Corigliano, John

Many of the world's most famous orchestras, soloists, and chamber musicians have commissioned, played, and recorded John Corigliano's music. The Pulitzer Prize for Symphony No. 2, the Grawemeyer Award for Symphony No. 1 (given over 300 presentations worldwide), the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Score (The Red Violin), and three Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Composition are among his many accolades (Symphony No. 1, String Quartet, and Mr. Tambourine Man.) A second opera, The Lord of Cries, was recently completed, with a libretto by Mark Adamo based on Euripides' Bacchae and Bram Stoker's Dracula. The Lord of Cries is Corigliano's first opera after The Ghosts of Versailles for The Metropolitan Opera in 1991, and the Santa Fe Opera has commissioned it for a 2021 premiere. After his concerti for piano, oboe, clarinet, flute (Pied Piper Fantasy), guitar (Troubadours), violin (The Red Violin), and percussion (Conjurer), and the orchestral song-cycles Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for augmented soprano, Corigliano will compose a new Saxophone Concerto for the San Francisco Symphony's 2020-2021 season. Other compositions include Symphony No. 3: Circus Maximus, a folio of chamber works, and Symphony No. 3: Circus Maximus for various wind ensembles. The Royal Opera of Versailles will stage The Ghosts of Versailles in December 2019 in a co-production with Glimmerglass Festival, following its 2015 staging by Los Angeles Opera, which won 2017 Grammys for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Classical Album. Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 was performed in Hong Kong and at the New York Philharmonic in the spring of 2019, both times were conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

John Corigliano


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