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

8-Track

July 7, 2023

New Focus Recordings

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Upcoming Performances

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February 23, 2024, 7PM
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Tfiles Clarinet Concerto

Clarinetist Andrzej Ciepliński, conductor Michał Klauza, and the Orchestra of the Polish Radio in Warsaw perform at the POLIN Museum

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March 3, 2024, 1:30pm
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"and all the days were purple"

Dr. Samantha Stinson performs at the Cincinnati Arts & Cultural Exchange

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March 28th, 7pm
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Album release celebration

Celebrate the release of in a dark blue night at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

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June 6, 2024, 7:30PM
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"Let It Be Forgotten"

Featured at Brooklyn Art Song Society

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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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