The Music of BMI Composers Ritmanis, Boyer and Lebetkin Moves Carnegie Hall Audience

The extraordinary work of BMI composers Lolita Ritmanis, Peter Boyer and Steven Lebetkin were front and center at Orchestra Moderne NYC’s October 7 performance of Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom (Part 1). The Carnegie Hall concert, which was expertly conducted by the orchestra’s founder, Amy Andersson, celebrated the American immigrant experience and featured “Overture to Light” by Emmy Award-winning composer Lolita Ritmanis, GRAMMY-nominated composer Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” and the world premiere of composer Steven Lebetkin’s “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra,” performed by Momo Wong. Ritmanis, who is President of the Alliance for Women Film Compo

‘Batman vs Two-Face’ Composers on Villain Themes and Batman’s Evolving Music

DMP, the collective formed by musicians Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, and Kristopher Carter, has been providing the music to Batman’s on-screen adventures since the early 90s. Starting with Batman: The Animated Series and continuing over the years right up to their Annie Award-nominated composition for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, DMP is continuing to bring music to the animated DC Comics universe. Next up, the follow-up to that 60s-inspired Batman and Robin adventure, Batman vs. Two-Face. The new animated feature film will make its world premiere at the upcoming New York Comic-Con on October 8th before heading to home video on October 10th.

Review: Orchestra Moderne NYC is Moving and Relevant at Carnegie Hall

The world of live classical music faces existential challenges, as ticket-buying audiences dwindle, and orchestras across the country face financial hurdles. Evenings of film music abound in programming and orchestral tours are built around, of all things, video games.The success of familiar and accessible programming has converged with an examination of diversity and inclusivity, to birth a new orchestral ensemble in New York, Orchestra Moderne NYC, founded by conductor Amy Andersson.The ensemble’s debut concert, entitled The Journey to America: From Repression to Freedom (Part 1), served as an opening manifesto of Andersson’s vision and their stated mission of diversity, inclusivity, and c

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