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.
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.
Lembit is awarded a Macdowell Colony Fellowship for a residency during the summer of 2015.
Small Suite recorded by Con Vivo Music on their new CD, “Modern Dances.”
Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 2013-2014 season including the world premiere of Lembit’s I Have No Stories to Tell You.
Lembit appointed Scrag Mountain Music’s Composer-In-Residence for the 2013-2014 season.
NewMusicBox.org profiles Lembit.
Lembit is selected as a winner of an Aaron Copland Award and will spend 5 weeks in residence at the Aaron Copland House in 2013.
Lembit and the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s collaborative Random Act of Culture wins a Philly Geek award for best viral project of the year!
Lembit is invited to participate in the Tapestry New Opera LibLab, an intense 10-day opera workshop in Toronto.
Lembit teams up with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to produce a Random Act of Culture at a Philadelphia IKEA store.
The Del Sol String Quartet commissions a new quartet from Lembit to premiere in December 2012.
New Music Box profiles Lembit:
Opera Philadelphia’s new festival format and its inaugural O17 Festival, featuring I Have No Stories To Tell You, is previewed in the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, News Works, Opera News, Broadway World and Phindie (October 20, 1015)
I Have No Stories To Tell You featured in Matthew Sigman’s article for American Theater Magazine, “Adventures in Indie Music Land” (July 2014)
Open rehearsal review/preview article in the Times Argus for Scrag Mountain Music’s premiere of Looking at Spring: Meditations on Aging (June 1, 2014)
Amy Lilly describes the collaborative genesis of Looking at Spring: Meditations on Aging in Seven Days (April 2, 2014)
David Patrick Stearns writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer about Opera Philadelphia’s Double Exposure, featuring scenes by Lembit and Missy Mazzoli (March 28, 2014)
Michael Cooper previews I Have No Stories To Tell You in the New York Times (February 25, 2014)
George Grella previews I Have No Stories To Tell You in an article about Gotham Chamber Opera in the New York Classical Review (February 24, 2014)
Gotham Chamber Opera interviews Lembit about I Have No Stories To Tell You (February 4, 2014)
The Sound of Opera Today: Lembit interviewed along with Missy Mazzoli and Ana Sokolovic by Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY’s RadioTimes.
Heidi Waleson previews I Have No Stories To Tell You in a Classical Voice North America article about the Met Museum’s ambitious series of site-specific concerts (September 18, 2013)
International Composer interviews Lembit Beecher, focusing on Music for Bayside and the Quintet of the America’s Memory Project. (Summer 2013)
The Prufrock’s Dilemma blog profiles Lembit (October 22, 2012)
Anne Midgette introduces Lembit’s Piano Trio in a Washington Post blog post. (April 5, 2012)
Writing in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Peter Dobrin announces Lembit Beecher as Opera Philadelphia’s first composer in residence. (September 13, 2011)