Peter Dobrin writes about Lembit’s new composer-in-residence position in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Lembit is appointed the Composer In Residence of the Opera Company of Philadelphia in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre Group of New York.
Lembit performs several piano pieces and is interviewed on KUHF, Houston Public Radio, along with the organizers and judges of the 2011 Opera Vista Festival.
And Then I Remember is chosen by audience vote as the winner of the 2010 Opera Vista competition. ATIR will be performed in its entirety in Houston in the spring of 2011.
Lembit is awarded a fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center this summer.
Lembit is appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Denison University for the fall of 2009.
Received DMA in Composition from the University of Michigan.
Lembit receives an Emerging Democracy Fellowship from the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for World Performance Studies Grant, and International Institute Grant through the University of Michigan to support the performance of And Then I Remember.
Lembit is awarded a graduate student fellowship at the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities for 2008-2009.
Lembit is awarded a Rackham International Research Award and a CRIF fellowship from the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Michigan for summer dissertation research in Estonia.
Frantic Gnarly Still receives an honorable mention in the 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
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)