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Nimbus Alliance has recently released the CD “Augusta Read Thomas: Selected Works for Orchestra.” It is the first in a series of CDs of her music to be released by the label. The second CD — of solo and chamber music — will be released in spring 2014. The third CD will feature the world premiere and first recording of the saxophone concerto Prisms of Light by soloist Frederick Hemke with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra led by William Boughton.
Thomas, an American composer who studied at YSM in the late 1980s, was the Mead Composer-in-Residence for nine years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music. She currently holds the prestigious position of University Professor at the University of Chicago. MORE