Albert Hurwit is a physician turned composer whose inspiring personal story has generated national media attention. His award-winning Symphony No.1 "Remembrance" has received wide acclaim by both music critics and audiences.
Hurwit was awarded first place out of 124 entrants in the 2009 American Composer Competition sponsored by the Columbia (Md.) Orchestra. Performances of the symphony include concerts by orchestras in Connecticut, Maryland and Texas.
- Premiere of "Are There Still Bells," a new work for chamber orchestra and choir.
- Documentary on PBS features Albert Hurwit.
- The Hartford Symphony performs world premiere of "Remembrance" Adagio for String Septet.
- Hurwit honored and interviewed on-stage at Lincoln Center.