Mark Kilstofte

MARK KILSTOFTE, is admired as a composer of lyrical line, engaging harmony, strong, dramatic gesture and keen sensitivity to sound, shape and event. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle as “exciting and beautiful, consistently gripping,” his music has garnered a...

Lou Harrison

LOU HARRISON, (1917-2003), for fifty years, was in the vanguard of American composers. An innovator of musical composition and performance that transcended cultural boundaries, Harrison’s highly acclaimed work juxtaposes and synthesizes musical dialects from...

Osvaldo Golijov

OSVALDO GOLIJOV, (born December 5, 1960), grew up in an Eastern European Jewish household in La Plata, Argentina. Born to a piano teacher mother and physician father, Golijov was raised surrounded by chamber classical music, Jewish liturgical and klezmer music, and...

Philip Glass

PHILIP GLASS, through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the...

Luigi Denza

LUIGI DENZA, (1846 – 1922) was born on 24 February 1846 in Castellemmare di Stabia, Italy. He studied music under Saverio Mercadante and Paolo Serrao at the Naples Conservatory. After graduation, he began to compose opera music and his Wallenstein (1876) was...