Review: At final classics concert, Philharmonic celebrates  Matthew J. PalmContact Reporter The Artistic Type The mood was festive at Saturday’s Orlando Philharmonic concert: “Tonight is a celebration,” proclaimed music director Eric Jacobsen. The final Classics Series concert of the season featured a world-premiere from acclaimed composer Keith Lay, a professor at Winter Park’s Full Sail University. Lay’s “Venus and Vulcan in America” received an enthusiastic reaction from the audience at the

Original Post Posted By Jessica Bryce Young on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 5:55 am   Composer Keith Lay The final show of the Orlando Philharmonic’s 2015-2016 Classics series is a barn-burner, from Wagner’s swooping Overture to Tannhäuser to Ravel’s plucky, sinuous Alborada del gracioso to the eponym composition, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Pictures is one of those stirring pieces of classical repertoire that gets lots of play in TV commercials and movies –

In-depth: Composer Keith Lay on his premiere Saturday with Orlando Philharmonic The artistic direction of Eric Jacobsen, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) has made a few fairly bold moves with its programming by featuring music from contemporary composers – we’ve recently heard music by Gabriel Kahane, Andrew Norman, and Zhao Jiping, among others. An exciting opportunity for a world premiere in the ‘classics series’ finale of the 2015-2016 season was left open for a while;

Contact: Caitlin Pequignot Interim Communications Manager Ph: 407-451-1449 cmpequignot@gmail.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Orlando Philharmonic Presents New Work by Keith Lay   (Orlando, FL – January 21, 2016) – The Orlando Philharmonic will perform a commissioned work, “Venus and Vulcan in America,” by acclaimed Orlando composer and Full Sail faculty member Keith Lay, on its upcoming “Pictures at An Exhibition” concert on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8:00

Here is the exact wording of my work’s review from The American Prize: Children On the Playground This is a concerto for violin and string orchestra dating from 2001, expertly performed by the musicians of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. “Children on the Playground” is everything one expects it to be: open, warm-hearted, brimming with wholesome joy, and unashamedly tonal. In three movements, the work projects feelings of purity and sweetness without

  The American Prize WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 COMPOSER winners: ORCHESTRA, 2015 The American Prize is honored to announce the winners and runners-up in the orchestra division of The American Prize in Composition, 2015. We are also pleased to highlight a large group of composers in this category with special citations recognizing the quality of their work as they serve diverse communities in unique and creative ways. Congratulations! The American

From The Examiner Central Florida Composers Forum borrowed from cfcomposers.org   Those in Orlando’s niche market for local art music know it’s no secret that Timucua White House is the place to be. The Glazer family has celebrated music by opening their doors to the community for 15 years, and last night a very full house shared the experience of concert number 600. The occasion: Central Florida Composers Forum’s annual recital, presenting the

Composer Keith Lay debuts a new work for brass and mimes at Timucua this weekend Posted By Thaddeus McCollum on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 9:00 am   Keith Lay is proving to be our area’s most inventive composer. Last year, he put on one of the most interesting public pieces of symphonic art to hit Lake Eola Park with “Distance Music,” a suite that had the audience walk around

Central Florida Composers Forum presents free concert of contemporary sacred music Posted By Jessica Bryce Young on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm Central Florida Composers Forum, a local nexus of adventurous new classical, partners with downtown’s Cathedral Church of St. Luke Sunday to present a program of newly composed music for a variety of faith traditions called Sacred Sounds. Composer, CF2 member and host of modern classical radio show “Zero Crossing” on WPRK Charlie Griffin says,

  Fantastic News! Received this email from the Florida Department of State: “On behalf of the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs I would like to congratulate you on being selected to receive a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship. This award recognizes your remarkable artistic achievements to date and supports your creative career moving forward. We are so looking forward to working with you over the course of your fellowship