Daron Aric Hagen (born November 4, 1961, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American composer of contemporary classical music and opera. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Contemporary classical music can be understood as belonging to a period that started in the mid-1970s with the retreat of modernism. Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto
The youngest of the three sons of Gwen Hagen (a visual artist, writer and advertising executive who studied with Mari Sandoz) and Earl Hagen (an attorney), Hagen began composing prolifically in 1974, when his older brother gave him a recording and score of Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd. Marie Susette Sandoz ( May 11, 1896 - March 10, 1966) was a Novelist Biographer, Lecturer, and Teacher Edward Benjamin Britten Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976 was an English Composer, conductor, Billy Budd is an Opera by Benjamin Britten, first performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 1 December Two years later, at the age of fifteen, he conducted the premiere of his first orchestral work, a recording and score of which came to the attention of Leonard Bernstein, who enthusiastically urged Hagen to attend Juilliard to study with David Diamond. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes David Leo Diamond ( July 9 1915 &ndash June 13 2005) was an American Composer of classical music. He took composition, piano, and conducting lessons at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music while attending Brookfield Central High School. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, founded in 1899, is an independent music school located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Brookfield Central High School is a comprehensive public Secondary school located in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
After two years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his teachers included Catherine Comet (conducting), Les Thimmig and Homer Lambrecht (composition), followed by three years of study with Ned Rorem at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Hagen moved to New York City in 1984 to complete his formal education as a student at Juilliard, studying first for two years with Diamond, then for a semester each with Joseph Schwantner and Bernard Rands. Catherine Comet is a French -born American conductor who was the music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony and the American Symphony Orchestra Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923) is an American Composer and diarist. The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma Bachelor of Music Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The City of New York Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The Juilliard School, located in New York City, is a world renowned Performing arts conservatory. Joseph Schwantner (born March 22, 1943 in Chicago Illinois) is a Pulitzer Prize winning American composer and educator and a member Bernard Rands (born Sheffield, England, 2 March 1934) is a composer of Contemporary classical music. After graduating, Hagen summered as a Tanglewood composition fellow before briefly living abroad, first at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France, and then at the Rockefeller Foundation's Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy, where he has twice been a guest. Tanglewood is an estate and Music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge Massachusetts and is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival Cassis (kasis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the administrative department of the Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Rockefeller Foundation (RF is a prominent Philanthropic organization and Private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue New York City. For the Las Vegas hotel and casino see Bellagio (hotel and casino. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest When he returned to the United States, Hagen studied privately with Bernstein, whose guidance during the composition of Hagen's Shining Brow (1992) — the opera that launched Hagen's career internationally — prompted him to dedicate the score to Bernstein’s memory. Shining Brow is an English language Opera by Daron Hagen, first performed by the Madison Opera in Madison Wisconsin, April 21 Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar)
His first composition to attract wide attention was Prayer for Peace, premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1981; the New York Philharmonic commissioned Philharmonia for its 150th anniversary in 1990; the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Music commissioned Concerto for Brass Quintet for its 100th anniversary in 1995; the Curtis Institute commissioned Much Ado for its 75th anniversary in 2000. The Philadelphia Orchestra is an Orchestra based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, in the United States. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active Symphony Orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842 Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Hagen's numerous commissions from major orchestras and performers between 1981 and 2007 included orchestral works, three symphonies, seven concertos (for Gary Graffman, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Jeffrey Khaner and Sara Sant'Ambrogio, among others), several massive works for chorus and orchestra, two dozen choral works (including one for the Kings Singers), ballet scores, concert overtures, showpieces, two brass quintets, four piano trios, a string quartet, an oboe quintet, a duo for violin and cello, solo works for piano, organ, violin, viola, and cello, and seventeen published cycles of art songs. A symphony is a Musical composition, often extended and usually for Orchestra. The term Concerto (plural concertos or concerti) usually refers to a three part musical work in which one solo instrument is accompanied by an Orchestra Gary Graffman (born 14 October 1928) is a classical Pianist, teacher of piano and music administrator Jaime Laredo (born June 7, 1941 in Cochabamba, Bolivia) is a Violinist and conductor. Sharon Hall Robinson (born December 2, 1949) is an American cellist. Jeffrey Khaner is the principal flutist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Sara Sant'Ambrogio is an American Cellist best known as a member of the Eroica Trio. The King's Singers are a celebrated and long-lived British A cappella vocal ensemble. In 1990 Hagen began a creative collaboration with the Irish poet Paul Muldoon that resulted in four major operas: Shining Brow (1992), Vera of Las Vegas (1996), Bandanna (1998), and The Antient Concert (2005). Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951 is a writer academic and educator as well as Pulitzer Prize -winning poet from County Armagh, Northern Ireland Shining Brow is an English language Opera by Daron Hagen, first performed by the Madison Opera in Madison Wisconsin, April 21 Bandanna is an English language Opera in a prologue and two acts by Daron Hagen, first performed by the The University of Texas at Austin
Hagen is currently at work on a new opera entitled Amelia for the Seattle Opera, a violin concerto for Michael Ludwig and the Buffalo Philharmonic, and a fourth (choral) symphony for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The Seattle Opera is an Opera company located in Seattle Washington. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is an American orchestra located in Buffalo New York. The Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO is a professional Symphony orchestra based in Albany New York. Recordings of Hagen works may be found on the Albany Records, Arabesque, Arsis, Sierra, TNC, Mark, and CRI labels, among others. Albany Records is an American Classical music Record label focusing particularly on Contemporary classical music. Composers Recordings Inc ( CRI) was an American record label dedicated to the recording of Contemporary classical music by American composers From 1982 to 1990, his music was published exclusively by EC Schirmer in Boston; from 1990 to 2006, Carl Fischer Music in New York served as his exclusive publisher. Carl Fischer Music is a major publisher of Sheet music based in New York City. He is now self-published, under the imprint Burning Sled. Also active as a collaborative pianist, conductor, and stage director, Hagen has lived in New York City since 1984.
A passionate educator, eloquent ambassador of the arts, and advocate of young composers, he served in 2007 as composer in residence at the Music Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts; he has served as the Franz Lehár Composer in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh (2007), twice as Composer in Residence for the Princeton University Atelier (1998, 2005); as Artist in Residence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2000-2002); Sigma-Chi-William P. Chicago College of Performing Arts is a Performing arts College that is housed at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 &ndash 24 October 1948 known in Hungarian as Lehár Ferenc, was an Austrian Composer of Hungarian descent The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a non-sectarian coeducational independent state-related, "public" research University Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Huffman Composer in Residence at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1999-2000); Artist in Residence at Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1998-1999); on the musical studies faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music (1996-1998); as an Associate Professor at Bard College (1988-1997); as a Visiting Professor at the City College of New York (1997, 1993-1994); and as a Lecturer in Music at New York University (1988-1990). Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio for clarification purposes is a Coeducational Public university founded in 1809 Baylor University is a private, Baptist -affiliated Research University located in Waco Texas. Bard College, founded in 1860 is a small selective four-year liberal arts college located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. From 2004-2007 Hagen served as President of the Lotte Lehmann Foundation in New York City, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the performance and creation of art song. The Lotte Lehmann Foundation, named for the great German Soprano active in the first half of the twentieth century serves to preserve and perpetuate her An art song is a Vocal music composition, usually written for one Singer with Piano or Orchestral accompaniment He was named a Lifetime Member of the Corporation of Yaddo in 2006. Yaddo is an artists' community located on a 400 acre (16 km² estate in Saratoga Springs New York. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Hagen's music has received the Columbia University Bearns Prize, the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Barlow Foundation commission and prize, multiple prizes from the Broadcast Music Incorporated and ASCAP Foundations including the ASCAP-Nissim Prize for Orchestral Music, Opera America's Next Stage Award and a production grant from the Readers Digest Opera for a New America Project (1997), a production grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (2005), and the Kennedy Center Friedheim Prize for orchestral music. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Charles Edward Ives (October 20 1874 – May 19 1954 was an American Composer of modernist Classical music. The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member organization whose goal is to "foster assist and sustain excellence" in American Literature, Broadcast Music Incorporated ( BMI) is a US Performing rights organization. The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers ( ASCAP) is a non-profit Performance rights organization that protects its Opera America, officially OPERA America, is a service organization in North America promoting the creation presentation and enjoyment of Opera. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA is a United States federally funded and donation assisted program that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (on the building itself called the John F Performances by hundreds of orchestras and soloists in the United States, as well as an increasing number of revivals internationally of his operas have cemented Hagen's status as one of America's most respected and sought-after composers.