Douglas Moore

Douglas Moore is an acclaimed American composer, teacher, and author. Born in Cutchogue, NY he attended the Hotchkiss School before earning two degrees from Yale University where he studied with Horatio Parker. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy before moving to Paris to study composition under Nadia Boulanger, Vincent d’Indy, and Ernest Bloch.

His debut as a composer and conductor came in 1923 when he conducted his Four Museum Pieces with the Cleveland Orchestra. It won him a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship which he used to travel back to Europe to continue study with Boulanger. A few years later he began teaching music at Columbia University where he remained until his retirement in 1962. He was a popular teacher who often included studies of contemporary music. Outside the realm of classical music, Moore also wrote popular songs in collaboration with John Jacob Niles and childhood friend Archibald MacLeish. He wrote two books on music Listening to Music and From Madrigal to Modern Music.

Moore was revered in his Long Island hometown of Cutchogue. He died in the Eastern Long Island Hospital in the neighboring village of Greenport, Long Island in 1969.

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Portland OperaGallantry2/7/2020 - 2/15/2020
Toledo OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe4/12/2019 - 4/14/2019
Opera in the OzarksThe Ballad of Baby Doe6/26/2018 - 6/26/2018
Central City OperaGallantry7/26/2017 - 8/4/2017
Central City OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe7/9/2016 - 8/6/2016
Alamo City OperaGallantry9/12/2015 - 9/13/2015
Chautauqua OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe7/7/2014 - 7/28/2014
Opera IdahoThe Ballad of Baby Doe4/4/2012 - 4/15/2012
Chelsea OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe5/5/2008 - 5/18/2008
Central City OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe6/6/2006 - 8/8/2006
Utah Symphony | Utah OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe5/5/2001 - 5/13/2001
Indianapolis OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe11/11/2000 - 11/18/2000
San Francisco OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe9/9/2000 - 10/13/2000
Boston Lyric OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe1/1/1998 - 1/25/1998
Lyric Opera of Kansas CityThe Ballad of Baby Doe11/3/1997 - 11/11/1997
Austin OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe1/1/1997 - 1/13/1997
Amarillo OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe9/9/1996 - 9/24/1996
Chautauqua OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe7/7/1996 - 7/22/1996
Central City OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe6/29/1996 - 7/30/1996
Des Moines Metro OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe6/24/1995 - 7/16/1995
Chicago Opera TheaterThe Ballad of Baby Doe5/1/1994 - 5/29/1994
Indianapolis OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe4/1/1994 - 4/17/1994
Seattle OperaThe Ballad of Baby Doe1/1/1992 - 1/29/1992

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