Mr. Picker has served as Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera since 2016. His operas have been commissioned by Santa Fe Opera (Emmeline), Los Angeles Opera (Fantastic Mr. Fox), Dallas Opera (Thérèse Raquin), San Francisco Opera (Dolores Claiborne), and The Metropolitan Opera (An American Tragedy), and have gone on to be produced by numerous distinguished companies in the United States and Europe.
Mr. Picker’s symphonic works, including three symphonies, four piano concertos, concertos for violin, viola, cello, oboe, song cycles, and tone poems, have been commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and major orchestras throughout the world.
Mr. Picker is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His music is published exclusively by Schott Helicon Music Corporation.