Dreamachine for solo percussion and orchestra is a colorful tribute to the imagination of inventors who dreamed of new machines, both real and surreal. The flute concerto Trail of Tears dramatizes the tragic governmental forced relocation of Native Americans in 1838 and meditates on how the human spirit discovers ways to deal with adversity. Reflections on the Mississippi for tuba and orchestra is a musical voyage down the legendary Mississippi River from Iowa to Louisiana. The Albany Symphony, conducted by David Alan Miller, delivers mesmerizing performances by three outstanding women soloists: GRAMMY Award-winning percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, flutist extraordinaire Amy Porter, and Carol Jantsch, the remarkable principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
The LSU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Songs From A Silent Land featuring soprano Hila Plitmann at the College Band Directors National Association National Convention on February 20, 2019 at ASU | more info
Michael Daugherty’s To the New World for Orchestra, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11, will be premiered at the Pacific Symphony’s Space Odyssey concerts, April 11-13, 2019 | more info
World Premiere Of Michael Daugherty’s TO THE NEW WORLD To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing, Broadway World, 3/20/19
Faber Music Ltd is delighted to announce the signing of a new sub-publishing agreement with multiple Grammy® Award-winning US composer Michael Daugherty, in respect of all the music published under his own imprint, Michael Daugherty Music. This is with immediate effect and for the following territories: Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. | read press release
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1954. He is the son of a dance-band drummer and the oldest of five brothers, all professional musicians. Daugherty has achieved international recognition as one of the ten most performed American composers of concert music, according to the League of American Orchestras. His orchestral music, recorded by Naxos over the last two decades, has received six GRAMMY awards, including Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2011 and 2017.
Daugherty’s music has been commissioned and premiered by many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Albany Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony (U.K), Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, RAI Symphony Orchestra (Milan) and San Francisco Symphony. Read more…