Arthur Levering has received many awards for his work including the Rome Prize, the Heckscher Foundation Composition Prize, the Lee Ettelson Composer's Award, commissions from the Fromm Music Foundation and the Barlow Endowment, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. His compositions have been performed by various ensembles including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New Juilliard Ensemble, the Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Musica Viva, Sequitur, Musica d'Oggi (Italy), and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet (Germany), and they have been played at, among others, New York's Merkin Hall, Weill Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, at the Aspen Music Festival, the Japan America Theatre on the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, as well as at concerts and festivals in Britain, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. Compact disks of his work include School of Velocity, CRI CD 812, 1999/NWCR812, 2007 ("the best debut album by an American composer I've heard this year"—Robert Carl, Fanfare, July/August, 1999), and Still Raining, Still Dreaming, New World CD NW 80662-2, 2008. A recent work for viola and piano, Tesserae, is included in Americans in Rome, Music by Fellows of the American Academy in Rome, Bridge CD 9271 A/D, 2008.


Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston | September 21, 2008