Christopher Rouse is known for orchestral scores that possess a driving, sometimes brutal energy * In recent years, a new current of lyricism has emerged in his music * His scores have been performed by every major orchestra in the U.S. and an increasing number in Europe and Asia * Champions include conductors Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and David Zinman * Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Trombone Concerto and a Grammy (Best Contemporary Composition, 2002) for his guitar concerto, Concert de Gaudí * Among soloists, noted interpreters include Emanuel Ax, Evelyn Glennie, Sharon Isbin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Dawn Upshaw
Looking Ahead: In April 2014, Christopher Rouse’s new concert opener, Supplica, will receive its world premiere by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Juraj Valcuha. May 2014 brings the New York premiere of Rouse’s evening-length Requiem, performed by the New York Philharmonic, to Carnegie Hall, part of the Spring for Music Festival. In addition, the New York Philharmonic will give the world premiere of his Symphony No. 4 in June 2014.
"When the music history of the late 20th century is written, I suspect the explosive and passionate music of Rouse will loom large." — Baltimore Sun