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08.23.19:

Video recording of Say Home released by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in its online listening library.

08.02.19:

Lembit receives a 2019 Copland House Residency Award.

01.29.19:

Sky on Swings nominated for Best World Premiere in the 2019 International Opera Awards.

11.01.18:

Rave reviews for Sky on Swings in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal, Broadway World, Parterre, Schmopera, New York Times, and Opera News.

10.19.18:

Sophia’s Wide Awake Dreams video (Four/Ten Media) released by the Aizuri Quartet

09.13.18:

“Sophia’s Wide Awake Dreams” will be featured on the Aizuri Quartet’s debut album Blueprinting, to be released on September 28, 2018 on New Amsterdam Records.

08.20.18:

“One Hundred Years Grow Shorter Over Time,” a new commission from the Juilliard Quartet, will be premiered at South Mountain Concerts on September 23, 2018, and featured in the quartet’s programming across the season.

03.20.18:

Sky on Swings,” featuring Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson, will be premiered during Opera Philadelphia’s 018 Festival in September 2018.

12.31.17:

The Conference of the Birds and Sophia’s Forest featured on best of 2017 lists in the Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer.

09.06.17:

Sophia’s Forest, “a refugee opera where the trees are wired,” previewed by David Patrick Stearns in the Philadelphia Inquirer

04.20.17:

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will feature The Conference of the Birds  and several of Lembit’s chamber works on their 2017-18 season.

12.21.16:

Lembit named composer-in-residence of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, joining a cohort of five composer and orchestra pairs receiving three-year Music Alive residency grants from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.

09.15.16:

Lembit selected as a member of the American Composers Forum delegation to the Havana Contemporary Music Festival, joining the ensemble Third Sound and three other composers in Cuba in November.

05.26.16:

A Far Cry’s 10th Anniversary Season announced, featuring the premiere of Lembit’s The Conference of the Birds. Full preview in the Boston Globe.

01.28.16:

Lembit chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the S&R Foundation Washington Award.

12.28.15:

Lembit will be in residence at the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology this spring, writing a piece for solo cello and percussion quartet inspired by the museum’s collection and beautiful interior spaces. The residency is a collaboration between the museum and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum.

10.20.15:

Opera Philadelphia announces its O17 Festival, featuring Lembit’s I Have No Stories To Tell You, coming to the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in September 2017.

06.15.15:

Lembit receives a project grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to develop and produce “To Hide in a Tree of Sound,” a chamber opera featuring a large, modular, music generating sculpture.

04.13.15:

Lembit is the winner of the Col Legno Duo Composition Competition and will write a new bassoon and marimba work for the Col Legno Duo.