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Patrick Soluri


Patrick Soluri is a multi-talented composer based in New York City who specializes in dramatic music for orchestra, ballet, opera, film & TV. His love of telling stories through music is evident in his large body of work and commissions for the stage, screen and concert hall. His music is performed regularly at venue such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and around the US and in Europe. He has studied with many illustrious composers and musicians and received numerous honors and recognitions. In addition to composing, his abilities have also enabled him to work fluidly as an orchestrator and music producer in numerous styles of music... (more)


  • (opera) EMBEDDED received world premier production in March 2014
    The one act opera, "EMBEDDED" (music by Patrick Soluri and libretto by Deborah Brevoort), receivde its world premiere and a fully staged productionon on March 28-30, 2014 by Fargo-Moorehead Opera. Originally commissioned by American Lyric Theater (ALT),it is a co-production with Fort Worth Opera, and spear headed by ALT. The opera was also one of the winners of the 2013 FRONTIERS opera competition by Fort Worth Opera and showcased during the 2013 Fort Worth Opera Festival.
    - More info
    - News article in Star-Telegram

  • (ballet) New ballet score commissioned by INTERMEZZO DANCE COMPANY (Craig Salstein) based on "Myth Of Sysiphus" performed; cast included Abi Stafford (principal, NYCB).
    Intermezzo Dance Company commissioned Patrick to compose a new ballet score based on the "Myth of Sysiphus." The piece is choreographed by the companies Artstic Director, Craig Salstein, who is also a soloist at American Ballet Theater. The work was performed as a work-in-progress at Vassar College on March 29th and 30th, 2014, and will have its world premiere in NYC in September 2014 (details TBA). Cast at Vassar includes Abi Stafford, principal ballerina at New York City Ballet.

  • (opera) 10 minute opera commissioned and premiered by Fort Worth Opera - FIGARO AND THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
    The Fort Worth Opera commissioned Patrick to compose a new 10 minute comic opera, the latest in his series of satirical "Figaro" works. It is written for 4 voices, and piano and premiered in October 2013. There is an alternate orchestration for string quartet and piano.

  • (dance: Modern) FIRE & AIR - premieres at Kennedy Center, plus in China, and DC Fringe Festival
    Following the sold-out premiere of "FIRE AND AIR" at the Kennedy Center in April 2013 (which Patrick conducted), Bowen McCauley Dance performed the work at the GuongDong Festival in China in November 2013. The work was also performed July 27 & 28 at the Capital Fringe Festival. A review in DC Metro Arts wrote - "Patrick Soluri has written a powerful score - beautifully played and filled with lush strings – that builds to a blazing ending..."

  • Patrick reently returned from an extensive tour of Europe to promote his work and meet with orchestras,choirs, ballet companies and opera companies interested in collaborating on future projects. His travels took him to Paris, London, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Leeds.

  • (film) Film trailer for NCM currently screening on 19,000 film screens in 49 states in the US
    Patrick composed musoc for 15 and 30 sec pre-show film trailers for NCM that are currently airing at all AMC, Regal, and Cinemark theater screens in 49 states on 19,000 screens.
  • THE SALON / Prohibition Productions
    Prohibition Productions and Patrick Soluri produce a number of retro themed parties in New York City that are at the forefront of retro-nouveau scene in New York City according to Time Out NY and the Wall Street Journal. More info at
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  • (dance: Modern) FIRE & AIR - sold out World Premiere at The KENNEDY CENTER in Washington DC.
    On April 5th and 6th Patrick conducted the sold out world premiere of my new dance score "FIRE AND AIR" at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, commissioned and performed by Bowen McCauley Dance. The score (for orchestra and string trio), based on the last scene from "Antony & Cleopatra" by Shakespeare was choreography by Lucy McCauley, with additional collaboration by Alan Paul - associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Later this year a recording will be released, and the company plans to tour the work.

  • (opera) Patrick Soluri's short operas performed EIGHT times in March 2013 in four cities around the country!
    Last month Patrick's short operas received eight performances around the country including performances in Dallas and Fort Worth of FIGARO's LAST HANGOVER by Fort Worth Opera, as well as four additional performances in Philadelphia by Center City Opera Theater. ADAM AND EVE was also performed in Bethesda, MD by Urban Arias and directed by Alan Paul (director of "Fire and Air"). These performances continue an exciting trend of my short operas getting frequently performed around the country and show a building audience for American opera. "Figaro" has become my most performed opera!

  • Sing It Laurie(TV) Sing It Laurie - arranging Kids TV Show
    Patrick recently finished arranging and orchestrating several episodes on the first season of the new children's TV show, SING IT LAURIE, produced by Little Airplane (production company of the Emmy winning WONDERPETS, which Patrick also worked on). The first episode will air on the Sprout network beginning March 25th. click for more info

  • (opera) POLKA world premiere at Carnegie Hall
          Who knew that the polka could be so dangerous? At a wedding
          reception in 1993 Jojo and her girlfriends are about to find out.

    Patrick's newest short comic opera, with a libretto by ROYCE VAVREK had its world premiere at Zankel / Carnegie Hall on October 19th by the Remarkable Theater Brigade, along with works by composers Carlisle Floyd, Christian McLeer and more. This was Patrick's fourth consecutive year having an opera performed or premiered at Carnegie Hall!
  • Dungeons & Dragosn Documentary(film) DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: A DOCUMENTARY 
    Patrick scored the trailer for DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: A DOCUMENTARY, for director and noted cinematographer, Anthony Savini. The trailer was used in the Kickstarter campaign which successfully raised over $195,000! The film is in full production and has the industry abuzz for its release by 2014. To see the trailer and for info on the film visit:

  • (film) ALTER EGOS with Sean Lennon gets theatrical & soundtrack release
    Alter EgosPatrick arranged, orchestrated and produced the score for the indie super hero film ALTER EGOS, with music by SEAN LENNON. This greatly anticipated film follows director/writer JORDAN GALLAND indie hit, "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Undead." ALTER EGOS premiered to sold-out audiences at the Fantasia Film Festival over the summer and was picked up by Kevin Smith's production company for distribution (Phase 4 Films). It is already getting rave reviews from VARIETY, blogs and other media. A NY theatrical preview ran from October 19th-25th at Cinema Village, followed by a wide release on November 20th. It also screened at the Friar's Club Comedy Festival on Oct 26th at the HBO Theater. The soundtrack will also be released on November 20th by Chimera Music. For info on the film, soundtrack & trailer visit: 

    Patrick was awarded another consecutive ASCAP Plus Award for 2011/2012 by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). In addition he was once again selected to be published in the 2011 Marquis's Who's Who in America as a noted composer.

  • Continuum Two Seasons and 18 Performances at Staatsballett Berlin (Germany)After 18 performances, over two seasons CONTINUUM, the ballet score for ‘To Be Continued’ had it's final performance in 2011. It was commissioned by the Staatsballett Berlin (Berlin State Ballet), one of Europe's leading ballet companies,and choreographed by Xenia Wiest. This ballet was featured in the Staatsballett's program "Shut Up and Dance: Reloaded!" which premiered January 2010 at the Komische Opera in Berlin, Germany... (more)

  • Patrick is thrilled to be represented by Craig Urquhart. In addition to assisting Leonard Bernstein at the end of his career, Mr. Urquhart has worked for the Leonard Bernstein Office (LBO) for over 20 years, and currently is the Senior Consultant for Public Relations and Promotion for the LBO, and manages a few select artists worldwide. Click here to contact Craig Urquhart.
    Fancy Nancy (ballet)
  • FANCY NANCY - a SOLD OUT children's ballet premieres sells over 7,000 tickets!
    A children's ballet commissioned by the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet, choreographed by Francis Patrelle and based on "Fancy Nancy," the hit children's books by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Premiering March 2010 in Akron, Ohio and selling over 7,000 tickets for three performances (most shows sold out) - it was the ballet companies most successful production in their 30 year history. This was followed by two sold out shows May 8th, 2010in New York City at Symphony Space... (more)

  • What people are saying!
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    “Thank you for the gorgeous score. It was wonderful to dance to!”
    - Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
    . Performed the role of Mother in “What Do We Do About Mother” in 2007

    "He is the most talented young American composer working today..."
    - Choreographer & Artistic Director, Dances Patrelle

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