’Opéra: On Se Souviens De Toi, Sappho (We Remember You, Sappho)

April 12, 2015 Présenté pour la première fois avec mis en scène, [à la compagnie Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime, directeur Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse] l’opéra Orpheus on Sappho’s Shore de Luna Pearl Woolf s’est révélé une fascinante et onirique proposition artistique: la rencontre de ces … 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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The New York Times: Her Art, Her Passion, Her Torment: Joyce DiDonato Celebrates Camille Claudel at Zankel Hall

February 6, 2015 Joyce DiDonato at Zankel Hall with the Brentano String Quartet: from left, Serena Canin, Mark Steinberg, Nina Lee and Misha Amory. Credit: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times The life of the French sculptor Camille Claudel is … Continue reading

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San Francisco Classical Voice: From the Top Loves the S.F. Conservatory

February 4, 2015 Christopher O’Riley, photo by Edy Perez   It’s been a while, seven years, since the popular NPR musical talent show From the Tophas been back to San Francisco. The show is planning to tape a show at … 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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Ontogeny

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Bassoon, Horn and Piano Quartet | 16′

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Sonnet CXXX

By Luna Pearl Woolf | For Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Violin | 10′

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Prayer

By Ernest Bloch/Luna Pearl Woolf | For Solo Cello and String Orchestra | 4′

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