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Kronos Quartet

A world premiere from composer Michael Abels, At War With Ourselves is an evening-length work for string quartet, chorus and spoken word, originally commissioned by new music’s premier ensemble, the Kronos Quartet, who perform for these two exclusive nights. Best…

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Delights & Dances

Delights & Dances, the Chicago Sinfonietta’s first recording with its new music director, award-winning conductor Mei-Ann Chen, does what this singular ensemble does best: it captivates listeners of all ages and diverse ethnic backgrounds through irresistible music and superb musicianship….

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Composer Of The Year

On February 18th, 2018, Michael Abels received the Composer of the Year Award at an event produced by MusicUNTOLD, an organization dedicated to representing programs that promote diversity and human dignity, with a focus on African-American composers. The award has…

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Interview with Michael Abels

The definition of come-from-where success for many concerned, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” revealed a TV-centric comedian who could turn satire into a socio-political cinematic knife. Equally captivating was the work of modern classical composer Michael Abels, who enlightened the body…

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ScoreKeeper And Composer

Michael Abels, who recently composed the magnificent score to Us (2019) for Jordan Peele, is an artist who is as comfortable with words as he is music. His insights into his own creative process are valuable, fascinating, and wholly revealing….

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Michael Abels IMDB

Michael Abels is an African-American composer known for his orchestra works Global Warming, Delights & Dances, and Urban Legend, and choral pieces such as Be The Change and Limitless. keen ear for musical color and a deft ability to adapt…

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A Composer With A Gift

Michael Abels has been described as a composer with a gift for “[juxtaposing] elements unleashed in an irresistible display of orchestral color” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), who possesses a “keen ear and a deft ability to adapt structural elements from popular…

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