John Corigliano Discusses his Compositions
132 Music Building, free
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John Corigliano is one of the finest and most widely recognized American composers. Among the dozens of citations, doctorates, and other honors he has received are included all of the most important music awards — several Grammy’s, a Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 2 (2001), a Grawemeyer for his Symphony No. 1 (1991), and an Academy Award for his score to Francois Girard's 1997 film The Red Violin. One of the few living composers to have a string quartet named after him, Corigliano's work has been performed by some of the most visible orchestras, soloists and chamber musicians in the world, and recorded on the Sony, RCA, BMG, Telarc, Erato, Ondine, New World, and CRI labels. In late 2007, Sony is releasing Red Violin Concerto with Joshua Bell and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop. John Corigliano is this year's Pittsburgh Symphony Composer of the Year.