“The hypnotically iridescent colors in a new piece by composer Philip Lasser, that cast the strongest spell.” Philip Kennicott – The Washington Post
Makoto Nakura will perform Lasser's "Bach Echoes" A Hybrid Variation set on Bach's A minor Flute Partita BWV 1013 for solo Marimba.
Sunday April 29, 2018 4PM Summit NJ. Commissioned by Makoto Nakura for the Saito Grand Vibraphone, Philip Lasser’s Bach Echoes is a work delving into the inner working of Bach’s magnificent counterpoint and creating a unique work which dialogues with the past and speaks of today.
American Brass Quintet to Premiere Philip Lasser's "Common Heroes-Uncommon Land"
Commissioned by The Juilliard School in honor of the American Brass Quintet’s 30 years of residency at Juilliard, Philip Lasser’s Common Heroes – Uncommon Land is a work celebrating the nobility of the enduring American spirit. Click here for info
Juilliard's Chamberfest to perform Lasser settings of Songs by Debussy and Fauré
In 2016, Philip Lasser was commissioned by Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW) to arrange eight songs of Debussy and Fauré for a private concert under the auspices of the Rothschild Foundation with French opera singer Natalie Dessay in Paris. Now, in January 2018, Juilliard’s prestigious Chamber Music festival, ChamberFest, will perform these songs. Click here for more info
“These settings are like seeing old friends in new clothes,” —Natalie Dessay
“Having been trained in the counterpoint-rich tradition of Nadia Boulanger, Lasser plumbs Germanic depths while managing to distil them on a Gallic surface without seeming superficial.” Ken Smith – Gramophone