2021-2022 Season

1/21/22Puente Trans Arábico, The Eykamp String Quartet. The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra’s free diversity series entitled “Connect & Celebrate: New Traditions” continues in January with a WNIN livestream, Evansville, IN 1/27/22La Hamaca, The Reveron Piano Trio, Diversity & Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories Conference, Britton Recital Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2/17/22Compass Points, The Lumi Trio. Stephen...

Lorenz’s Concerto for Maracas at MSU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgfAJCaZqy0 Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas and Wind Symphony featuring guest soloist Manuel Alejandro Rangel.SHOW LESS Latin Grammy-nominated in 2020! The MSU College of Music is proud to present the MSU Wind Symphony conducted by Kevin L. Sedatole as they present the world premiere of Ricardo Lorenz's Pataruco: Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas and Wind Symphony featuring guest soloist Manuel Alejandro Rangel.

2014-2015 SEASON

07.27.14 Fronteras Abiertas (Open Borders). Wesley Baldwin, cello. Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Roseland, VA 08.01.14 Puente Trans-Arábico. Orlando Cotto, percussion; Dali String Quartet. North Penn Church of Christ, North Wales, PA 08.01.14 Está lloviendo afuera y no hay agua. Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto, piano. Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Roseland, VA 08.03.14 Cecilia en Azul y Verde. Sara Sitzer, cello; Juan Carlos...

2013-2014 SEASON

09.15.13 Piedra en la Piedra.  Kristine Rominsky, flute; Michael Mixtacki, percussion.  Mills Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. 10.05.13 Piedra en la Piedra.  Stephanie Abderhalden, flute; Jeremy Johnston, percussion.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 10.23.13 Raw Cello.  Cello Fest 2o13 Ensemble led by German Marcano.  Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 10.28.13 Compass Points.  Seoul...

MSU Symphony takes a ride to Macondo….again

The Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Kevin Noe performed Lorenz’s En Tren Vá Changó (Destination Macondo) on Friday November 16, 2012.  It is the second time in eight years that this work is heard live on the MSU campus.  In 2004, then MSU Assistant Director of Orchestras Raphael Jiménez brought the work for the first time to the University’s Wharton Center.  This performance took place before Lorenz joint...

New Work for Strings Premiered at Dali Chamber Music Festival

As Composer-in-Residence of the 9th Annual Dali Quartet Chamber Music Festival and Camp, Ricardo Lorenz spent several days this past summer 2012 in North Wales, Pennsylvania, working on two of his works with some of the East Coast’s most talented young string players.  Lorenz conducted his Rochela for nine cellos, originally composed for and premiered by the cello section of the Pittsburgh Symphony, and attended the premiere of a new string...

Cacerola Soul premieres in London

Ricardo Lorenz attended the London premiere of his new work Cacerola Soul on May 3rd, 2012 at the Southbank Centre.  Cacerola Soul roughly translates as “the soul of the frying pan” and calls for a SATB choir, instrumental ensemble and optional rapper. The work was commissioned by The Iberian and Latin American Music Society of London (ILAMS) specifically to pay tribute to pot-banging protests as instruments of nonviolent resistance. ...

2012 Cacerola Soul, for choir and chamber ensemble

Work for SATB choir and mixed ensemble inspired by pot banging protests common in South America.  Text by Alfredo Pérez.  Commissioned by The Iberian and Latin American Music Society (ILAMS) and premiered on May 3, 2012 at the Purcell Room, South Bank Center, London, UK. Approx. duration: 11 minutes 1010-0110- 4 perc., pn, SATB (optional rapper), vln, D.B.

Fourth major release of Lorenz’s El Muro

The CD "Street Song" marks the fourth major recording release of Ricardo Lorenz's El Muro, this most recent one performed by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble conducted by John P. Lynch. Previous releases of El Muro (Spanish for "The Wall")  include CDs by University of North Texas, University of Florida, and Michigan State University wind symphonies.    This University of Georgia Wind Ensemble recording release on the Naxos label...