• Virgil Thomson
    American Composer & Author

Recent News

  • 05 May 2020

    New Virgil Thomson Documentary to Debut Next Season


    The highly anticipated new PBS documentary, Virgil Thomson: Creating the American Sound is close to wrapping up for an expected debut next season. The project, started in 2009 by James Arnst and John Paulson, has gone through a long creation process full of ups and downs, from lack of funding to the new discoveries in the Harvard archives. Now, after extending the film to 90 minutes from the originally planned one hour, the documentary is expected to premiere late this year or early 2021 as part of PBS' American Masters series.
    Read more...

  • 03 Apr 2020

    The Mother of Us All Digital Premiere


    The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts the digital premiere of The Mother of Us All, scheduled to go live April 3, 2020 at 7 pm. 
    Read more...

    YouTube, Facebook, Museum Webpage | 7:00 pm

  • 25 Feb 2020

    2020 Virgil Thomson Award Announced


    The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced its 2020 music award winners, including this year’s Virgil Thomson Award recipient, James Primosch.
    Read more...


  • All news

Featured Music

Listen to an excerpt from the new recording of Virgil Thomson’s opera Four Saints in Three Acts performed by Boston Modern Orchestra Project with vocal soloists and chorus: Act I: Tableau IV - Tableau V.

Like what you hear? Purchase here.


Listen to a track from the new recording The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson for Voice and Piano by Florestan Recital Project: “A Prayer to Saint Catherine” performed by William Hite, tenor and Linda Osborn, piano.

Like what you hear? Purchase here.