Release of Fourth Disc with the London Symphony OrchestraIn August 2014, Naxos released the fourth disc of music by Kenneth Fuchs performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta. The recording features baritone and Naxos artist Roderick Williams and was produced by Grammy Award-winner Tim Handley. Repertoire includes: Falling Man (for baritone voice and orchestra); Movie House (seven poems by John Updike for baritone voice and chamber ensemble); and Songs of Innocence and of Experience (four poems by William Blake for baritone voice and chamber ensemble). The recording was completed at Abbey Road Studios in London, August 30–September 1, 2013. Physical discs and digital formats were released worldwide on Naxos American Classics.
Kenneth Fuchs, JoAnn Falletta, and Roderick Williams on the steps of Abbey Road Studios
Kenneth Fuchs greets the LSO on the first day of recording in Studio 1.
JoAnn Falletta, Roderick Williams, and the LSO record Falling Man in Abbey Road Studio 1.
JoAnn Falletta, Roderick Williams, and members of the LSO record Songs of Innocence and of Experience in Abbey Road Studio 2.
Kenneth Fuchs, JoAnn Falletta, producer Tim Handley, along with engineer Jonathan Allen, members of the LSO, and baritone Roderick Williams, listen to a playback of Songs of Innocence and of Experience in the control room of Abbey Road Studio 2.
Kenneth Fuchs at Sewanee Summer Music FestivalKenneth Fuchs was resident composer for four days in July at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival at the University of the South in Tennessee. The Sewanee Symphony, made up of advanced music students, performed Fuchs’s Atlantic Riband (for Orchestra) and American Rhapsody (Romance for Violin and Orchestra), with JoAnn Falletta conducting and Michael Ludwig as violin soloist. Fuchs also conducted seminars and gave individual instruction in composition. The following week, the Sewanee Symphony performed Fuchs’s Eventide (Concerto for English Horn), with Rossen Milanov conducting and on English horn, Luca de la Florin, who won the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition at the festival.