Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor, and educator Tania León received a Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime achievements this weekend. But she’s not one to rest on her laurels, and is continuing to create new music, connect with audiences and orchestras, and break new artistic ground, as the Washington Post reports. The Kennedy Center Honors will be broadcast on December 28.
In photo, Tania León delivers a keynote address at the League of American Orchestras’ 2019 National Conference (photo by Alan Poizner). The League of American Orchestras has commissioned León to write a new work honoring former League President and CEO Jesse Rosen, to be premiered by the Albany Symphony and Music Director David Alan Miller on January 14 and 15, 2023 in Troy, New York.