by: Magda Katz


On April 8, 2015 at 7:30pm, Essential Voices USA *(EVUSA)  led by musical director Judith Clurman, presented BEYOND BROADWAY:COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music in New York City.

The evening brought together some of the most prominent composers/lyricists working today. Host Midge Woolsey engaged the esteemed guests in lively conversation about working on choral music with music director Judith Clurman. The panel included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hohman, Andrew Lippa, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, Lynne Shankel, David Shire, Jonathan Tunick and Maury Yeston.

The program featured the World Premiere of the revised score of Music(2009), a work for chorus and piano by the late Marvin Hamlisch. Tedd Firth accompanied Essential Voices USA on the piano.