Gutkin and Lara Win JHU Catalyst Awards Reply

David Gutkin and Felipe Lara

Peabody Assistant Professor of Musicology David Gutkin and Assistant Professor of Composition Felipe Lara are 2020 awardees of the Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. Gutkin’s award will support his work to complete a book exploring the New York avant-garde’s engagements with and influence on opera and operatic form during the 1970s and 1980s. Lara’s award will support the creation of Chambered Spirals, a new 30-minute work for large mixed chamber ensemble and its premiere, at Peabody, by New York’s Talea Ensemble. The work will be the last remaining piece to complete a large-scale cycle titled Ciclo Concertante.


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