Cygnus Ensemble Presents
Samuel Beckett
Chester Biscardi composer
September 14, 15, and 23 (3pm matinee) ---Responding to Footfalls
Chester Biscardi photo

Chester Biscardi’s music has been performed throughout Asia, Europe, and North and South America.  His catalog includes works for opera, chorus, voice, orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo piano, and incidental music for theatre, dance, and television.  His work is published by C. F. Peters Company/Edition Peters, Merion Music, Inc. of Theodore Presser Co., and Biscardi Music Press, and distributed by Classical Vocal Reprints as well as by Theodore Front Musical Literature, Inc.  Recordings appear on the Albany, AME, Bridge, CRI (New World Records), Furious Artisans, Intim Musik, Naxos, New Albion, New Ariel, North/South Recordings, and Sept Jardins labels.  Chester Biscardi:  In Time’s Unfolding, an all-Biscardi chamber music CD, was released on Naxos in 2011.  Biscardi is a recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award in Music from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, among numerous other awards and fellowships.  Sailors & Dreamers, premiered last season, was a commission from the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress.