Alexander Nishibun, tenor, sings Scott Wheeler's "Serenata" with Calliope's Call. See the YouTube video.
See the Trailer for "Portraits" The Piano Music of Scott Wheeler".
Interview with SoundNotionTV on Scott Wheeler's newest opera," Naga" (Co-commissioned by Friends of Madame White Snake and Boston Lyric Opera). Click here for the video.
"Touch and Go"
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"Angle of the Sun"
"Wasting the Night"
I Shall Forget You Listen
In May 2018, Scott receives an Arts and Letters Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The other winners are Kathryn Alexander, Andrew Rudin and Christopher Theofanidis. The press release states:
Four composers will receive $10,000 Arts and Letters Awards in Music, which honor outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledge composers who have arrived at their own voice. They will each receive an additional $10,000 toward the recording of one work and have their music presented in a concert at the Academy in the spring of 2019.
Scott is a 2017 recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This is his second fellowship from the MCC.
Scott also received a fellowship from Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he spent much of June and July in the company of a delightful and distinguished group of composers, writers, and visual artists. This was his fourth Yaddo fellowship.
Read Lynn Bayley's review of Scott Wheeler's Portraits and Tributes CD on the Art Music Lounge.
Photographer Jill Steinberg caught some glimpses of a new ballet with choreographer Melissa Barak – see photo pages
Scott’s third opera, The Sorrows of Frederick, on a libretto by Romulus Linney, will be part of the Frontiers workshop program at Fort Worth Opera. Performances are May 7 and 8, 2015.
October 11, 2014: Wistaria, the Chamber Music Society of Western Massachusetts gave a neatly varied concert under the heading of “The Company of Virgil”. The main event honored Boston’s own Scott Wheeler, who spoke informally at the intermission about his friendship with Virgil Thomson.
200 Dreams of Captivity performed in Winnipeg and at the Shalin-Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA.
Interview with Scott on the topic of his teacher Virgil Thomson.
Scott was selected as the 2014 Frances and William Schuman Fellow of the MacDowell Colony.
BMOP/sound releases a new album of music by Scott Wheeler: Crazy Weather, showcasing the orchestral works of this New England-based composer. Conductor Gil Rose leads the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) with sparkling clarity and panache. Read more.
Scott conducts Drinking Songs by Arthur Levering on the recent CD release on New World, Parallel Universe, which has already received great reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere.
BMOP Sound will release a new CD of Scott’s orchestral music, Crazy Weather, featuring Boston Modern Orchestra Project conducted by Gil Rose. Watch for the release date – soon.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer on the Radius Ensemble’s premiere of the chamber version of 200 Dreams from Captivity with baritone Aaron Engebreth. The less-is-more approach induced a wistful longing and shaded emotions, mirrored eerily by shadow-play on the wood—slatted balcony and limestone tracery; so we witnesses were transported when Engebreth finally intoned, “In the hours before dusk and dawn, [we] taste the rewards of time, the joy of hope.”
May 23-June 2, 2014: Scott will be in residence at the Alba Music Festival in Alba, Italy. He will run a seminar in performance of American musical theatre and art song.
On May 21, 2014 Scott will receive the 2014 Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
May 19, 2014: Arietta is the required work for the Ruth Davidson Competition at the New England Piano Teachers Association.
January 2014: Scott’s piano piece Arietta, a portrait of Nancy Armstrong, was selected to be the required work for the Ruth Davidson Competition of the New England Piano Teachers Association. The competition open to students in grades 9-11. Each contestant will perform four works of their own choosing plus Arietta. In addition to the three awards for the Ruth Davidson competition, the A Ramon Rivera Contemporary Music Award is a special award for the best performance of the required piece.
Many of Scott Wheeler's scores are now available online here. Hard copies and PDF's are available for most scores.
New sound clips added! Listen here to Embraced by Velvet Night and New Love Song Waltzes.
Scott Wheeler's songs are now available for purchase from Classical Vocal Reprints.
May 18, 2018: Canzoni italiane. Bowers-Fader Duo, Queens New Music Festival
May 18, 2018: The Sorrows of Frederick. Act 1. Development Series at the Center for Contemporary Opera, Irondale, New York. Mark Shapiro conductor.
April 22, 2018: Sonata #2 for cello and piano – Jonathan Miller and Boston Artists Ensemble, Brookline, MA
April 20, 2018: Wasting the Night. Martha Guth and Benjamin Binder. Michigan State University Conference on 20th and 21st Century Song Cycles. Performance preceded by scholarly presentation on the cycle by Benjamin Binder.
April 20, 2018: Sonata #2 for cello and piano – Jonathan Miller and Boston Artists Ensemble, Salem, MA
April 8, 2018: Wasting the Night. Megan Roth, Topsfield, MA
April 7, 2018: Et Tu Brute Mirror Visions Ensemble, Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris
March 18, 2018: The Singing Turk. Gil Shaham violin, Akira Eguchi piano. Chicago Symphony Center
March 12, 2018: Et Tu Brute Mirror Visions Ensemble, Sheen Center’s Loreto Theatre, New York
March 7, 2018: Canzoni italiane. Kathleen Roland and Kenneth Meyer. Song Collaborators Consortia Syracuse University
March 5, 2018: New Village Music -- First NY performance. Exponential Ensemble, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
February 28, 2018: Sleeping on a Wire. Boston Conservatory
February 24, 2018: Canzoni italiane. Bowers-Fader Duo, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn
February 17, 2018: Et Tu Brute Mirror Visions Ensemble, Salem Classical, Salem MA
February 3, 2018: Dragon Mountain performed by students at Lynn Conservatory, Boca Raton, FL
February 3, 2018: Et Tu Brute Mirror Visions Ensemble, Premiere, NY Library for the Performing Arts
January 21, 2018: Dragon Mountain, Village Music, Calamity Rag, City of Shadows, Nightingale performed by students at Lynn Conservatory, Scott Wheeler conductor
January 20, 2018: Pas de Malheur, Fables, Skyline, Sunset, Pseudo-Rag, Park View performed by students at Lynn Conservatory, Boca Raton, FL
January 14, 2018: Ben Gunn – Cabiria Jacobson and Jason Wirth, New Haven, CT
January 3, 2018: “Aria” from the ballet Nightingale. Stone Ridge Concerts, Mystic, CT. Erica Petrocelli, soprano, Scott Wheeler piano.
January 3, 2018: Portrait of Steve. Stone Ridge Concerts, Mystic, CT. Scott Wheeler piano.
January 1-4, 2018: The Singing Turk – First NY performance. . Jesse Mills and Rieko Azawa. Bargemusic, New York
December 3, 2017: New Village Music -- First performance. Exponential Ensemble, Princeton Symphony Chamber Series
November 26, 2017: Ben Gunn – Cabiria Jacobson and Jason Wirth, Sing a New Song, New York
November 20, 2017: Songs to Fill the Void - Robert Barefield and Carolyn Hague, Palais Corbelli Vienna, Austria
November 17, 2017: Fantasy Dances – Dinosaur Annex, Somerville, MA
October 22 2017: The Singing Turk. Gil Shaham violin, Akira Eguchi piano. Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
October 21, 2017: Nightingale excerpts; Barak Ballet, private benefit performance, Los Angeles
October 20 2017: The Singing Turk. Gil Shaham violin, Akira Eguchi piano. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
October 13, 2017: Canzoni italiane – First performance. Bowers-Fader Duo, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
September 30, 2017: Songs to Fill the Void Robert Barefield and Carolyn Hague, Margaret Comstock Concert Hall, Louisville, KY
September 24, 2017: New Village Music -- First performance of version for flute, clarinet, violin and piano. Juventas New Music Ensemble, Boston New Music Festival, Cambridge, MA
September 23, 2017: The Singing Turk Sharan Leventhal. University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls
September 17, 2017: Three Night Songs – Joanna Mongiardo and Scott Wheeler, National Opera Center, NY
September 10, 2017: Wasting the Night Trinity Episcopal Church, Moorestown, NJ
September 9, 2017: Wasting the Night – Calliope’s Call, Princeton NJ
August 3 and 4, 2017: Three Night Songs first performance – Martha Guth, Saugatuck Music Festival, Saugatuck, MI
June 25, 2017: Wasting the Night. Elisabeth Marshall and Tony Cho at Songfest, Los Angeles
June 2017: Ben Gunn Josh Quinn at Songfest, Los Angeles
May 21, 2017 Ben Gunn. Brooklyn Art Song Society, New York.
May 7, 2017: Jabberwocky Cantilena. Jennifer Kane cond. Arlington, MA
April 8, 2017 Serenata Calliope’s Call Old West Church, Boston
March 29, 2017: Nachtlied. Aaron Larget-Caplan guitar. Coaster Theatre Playhouse, Cannon Beach, OR
March 22-23, 2017: Dragon Flight. Juventas New Music Ensemble, Oberon, Cambridge MA
March 17, 2017: Wasting the Night. Elisabeth Marshall and Bridget Convey, University of Southern Maine
February 25, 2017 Nachtlied Aaron Larget-Caplan guitar. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
February 12, 2017 The Singing Turk Sharan Leventhal violin, Randall Hodgkinson piano. Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Premiere – commissioned by Sharan Leventhal
February 10, 2017 Light Enough Robert Barefield, baritone, Kelly Horsted, piano. Hartt School. Premiere – commissioned by Robert Barefield and the Hartt School
January 30, 2017: “Recuerdo” Jennifer Sgroe soprano, Beverly Soll, piano. Salem State, Salem, MA
January 16, 2017 Free Land Boston Children’s Choir, Anthony Trecek-King conductor. Jordan Hall, Boston. Premiere – commissioned by Boston Children’s Choir