• Virgil Thomson
    American Composer & Author

Recent News

  • 15 Aug 2021

    Nadia Boulanger and Her World: Confronting Antiquity and Christianity

    This year's Bard Music Festival, entitled Nadia Boulanger and Her World, focuses on the life and times of the 20th century composer, conductor, and teacher, Nadia Boulanger. The twelfth program of the festival includes orchestral works by Thomson, Fauré, and more.

    Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Manor Ave, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY | 5:00 pm

  • 05 May 2020

    New Virgil Thomson Documentary to Debut Next Season

    The highly anticipated new PBS documentary, Virgil Thomson: Creating the American Sound is close to wrapping up for an expected debut next season. The project, started in 2009 by James Arnst and John Paulson, has gone through a long creation process full of ups and downs, from lack of funding to the new discoveries in the Harvard archives. Now, after extending the film to 90 minutes from the originally planned one hour, the documentary is expected to premiere late this year or early 2021 as part of PBS' American Masters series.

  • 03 Apr 2020

    The Mother of Us All Digital Premiere

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the digital premiere of The Mother of Us All, scheduled to go live April 3, 2020 at 7 pm. 

    YouTube, Facebook, Museum Webpage | 7:00 pm

  • 25 Feb 2020

    2020 Virgil Thomson Award Announced

    The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced its 2020 music award winners, including this year’s Virgil Thomson Award recipient, James Primosch.

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Featured Music

Listen to an excerpt from the new recording of Virgil Thomson’s opera Four Saints in Three Acts performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project with vocal soloists and chorus: Act I: Tableau IV - Tableau V.

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Listen to a track from the new recording The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano by Florestan Recital Project: “A Prayer to Saint Catherine” performed by William Hite, tenor and Linda Osborn, piano.

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