Christopher Theofanidis


An interview with Robert Spano about Dreamtime Ancestors

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano sits down with composer Christopher Theofanidis to discuss his new work entitled "Dreamtime Ancestors" which the Orchestra will be premiering on March 2 and 4, 2017.


The Here and Now

UNCG Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Kevin M. Geraldi, conductor


Christopher Theofanidis: A Thousand Cranes (excerpts) - 2015

Excerpts from Christopher Theofanidis' 2015 work, A Thousand Cranes, for strings and harp, played by the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and Sivan Magen, harp. Performed at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas as part of Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, December 2015.

Mvt. I: Stars and Sonnets
Mvt. II: Wind Spirit
Mvt. III: Sadako


Symphony No. 1, 1st Movement

Texas Music Festival
Barry Jekowsky, conductor


Symphony No. 1, 2nd Movement

Texas Music Festival
Barry Jekowsky, conductor


Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement

Texas Music Festival
Barry Jekowsky, conductor


Symphony No. 1, 4th Movement

Texas Music Festival
Barry Jekowsky, conductor


Christopher Theofanidis: KAORU 1994 for two flutes

An 11 minute work in 3 movements for two flutes by Christopher Theofanidis composed in 1994, originally written for Kaoru Hinata and Christopher Vaneman; performed here by Andrew Robson and Felice Doynov as part of the NY Philharmonic's 2016 Biennial at Greene Space in New York City.

Mvt 1 starts at 0'18"
Mvt 2 starts at 4'34"
Mvt 3 starts at 7'45"


Q2 Interview about KAORU with Helga Davis

Q2's Helga Davis interviews Christopher Theofanidis about his work Kaoru (1994) for two flutes as part of the NY Philharmonic's Biennial at Greene Space in New York City.


Christopher Theofanidis: Birichino (2013) for solo piano

Live performance of Birichino (2013) for solo piano by Christopher Theofanidis.
Jayson Gillham, piano, at the 2013 Cliburn Competition Semi-Finals, Bass Hall, Fort Worth, Texas.


Christopher Theofanidis: Muse (2007)

I. Brilliant, fiery
II. With a light touch, ornate 3:10
III. Wilful, deliberate 7:52

January 26, 2014
Portland Youth Philharmonic/ David Hattner, Musical Director
Wieden+Kennedy Building Portland, Oregon


PBS NewsHour: 'Heart of a Soldier' Opera Chronicles Heroism, Love Amid Tragedy of 9/11

Rick Rescorla saved lives during the Vietnam War, and again on 9/11, but he lost his life as a result. His story, told in the book "Heart of a Soldier" by James Stewart, has been recast as an opera in San Francisco. Spencer Michels reports.


Heart of a Soldier preview from San Francisco Opera

Libretto by Donna Di Novelli
Francesca Zambello, director
Thomas Hampson, William Burden - lead roles
San Francisco Opera/ Patrick Summers, conducting


NHSO Interview with Christopher Theofanidis

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Music Director William Boughton interviews composer Christopher Theofanidis.


Christopher Theofanidis and the Northern Lights

American composer Christopher Theofanidis discusses a brand new piece, The Legend of the Northern Lights, with WFMT's Noel Morris on the eve of its world premiere by the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago.