He became a U.S. citizen in 1959. He composed three ballet scores for the renowned choreographer Martha Graham: Embattled Garden (1958), Acrobats of God (1960) and The Owl and the Pussycat (1978). He also composed for the Joffrey Ballet (Feast of Ashes). Surinach also orchestrated part of Isaac Albeniz's piano suite Iberia. His notable students include Louis W.
Ballard. The BMI Foundation sponsors The Carlos Surinach Awards and Commissioning Programs, which recognizes talented emerging young musicians for their service to American music and funds the creation of new works by former winners of the BMI Student Composer Awards. The program was established by a bequest from Surinach.  The final "ch" in Surinach's surname is pronounced "k," following ancient Catalan orthography (in modern orthography this phoneme is rendered with a "c"). The "ch" ending is commonly found in Catalan surnames, many of which retain this spelling.
Also, before Surinach left Spain, his surname was spelled "Suriñach," with a tilde over the "n". He eventually dropped this tilde, but saw the original spelling used on concert posters whenever he visited Spain. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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