Thursday: League of Composers at Miller Theatre (7:30 start time)

On Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 PM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, directed by Louis Karchin along with conductor David Fulmer, will present a program of works by Arvo Pärt, Fred Lerdahl, Lisa Bielawa, and Sheree Clement (a new piece commissioned by League of Composers/ISCM) at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Tickets are $25/$15 for students/seniors Below is my program note for the concert,Continue reading “Thursday: League of Composers at Miller Theatre (7:30 start time)”

This Week: The NY PHIL Biennial Begins!

On Monday, May 23rd, with a performance by JACK Quartet at the 92nd Street Y, the New York Philharmonic’s second Biennial begins. Running until June 11th, a plethora of concerts are contained in this year’s offerings. Last week, Music Director Alan Gilbert outlined some of them at an “Insights at the Atrium” event. You can watch a video of it below.Continue reading “This Week: The NY PHIL Biennial Begins!”

Tanglewood 2014

The BSO announced its 2014 Tanglewood season today. The 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music is a potpourri – a single work per composer year instead of focusing on a few figures. Co-curated by Michael Gandolfi and John Harbison, the programmed composers include Perle, Rands, Druckman, Mackey, Lash, Cheung, and Soper. Most exciting: Sessions’ Concerto forContinue reading “Tanglewood 2014”

October 16: Cygnus Ensemble at Italian Academy

On Wednesday evening at 7 PM, the Cygnus Ensemble presents Modernism Through a Northern Italian Lens, a free concert at the Italian Academy at Columbia University featuring premieres by five contemporary composers: Giacomo Manzoni, Peyman Farzinpour, Daniele Venturi, John McLachlan, and Martin Boykan. The evening also features works by Dina Koston and Robert Martin as well as Columbia composers Fred Lerdahl and Georg Friedrich Haas. AContinue reading “October 16: Cygnus Ensemble at Italian Academy”