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It is simply too simplistic to say that Anna Thorvaldsdottir is "inspired by nature,” as has become the shorthand in describing composers hailing from Iceland.
Explore the peripheral world of the musically emergent with host Suzanne Farrin: Off the Grid returns for its third season today at 3 pm.
Listening to Peter Gregson's "Touch" is a superlative experience, with the luster of Gregson’s cello lines and the tender swells of the strings in panoramic view. Listen all this week.
On Dec. 11, 2014, the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and the Yale Camerata joined forces for a program of new choral and orchestral music from graduate student composers.
On Nov. 20, 2014, New Music New Haven featured works by composers Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Christopher Theofandis, in addition to works by Yale graduate students.
On Oct. 2, 2014, New Music New Haven opened its 2014-2015 season with music by student composers and by visiting composer-performer and instrument builder Paul Dresher.
Guest Composer Andrew Ford and several Yale graduate students are featured at the April 17, 2014 concert presented by New Music New Haven.
Are you hungering for some fresh and imaginative pieces that feature the trombone, that most unusual of brass instruments? Join the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3 pm.
Saturday August 29, Q2 Music presents an encore presentation of "Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija" (New Music: Latvia) – a 24-hour marathon of dynamic new music from the heart of the Baltics.
New Music New Haven features the music of Ezra Laderman, Ingram Marshall, and Christopher Theofanidis, in addition to works by Yale graduate students on their March 6, 2014 program.
Kaija Saariaho composed her piano trio "Light and Matter" in 2014. Enjoy this performance featuring violinist Jennifer Koh as recorded live at the Library of Congress this past May.
On February 6, 2014, New Music New Haven featured works by faculty composers Martin Bresnick & David Lang, in addition to works by Yale graduate students.
Cellist Matt Haimovitz delivers the bill-paying skills throughout in this considerable, and impressive, retrospective. Listen to the entire album all this week.
On December 12, 2013, New Music New Haven Presents New Music for Orchestra: a program of new orchestral works by Yale graduate students with the Yale Philharmonia.
On November 14, 2013, New Music New Haven presents featured composer Donnacha Dennehy in addition to works for chamber ensembles by Yale graduate students.
On October 3, 2013, New Music New Haven featured faculty composers Aaron Jay Kernis and Hannah Lash, as well as works for chamber ensembles by graduate students.
The last concert in the 2012-2013 season of New Music New Haven highlighted five graduate students and Aaron Jay Kernis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Yale professor.
The 2015 Ferus Festival concluded on May 30 at Pioneer Works with premieres of works by Gity Razaz for cello and electronics and a theatrical piece performed by soprano Ariade Greif.
Do you think the woodwind quintet is played out? This week, the Brothers Balliett set out to restore your faith in this unusual combination with some amazing contemporary works.
This New Music New Haven concert from March 28, 2013 focuses on the composition faculty with pieces by Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Hannah Lash and more.