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William Susman

San Francisco
William Susman is a composer of opera, orchestral music, chamber music, song cycles and film scores. Fordlandia, an opera about American icon Henry Ford, was showcased at Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers 2018. Gramophone calls his compositions “harmonically ravishing,” the New York Times describes his music as “vivid, turbulent, and rich-textured,” and All Music hails his album of song cycles as “state of the art.” His music has been widely performed in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan. Recent performances include the Aspen Festival Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Recordings of his compositions have been made by acclaimed soloists Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos Quartet), Joseph Gramley (Silk Road Ensemble), Greg and Patricia Zuber (Met Opera Orchestra), and soprano Mellissa Hughes. He has received awards from the Tribeca Film Festival, ASCAP, BMI, Fromm, Gaudeamus, Alea III and the Percussive Arts Society. 
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