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chorale from Three Sabbaths
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"Thomas Cabaniss's score exudes a contemporary, atonal beauty seasoned with just a pinch of lush, Broadway-worthy melody."
This is the
website for Thomas Cabaniss, a
composer of music for opera,
dance, theater, and the concert stage.
This season includes Carnegie
LinkUp concerts in over forty cities in the U.S. and around the world.
My LinkUp compositions (Come to
Play, Drumlines, To Make Words Sing, and Away I Fly) are featured in the
programs that orchestras use and customize in their own educational
efforts. I will host the New York City concerts in
Carnegie's Stern Auditorium in May 2013 - this is my fourth year as
host and composer-in-residence. In addition, there will be
songwriting workshops with Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections programs
in hospitals and prisons, including a groundbreaking lullaby project
with mothers in challenging circumstances. The Young People's Chorus of
premiere a new work for its Radio Radiance collaboration with WNYC. I'm
in my 15th year teaching at The Juilliard School, and I am
working on a variety of recording projects as well.
I performed on May 16
Hospital in the Bronx and then May 22-25 at Carnegie Hall for LinkUp: The Orchestra Moves. Our LinkUp
with more than 30 orchestras around the country this year - next year
we will work with more than 40 in the U.S. and add international
partners as well!
2012 got off to a great start with a concert
of new songs written by seniors in Morningside and Washington Heights
on January 10. SYOTOS and the Lascivious Biddies rocked the Harlem
Stage Gatehouse. Watch videos and learn more about these cool
songwriting projects at Carnegie
Hall Musical Connections
The Carmina Burana
Choral Project on February 5 at Carnegie Hall was a hit; we featured 3
from high school composers, all sung by NYC public high school
students. David Robertson led the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Read the NY
Times rave review here. You can
check out videos and more about the project at Carnegie
Hall and read about it on Playbill here.
Song Is A Fire" with conductor David Rosenmeyer leading the Fairfield
Chorale was premiered March 10, 2012 - more info at the Fairfield County Chorale.
If you want to learn more about songwriting
workshops for pregnant and HIV affected teens at Jacobi
Hospital, watch a moving documentary about the process on YouTube.
"Cabaniss's score plays a vital role in shaping our perceptions—providing stentorian, driving drum passages; tumbling piano sequences; achingly sweet violin melodies; and much more."