- Pemiere of Five Bucolics: A Cycle of Songs on Poems by Maurice Manning, at University of Miami, November 21, 2010. Tony Boutté, tenor; Alan Johnson, piano.
Audio samples at “Have a Listen. . .” below, right)
- Speaker, The Carmel Authors & Ideas Festival, Sept. 24-26, 2010, Carmel-by-the-Sea.
(Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground). Please see Amazon link for copies of Audible Signs.
Festival double bill:
Saturday: Take a Sad Song and Make it Better: the Beatles and Beethoven.
Sunday: Earning Your Song: Beethoven’s 7th and “Ticket to Ride.”
- Book, Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground from Continuum Books (Aug. 26, 2010) “A vivid, expressive, and innovative study of how the great composers in classical and rock music deploy subtle musical signs in ingenious ways.” See tab above (Book: Audible Signs) for full description.
- Audio samples (see “Have a Listen. . .” at below, right)
- Recent performances featuring virtuoso violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved:
– Inaugural Concert, British Museum Project, May 27, 2010: Palimpsest for Solo Violin
– Wege durch das Land / Literature and Music Festival in Westphalia, Germany, August, 2010: Everything Under the Sun: Four Seasons for Two Violins.
- Upcoming premiere at the University of Miami, November 21, 2010: Five Bucolics: A Cycle of Songs on Poems by Maurice Manning, composed for Tony Boutté, tenor.
- Speaker, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Tennessee Chapter, Vanderbilt University, Spring Initiation Meeting, May 13, 2010: “Audible Signs: An Intimate Iconography of Music.”
- Speaker, One Day University, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA: “The Beatles and Beethoven: Hearing the Connections”
- Air for Unaccompanied Violin (2010) Recorded by Peter Sheppard Skærved for a forthcoming disc of solo works
- New works in progress:
Burlesques Before the Ark (Piano Quartet, 2010).
The Lost Books of the Odyssey (Tableaux after Zachary Mason’s novel).
- The Michael Alec Rose Composition Award has been newly endowed at the Blair School of Music by composer-violinist and former student Daniel Bernard Roumain.
- 25th Annual ASCAPLUS Award (2010)
- Entry on The Lied and Art Song Texts page