Lisa Bielawa, new music composer and Philip Glass Ensemble alumna, will host two world premieres of her work for the upcoming 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial. 'Vireo Caprice' debuts later this month, with 'My Outstretched Hand' following in June.
While everyone performs Beethoven, renowned violinist Jennifer Koh hopes that her Bridge to Beethoven concert series with pianist Shia Wosner will open people's minds to cultural diversity and a change in perspective. This spring Koh and Wosner will be bringing their boundary pushing show that pairs Beethoven's Complete Violin Sonatas with contemporary works by composers of diverse racial and ethnic lineage to the 92nd Street Y in New York.
Columbia University’s “Bach, Revisited” series pairs a work by a living composer with the Bach work that inspired it. These concerts at the Miller Theatre will be curated by the composers--Kaija Saariaho, Joan Tower and Steve Reich--who will also participate in onstage discussions about their works.