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09.08.22:

New Lembit Beecher stop-motion animation released by the Aizuri Quartet, via WQXR, for “Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotten, as part of AizuriKids Episode 6.

09.01.22:

Streaming premiere of “A Year to the Day” on The Violin Channel set for October 7, 2022 7pm. With lyrics by Mark Campbell, this 50-minute song cycle features Nicholas Phan, Augustin Hadelich, Karen Ouzounian and Orion Weiss.

06.06.22:

On June 10th, Nicholas Phan, Augustin Hadelich, Karen Ouzounian and Orion Weiss record Lembit Beecher and Mark Campbell’s song cycle “A Year to the Day” at Merkin Hall for release on the Violin Channel.

04.12.21:

“Tell Me Again,” a concerto for cellist Karen Ouzounian and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra premieres in Orlando.

06.09.20:

Karen Ouzounian and Lembit Beecher receive an S&R Foundation Washington Award Alumni Grant to create a collaborative documentary-musical work for cello and recorded sound with theatre director Joanna Settle.

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.