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  • Thanks 2017 – Welcome 2018!
    The two years 2017 and 2018 may prove the most pivotal yet for my music. 2017 saw the premiere of a major orchestra work, my Sinfonietta; the completion and premiere of my piano suite Sargent’s Women; the continuing development and performance of my dramatic...
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  • A new chapter!
    In early February, after completing the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts for Schools, presenting composers of the Harlem Renaissance, I will leave my post as Vice President, Education.  For the first time in 16 years, I will have no full-time employment! – and I’m looking forward to...
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  • Nonghyun – complete! My latest gugak foray
    Another step in my journey with gugak, the traditional music of Korea: I completed Nonghyun, a string quintet with gayageum, the traditional Korean plucked string instrument.  More specifically, I composed for sanjo gayageum, a 12-string variety, which is quite challenging to work with in a chromatic...
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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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Upcoming Performances

  1. Premiere of Song Cycle, For Allegra

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Sinfonietta – West Virginia Premiere

    May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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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