Justin Dello Joio World Premiere and Beyond

Composer Justin Dello Joio has composed a setting of e.e. cummings’ popular poem i carry your heart, and it is being billed as his first-ever choral composition. The World Premiere will take place May 18 & 20 in New York City by the Empire City Men’s Chorus conducted by Vince Peterson. It was commissioned in 2016 by the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, and its conductor Dr. Casey J. Hayes, though never premiered.

Dello Joio won two first prizes in the 2016 American Prize in Composition; one for chamber music (including the Marks-published Due per due) and one for opera (Blue Mountain, also Marks). In the 2019-20 season his Piano Concerto will be premiered by Garrick Ohlsson with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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May 15, 2018