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Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, Philip Glass, Augusta Read Thomas, Samuel Adams, Michael Gordon, Vijay Iyer, John Harbison and Julia Wolfe were among the 32 who took up the challenge. Koh played 14 of their pieces without intermission on her Sunday afternoon concert and 17 on Sunday evening.
The connection between classical composition and a milestone is as old as the art itself. From coronations to religious ceremonies to royal celebrations, such commissions were once commonplace. But commemorating the world's first nuclear reaction? That was the unique opportunity facing Prof. Augusta ...

American classical music this past quarter-century has been dominated by the minimalist aesthetic that came to the fore as a reaction against the modernist thinking which had previously held sway. Currently it represents a virtual lingua franca in terms of its influence on mainstream composers. Others ...
He has worked with many leading composers, premiering and recording works by Lee Hyla, Hans Thomalla, Gunter Schuller, Robert Dillon, Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard rands, Mason Bates, Shulamit Ran, Sarah Ritch, Jennifer Higdon, Marc Mellitts and Nico Muhly. Pederzoli was born in France and ...
The album features the world-premiere recording of Augusta Read Thomas's "Roses", as well as works by other contemporary composers. Ms. Thomas's website says "…La Caccina "sings the unsingable," choosing texts that reflect the clamor and vulnerability of our innermost thoughts. The… women of La ...
Rounding out the program is a Augusta Read Thomas's Silent Moon for violin and cello. The second major concert of the year, scheduled for ...
Victoria Bond's "Dreams of Flying" (1994) and Augusta Read Thomas' "Helix Spirals" (2015) both use the string quartet in picturesque ways.
The list of guest composers we've been able to work with one-on-one is staggering: Augusta Read Thomas, Hans Abrahamsen, Nico Muhly, ...
Augusta Read Thomas is one of the most accomplished composers of the American mid-career group. She has been prodigiously prolific for ...
Augusta Read Thomas's Chi, a Spektral commission, is based not on the city's nickname but on the Chinese concept of life force. There was ...
... for the arts awarded $15,000 to the Eugene Symphony for commission and residency for American composer Augusta Read Thomas.
American classical music this past quarter-century has been dominated by the minimalist aesthetic that came to the fore as a reaction against ...

Augusta Read Thomas, prominent composer and U. of C. Professor of Composition in music will lead the center. The new center will be inside the Department of Music and be home to Contempo and Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio and visiting ...
The Third Coast Percussion show also includes music from Steve Reich and "more recent works by Glenn Kotche, Augusta Read Thomas, Danny Clay and Peter Martin," according to a release for the event. There's something almost magical about bringing ...
Composer Augusta Read Thomas, renowned for the combination of glittering lyricism and relentless energy in her music, joins the Dallas chamber ensemble Voices of Change Saturday for a concert devoted entirely to women composers of the 21st century.
The center will be led by renowned composer Augusta Read Thomas, University Professor of Composition in music, who sees it serving as an interdisciplinary hub for new music at the University.
Only recently has this approach regained prominence, with Augusta Read Thomas being among its leading exponents. Born in Glen Cove, Long Island, in April 1964, Thomas studied at Yale University and later at the Royal Academy of music in London and ...
The ensemble performs three times a season at Princeton University. This program, titled "Looking Forward; Looking Back" will feature music by baroque composers Marco Uccellini and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as modern composers Augusta Read Thomas, ...
3 in F Major, Op. 73, and feature a contemporary piece in the middle by Augusta Read Thomas. "Helix Spiral for string quartet," a 2015 piece by Thomas, celebrates the Meselson-Stahl DNA replication experiment.
Join WRTI host Mark Pinto for a special edition of Classical New Releases! In honor of women's History Month, it's music of female composers and performances by innovative female musicians on Saturday, March 11th right after the Met Opera.
The Plain Dealer: "The soloist, in this case a seated concertmaster William Preucil, played the role of rhapsodist-in-charge, unfurling tender, honeyed lines above a fitful, sparkling and juggler-like ensemble.
... Krzysztof Penderecki, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Jennifer Higdon, Frank Ticheli, Augusta Read Thomas, John Mackey, John Stevens, Steven Bryant, David Gillingham, Jonathan Newman, Roger Cichy and Percy Grainger's biographer John Bird ...
... offers groundbreaking cross-disciplinary residencies, and has commissioned dozens of new works by composers including Glenn Kotche, David T. Little, Donnacha Dennehy, Timothy Andres, Chris Cerrone, TEd Hearne, and Augusta Read Thomas.
... Colorado Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra associate conductor Brett Mitchell (seen here in March 2014) demonstrates once more the strength of his commitment to American music with a program of works by Bernstein, Copland, and Augusta Read Thomas ...
Celebrate two quintessentially American composers at Cleveland Orchestra performances at Severance Hall featuring works by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein.
music by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Augusta Read Thomas, and Aaron Copland will be featured on this week's Cleveland Orchestra concerts at Severance Hall.
Thierry Fischer, the conductor and musical director of the Utah Symphony, backed the film's musical score with classical selections from Augusta Read Thomas, Ludwig van Beethoven and Claude Debussy. The Utah Symphony had been on a tour of the ...
It features three world-premiere works commissioned by the Utah Symphony from American composers Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. The orchestra continues to record for Reference Recordings in addition to embarking on a ...
Noto soprattutto come interprete di musica contemporanea, Trevino ha lavorato a stretto contatto con molti compositori di oggi, come Augusta Read Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Charles Wuorinen, Bernard rands, Shulamit Ran, George Walker, David Felder e ...
2017 is special even by their standards with NYC's NOW Ensemble and string quartet Ethel, as well as Chicago composer Augusta Read Thomas. It's a must-see for any contemporary music lover in the greater Columbus area. NOW Ensemble is a who's who ...
He said the group met with renowned composers like Augusta Read Thomas, who taught at NU during their time as students, and also learned from alumni in contemporary classical music ensembles that were further along in their careers.
It was governed by the grant we received from the Ditson Fund, and so Gusty [Augusta Read Thomas] and I decided that we would keep it to composed music as well as written and created sound installations.
Grande appassionato e interprete di musica contemporanea, Trevino ha lavorato a stretto contatto con molti compositori di oggi, quali: Augusta Read Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Charles Wuorinen, Bernard rands, Shulamit Ran, George Walker, David Felder e ...
This performance will include classic works by John Cage, Steve Reich and Lou Harrison, as well as more recent works by Glenn Kotche, Augusta Read Thomas, Danny Clay and Peter Martin. Both Cage and Harrison were teachers at Black Mountain ...
He has premiered numerous new pieces, many written for him, and has collaborated with such composers as Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Augusta Read Thomas, Paul Dresher, Michael Gordon, Mary Ellen Childs, Julia Wolfe, Mark Anthony Turnage, Alvin ...
Door County esteemed Peninsula music Festival has set up its 65th season of events for 2017. Returning as music director and main conductor is Victor Yampolsky, entering his 32nd season. The main concert season is Aug. 1 to 19 in Door Community ...
The composers offer quite a cross-section of today's scene, but the easy tunesmiths are outnumbered by edgier offerings from, among others, Stuart MacRae, Sally Beamish, Augusta Read Thomas and Poul Ruders. Stephen Hough's Mad Hatter piece has ...
1 and Dawn to Dust, which features three Utah Symphony commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most ...
The group has shared the stage with such artists as Renee Fleming, Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz, Augusta Read Thomas, Sam Waterston, Christopher Plummer, Tom Chapin and Ivan Rutherford.
The program also includes Augusta Read Thomas' "Love Songs," from the group's Grammy Award-winning album "Colors of Love.
The peripatetic Augusta Read Thomas, organizer and composer, along with co-curator Stephen Burns (artistic director of Fulcrum Point New Music Project) engaged the audience in an improvised musical tribute to festival manager Reba Cafarelli.
Chicago is a music festival Mecca with everyone covered, from hip-hop heads (AAHH Fest) to jazz aficionados (Hyde Park Jazz Festival) to EDM junkies (Spring Awakening).
The downside of the abundance of groups, though, is that they mostly do their own thing. The composer Augusta Read Thomas wanted to change that, so she organized a festival encompassing all Chicago's biggest new-music players, planned far enough in ...
... #ChicagoProud, The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj discusses his career, the challenges of covering the election and his upcoming show at Thalia Hall and we learn about the Ear Taxi Festival from Grammy Award-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas.
Grammy Award-winning composer Augusta Read Thomas joins Justin to talk about the Ear Taxi Festival, a first-of-its-kind, large-scale celebration of 21st century classical music written and performed by Chicago musicians.


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