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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING

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 "Harlin's Rapture is arresting"

       –– BBC Music

"Rapture is a no less adventurous journey that leads from a series of beguiling, unconventional tunes to a final exhilarating sweep of events."

       –– Gramophone Magazine

Harlin's "aesthetics capture a sense of tradition and innovation."

      –– New York Times

"Rapture is imaginative, intense, dazzling and, dare I say absolutely beautiful."

     –– I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

 

"Rapture demonstrated both imagination and skill, qualities that are self-recommending. One can only hope for more performances and a bright future for the talented young composer.    

 

       –– Calgary Herald

"Harlin utilizes a dazzling, diverse set of orchestral colors, which made for a vivid, "high-definition" experience...I was left wanting more of Harlin's music -- about 20 minutes or so, actually...here's hoping that a more long-form symphonic piece will appear in a future season."  

       –– Daniel J. Kushner,

            CITY Newspaper, Rochester

At its conclusion, Rapture surveys the brink of sanity and, with a big ending, magically lifts us above the conflict.  Harlin set out to create music about being overwhelmed and overcome by emotion, and he succeeds with Rapture.

 

      ––Jann Nyffeler

          Democrat and Chronicle

  

April 13th, 2020

Ensemble NEW SRQ performs

DIGITAL

Sarasota, FL (info here)

April 14th, 2020

Ensemble NEW SRQ performs

DIGITAL

St. Petersburg, FL (info here)

May 8th, 2020

Lansing Symphony performs

River of Doubt

7:30 PM-- Wharton Center

(info here)

September 29th, 2019

#TBT

Lansing Symphony Chamber Concert

(info)

October 11th, 2019

The Lansing Symphony performs

Shadow Dancer

7:30 PM-- Wharton Center

(info here)

January 26th 2020

Kinetic Ensemble performs

The Art of Flight

Houston, TX (info here)

Biography​

The New York Times writes that Patrick Harlin's “aesthetics capture a sense of tradition and innovation…” 

 

Patrick Harlin's music has been performed by the St. Louis Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Alarm Will Sound, Rochester Philharmonic, Calidore String Quartet, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and many more.  His work Rapture opened the 2016-17 Kansas City Symphony concert season.  Ward Stare and the Rochester Philharmonic will recorded Rapture in 2018 on an all American CD featuring the world premiere recording of Jennifer Higdon's Harp Concerto.  

 

Patrick grew up in the Pacific Northwest and holds degrees from Western Washington University and the University of Michigan. His work spans both music composition and sustainability with research in soundscape ecology on location in the Amazon rainforest and Bookcliffs, Utah.  He was awarded a 2013 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Presser Award from the Theodore Presser Foundation. He is the inaugural winner of the Aspen/Hermitage residency, and the final awardee of the Rappaport Prize in Composition.  At the University of Michigan he was awarded the Predoctoral Fellowship and is to date the only artist ever awarded the prestigious Graham Sustainability Fellowship.

 

A recent Calgary Herald review notes "Rapture demonstrated both imagination and skill, qualities that are self-recommending. One can only hope for more performances and a bright future for the talented young composer." 

 

FULL BIOGRAPHY

Fresh Content

Sneak preview of my work #tbt on Liz Lee's debut recording on George Gershwin's original Steinway.  

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Eugene Milagro Corporon and the University of North Texas Wind Symphony's recording of Rapture is released on CD and Spotify

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calgary Herald Review: "Rapture demonstrated both imagination and skill, qualities that are self-recommending. One can only hope for more performances and a bright future for the talented young composer." Full Review

 

Blog Post with the Calgary Philharmonic 

 

Hermitage Artist Retreat Video

 

River of Doubt score and program note.  

 

Rackham Graduate School writeup

WFAE wriiteup  

Fall in Ann Arbor Video

Archive...

 

​​Upcoming

 

September 29th, 2019

#TBT

Lansing Symphony Chamber Concert

(info)

October 11th, 2019

The Lansing Symphony performs

Shadow Dancer

7:30 PM-- Wharton Center

(info here)

January 26th 2020

Kinetic Ensemble performs

The Art of Flight

Houston, TX (info here)

April 13th 2020

UofM Concert Band performs

Rapture

Hill Auditorium

Ann Arbor, MI

April 13th, 2020

Ensemble NEW SRQ performs

DIGITAL

Sarasota, FL (info here)

April 14th, 2020

Ensemble NEW SRQ performs

DIGITAL

St. Petersburg, FL (info here)

May 8th, 2020

Lansing Symphony performs

River of Doubt

(info here)

RECENT

February 24th, 2019

CBDNA 2019 Performance

Dustin Barr leads

CAL Fullerton Symphony Band

Rapture

February 23rd 2019

Dustin Barr leads

CAL Fullerton Symphony Band

Rapture

February 21st 2019

Dustin Barr leads

CAL Fullerton Symphony Band

Rapture

News

RPO recording

MAY 2019

Ward Stare led the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in the first CD recording of Rapture released May, 2019. The all-American composers compendium, "AMERICAN RAPTURE" features Yolanda Kondonassis performing Jennifer Higdon's Harp Concerto.  

REVIEW:

"Harlin’s Rapture is the heart of a concert

that highlights music’s unique power to carry us away..." MORE

Trevco Varner Consortium 

2019 

The largest double reed music publisher in the United States leads a commission for Bassoon and Piano.  For details or to join the consortium click here 

Atlantic Classical CD release

February 1st, 2019 

The Atlantic Classical Orchestra  will release The River of Doubt on CD later this month! Inspired by the deadly Teddy Roosevelt expedition into the uncharted waters of one of the Amazon's largest tributaries.  

MORE HERE

Review: 

"Harlin utilizes a dazzling, diverse set of orchestral colors, which made for a vivid, "high-definition" experience...I was left wanting more of Harlin's music -- about 20 minutes or so, actually. While this was the first time a work by the 31-year-old composer has been played by the RPO, here's hoping that a more long-form symphonic piece will appear in a future season."  

 

       –– Daniel J. Kushner,

            CITY Newspaper, Rochester

 

FULL REVIEW

 

Review: 

At its conclusion, Rapture surveys the brink of sanity and, with a big ending, magically lifts us above the conflict.

 

Harlin set out to create music about being overwhelmed and overcome by emotion, and he succeeds with Rapture.

 

      ––Jann Nyffeler

          Democrat and Chronicle

 

FULL REVIEW

RECENT AUDIO
TWEETS
BLURBS

LISTEN TO NPR interview with Patrick preceding the performances of Rapture by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra this season.  The work was inspired by the concept of "The Rapture," an overwhelming emotional response to spending weeks underground by ultra cavers on extreme expeditions.

 

READ BLOG POST

PHOTO JOURNAL:   Unbeknownst to most, the Book Cliffs in Utah/Colorado remains one of the most important areas for wildlife in the contiguous United States.  It is also the site of current and future oil development, with modest returns for irreversible change to the ecosystem, ecosystem services and future uses.  As part of my dissertation I am documenting the baseline acoustic profile of this region, and arguing for the continued preservation of this landscape.

 

READ FULL POST

Currently reading:

Emily Ruskovich's debut novel: 

 

New York Times review:

“You know you’re in masterly hands here. [Emily] Ruskovich’s language is itself a consolation, as she subtly posits the troubling thought that only decency can save us. . . . "

And...she's a friend- married to a childhood friend!!  Check it out   

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