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Composer: Wuorinen, Charles (b. 1938)

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Year of birth1938
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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BostonBoston Modern Orchestra Project Presents Semi-Staged Opera The Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Wuorinen: The Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Gil Rose; Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Heather Buck

PotsdamUstwolskaja, Wuorinen, Kagel, Lang, Huber

Ustvolskaya, Wuorinen, Kagel, Lang, Huber
KAPmodern Ensemble

New York CityThe Horszowski Trio

Schumann, Wuorinen, Shostakovich
Horszowski Trio

New York CityNew Music

du Bois, Wuorinen, Pintscher, MacMillan
Michael Brown; Bella Hristova; Richard O'Neill; Mihai Marica

New York CityPeoples' Symphony Concerts Presents: Argus Quartet

Mendelssohn, Theofanidis, Debussy, Wuorinen
Argus Quartet; Jason Issokson; Clara Kim; Dana Kelley
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Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO

Daniel Okulitch (Ennis Del Mar) and Glenn Seven Allen (Jack Twist) © Sarah Shatz
In the Brokeback Mountain, Wuorinen's  powerfully depicts the stern landscapes, the omnipresent menace, the desolate life of the characters and their awkward interactions.
***11
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From the sublime to gobbling turkeys!

Evan Hughes © Matthu Placek | CAMI
James Levine led the MET Chamber Ensemble through a remarkable performance of Carter's The American Sublime, whose scattered yet distinct clouds of sound evoked the warmth, irony, and philosophical musings of the texts.
***11
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Teatro Real: Brokeback Mountain

Daniel Okulitch (Ennis Del Mar) / Tom Randle (Jack Twist) © Javier del Real / Teatro Real
Annie Proulx's love story between two men in rural Wyoming sees its opera première. Strong casting and an irregular score turn Spain into the capital of the opera.
***11
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Ensemble LPR showcases Jennifer Koh and Beethoven in a broad program

Jennifer Koh  ©  Juergen Frank
Jennifer Koh and Ensemble LPR helped celebrate the five-year anniversary of (Le) Poisson Rouge Friday night, with a lively program of works by John Zorn, Charles Wuorinen and Ludwig van Beethoven. The club-like atmosphere of LPR was in full swing before the show began, waiters ferrying salads and glasses of wine as percussionists adjusted their instruments on stage under colored blooms of light.
****1
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Alarm Will Sound bring eclectic new works to Carnegie's Zankel Hall

Alarm Will Sound  ©  Carl Socolow
Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member band whose name has become synonymous with new and emerging contemporary classical work. Whether the music is playful of spiteful, dramatic or lighthearted, Alarm Will Sound nails the performance – just as they did Saturday night in Zankel Hall.Opening with Journeyman, a New York première by John Orfe, Alarm Will Sound immediately made their presence known.
***11
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