The New Canon : February 2012

Maverick Roll with Jennifer Koh

Friday, February 24, 2012

In March, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are back with an American Mavericks national tour culminating at Carnegie Hall. Today we talk with featured violinist Jennifer Koh about what makes a modern-day musical maverick?

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What's New, Pussycat?

Friday, February 17, 2012

In lieu of a chat this week, the New Canon is all new with some recent releases worth a closer listen. We'll hear some selections from our latest Album of the Week, Ben Frost's and Daníel Bjarnason's Tarkovsky-inspired Solaris, a Messaien-inspired piano and birdsong concerto, and more.

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Cage Match with Randy Gibson

Friday, February 10, 2012

On Friday at 1 pm, the New Canon celebrates John Cage's 100th birthday with a live chat featuring composer Randy Gibson, whose Avant Music Festival this year features a nonstop Cage marathon.

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Lunaire Eclipse with Steven Mackey

Friday, February 03, 2012

This Friday at 1pm, the New Canon celebrates the centennial of Pierrot Lunaire with Steven Mackey, a composer who derives much influence from Schoenberg's masterpiece and whose own homage to the work plays at Symphony Space, asking the question: How much did one work change the way music is made?

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