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Undiscovered Greece

Discover the different face of Greece & enjoy classical chamber music at The Thessaly Chamber Music Festival

  • 15 June 2019
  • Music
  • Pelion

Greece is justly famous for its islands, but on the country’s mainland there are areas that present the traveller with exceptional beauty. Surprisingly, these areas remain relatively unknown and unexplored. One such place is Thessaly. Located in the centre of Greece, fronting the Aegean Sea on the east, and stretching on the west to the soaring Pindus Mountains, Thessaly presents an extraordinarily varied landscape as well as impressive archaeological and historic sites that reveal the progression of civilisation from the Neolithic period to the Early Christian era. “God-like” Achilles was a native son, and so was Jason, who led the Argonauts in quest of the Golden Fleece.

We are operating this tour in conjunction with our American associates, Thalassa Journeys and the programme features the Thessaly Chamber Music Festival as well as time to explore the most significant and interesting places of Thessaly. We will begin in Larissa, the vibrant and prosperous capital of the province, settled since the earliest times. Not far away is Meteora (“monasteries in mid-air”), one of the most extraordinary sights, not only in Greece but perhaps in all Europe. Our four night stay in Larissa will give us the opportunity to take excursions to nearby places of interest, including Trikala, the reputed birthplace of Aesculapius, the god of healing.

We will conclude our Thessaly journey in glorious Pelion, the legendary home of the centaurs, depicted in many ancient Greek sculptures as half-man, half-horse creatures. Thick forests of chestnut, beach and oak cover Pelion’s massif, while a profusion of herbs, olive and fruit trees thrive on the lower slopes. Scattered are villages that have changed little through the centuries.

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  • Classical Chamber Music

    Thessaly Chamber

    Adding to the uniqueness of this itinerary is the series of concerts of classical chamber music we will attend that will take place at historic sites. Organised by and operated under the auspices of the Thessaly Chamber Music Festival, the concerts feature mostly accomplished American musicians of the classical music repertory. The Chamber Music Festival of Thessaly will present chamber music concerts in unique historic venues throughout the region of Thessaly. The programmes, curated by the festival’s Artistic Director, composer/pianist Lowell Liebermann, will present iconic masterpieces of the chamber music literature alongside the most beautiful and exciting compositions of Greek classical composers, as well as other neglected and unusual masterworks. The internationally-recognised performers will include violinist Bella Hristova, cellist Dmitri Atapine, violist Dimitri Murrath, clarinetist Yoonah Kim, pianists William Hobbs, Adela Hyeyun Park and Lowell Liebermann. It is not often that a traveller can enjoy classical music of the highest calibre in a 3rd century BC theatre, or an 18th century church covered with Byzantine frescoes.

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  • Chamber Music Festival Performers

    Thessaly Chamber Music Festival

    Violinist/violist - Ida Kavafian

    Ida has just completed her 33rd year as artistic director of Music from Angel Fire, the renowned festival in New Mexico. She recently received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in recognition of her outstanding work with Curtis students. In addition to her teaching and solo engagements, she continues to perform with her piano quartet, OPUS ONE, and her most recent ensemble, Trio Valtorna. She has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1972.

    Violinist - Daniel Phillips.

    David is a founding member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and performs regularly at the Chamber Music Society. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, and appears regularly at the Spoleto USA Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest, among others. He was a member of the renowned Bach Aria Group and has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. He is a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of Bard College Conservatory, and The Juilliard School.

    Violinist - Cathy Meng Robinson.

    Cathy is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has performed extensively with the quartet throughout the United States and Europe. The quartet serves as quartet-in-residence at Kent State University and performs at many of the country’s top summer music festivals including Angel Fire, Santa Fe, Blossom, Bravo!Vail, Music from Menlo, and Chamber Music Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ivan Galamian and David Cerone and received her Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Isadore Tinkleman. Her violin is a Nicholas Gagliano, made in 1732.

    Violist - Steven Tenenbom.

    Steven has enjoyed an extensive career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He is the violist of the Orion String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Mannes College of Music and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios. He is also a co-founder of the piano quartet OPUS ONE and is a member of the viola faculty of The Juilliard School and Bard College Conservatory of Music. Among his many recordings are the complete Beethoven and Kirchner quartets with the Orion Quartet and Mozart viola quintets with the Guarneri Quartet. 

    Cellist - Keith Robinson.

    Kieth is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. His most recent recording, released on Blue Griffin Records with pianist Donna Lee, features Mendelssohn’s complete works for cello and piano. As a member of the Miami String Quartet, he has recorded for the BMG, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, and Pyramid recording labels, was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, and won the Concert Artists Guild, London String Quartet, and Fischoff chamber music competitions. He plays a Carlo Tononi cello made in Venice and dated 1725.

    Flautist - Tara Helen O’Connor.

    Tara is an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and a two-time Grammy nominee. She regularly appears at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, and Mainly Mozart Festival, among others. She has premiered hundreds of new works and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Koch International, CMS Studio Recordings with the Chamber Music Society, and Bridge Records. She is associate professor of flute and head of the wind department at Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Additionally, she is on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory and is a visiting artist, teacher, and coach at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

    Pianist - William Hobbs.

    William has appeared as recitalist, soloist with orchestras and collaborative pianist with ensembles and singers throughout Europe, Asia and America. As pianist and conductor, he has worked at many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, the San Francisco, Chicago Lyric, Seattle, and Washington operas. He has premiered works by many prominent American composers and joined the Piano and Voice Faculty at Westminster Choir College in 2010 and the Faculty of The Juilliard School in 2014. He was recently given the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Colorado in Boulder in recognition of his substantial and varied accomplishments in the field of music.

    Artistic Director - Lowell Liebermann.

    Lowell has written over 130 works in all genres and he has received commissions by a wide array of ensembles and instrumentalists, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Emerson Quartet, London’s Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo. He has served as Composer-in-residence at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and with the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, among others. He is the head of the Mannes School of Music’s Composition Department and he also maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor. Among his many awards are a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the first winner of the Van Cliburn Invitational Composers Competition, and in 2014, he became the inaugural recipient of the Virgil Thomson Award for vocal composition.

    Please note that performers and artists are subject to change.

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Undiscovered Greece

Undiscovered Greece

We have selected two of the region’s finest hotels available for our stay.

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Itinerary

  • Pelion

Day 1 - London to Thessaloniki to Larissa, Greece.

Fly by scheduled flight to Thessaloniki and transfer to Larissa, Thessaly’s vibrant capital and the main city. Check in to the centrally located Divani Palace Larissa, our base for the next four nights and enjoy a welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 2 - Larissa.

Located in central Greece, Thessaly is one of the country’s most interesting areas and yet it mostly remains beyond the usual tourist circuits. Strabo, the ancient geographer and historian, called it, “a country most blessed.” In the morning, visit the superb Diachronic Museum, whose exhibits of artefacts chronicle the history of Larissa and Thessaly from the Paleolithic period to the late Byzantine era, a span of about 10,000 years. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and dinner at a local taverna. This evening we will attend the opening concert of the Thessaly Chamber Music Festival at Larissa’s 3rd century BC theatre. (B, D)

Day 3 - Larissa, Meteora & Trikala.

We leave Larissa in the morning for Meteora, one of the most extraordinary sights in Greece and perhaps in all of Europe. Rising from Thessaly’s valley, the Meteora Monasteries (‘monasteries in mid-air”) are gigantic rocks on top of which are monasteries built by hermits some 600 years ago, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the monastery of St. Varlaam, originally founded in the 14th century, which is covered with fine frescoes. The monastery’s refectory has been turned into a museum to house the monastic treasures. Continue to Trikala for lunch. The Homeric Trikke, Trikala is the reputed birthplace of Aesculapius, the god of healing. Return to Larissa for dinner before the concert this evening at Larissa’s Folklore Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Larissa & Dion.

We depart Larissa in the morning to visit one of the area’s premier wineries to taste the wines and enjoy lunch in the countryside. The undulating hills north of Larissa have been known for their vineyards and wine production since antiquity. Continue on to Dion, a cult centre in antiquity and now an important and evocative archaeological site. Situated on the foothills of Mount Olympus, Dion was a sacred city dedicated to Demetra, the earth goddess, later supplanted by Zeus, after whom it was named. The city became prominent in the 4th century BC under Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. Explore the site, including the museum that houses an extensive superb mosaic found in Dion, and stop at a local taverna for dinner. Return to the hotel after the concert this evening which will be held at Dion’s Archaeological Museum. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Larissa to Portaria, Pelion.

Today we will drive from Larissa to Pelion, one of Greece’s most characteristic and unspoiled areas, stopping along the way for lunch. As in antiquity, thick forests of chestnut, oak, beech olive and fruit orchards cover the slopes of Pelion’s massif and, according to Greek mythology, Pelion was the home of the centaurs, depicted as half man, half horse creatures. The profusion of the vegetation, the magnificent scenery, the surrounding blue sea, the villages with the preserved architecture, and the friendly and hospitable people make Pelion one of the most beautiful and welcoming places in Greece. Our home in Pelion will be the Xenia Palace Portaria, in the charming village of Portaria. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and our concert this evening will take place on a terrace in Portaria overlooking the surrounding hills and the city of Volos. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - The villages of Pelion.

Spend the day exploring inner Pelion’s villages. Drive the forested road to the village of Kissos and visit the old church of Aghia Marina, whose interior is entirely covered in exquisite frescoes. Continue to the Aegean Sea coast for lunch at a seaside taverna after which we will spend some free time in this lovely spot where, weather permitting, you may enjoy a swim. Continue on to the lovely familyowned Hotel Lost Unicorn, in the characteristic village of Tsangarada, for coffee and tea. Dinner will follow our concert this evening which will be held at Kissos’ church of Aghia Marina. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Volos & Dimini.

Situated at the head of a spacious bay, Volos, Thessaly’s main port city, occupies the site of Bronze Age Iolcos, the home of Jason, and the place from which he led the Argonauts in quest of the fabledGolden Fleece. A replica of the Argo, the boat of Jason and the Argonauts, is moored in Volos’ harbour. Drive in the morning to Volos and then on to Dimini, one of the most important Neolithic settlements in Greece. Settled around 5000 BC, Dimini’s excavated houses, workshops and narrow streets provide a vivid picture of a Neolithic village. Continue to Nea Anchialos, a notable early Christian town that was abandoned in the 7th century and visit the site. Volos is known throughout Greece for its cuisine of a vast array of small dishes that are akin to tapas, which we will taste during lunch. After lunch, visit the superb Archaeological Museum of Volos, known for its collection of painted stelae from the nearby ancient site of Demetrias. Following the museum visit, we will continue to the headquarters of the Lyceum of the Women of Volos, an educational and philanthropic institution, where we will be hosted by its officers. The Lyceum’s Neoclassical building includes a collection of traditional costumes. Enjoy dinner in Volos and this evening’s concert will be held in the elegant main hall of the Volos Conservatory. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Cruise the Pagasitic Gulf.

This morning we cruise the Pagasitic Gulf, the great waterway that borders Pelion’s west shore, on a privately chartered boat. Sail first to the uninhabited islet of Prasouda, where the crystal-clear waters are ideal for swimming. Then on to Paleo Trikeri, a small island near the mouth of the gulf, where motor traffic is not allowed. Disembark and walk the short distance to the island’s only village, crowned by an old Byzantine castle. This idyllic isle is known for its seafood, which we will enjoy during lunch at a restaurant facing the bay. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. (B, L)

Day 9 - Makrinitsa.

Spend the morning at leisure to explore Portaria at your own pace. In the afternoon drive to Makrinitsa, one of Pelion’s most striking villages. Built on the side of a hill near Portaria, Makrinitsa is known as “Pelion’s balcony” on account of its superb position that opens up to wide vistas. Old timber-framed houses and mansions with slate roofs are built on steep terraces. Its spacious square has a sculptured marble fountain and provides fine views. Explore this delightful place before the festival’s closing concert at Portaria’s church of Arghios Nikolaos, after which there will be a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 10 - Pelion to London.

Transfer to the airport in Thessaloniki for the return scheduled flight to London.

NB. Please note that there is a moderate amount of walking involved in this itinerary, often over uneven or relatively steep terrain. It is therefore not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

  • Meteora Monastery
  • Greek tavern
  • Makrinitsa

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
15 to 24 June 2019
Category Price
Twin £4795
Single £5495

Tour Reference Code: LAGREECE

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Four nights accommodation at Divani Palace Larissa • Five nights accommodation at Xenia Palace Portaria • Meals as listed (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner • Seven concerts as listed • Noble Caledonia Tour Manager• Guest Speaker • Local guides • Excursions • Gratuities • Transfers • Airport taxes.

Not Included: Travel insurance, meals other than those stated.

NB. Please note that there is a moderate amount of walking involved in this itinerary, often over uneven or relatively steep terrain. It is therefore not recommended for those with walking difficulties.

Undiscovered Greece

We have selected two of the region’s finest hotels available for our stay.

 
  • Xenia Palace Portaria
    Xenia Palace Portaria
  • Xenia Palace Portaria
    Hotel Xenia - Belvedere Restaurant
  • Xenia Palace Portaria
    Xenia Palace Portaria
  • Xenia Palace Portaria
    Xenia Palace Portaria
  • Xenia Palace Portaria
    Xenia Palace Portaria
  • Divani Larissa Lounge
    Divani Larissa Lounge
  • Divani Larissa Spa
    Divani Larissa Spa
  • Xenia Palace Portaria

    Xenia Palace Portaria

    Xenia Palace Portaria offers a comfortable stay with traditional elements. The hotel overlooks Volos, the Pagasetic Gulf and the mount of the Centaurs and features a spa-health club and outdoor pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace. The Belvedere restaurant offers a hearty traditional breakfast based on local and organic products, while the cafe-bar La Veranda offers magnificent views and unique flavours of traditional and Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel’s 75 rooms feature fine fabrics and are fitted with carpeted floors, well-chosen furnishings and warm colours. Rooms are equipped with a desk, air conditioning and minibar, bath or shower, hairdryer and toiletries.

  • Divani Palace Larissa

    Divani Palace Larissa

    One of the oldest settlements in Greece, Larissa is a major Greek city which offers visitors historical sites, museums, numerous shops, bars and restaurants, and the centrally located Divani Palace Larissa hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this ancient town. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are styled in a palette of natural colours and each deluxe room is approximately 20 square metres in size and features an LCD television, safe, mini-bar, deep soaking tub, premium bathroom amenities, individual climate control and a private balcony with wonderful city views. The gourmet hotel restaurant provides traditional Greek and international cuisine and its bar is a great place for relaxing with a cocktail in the evening. The Larissa Spa Centre is the ideal place to unwind, featuring an indoor pool with waterfall heads, a steam bath and a varied menu of professional treatments. For exercise enthusiasts, the hotel also has a fully equipped fitness centre.

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  • Xenia Palace Portaria

    Xenia Palace Portaria

    Xenia Palace Portaria offers a comfortable stay with traditional elements. The hotel overlooks Volos, the Pagasetic Gulf and the mount of the Centaurs and features a spa-health club and outdoor pool surrounded by a furnished sun terrace. The Belvedere restaurant offers a hearty traditional breakfast based on local and organic products, while the cafe-bar La Veranda offers magnificent views and unique flavours of traditional and Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel’s 75 rooms feature fine fabrics and are fitted with carpeted floors, well-chosen furnishings and warm colours. Rooms are equipped with a desk, air conditioning and minibar, bath or shower, hairdryer and toiletries.

  • Divani Palace Larissa

    Divani Palace Larissa

    One of the oldest settlements in Greece, Larissa is a major Greek city which offers visitors historical sites, museums, numerous shops, bars and restaurants, and the centrally located Divani Palace Larissa hotel is the ideal base from which to explore this ancient town. The hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are styled in a palette of natural colours and each deluxe room is approximately 20 square metres in size and features an LCD television, safe, mini-bar, deep soaking tub, premium bathroom amenities, individual climate control and a private balcony with wonderful city views. The gourmet hotel restaurant provides traditional Greek and international cuisine and its bar is a great place for relaxing with a cocktail in the evening. The Larissa Spa Centre is the ideal place to unwind, featuring an indoor pool with waterfall heads, a steam bath and a varied menu of professional treatments. For exercise enthusiasts, the hotel also has a fully equipped fitness centre.

Classical Chamber Music

Adding to the uniqueness of this itinerary is the series of concerts of classical chamber music we will attend that will take place at historic sites. Organised by and operated under the auspices of the Thessaly Chamber Music Festival, the concerts feature mostly accomplished American musicians of the classical music repertory. The Chamber Music Festival of Thessaly will present chamber music concerts in unique historic venues throughout the region of Thessaly. The programmes, curated by the festival’s Artistic Director, composer/pianist Lowell Liebermann, will present iconic masterpieces of the chamber music literature alongside the most beautiful and exciting compositions of Greek classical composers, as well as other neglected and unusual masterworks. The internationally-recognised performers will include violinist Bella Hristova, cellist Dmitri Atapine, violist Dimitri Murrath, clarinetist Yoonah Kim, pianists William Hobbs, Adela Hyeyun Park and Lowell Liebermann. It is not often that a traveller can enjoy classical music of the highest calibre in a 3rd century BC theatre, or an 18th century church covered with Byzantine frescoes.

Chamber Music Festival Performers

Violinist/violist - Ida Kavafian

Ida has just completed her 33rd year as artistic director of Music from Angel Fire, the renowned festival in New Mexico. She recently received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in recognition of her outstanding work with Curtis students. In addition to her teaching and solo engagements, she continues to perform with her piano quartet, OPUS ONE, and her most recent ensemble, Trio Valtorna. She has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1972.

Violinist - Daniel Phillips.

David is a founding member of the 30-year-old Orion String Quartet, which is in residence at Mannes College of Music and performs regularly at the Chamber Music Society. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, and appears regularly at the Spoleto USA Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest, among others. He was a member of the renowned Bach Aria Group and has toured and recorded in a string quartet for SONY with Gidon Kremer, Kim Kashkashian, and Yo-Yo Ma. He is a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and on the faculties of Bard College Conservatory, and The Juilliard School.

Violinist - Cathy Meng Robinson.

Cathy is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has performed extensively with the quartet throughout the United States and Europe. The quartet serves as quartet-in-residence at Kent State University and performs at many of the country’s top summer music festivals including Angel Fire, Santa Fe, Blossom, Bravo!Vail, Music from Menlo, and Chamber Music Northwest. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ivan Galamian and David Cerone and received her Master’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Isadore Tinkleman. Her violin is a Nicholas Gagliano, made in 1732.

Violist - Steven Tenenbom.

Steven has enjoyed an extensive career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He is the violist of the Orion String Quartet, the quartet-in-residence at Mannes College of Music and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson and Beaux Arts trios. He is also a co-founder of the piano quartet OPUS ONE and is a member of the viola faculty of The Juilliard School and Bard College Conservatory of Music. Among his many recordings are the complete Beethoven and Kirchner quartets with the Orion Quartet and Mozart viola quintets with the Guarneri Quartet. 

Cellist - Keith Robinson.

Kieth is a founding member of the Miami String Quartet and has been active as a chamber musician, recitalist, and soloist since his graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music. His most recent recording, released on Blue Griffin Records with pianist Donna Lee, features Mendelssohn’s complete works for cello and piano. As a member of the Miami String Quartet, he has recorded for the BMG, CRI, Musical Heritage Society, and Pyramid recording labels, was a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, and won the Concert Artists Guild, London String Quartet, and Fischoff chamber music competitions. He plays a Carlo Tononi cello made in Venice and dated 1725.

Flautist - Tara Helen O’Connor.

Tara is an Avery Fisher Career Grant winner and a two-time Grammy nominee. She regularly appears at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, Spoleto USA, Chamber Music Northwest, and Mainly Mozart Festival, among others. She has premiered hundreds of new works and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Koch International, CMS Studio Recordings with the Chamber Music Society, and Bridge Records. She is associate professor of flute and head of the wind department at Purchase College Conservatory of Music. Additionally, she is on the faculty of Bard College Conservatory and is a visiting artist, teacher, and coach at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Pianist - William Hobbs.

William has appeared as recitalist, soloist with orchestras and collaborative pianist with ensembles and singers throughout Europe, Asia and America. As pianist and conductor, he has worked at many of the world’s major opera houses, including the Opéra National de Paris, the Salzburg Festival, the San Francisco, Chicago Lyric, Seattle, and Washington operas. He has premiered works by many prominent American composers and joined the Piano and Voice Faculty at Westminster Choir College in 2010 and the Faculty of The Juilliard School in 2014. He was recently given the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Colorado in Boulder in recognition of his substantial and varied accomplishments in the field of music.

Artistic Director - Lowell Liebermann.

Lowell has written over 130 works in all genres and he has received commissions by a wide array of ensembles and instrumentalists, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Emerson Quartet, London’s Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo. He has served as Composer-in-residence at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and with the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, among others. He is the head of the Mannes School of Music’s Composition Department and he also maintains an active performing schedule as pianist and conductor. Among his many awards are a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the first winner of the Van Cliburn Invitational Composers Competition, and in 2014, he became the inaugural recipient of the Virgil Thomson Award for vocal composition.

Please note that performers and artists are subject to change.

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