"Spark" for String Quartet
The Garden State Philharmonic commissioned and premiered Ben's string quartet "Spark" in April 2022.
The Juilliard School
Ben was invited back to The Julliard School in March 2022 to give a presentation of his work to the composition students. The students were very engaging and asked a lot of great questions!
Goldberg's work "American Frontier" has been named the winner of the 2021 American Prize in Composition, Pop/Light division!
Garden State Philharmonic
The Garden State Philharmonic has named Ben their Composer-in-Residence! They performed his piece "Gift" on their Chamber Series program on March 15, 2020. You can watch the performance (38:40) HERE
Joliet Symphony Orchestra
"Declaration" was selected as the winner of the 2019 Joliet Symphony Orchestra composition competition! The orchestra will perform it on a pair of concerts April 2020.
Ben has completed the first movement of his Marimba Concerto for soloist Brian Zator and Symphony Number One. Listen HERE
Tampa Bay Symphony
The Tampa Bay Symphony will be giving 3 performances of Ben's work “Declaration" on February 17, 19, & 24. Visit www.tampabaysymphony.com for more information.
The Juilliard School
On January 8 Ben gave a presentation to the composition students at The Juilliard School. The talk focused on collaborative composition projects, composing music for media, and the differences in composing for media and concert music.
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
Ben has been selected as a winner of the Allentown Symphony's "Pictures at an Exhibition" composer competition. They will perform his music inspired by Edward Moran's painting on March 10 & 11. Have a listen
Symphony Number One will premiere Ben's latest piece Catalyst at TEDx MidAtlantic 2017 on 10/28.
Symphony Number One has named Ben Goldberg Composer-in-Residence for their 2017-2018 season! PRESS RELEASE
Walk of Champions
On July 4th Ben conducted the Central Ohio Symphony in the world premiere of his composition "Walk of Champions." Here are some photos from the concert.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will be performing "American Frontier" on May, 16. The composition has been selected as the winner of their Audience of the Future composition contest!
Ben's piece "Ascending" will be performed in a benefit concert for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Cambridge, MA on March, 5. The orchestra will be made up of students from Berklee College of Music, Longy School of Music, and the New England Conservatory.
The American Prize
Ben was one of four composers to receive an Honorable Mention for the American Prize in Composition - Orchestra (professional division) for Reconnecting.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ben's music was featured as the opening theme of NBC's broadcast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
President Street Station
Ben's composition "President Street Station" will be performed by Symphony Number One on Nov. 2 at 12pm. It will be streamed via The Baltimore Sun.
July 4th Concert
The Central Ohio Symphony will be performing Ben's composition American Frontier at their annual 4th of July concert.
LexPhil New Music Experiment
Ben has been selected for the Lexington Philharmonic's 2016 New Music Experiment. Members of the orchestra and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras will perform Ben's composition "Declaration" at the workshop on April 16, 2016.
Symphony Number One
Ben has been commissioned to write a piece for Symphony Number One to be performed at their Light City Baltimore concert on April 2, 2016 at 7pm at Harbor East Stage!
Polyphonic.org published an article on the Central Ohio Symphony that features Ben's composition "Reconnecting." Read it here.
Ben is in Symphony magazine! "Reconnecting" is the lead story in the article Local Heroes.
The video of the Central Ohio Symphony's world premiere of Ben's composition Reconnecting is now online! The program notes and programmatic musical outline are available by clicking on the links within the video. Watch it here: RECONNECTING Concert Video
Music and Words
Ben was selected to be a Composer Fellow at the University of California, Davis Composition Workshop, for their Music and Words festival. The UC Davis Symphony Orchestra (Christian Baldini, Music Director) performed his piece Deception on Jan. 31, 2015. Listen here: Deception
Central Ohio Symphony
On July 4th Ben conducted the Central Ohio Symphony in the premiere of his latest compostion "Declaration" scored for Narrator and Orchestra.
Reno Phil Youth Strings Symphonia
The Reno Philharmonic Youth Strings Symphonia premiered Ben's composition "Ascending" on May 18. The commission was a gift from the orchestra's conductor Carol Laube.
Ben has been commissioned to compose Reconnecting for the Central Ohio Symphony. The new work for orchestra and drum circle will be premiered on March 8, 2015. Go to Kickstarter.com to learn more. Ben was interviewed by FutureComposer.com about the project.
Broadway's Finest screened at the AMC Lowes 19th St. in Manhattan on May 8. The film received 12 festival awards and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
Ben won first place in the 2013 Susanville Symphony Composition Competition, American Composer’s Category. The Symphony premiered his orchestral piece, Deception, at their Modern Composer concerts in April, with Ben conducting. Watch it here: Deception
Ben composed the music and sound design for the game Dream Meanies. Download it for free at the App Store! DreamMeanies.com
The Big Bang Theory
Music from Ben's CD Cinematic Orchestral Adventures was featured on a promo for CBS's The Big Bang Theory.
Broadway’s Finest won best original score honors at the Long Island International Film Expo. The score also received a best score nomination at Vision Fest 12, held at Tribeca Cinemas in New York. Broadway's Finest Facebook
Pixar's Cars 2 - State Farm
Ben composed the music for a promotional ad for Pixar's Cars 2/State Farm. Watch it here: Cars 2/State Farm Pitties Video
NBC's Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Ben's music was featured as the main title and closing of NBC's live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."
Souled Out Comedy
Souled Out Comedy premiered at the first annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in New York and won the audience choice award!
CBS News Theme (Japan)
Music from Ben's Sports, News, Drama CD will be the news theme for 2 years on CBS News, Japan.