Daron Aric Hagen is one of America’s most prominent, prolific, and respected mid-career composers. The creator of nine frequently-revived operas, his operatic, orchestral, chamber, and song catalogues are performed around the world. Mr. Hagen’s activities also include stage direction, conducting; and engagements as a collaborative pianist, educator, artistic director, writer, and librettist.
He has collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Leonard Bernstein, Leon Botstein, William Burden, JoAnn Falletta, Gary Graffman, Nathan Gunn, Jaime Laredo, Kate Lindsey, Michael Ludwig, David Alan Miller, Michael Morgan, Robert Orth, Steven Osgood, Sharon Robinson, Kenneth Schermerhorn, Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin, Lawrence Leighton Smith, and Robert Spano, among others. Numerous ensembles have toured with his work, including the Kings Singers and Present Music; the Amernet, Borromeo, Ciompi, Elements, Euclid, Lark, Sweet Plantain, and Voxare Quartets; the Amelia, Finisterra, Intelechron, and Prometheus Trios. His work has been widely commissioned and performed by most of North America’s major musical institutions, and numerous institutions abroad, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Opera and Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Swan (UK), Seattle Opera, Opera Theater of Ireland, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louvre, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), and Royal Albert Hall.
Mr. Hagen has served frequently as conductor and collaborative pianist for recordings of his works. His music can be heard on the Albany, Arsis, Bridge, Clarion, Klavier, Naxos, and New World/CRI labels, among others.
Hagen is the recipient of a 2014 American Academy of Arts and Letters award that recognizes “outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledges the composer who has arrived at his or her own voice.” In 2012, he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also received the Kennedy Center Friedheim Prize, the Camargo Residency, two Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowships, Barlow, Bearns, ASCAP and BMI prizes, and the Seattle Opera Chairman’s Award.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Curtis Institute of Music and of the Juilliard School, he has taught at Bard College, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Princeton Atelier, and fulfilled numerous composer-in-residencies around the U.S. Currently Chair of the Composition Program at the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, he is a Lifetime Member of the Corporation of Yaddo, former President of the Lotte Lehmann Foundation, and a Trustee of the Douglas Moore Fund for American Opera.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Drag Here to Add To List Symphonic Banner of My Purpose 20527 18:00 Baritone voice; picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn(4), tpt.(3), tbn.(2), b.tbn., euph., tba; timp., perc., db. Broken Pieces
A Love Story in One Scene
20528 25:00 Soprano voice, Tenor Voice; Pno. – or – Chamber Orch version: 1(dbl. Picc.) 1 1 1 – 1 1 0 0; Vibr. Str. Suddenly 20532 6:00 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 – 4 3 2 1; Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Str. The Heart of a Stranger 20530 16:00 Solo baritone voice; fl.(2), a. fl., ob.(2), eng.hn., cl.(2), b.cl., bsn.(3); hn.(3), tpt.(3); vib., mar.; hp., cb. Opera The Antient Concert 20524 60:00 Soprano, mezzo, soprano, lyric baritone, dramatic baritone, str.qt. Bandanna
An opera in two acts and a prologue
20525 118:00 Solo soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone (2), bass-baritone; SATB chorus; 2 (fl. 1 dbl. picc.; fl. 2 dbl. picc., a. fl.)/2 (eng.hn.)/3 (b.cl.)/2/s.sax., a.sax., t.sax., b.sax.;2/2 (flg. hn.)/2/1;timp., perc.(4), pno., hp.;cb.(3);. . .Bandan Prelude and Prayer from Bandanna 20531 14:00 Solo soprano; fl.(2) (I dbl. picc.), ob.(2), cl.(2), b.cl., bsn.(2).; s.sax., a.sax., t.sax., b., sax.; hn.(2), tpt.(2), tbn., tba.; timp., Perc. vib., mar.; hp., cb.(3) Wedding Dances from “Bandanna” 20535 16:00 picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax.(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(4), tbn.(3), bar.hn., tba.; cb., timp., perc.(4) Vera of Las Vegas
A Nightmare Cabaret Opera in One Act
20534 60:00 Ob., Reed I (Cl. in Bb, Sop. Sax. in Bb), Reed II (Cl. in Bb, B.Cl. in Bb, A.Sax.in Eb), Bsn., tpt.in C, tbn., Drum Kit, Acoustic Piano, Yamaha Clavinova P-100 Synthesizer (or equivalent), Acoustic Guitar (doubling Elect. Lead Gtr. and Elect. B. Gtr.), Concert Band Bandanna Overture 20526 7:00 picc., fl.(2), ob.(2), Eb cl., cl.(3), b.cl., bsn.(2), a.sax.(2), t.sax., b.sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(4), tbn.(3), bar.hn., tba.; cb., timp., perc. A Perfect Union CFD1 51:55 Concert Band Suddenly 20533 6:00 picc., fl., ob., cl.(3), bass cl., bsn.; a.sax.(2), t.sax., bar. sax.; hn.(4), tpt.(3), tbn.(2), b. tbn., euph., tba.; timp., perc.(3), cb. Chamber Flute Sonata No. 1 W2635 :15:00 Flute, Piano Flute Sonata No. 2 W2615 :15:00 Flute, Piano Ghandi’s Children 20529 4:00 SA chorus; handbells Hagen Songbook VF3 Voice, Piano Love In A Life CY3276 Voice, Piano Muldoon Songs CY2525 Male voice, Piano Jot! MXE6 6:00 Clarinet, Piano, Marimba Sappho Songs MXE14F :28:00 Soprano, Alto, Cello Solo Piano Piano Variations P3312 :7:00 Piano Qualities Of Light O5443 :00:00 Piano Choral Four Poems Of William Blake CM8626 SATB I Had Rather CM8894 SATB
Vera of Las Vegas
A Nightmare Cabaret Opera in One Act