© PATRICK HARLIN

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Brief Biography​

The New York Times writes that Patrick Harlin's “aesthetics capture a sense of tradition and innovation…” and that “Mr Harlin is breaking new ground.”

 

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 record Rapture in 2018 on an all American CD featuring the 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

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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...

 

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​​Upcoming 

April 21st, 2018

Collegium Cincinnati performs

THE ART OF FLIGHT

Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati

at 8PM: TICKETS

September 20th, 2018

Rochester Philharmonic performs

RAPTURE

KODAK Theatre, Rochester

7:30PM, Tickets Here

September 20th, 2018

Rochester Philharmonic performs

RAPTURE

KODAK Theatre, Rochester

8PM, Tickets Here

​​RECENT

Nov. 17th, 2017

Dustin Barr leads

CAL Fullerton Symphony Band

Rapture

Sep. 22nd, 2017

Eric Leprade leads

University of Utah Symphony Band

Rapture

Aug. 17th, 2017

Josh Graham, percussion

Yoshiko Arahata, Piano

Blodgett Recital Hall

July 1st, 2017:

Michael Palmer leads the

Bellingham Festival Orchestra in RAPTURE

May 22nd 2017

THE ART OF FLIGHT** WORLD PREMIERE

Collegium Cincinnati

Manami White: soloist

Christopher Eanes: conductor

 

 

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News

RPO recording

February 1st, 2018

Ward Stare leads the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts and a CD recording Rapture for CD release in 2018.  The all-American composers compendium, Jennifer Higdon's Harp Concerto premiere recording headlines the CD.  

"Harlin’s Rapture is the heart of a concert

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

Trevco Varner Consortium 

December, 2017 

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

November 15th, 2017 

In 2018 the Atlantic Classical Orchestra  will release The River of Doubt on CD. 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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