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  • Michael Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section

    May 2019

    Michael Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section, commissioned by the Arkansas Symphony and its Music Director Philip Mann received its world premiere on 4 May with a repeat performance the next day at the Robinson Center in Little Rock.  The soloists were Leanna Renfro, Lorraine Duso Kitts, and Beth Wheeler.  You can hear the performance here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J48_LtaG84k.  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote: 

     

    'Michael Fine's Concerto for Oboe Section and String Orchestra -- a work suggested to the composer by Mann and receiving its first public performance with the ASO -- displayed the virtuosity of the orchestra's three accomplished oboists, Leanna Renfro, Lorraine Duso Kitts and Beth Wheeler (who also did double-duty at times on the English horn).
     
    The three-movement concerto grosso also highlighted the lush sinuosity of the ASO string section, which continually engaged in collaborative interplay with the oboists. Fine's bright, accessible composition led the superbly balanced players from a yearningly nostalgic beginning through a lilting larghetto to delightful pizzicato-punctuated dance rhythms.'

     

    The music is available at https://webshop.donemus.nl/action/front/sheetmusic/16516.  The photograph of the performance is by Kelly Hicks Photography.

  • Superstars Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang teamed up

    April 2019

    Superstars Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang teamed up for of this year's most exciting projects, recording Franck and Chopin at the Koerner Center in the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  The recording is currently in post-production.  Michael Fine produced the session with Michael Bishop, engineer.
  • Warners Classics announced the releases of Renaud Capuçon's recording of Bach Sonatas

    March 2019

    Warners Classics announced the releases of Renaud Capuçon's recording of Bach Sonatas with pianist David Fray, recorded in Paris' La cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Liban.  Michael Fine produced with sessions with Jean-Marc Laisné, engineer. Erato - Warner Classics France

  • Michael Fine produced sessions with Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, and Frank Braley

    March 2019

    Michael Fine produced sessions with Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, and Frank Braley: two of Beethoven's towering masterpieces: The Archduke and Ghost piano trios.  Sessions took place in the RIFFX Studios at La Seine Musicale.  Jin Choi was engineer on the sessions.  The first edit has already been completed.

  • Festival Mozaic announced its summer 2019 season

    March 2019

    Festival Mozaic announced its summer 2019 season.  Michael Fine is one of the featured artists as composer and clarinetist.  His Bassoon Quintet and Flute Quintet will receive their world premiere performances; his Oboe Quintet will receive its US premiere at the Festival.  After the conclusion of the Festival, these pieces will all be recorded along with Elegy for and the Clarinet Quintet.  Artists include Alice K. Dade, (flute); Xiaodi Liu (oboe); Anton Rist (clarinet); Fei Xei (bassoon), Robert Walter (English Horn); Scott Yoo (Violin), Erik Arvinder (Violin), Maurycy Banaszek (Viola), Jonah Kim (Cello Festival Mozaic 2019 Summer Brochure