• 1-Centennial
  • 2-Classical
  • 3-Dance
  • 4-Broadway
  • 5-Film
  • 6-LastJudgement
 
     
  CALENDAR

May 21, 2013
Listen to the Jerome Moross Centenary Celebration on WHRB Radio
Tune in to WHRB, Harvard Radio Broadcasting, 95.3 FM, Boston for 9 hours of Jerome Moross's music. To listen to live audio streaming, visit www.whrb.org.
Program to include Frankie and Johnny, The Last Judgement, The Golden Apple, Hollywood favorites, and more.

June 5, 2013
Robert Black: Modern American Bass @ Kilbourn Hall Performs the Moross Bass Sonatina
Rochester, NY

June 25, 2013
German Premiere of Moross's The Last Judgement
Performed by Duo Ping and Ting at Twin Pack Piano Fastival
Hannover Music Academy
For more information, email "mail@Genova-Dimitrov.com"

August 26, 2013
Hollywood Rhapsody at the Proms
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson, Conductor
Program includes theme to The Big Country
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK
Click here for more information.

August 27, 2013
Screening of "The Big Country" with special guest appearance of Susanna Moross Tarjan
Showtime: 7 PM
The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso
Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE October 15, 2013 at 6 PM
Celebrating the Centennial of Jerome Moross in Honor of Sid Ramin
Columbia University
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Butler Library Room 523
Reception and viewing of the exhibition "Celebrating Composers"
For more information, e-mail Jennifer B. Lee at jbl100@columbia.edu

March 8, 2014
Society for American Music
40th Annual Conference
A Centennial Commemoration of Jerome Moross
Click here for more information.

April 26. 27, 2014
Buffalo Philharmonic
JoAnn Falletta, Conductor
Moross Symphony No.1
http://bpo.org

 

 
DISCOVER AND REDISCOVER
THE MOROSS-LATOUCHE OPERA
FOR BROADWAY



The Moross-Latouche musical, The Golden Apple premiered on March 11, 1954 at the off-Broadway Phoenix Theatre. A little more than a month later, it moved to Broadway’s Alvin Theatre. March 2014 is the 60th anniversary of that historic opening. Click here for the dedicated microsite of this milestone of American musical theater.


WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL JEROME MOROSS CENTENNIAL WEBSITE

August 1 is a milestone to which I have looked forward for so long - the 100th birthday of my father, Jerry Moross. Preparing for the Centennial has been an exhilarating experience for me. I have been involved with the development of a new website, reissues of recordings, the production of a radio documentary and many more things. But most exciting, I have been able to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. This has given me the opportunity to rediscover my father through the lens of others and discover many new perspectives about him and his music that I never saw before. The response from the followers of my father’s work has been overwhelming to me. I want to personally thank everyone who has made possible the radio and online broadcasts, symposia, exhibitions, and special performances of his music in honor of his centenary. I am very grateful for your support and for keeping his music alive.

As this day passes, I hope it is just the beginning of a new revival of interest in his music. The celebration will continue through the rest of this year and into the next.

I invite you to join in first and foremost by enjoying Moross’s music. If you are a music professional or are part of a music organization and want to be a part of this year-long celebration, contact us and let us know about your event. It will be featured on the website and included in the promotion of the centennial season. Join our e-mail list and we’ll send you news and announcements. email@moross.com I hope you enjoy exploring the website and rediscover a golden era in American music.

Best wishes,
Susanna Moross Tarjan


  NEWS & NOTEWORTHY

October 24-November 2, 2014
Lyric Stage Presents Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s THE GOLDEN APPLE, an opera for Broadway
43 Member Cast and 36 Piece Orchestra Highlight 60-year Revival
Lyric Stage Founding Producer Steven Jones announced the complete cast and crew of the company’s newest production THE GOLDEN APPLE the
Jerome Moross/John Latouche musical. The performances will be held on October 24, 25, 30, 31 and November 1 at 8:00 PM and October 26 and November 2 at 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX. To read more, Click here>>>

March 25, 2014
Picture Perfect
This week, WWFM, The Classical Network, on "Picture Perfect" hosted by Ross Amico will focus on Jerome Moross’s
western scores, including The Big Country, The Proud Rebel, The Jayhawkers and The Valley of Gwangi. The show will air this Friday evening, March 28, 2014 at 6. You can catch the streaming here: wwfm.org
If you miss it, the show will be archived as a webcast for the next few months here: wwfm.org/webcasts_picture_perfect.shtml

March 24, 2014
“THE BIG COUNTRY AND BEYOND” Online
Many thanks to the WFMT Radio Network for permission to archive the Moross 2-hour documentary produced by Jon Tolansky in the Moross.com Media section.
To listen to the Jerome Moross: "The Big Country and Beyond!” Click here>>>

March 8, 2014
Society of American Music Conference, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
40th Annual Conference: Session 9a:
A Centennial Commemoration of Jerome Moross
Moderator: Wayne Shirley, Library of Congress (retired)
Panelists: CHARLES TURNER, University of Hartford (emeritus); MARIANA WHITMER, University of Pittsburgh; FRANK LEHMAN, Tufts University; HOWARD POLLACK, University of Houston; ANDREW GRANADE, University of Missouri, Kansas City; SUSANNA MOROSS TARJAN, Jerome Moross's daughter To watch videos of the complete presentations, Click here>>>

Lyric Stage announces 2014-2015 season at Irving Arts Center
From Nancy Churnin-Lyric Stage founding director Steven Jones announced a mix of classics along with a
couple of rarely seen musicals for the company’s 2014-2015 season, from the stage at the world premiere of Blue Roses at Irving Arts Center Saturday night. The Golden Apple, a rarely produced 1954 musical adaptation of parts of the Iliad and Odyssey, with music by Jerome Moross and lyrics by John Treville Latouche is on the menu. For more information, Click here.>>>

December 29, 2013
Sound Jewish
Tune in to Mississippi Public Broadcasting Music Radio for Andy Muchin’s Sunday, Dec. 29 program Sounds Jewish. He has a prepared a segment featuring an interview
with Susanna Moross Tarjan about her father and his work during this centennial year of his birth. It's a 15-minute segment that features samples of his most important music, Susanna’s commentary about the music and reminiscences about him. It begins 30 minutes into the show. For more information, Click here.>>>

December 8, 2013
From THE BOOK SHELF: The Golden Apple
On the printed music front, here's something extra special. At last month's Columbia University celebration of the Centennial of composer Jerome Moross,
I discovered that Alfred Music published a complete vocal score of The Golden Apple several years back. Read more, Click here.>>>

Mark! My Words on Music: Windflowers – The Songs of Jerome Moross
Jerome Moross was celebrated as the composer of classic film scores such as The Big Country and The Cardinal. But he was also the composer of highly original
songs written in his own inimitable style. Learn more about an entire CD devoted to songs from musical shows that are unjustly neglected or forgotten. For complete programming information, Click here.>>>

WFMT Radio Network presents 12th Dranoff 2 Piano Competition Documentary
The Power of Two, a documentary on the 12th
Dranoff 2 Piano Competition, is being broadcast on Classical South Florida, Sundays in November from 11am-1pm. The 4-part series was produced by Jesse McQuarters and David Polk for the WFMT Radio Network, and features performance highlights from the competition, including Jerome Moross's The Last Judgement. For complete programming information, Click here.>>>

LIBRARY LISTENING
Our friend, Bob Stern, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Educational Press advises us that several out of print Jerome Moross recordings are not lost.
Read more>>>

MOROSS ON THE AIR
As we begin the season of the Jerome Moross Centennial on August 1, we want to let you know where you can find programs about Jerome Moross on TV and radio. Visit our Moross On The Air page to locate stations broadcasting
his music, feature films, and special documentaries. Check back often for updates.
Click here.>>>

CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PREMIERE OF MOROSS’S SYMPHONY NO. 1
On April 5, 1943, Sir Thomas Beecham appeared on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the most important influences of classical music. Approximately six months later, he premiered Jerome
Moross’s Symphony # 1 with his orchestra, the Seattle Symphony. October 18, 2013 represents the 70th anniversary of that performance. Symphony # 1 was recorded by JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra is available through Albany Records. Later this season, Maestra Falletta will again perform the symphony with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Celebrate this seminal American work and give it a listen this month. Click here to read more about the piece. If you would like to purchase a copy of the recording, click here.

SAVE THE DATE October 15, 2013 at 6 PM
Celebrating the Centennial of Jerome Moross in Honor of Sid Ramin

An Evening with Susanna Moross Tarjan and Ron Ramin, hosted by David Garland.
A reflection and reminiscence of the lives and influence of two American composers, through the eyes of their children.
Columbia University
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Butler Library Room 523
Reception and viewing of the exhibition "Celebrating Composers"
For more information, e-mail Jennifer B. Lee at jbl100@columbia.edu

September 9, 2013
Interview with Susanna Moross Tarjan
See an interview with Jerome Moross’s daughter, Susanna. She was the special guest of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, for a screening of “The Big Country” on August 26. Rob
Davis of Classical South Florida was MC and host. Prior to the screening, Susanna talked about her life with her father, growing up in the world of Hollywood and Broadway, and her memories of some of the greatest composers of the mid-twentieth century.
Click here.>>>

August 2, 2013
MARTIN BASHIR OF MSNBC PAYS TRIBUTE TO JEROME MOROSS


Click here.>>>

NOTABLE BLOGS AND PODCASTS
Jon Burlingame, The Film Music Society, Jerome Moross Centennial: Innovative composer for film, theater, concert hall remembered Click here.>>>
Lynne Warfel, Minnesota Public Radio, Flicks in Five: Jerome Moross Click here.>>>
Boyce Lancaster, WOSU, (Re)discovering Jerome Moross Click here.>>>
Jennifer Lee, Columbia University's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Jerome Moross Centennial Celebration
Click here.>>>
Fishko Files, Jerome Moross the hundredth birth-anniversary of composer Jerome Moross, kicks off a whole year of special programs, performances and appreciations around the country devoted to his life and music. WNYC’s Sara Fishko adds her voice – in this edition of Fishko Files.Click here.>>>


August 3, 2013
THE JEROME MOROSS CENTENARY
Moross was a natural for film score composing, and after
some success in New York writing for concert halls and Broadway, he began composing for movies in 1948. David Garland of WQXR's Movies on the Radio presents an overview of Moross’ joyful and dramatic music for films such as The Big Country, The Proud Rebel, The War Lord, Rachel Rachel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Cardinal, as well as some of his music for the Broadway show The Golden Apple.
Read more.>>>

Save the Date!
A CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION OF JEROME MOROSS
The Society of American Music will host a symposium on the life and work of Jerome Moross in honor of the Centennial.
The session, organized by SAM Executive Director Mariana
Whitmer, will be held in Lancaster, PA on March 8, 2014, as part of SAM's 40th Annual Conference. Participating on the panel of scholars are Charles Turner, Howard Pollack, Mariana Whitmer, Frank Lehrman, and Jon Burlingame, with special guest Susanna Moross Tarjan.
Read more.>>>

July 3, 2013
The INNOVATIVE MOSAIC OF AMERICAN SYMPHONIES
by Joann Falletta
Listen to the NPR interview with Robert Siegel talking to this leading American music director and conductor. Also, read her essay about searching for the great Amercan Symphony.
Read More>>>


Fall, 2013
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN TO HOST MOROSS RADIO DOCUMENTARY
WFMT Radio Network based in Chicago has produced a 2-hour radio documentary, JEROME MOROSS: The Big Country and Beyond. WFMT initiated the project in honor of the Moross Centennial.
Produced by British radio documentarian Jon Tolansky and narrated by Grammy award-winning artist and champion of American music, Michael Feinstein, the program features some of Moross’s most memorable music with interviews and commentary from many whose lives and careers were touched by the composer, including the legendary Kaye Ballard, conductor JoAnn Falletta, British singer Claire Martin, and many more. Hear the radio trailer and Read More>>>


June 5, 2013 Rochester, NY
Robert Black: Modern American Bass @ Kilbourn Hall Performs the Moross Bass Sonatina
Modern American Bass is comprised of repertoire from my latest double CD on New World Records. This forgotten yet vital unaccompanied and accompanied repertoire
spans the period of American music from 1931-1971. Repertoire will include Jerome Moross. www.robertblack.org
http://isbconvention.com/

May 16, Coral Gables, FL
Duo Impuls Wins Best Performance Prize Of Moross The Last Judgement At 12th Dranoff 2 Piano Competition
Miami, FL – The jurors of the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition have awarded the Best Performance Prize for Jerome Moross’s The Last Judgement ($5,000)
to duo imPuls of Germany.The team comprising Barbara and Sebastian Bartmann performed at the Gusman Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Miami. In addition, the team won the Bronze Award ($10,000) as well as performance prizes for Gabriela Lena Frank’s Seis Cantos de los campos ($5,000) and Shelton Berg’s Mary and Martha Meditation ($2,500.)
To hear the winning performance of The Last Judgement , click here.>>>
For more information about duo imPuls, visit: www.duoimpuls.com


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