We’ve finished the listings for the last quarter of 2015 and it’s a great lineup of shows if I do say so myself. And I do!
Music of Marrying and Burying
Although music, since earliest times, has always had a ritual purpose in human society, these ritualistic functions are often forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the modern world. We’ll play music by composers still thinking of the ceremonial importance music can play in our lives.
Live From the Santa Fe Opera Festival
Known as well for its commitment to commissioning exciting new works from big name composers as for its idyllic setting, the Santa Fe Opera Festival has been the scene for some exciting developments in modern opera. We’ll feature the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain as well as three other fascinating Santa Fe opera commissions.
A Decade of New Music Chicago
Formed as an unprecedented umbrella organization comprised of all of the groups in the city performing contemporary music, New Music Chicago is a model of large scale, inter-organizational cooperation. We’ll feature audio and interviews from their ten-year anniversary concert.
Kickstarter has emerged as a viable way for artists to realize their wildest ambitions including new CDs, commissions, world premiere performances and more. We’ll sample a few current kickstarter projects that we feel deserve wider support and recognition.
In the Field: Colombia Part I
Relevant Tones continues our popular In the Field series with a trip to Bogotá for first person interviews and features of composers and performers busily making this South American capital a mecca for new music.
In the Field: Colombia Part I
We continue our survey of music by Colombian composers and performers.
A group that needs no introduction, Kronos Quartet has practically defined what it is to be a performing ensemble in the modern era. We’ll pay our respects in this show of hits and little known gems from their storied career.
Musical Moonlighters II
When we featured composers for whom music is a second job it was such a successful show, and we discovered so many “secret” composers, that we’re returning to the subject to feature another crop of musical moonlighters.
The symphony is perhaps the most storied form in classical music but that doesn’t stop critics from periodically declaring its demise. What’s happening with the symphonic form in the modern era? Who is choosing to write for large forces and how are they keeping the sound fresh?
Thirsty Ear Festival from SoundBox
The Thirsty Ear Festival features live performances by established masters and up and coming artists, all dedicated to performing ground-breaking works by living composers. In this special edition we’ll broadcast live from SoundBox in San Francisco.
Composer Spotlight: Bright Sheng
Chinese composer Bright Sheng grew up hearing traditional Chinese music but fascinated by western classical music. As a composer he’s forged a highly successful career blending both sound worlds into a fascinatingly distinctive sonic identity.
CD Roundup: New Releases
This new release by the Del Sol Quartet marks the first time that all of the string quartets by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe have appeared on one recording. We’ll play several selections from this remarkable new album.
Although a famous name can open some doors, it’s not always easy following in the footsteps of a famous artist and many children of great composers and performers have chosen to go a different route altogether, but others have found their own artistic identity.
- Written by: Seth Boustead
- On: June 30, 2015
Seth & Gene’s Live Score Movie Horror Show
Guitarist and composer Gene Pritsker and I are playing a Halloween show featuring live scores to silent horror movies, […]
‘Three for Zhou B’ Performance October 10
My piece Three for Zhou B., inspired by paintings by the Zhou Brothers, will be performed on Wednesday, October 10 […]
ACM Hits Doors Open Milwaukee on September 22nd
Just two days after my show at Lincoln Center I’ll be in Milwaukee with Access Contemporary Music collaborating with Doors […]
72 Choral Project Performance
Painter Rainer Gross has made a depiction of each of the 72 Hebrew names for God and the Composers Concordance […]
‘Vanishing City’ at Lincoln Center on September 20
In his book Vanishing New York, Jeremiah Moss argues that gentrification and rising income inequality are causing the city to […]
‘Songs About Buildings and Moods’ is Monday, September 10
Songs About Buildings and Moods features music commissioned by Access Contemporary Music over the last several years to be […]
‘Thirsty Ears,’ Chicago’s Only Classical Music Street Fest is August 11 and 12
I’m thrilled to be producing the third annual Thirsty Ears Festival on August 11 and 12. Thirsty Ears features two […]8/11 and 8/121:00 - 9:00
Concept Lab At Cornelia Street Cafe
Concept Lab returns to Manhattan’s Cornelia Street Cafe for a program of new works by myself, several composers from the […]8/26/20186:00 PM$10
Grant Park Music Festival Lectures
I’ll be giving the pre-concert lecture at the Grant Park Music Festival on June 13, 15, 16, 20, 22 and […]
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