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Sunday, May 20, 2018
World Premiere

"When Did We See You?"

by Dominick DiOrio

St. James Cathedral
65 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611 


Sunday, July 8, 2018
World Premiere

The Passion of Yeshua

by Richard Danielpour

Oregon Bach Festival
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
1 Eugene CenterEugene, OR 97401


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Carter Pann - Sept 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Carter Pann

“I just loved the sound of sound.” This is how Pulitzer Prize-finalist Carter Pann describes his early music experience. He grew up in a home where his parents listened to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and classic rock. But they also had a series of “Greatest Classical Hits” albums, so Carter got heavy doses of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Debussy, Beethoven, and Mozart. 


"St. Bonaventure Mass" to premiere September 2017

Fabio Luisi

The premiere of Grammy Award-winner Fabio Luisi'St. Bonaventure Mass is a highly anticipated set of events scheduled for September 17 and 19, 2017. The world premiere fittingly takes place at St. Bonaventure University, within the liturgical Mass at the Campus Chapel. The musicians will then travel to New York for a very special New York premiere, performed at The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Victoria Bond - August 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Victoria Bond

If you were creating a list of the “10 Women Who Light Up the Arts Scene,” who are the women you would include? In May of 2017, Good Housekeeping didn’t hesitate to name VICTORIA BOND as one of the ten. Celebrated as a composer, conductor, and producer of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in New York, Ms. Bond is a woman of firsts.


Fabio Luisi - July 2017 SDG Composer of the Month

Fabio Luisi, conducting  

Today’s audiences recognize Grammy Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi for many accomplishments: Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, General Music Director of the Zurich Opera, and Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Add to that his position succeeding Zubin Mehta as Music Director Designate of Florence’s Opera di Firenze and the legendary Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2018, and you would think he’s done it all!

But most do not know that he studied composition early in his music education.


Give to Your Heart's Content

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“Music is not part of ‘arts and entertainment’ as the newspaper section would have us believe.

"It’s not a luxury, a lavish thing that we fund from leftovers of our budgets …

"Music is a basic need of human survival. Music is … a way for us to understand things with our hearts when we can’t with our minds.”

—Dr. Karl Paulnack, in a welcome to parents of incoming students at The Boston Conservatory