Contemporary Classical Music

This week, Celebrating Our Musical Future (Monday 8 pm) heads to Northwestern University just north of Chicago for a performance by the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble led by Donald Nally, who is also founder and director of the Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing. This concert was presented last March in memory of the music of Danish composer who was labeled as the “established-outsider” of Danish Music, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who passed away last June. The young choristers perform a wide spectrum of his vocal music ranging from 1970 to 2014.

The ACO Experience features music from the American Composers Orchestra. Each month you can enjoy performances from  past SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) Festivals, and this week you'll hear Bantammer Swing - a work for contrabass flute - by Ned McGowan, Memory Palace by Christopher Cerrone, and When the Real Dragons Fly by Fred Ho. That's Monday at 9 pm.

It's a salute to the legacy of Lou Harrison on this week's PostClassical, a bi-monthly series featuring PostClassical Ensemble and hosted by author, music historian and co-founder of PostClassical Ensemble, Joseph Horowitz, and Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin. This month's episode is titled "Celebrating the Lou Harrison Centenary" and provides an in-depth look at the music of this great American composer with performances from a concert this past Monday at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

Half Past: April 23 - Carter, Harbison and Galbraith

Apr 23, 2017

Join Carl Hemmingsen Sunday, April 23rd at 11 PM for A Symphony of 3 Orchestras by Elliott Carter, John Harbison's Cello Concerto and Incantation & Allegro by Nancy Galbraith on Half Past.

This month's ACO Experience concert broadcast (Monday at 9 pm) features works by Bruno Mantovani (Chamber Concerto No. 2), Andreia Pinto-Correia​ (Elegia a Al-Mu'tamid), Mohammed Fairouz​ (Wind Quintet [1.March]), Mehmet Ali-Sanlikol (Harabat [The Intoxicated]) and Saad Haddad (Manarah).

Half Past: April 16 - Philip Glass Violin Concerto

Apr 16, 2017

Roven for soprano & orchestra by Tigron Mansurian, the Violin Concerto by Philip Glass and the String Quartet No. 2 by Jacques Hétu.

Anne Sears

As students at Westminster Choir College rehearse Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize Winning oratorio Anthracite Fields, A Tempo recently looked at how the performance at the Roebling Wireworks brings together the work's exploration of life in Pennsylvania coal mining communities and the industrial history of cities like Trenton.

Half Past: April 9th

Apr 9, 2017

Symphony No. 6 by Malcolm Arnold

Wind Quintet No. 2 by Jean Francaix

Russian Photographs by Rodion Shchedrin

 

Friday's Noontime Concert - Tango Dreams/Serenity

Apr 6, 2017

Join host Carl Hemmingsen Friday for a Noontime Concert from Symphony Space featuring music of Ray Luedeke & Giya Kancheli for clarinet, accordion and strings.