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All About the Instruments

Composer George Crumb (b. 1929) is well known for exploring unusual timbres in his compositions, as well as calling for instruments to be played in unique ways. He was initially influenced by Anton Webern, an Austrian composer and conductor known for his radical innovations in musical technique. In our season opening concert, we will explore…  Read More

Program Notes: Beyond the Aria

George Crumb American composer George Crumb (b. 1929) once described the essential acoustic of his music as “a kind of echoing, reverberant acoustic of haunting sounds that cross the river, and bounce between the hills.” Crumb likens this quality to one of the vocal styles used in his 1970 composition, Ancient Voices of Children, as…  Read More

Sounds of Summer Playlist

Summer is here! The sun is out, the sky is blue, the weather is warm – now here is the perfect music to listen to as you revel in the joys of the season. Plus get a peak into our upcoming 2015/16 season, in this list curated by our Artistic Associate Kyle Brenders. Listen to the…  Read More