Torke SESSIONS, 3 A.M.
Michael Torke’s newest recording is a unique set of pieces for solo piano, intermediate level, titled Sessions, 3 A.M. Recorded by the composer and now available on Ecstatic Records, the work brings the composer’s unique style to a set of pieces that can be played by a pianists and students of varying skill levels. Order…
Torke PSALMS AND CANTICLES
Following up on the incredible success of his recording of Being Michael Torke has released a new work on Ecstatic Records, Psalms and Cancticles. Featuring the talented singer Lydia Brown, this promises to be a new major work in Torke’s catalogue. The study score is available for purchase here.
Torke SKY awards
Michael Torke’s Sky, performed by violinist Tessa Lark and the Albany Symphony (David Alan Miller, conductor) was nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award as Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Sky was also selected as a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Torke’s ground-breaking work fuses bluegrass with his unique original musical voice to create a…
Torke THREE MANHATTAN BRIDGES with the Albany Symphony
Michael Torke’s new piano concerto, Three Manhattan Bridges, will be premiered by the Albany Symphony on December 19, with Joyce Yang as soloist. Torke performed as soloist in his first piano concerto in 1994, which was also premiered by the Albany Symphony with David Alan Miller as conductor. Torke talks about the association with Albany:…
OPERA America Songbook features several BHM Composers
Believing that the creation of art should mark every special occasion, OPERA America commissioned the OPERA America Songbook in celebration of the opening of the National Opera Center in September 2012. Composers with strong ties to the organization were invited to write a song for voice and piano on the theme of opening a new…
Quad City Symphony premieres Torke’s Oracle
On October 5, the Quad City Symphony gave the premiere of a new concert opener by veteran orchestra composer, Michael Torke. Led by music director Mark Russell Smith, the concert was followed by a second performance in Augustana College’s Centennial Hall a day later. According to Torke: Oracle was composed in a burst of creative…