Ruth Lomon

 

Ruth Lomon has had a prolific and distinguished composing career spanning five decades. Since 1998 she has been Resident Composer/Scholar at the Women’ s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.

She has been honored with numerous awards and fellowships, and has over forty commissions and artistic collaborations to her credit. Among Lomon’ s honors are grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Yaddo Foundation and MacDowell fellowships.

Her large works include concertos for piano, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, a Requiem Mass for chorus, brass, woodwinds and soprano, numerous song cycles,and an Oratorio.

While a fellow of the Bunting Institute, Harvard University (1995-96) she composed Songs of Remembrance, a song cycle in five languages on poems of the Holocaust. This hour length work was premiered at the John Knowles Paine Concert Hall and has had numerous performances including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C,, the Bremerhaven, Memorial Museum, Germany, the IAWM Congress in London, UK where she received the Miriam Gideon Composition award for this work. She has since expanded this work into an Oratorio Testimony of Witnesses for chorus, orchestra and vocal soloists.

In 2009 she was commissioned by the Professional Music Teachers of NM for Weaving(s) for clarinet, ‘ cello, vibes and piano and has been commissioned by the Abiquiu Music Festival NM to create Reweaving(s) with a new “ thread” for distinguished native flute artist, R.Carlos Nakai.

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