Paul Chihara

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Born: b. 1938
Nationality: American
Education/Training:
DMA from Cornell University; studied with Robert Palmer, Nadia Boulanger, Ernest Pepping and Gunther Schuller
Notable Compositions:
Clouds, Amatzu Kaze, An Afternoon on the Perfume River, Shin-ju, The Tempest; movie credits include Prince of the City, The Morning After, Crossing Delancey, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes
Assignments:
composer in residence with the San Francisco Ballet, Marlboro Music Festival, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Mancini Institute in Los Angeles; music supervisor at Buena Vista Pictures (Walt Disney Co.); currently professor of music at UCLA
Curious Facts:
has been commissioned by Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Notable Recordings:
compositions appear on many labels including BMG Records, Reference Recordings, CRI, Music and Art, Vox Candide, New World Records, The Louisville Orchestra First Editions Records and Albany Records
REPERTOIRE : In Praise of Music
CONCERTDATES
An American Collection 11/07/1993
REPERTOIRE : Missa Carminum (Folk Song Mass)
CONCERTDATES
Bicentennial Concert 01/17/1976
Bicentennial Concert 01/15/1976
REPERTOIRE : Kyrie/Sally Gardens from Missa Carminum Brevis
CONCERTDATES
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
REPERTOIRE : Ave Maria/Scarborough Fair
CONCERTDATES
Made in L.A. 11/15/2015
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