MATA Festival 2013 Opens Tonight, Runs Through Sunday

By Logan K. Young on Apr 17, 2013 03:52 PM EDT

Founded in 1996--by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky and Lisa Bielawa--MATA is a not-for-profit organization that commissions, presents and supports the music of a wide array of young composers from around the globe.

Every spring, in New York, MATA puts on a week-long festival of music by composers under the age of 40. Each festival presents up to 30 works by emerging composers, at least three or four of which are newly commissioned.

Over the past 17 seasons, MATA has commissioned some 70 different works and hosted more than 300 performances of young composers and their music.

This year is no exception. Composers who's music will be heard at the 2013 MATA Festival include the following names:

Jenny Beck, Ziv Cojocaru, Tomer Hod, Marek Poliks, Lydia Ainsworth, David Fennessy, Seth Cluett, Jobina Tinnemans, Evan Antonellis, Ofer Pelz, Jessie Marino, Henry Vega, Marcin Stańczyk, Hugo Morales Murguía, Mauro Lanza, Christopher Bailey, Bryan Jacobs, Enda Bates, Milica Djordjevic, Taylor Brook  

Performers who will play this year's MATA Festival include such new music luminaries as Ana Milosavljevic, Talea Ensemble and Meitar Ensemble.

If previous MATA Fests are any indication (trust us, they most certainly are), you'll want to avail yourself of as many opportunities as possible to hear the newest, most promising voices in contemporary composition.

The 2013 MATA Festival runs from Wednesday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20. For a full schedule of concerts, workshops and lectures, visit

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