Month: April 2014

Bermel: “Mar de Setembro” — “Unambiguously Luscious Music” (NY Times)

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Recently, the American Composers Orchestra gave the NY premiere of Derek Bermel’s Mar de Setembro, featuring vocalist Luciana Souza. New York Times critic Steve Smith called Bermel’s score “unambiguously luscious music,” and noted  he is “a versatile, respectful chameleon…[who] weds…

Bermel: A Chat with Christie’s

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Recently, Derek Bermel sat down with Christie’s Auction House to talk about his jazz concerto Migration Series, based on Jacob Lawrence’s 6-panel painting series of the same name. Find out more about why Bremel’s first encounter with the artist’s series…