The music of Eric Sawyer receives frequent performances on both coasts, including at New York’s Weill and Merkin concert halls and at Tanglewood, as well as in England, France, and Germany. His opera Our American Cousin recently received its stage premiere from Boston Modern Orchestra Project and was released on the BMOP/sound label. A second opera, The Garden of Martyrs, with libretto by Harley Erdman of the UMass faculty, will receive its staged premiere in September 2013 from the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Also upcoming this fall is a concerto for the piano trio Triple Helix and the Concord Orchestra. Mr. Sawyer has received the Joseph Bearns Prize, awards from the Tanglewood Music Center and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a prize from the Ravinia Festival for his piano trio Lincoln’s Two Americas. He is on the music faculty at Amherst College.