Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new album, Mason Bates: Works for Orchestra, featuring Bay Area composer Mason Bates's three largest electro-acoustic orchestral works on the Orchestra's SFS Media label on Friday, March 11, 2016. The first full album of Bates's orchestral works features the first recordings of the SFS-commissioned "The B-Sides" and "Liquid Interface," in addition to "Alternative Energy."
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is turning 100 this February, and they are bringing back famed American violinist, Joshua Bell, to help them celebrate. Bell, alongside conductor Marin Alsop, will be performing sections from Gershwin, Bernstein and many more at their centennial anniversary concert. Electronica composer Mason Bates will also perform his signature piece, 'Mothership.'
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra recently announced its 125th Anniversary Season, during which the CSO will take a fresh look at some of the works the Orchestra has premiered over the past 125 years. The CSO also announced a renewed focus on the Austro-German orchestral repertoire, from Handel to Mahler, in 2015-16.
Composer Mason Bates has been appointed The Kennedy Center’s first ever composer-in-residence for its 2015-2016 season.
Jacob Nissly, the San Francisco Symphony's principal percussionist, recently took a trip to the Henry Ford junkyard to shop for music instruments with composer Mason Bates.
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will release 'The American Masters,' featuring works by Samuel Barber, John Corigliano and Mason Bates, on the eOne label on September 30.
Highlights from next season's MusicNOW concerts include 'The Wind in High Places' by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, Jonny Greenwood’s 'Suite' from the movie 'There Will Be Blood', and the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s 'Postponeless Creature.'
It's hard to believe that world-class violinist Anne Akiko Meyers hasn't yet played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but she will make her much-anticipated debut at Symphony Center on April 17. She and the CSO will present the Chicago premiere of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto under the direction of Leonard Slatkin.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced two pieces of important news yesterday: The orchestra's widely-respected music director Riccardo Muti signed a new contract with the CSO, extending his tenure as music director through 2020; and the CSO announced programming for their 2014-15 season.
Maestro Riccardo Muti's deeply rewarding artistic collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will continue beyond next season. Muti announced on Monday that he will extend his tenure as music director of the CSO through 2020.
The audience at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW concert is in for a vastly different experience than is the norm at most other CSO concerts. MusicNOW, curated by Mason Bates and fellow CSO composer-in-residence Anna Clyne, is the CSO’s nationally recognized and critically acclaimed new-music series.
The legendary Chicago brass sound can be heard in its full power and brilliance next Thursday at Orchestra Hall, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass take the stage for a program of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged for brass ensemble.
Interesting report from our friends over at San Francisco Classical Voice--and good timing, following hard on the heels of Classicalite's own missive about Paul Walde and orchestra protesting at a new ski resort from atop a glacier.