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 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Saturday night I heard the world premiere of this exciting, vibrant 25-minute orchestral powerhouse.

Puts has a Pulitzer Prize for an opera and several recordings of his works. I saw another performed last fall.

One of the sections featured a hunting motif powered by three sets of drums and urgent horn calls.

Puts was present and received a prolonged standing ovation from his hometwon audience (St. Louis) as did the SLSO and their conductor, Stephane Deneve.

I will be anxiously awaiting a CD release.

Orchestral fans should give this young (born 1972) composer a listen.

 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

As someone entering their late 30s and not feeling the same energy he used to, it’s good to know that 50s is considered young! smile

Puts is a very good composer and I look forward to hearing this work.


 Posted:   Jan 23, 2023 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Puts has a Pulitzer Prize for an opera…

Silent Night that strongly reminds me of Benjamin Britten's vocal writing for Peter Grimes as well as his War Requiem.

 Posted:   Jan 24, 2023 - 1:15 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

Kevin is an absolutely fantastic composer. His works have a very strong film-like quality and he's a professed John Williams fan.

I talked with him a couple of years ago for the Legacy of JW podcast, check it out here:

 Posted:   Jan 24, 2023 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Puts is a strong composer. I often find that Concertos for Orchestra bring out the best in their composers. Another great recent one is the Liebermann.

 Posted:   Jan 24, 2023 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

At the concert Deneve did say that the performance was being recorded for future use--probably radio broadcast. But I do hope a CD recording will emerge.

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2023 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

I've just heard his concert work Contact (in Dolby Atmos, no less!) and it's fantastic!

 Posted:   Jan 26, 2023 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Various works found on YouTube:

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