John Adams (b. 1947)
In November, Alarm Will Sound performs the world premiere of Son of Chamber Symphony at Stanford Lively Arts in California, followed by an East Coast premiere by the same performers at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in February.
Premiered last night at the BBC Proms, the Doctor Atomic Symphony will receive its U.S. premiere in February by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; the New York premiere by the same orchestra will follow later that month at Carnegie Hall. Doctor Atomic, the opera on which the Symphony is based, will receive its Chicago premiere by the Lyric Opera of Chicago in December.
Also receiving its Windy City premiere is A Flowering Tree, performed by Chicago Opera Theater in May.
Thomas Ads (b. 1971)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group gives the world premiere of Concerto Conciso at Walt Disney Hall, featuring the work of video artist Tal Rosner.
As part of Carnegie Hall's 2007-08 season, the Berlin Philharmonic presents the U.S. premiere of Tevot in November.
Louis Andriessen (b. 1939)
The Los Angeles Master Chorale gives in November the world premiere of "The City of Dis," one of the five sections of his opera La Commedia, with a libretto based on works by Dante. In June, the complete La Commedia receives its premiere by Netherlands Opera at the Holland Festival in a staging directed by American filmmaker Hal Hartley.
Dominick Argento (b. 1927)
In March, The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will see the world premiere of Evensong: of Love and Angels with the Cathedral Choral Society. The work for chorus and orchestra incorporates Psalm 102 and a poem by Maya Angelou.
Elliott Carter (b. 1908)
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and soloist James Sommerville give the world premiere of the Horn Concerto (2006) in November.
In celebration of Carter's 99th birthday, the Miller Theater will present the New York stage premiere of his first opera, What Next? (1999), in December.
Unsuk Chin (b. 1961)
A new work by the composer will receive its world premiere performances in March by the Orchestra Symphonique de Montr_al under Kent Nagano at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. The orchestra travels thereafter to New York for the work's U.S. premiere at Carnegie Hall.
Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)
As part of the National Symphony Orchestra's Family Series at the Kennedy Center, TroyJam will see its world premiere in May. The work is inspired by the Trojan War battle between Achilles and Hector.
Brett Dean (b. 1961)
Violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman and the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by Markus Stenz give the U.S. premiere of The Lost Art of Letter Writing in November.
In March, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra presents the German premiere of Vexations and Devotions.
David Del Tredici (b. 1937)
Woodstock, New York will see in September the world premiere of Alexander Platt's arrangement of the composer's opera, Final Alice (1976), with the Maverick Chamber Players and soprano Patrice Michaels.
In October, the University of Iowa hosts clarinetist David Krakauer and the Orion String Quartet in the world premiere of Magyar Madness.
Detlev Glanert (b. 1960)
The Ma'alot Quintet gives the world premiere of the composer's second wind quintet, D_j_ vu, in November.
Andrew Hill (1931-2007)
A memorial concert for the prominent jazz pianist, composer and former student of Paul Hindemith, who died in April, will take place on September 23 at St. Peter's Church in New York City.
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957)
In April, soloist Michael Collins and the North Carolina Symphony perform the world premiere of the Basset Clarinet Concerto by the Uzbekistan-born Australian composer.
Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960)
In March, the Seattle Symphony presents the world premiere of a new commission at Benaroya Concert Hall.
Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
The Pittsburgh Symphony premieres in April the Symphony No. 4 at Heinz Hall. The following month sees the world premiere of the Cello Concerto by the Los Angeles Philharmonic with soloist Anssi Karttunen at Walt Disney Hall.
Liza Lim (b. 1966)
The Chinese-Australian composer's Shimmer Songs, a "double quartet" using a string quartet, harp and three percussion instruments, receives its world premiere with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players in November.
Magnus Lindberg (b. 1958)
Seht die Sonne, a new orchestral work, receives its world premiere by the Berlin Philharmonic on August 25, followed by its U.S. premiere with the same orchestra at Carnegie Hall in November.
Phillipe Manoury (b. 1952)
New York City's Spiegeltent will see the world premiere of Cruel Spirals in September with soprano soloist Tony Arnold.
David Matthews (b. 1946)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will give the West Coast premiere of the Englishman's arrangement of selected Preludes by Debussy in May and June.
Steve Reich (b. 1936)
Eighth Blackbird gives the world premiere of Double Sextet next March at the University of Richmond in Virginia, followed by the work's New York premiere, in collaboration with choreographer Susan Marshall, at Carnegie's Zankel Hall on April 17.
Fausto Romitelli (b. 1963)
The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players presents the U.S. premiere of Professor Bad Trip, Lesson I in October.
Mark-Anthony Turnage (b. 1960)
Also in October, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink premieres Chicago Remains at Chicago's Symphony Center.
In June, the San Francisco Symphony gives the first American performances of "Juno" and "The Torino Scale" as part of the larger suite, Asteroids. "Ceres" received its U.S. premiere with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in January.
Ian Wilson (b. 1964)
The Argento Chamber Ensemble premieres the Belfast-born composer's Cassini Void for clarinet and ten players at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in October.