othello-symphonyZarathustra Music will release Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal‘s Othello Symphony based on the ballet he composed in 1998. Last year, the composer of such films as FridaInterview with a Vampire, HeatPublic Enemies and Alien 3 adapted the music into a proper concert piece, which was recorded with the AUKSO Orchestra of Tychy Poland at Alvernia Studios in Krakow. The recording will be released on May 6 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Also visit iTunes to listen to audio clips. Earlier this month, the composer’s label also released String Quartet No. 1 “The Stone Cutters” and Early Chamber Works, which includes includes world premiere recordings of Goldenthal’s 1980 Sonata for Bass and Piano and 1974 Three Pieces for Solo Piano, as well as the Extension Ensemble performing Goldenthal’s Second Brass Quintet. Click here to order the CD.

In related news, the composer who celebrates his 60th birthday next month will be premiering a new work for orchestra at a concert with the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, CA on May 8 – 10. The Symphony in G Sharp Minor  will premiere at the Pacific Symphony’s From Screen To Score concerts. Goldenthal previously worked with the Pacific Symphony in 1995 when he was commissioned by them to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with his large-scale symphonic piece Fire Water Paper:  A Vietnam Oratorio. For more information about the event, which will also feature new concert works by film composers John Williams, James Horner & Howard Shore and to buy tickets, visit the Pacific Symphony’s official website.