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  • Gugak Ho!
    With great anticipation, I am heading to Seoul for ten days’ intensive study of gugak, traditional Korean instruments and musical genres, through a workshop offered by the National Gugak Center. Having been to Korea many times, I’ve become enamored of its traditional culture and...
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  • Creating the Girl on Fire
    Although we’re still in the thick of the concert season at the New York Philharmonic and in cultural life, I’m actively composing, working with poet and soprano Emma Stace Darling on a dramatic cantata called Girl on Fire.  She’s visiting for six weeks from Bologna for...
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  • 2016 International Gugak Workshop!
    I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in the 2016 International Gugak Workshop in Seoul, this June. Composing Mudang – working closely with piri player Gamin immersing myself in a small corner of Korea traditional music culture – seemed to open a...
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The style is eclectic and the piece is pictorially vivid.”

—The Times of London


An evening of one-act operas that proudly luxuriate in the spirit of the Renaissance.”

—The New York Times


An orchestral construction that was extremely intriguing and satisfying in its tonal complexity.”

—Knoxville Metropulse


 Hosannas announces itself as a kind of concerto for orchestra in miniature. It also works as a brilliant fanfare, a fitting way to start a new century of orchestral music in Reading.

—Reading Eagle


Kept the audience in the kind of high state of excitement that may exist in Paradise for those of us lucky enough to get there.

—Greenfield Recorder


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About Theodore Wiprud

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As a composer, concert presenter, educator, and music executive, Theodore Wiprud has played many important roles in the musical life of New York City and the United States since the 1980s.

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American Violin Concertos

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Violin Concerto (Katrina) performed by Ittai Shapira and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Fire In Heaven And Earth

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The first recording devoted to the composer's work, featuring four works of vocal, chamber, and orchestral music.

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The American Evolution

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FREE CD AVAILABLE—Sonata For Piano performed by Kris Carlisle on Piano Sonatas, Phase 2 of his recording project.

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