Cantori NY premieres and records a newly revised version of “The New Amorous World” for choir, 2 horns and harp.
Lembit Beecher announced as the winner of the 2022 Lydian String Quartet Commission Prize.
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.
Streaming premiere of “A Year to the Day” on The Violin Channel, featuring Nicholas Phan, Augustin Hadelich, Karen Ouzounian and Orion Weiss.
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.
“Tell Me Again,” a concerto for cellist Karen Ouzounian and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra premieres in Orlando.
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.
Video recording of Say Home released by
Lembit receives a 2019 Copland House Residency Award.
Sky on Swings nominated for Best World Premiere in the 2019 International Opera Awards.
Rave reviews for Sky on Swings in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal, Broadway World,
“Sophia’s Wide Awake Dreams” will be featured on the Aizuri Quartet’s debut album Blueprinting, to be released on
“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.
“Sky on Swings,” featuring Frederica von Stade and Marietta Simpson, will
The Conference of the Birds and Sophia’s Forest featured on best of 2017 lists in the Boston Globe
Sophia’s Forest, “a refugee opera where the trees are wired,” previewed by David Patrick Stearns in the Philadelphia Inquirer
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will feature The Conference of the Birds
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
Opera Philadelphia announces its O17 Festival, featuring Lembit’s I Have No Stories To Tell You,
Lembit receives a
Lembit is awarded a Macdowell Colony Fellowship for a residency during the
Gregory Isaacs calls
Lembit is chosen to participate in the New Jersey Symphony’s inaugural
Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 2013-2014 season including the world premiere of Lembit’s
Lembit appointed Scrag Mountain Music’s Composer-In-Residence for the 2013-2014 season.
Joshua Kosman calls Lembit’s new string quartet
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
Lembit is invited to participate in the
Lembit teams up with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to produce a
Anne Midgette introduces Lembit’s new
Doug McNair calls
Lembit presents And Then I Remember and Three Immigrant Songs at the DiMenna Center in NYC.
Peter Dobrin writes about Lembit’s new
Lembit is appointed the
Lembit is awarded a CAP grant from the
Stories From my Grandmother is awarded an honorable mention in the Brian M. Israel Competition of the Society for New Music.
Complete video of
Lembit is awarded
Lembit is appointed
Received DMA in Composition from the
Lembit is awarded a graduate student fellowship at the University of Michigan
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.
Profile of Lembit and preview of Sophia’s Forest in the San Francisco Chronicle
The Star Tribune previews Say Home
Profile of Lembit and preview of One Hundred Years Grows Shorter Over Time and Sky on Swings in the Times Union
New Music Box profiles Lembit:
The Conference of the Birds and Sophia’s Forest featured on best of 2017 lists in the Boston Globe (Zoe Madonna) and Philadelphia Inquirer (David Patrick Stearns).
Charles Downey lists the Diderot Quartet premiere of Small Infinitiesas one of his “most promising new music” events of 2016 in the Washington Classical Review. (December 20, 2016)
Joshua Kosman previews the Del Sol Quartet’s performance of the “hauntingly lovely” These Memories May Be True in the San Francisco Chronicle. (October 17, 2016)
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 Agingin 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)