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Kevin Puts: Symphony No. 2 • Flute Concerto

Adam Walker, Flute
Peabody Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor

Release Date: 08/12/2016
Naxos [8559794]

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2012, Kevin Puts now stands in the forefront of contemporary American composers. His powerfully conceived Symphony No. 2 is a musical illustration of the events of 9/11 and traces a movement from unsuspecting bliss and rhapsody through violent upheaval to a reflective epilogue that contains both uncertainty and hope. Possibly inspired by thoughts of the Mississippi, River’s Rush employs novel harmonies, while elegant transparency distinguishes the refined beauty of the Flute Concerto.

Symphony No. 2
Flute Concerto
River's Rush


Symphony No.4, "To Touch the Sky" and "If I Were a Swan"

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop, Conductor
Conspirare - Choral ensemble
Craig Hella Johnson, Conductor

Release Date: 10/09/2013
Harmonia Mundi [HMU907580]

WQXR Q2 Music Album of the Week

Symphony No.4
To Touch the Sky
If I Were a Swan



2016 Naxos of America, Inc.
Ohio State University Bands
Russel C. Mikkelson, conductor

Network (Band Version)


Kevin Puts: Seascapes
bcmf premieres

2015 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival

7 Seascapes
Four Airs


American Album

2013 Avie
Cypress String Quartet

Lento Assai


The OPERA America Songbook

2013 OPERA America

You Need Song


Take Six

2012 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoy, conductor

Symphony No. 3 "Vespertine"


American Portraits

2011 Cso Media
Cincinnati Symphony
Paavo Jarvi, conductor

Network for orchestra


Sound the Bells!

2011 Harmonia Mundi
The Bay Brass

Elegy for brass


River of Light

2011 Naxos
Timothy Fain, violin; Pei-Yao Wang, piano

Air for violin and piano


The Making of a Medium Volume 19

2011 Crystal Records
Verdehr Trio

Three Nocturnes


Playing The Edge - Music For Violin And Percussion

2010 Albany Records
Mark Rush, violin

And Legions Will Rise for violin, clarinet, and marimba


Violinguistics: American Voices

2009 Albany Records
Scott Conklin, violin

Air (formerly titled "Aria" for violin and piano)


Alternating Current

2010 Tall Poppies Records
Bernadette Harvey, piano

Alternating Current for solo piano


The Miro Quartet Live!

2010 Longhorn Music
Miro Quartet

Credo for string quartet


Against the Emptiness

2009 New Dynamic Records (700261271729)
Timothy Jones, bass-baritone
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble; Kevin Noe, Conductor

Einstein on Mercer Street for bass-baritone and chamber ensemble


The Composer's Voice

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Michael Shih, violin

Violin Concerto (FWSO Commission)
Symphony No. 3. "Vespertine" (after Björk)



Timothy Fain, violin

Arches for solo violin


Millennium Canons

University of Georgia Wind Ensemble
John P. Lynch, conductor

Millennium Canons (version for wind ensemble)


New Music from Bowling Green, Vol. IV

Bowling Green State University Philharmonia
Emily Freeman Brown, conductor

Inspiring Beethoven for orchestra


Antares, Eclipse

Innova 618
The Antares Ensemble

Simaku for clarinet, violin, cello and piano


The Ying Quartet Play Life Music

Quartz Music QTZ2003
The Ying Quartet

Dark Vigil for string quartet


Makoto Nakura, Ritual Protocol

Kleos Classics/Helicon Records KL5116
Makoto Nakura and Kevin Puts

Ritual Protocol for marimba and piano
Canyon for solo Marimba


Makoto Nakura, Ritual Protocol

Kleos Classics/Helicon Records KL5133
Yayoi Toda, Todd Palmer and Makoto Nakura

And Legions Will Rise for violin, clarinet and marimba