Alex Weiser

Composer

Broad gestures and rich textures are hallmarks of the “compelling” (The New York Times), “deliciously wistful” (San Francisco Classical Voice), music of composer Alex Weiser. Weiser’s debut album and all the days were purple, was named a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and cited as “a meditative and deeply spiritual work whose unexpected musical language is arresting and directly emotional.”

latest album

in a dark blue night

March 29, 2024

Cantaloupe Music

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Upcoming Performances

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July 28, 2024, 4:00pm
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Julia Choi and Miki Sasaki Recital

A performance of "The Old Question" in Ridgefield, CT

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September 22, 2024, 3:00PM
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NY Virtuoso Singers

"Ma Tovu" setting performed as a part of "Music in our Time" concert at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Ticket information forthcoming.

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November 20, 2024, 7:30PM
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Tevye's Daughters

Orchestral workshop performance with American Lyric Theater at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in NYC. Ticket information forthcoming.

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January 15, 2025, 6:30PM
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State of the Jews

Temple Emanu-El features the premiere performance of this opera about Theodor Herzl and his conflicted relationship with his wife, Julie Herzl.

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Writings

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A Song Still Vital: Preserving and Reviving Yiddish Folk Music
June 20, 2023

A Song Still Vital: Preserving and Reviving Yiddish Folk Music

Learning Yiddish folksongs from archives and reimagining them for contemporary performances and compositions.

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They hailed from Belarus and Galicia — but New York was their muse
July 1, 2022

They hailed from Belarus and Galicia — but New York was their muse

In the early 20th century, Yiddish poets from Europe made New York their home...

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Yiddish Folk Song in Classical Music
June 24, 2022

Yiddish Folk Song in Classical Music

Jewish folk melodies have had a rich, unexpected influence on musical composition

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