photo: Loretta Miles
Symphonic composer & pianist Paul Joseph has taken enthusiastic audiences on an inspiring musical journey through the passionate world of his classically-oriented compositions in orchestral and ballet performances, as well as solo piano concerts. His compositions have been performed by many orchestras nationally including the Queens Symphony Orchestra led by world renowned maestro Arthur Fagen who states, “Paul Joseph is certainly a composer whose music deserves to be heard. His music has a beautiful, deep felt lyricism which has an immediate emotional impact upon its listeners.” Paul Joseph’s symphonic multidisciplinary extravaganza “The King of the Mask,” the lifelong reflection of celebrated Cuban artist Roman Valdes, has been choreographed and performed by Ballet Long Island and Dance Visions NY, with excerpts performed at Tilles Center. He has performed extensively throughout the Greater New York City Area, most recently as leader of his jazz quartet. The Paul Joseph Quartet is known for its unique jazz arrangements of classical music, as exemplified in their performance with New York’s Nova Philharmonic of “Mozart Meets Jazz.” As well as their Classical Jazz programming, they’ve concertized extensively the past several years doing a variety of American Songbook composer-theme programs featuring Gershwin, Rodgers, Porter, Kern, Ellington and even Irish, Italian and Holiday jazz. His patriotic song “The Land of the Human Dream” was performed Independence Day 2003 by the Bismark-Mandan Symphony on the steps of the North Dakota capital building. His orchestral “Cry of a Butterfly” was made into a nature music video by JFKA productions and the guitar arrangement has been recorded by the internationally acclaimed Italian virtuoso Fabrizio Ferraro. Paul Joseph has enjoyed extensive media coverage including radio airplay (including WNYC), television interviews (including NBC’s Bismarck affiliate), and numerous feature articles.