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Iceland's Anna Thorvaldsdottir Imagines Fantastical Landscapes

Monday, August 24, 2015

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.

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Off The Grid: Open Call for New Music

Monday, August 17, 2015

Explore the peripheral world of the musically emergent with host Suzanne Farrin: Off the Grid returns for its third season today at 3 pm.

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Composer-Cellist Peter Gregson's Fervid Midnight Rendezvous, "Touch"

Monday, August 17, 2015

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.

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Listen: Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and Yale Camerata Unite

Sunday, August 16, 2015

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.

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Listen: Instrumental Colors Shine with Bresnick, Kernis and Theofanidis

Saturday, August 15, 2015

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.

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Listen: Paul Dresher's Quadrachord and the Marimba Luna

Friday, August 14, 2015

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.

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Listen: New Music New Haven Features Composer Andrew Ford

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Guest Composer Andrew Ford and several Yale graduate students are featured at the April 17, 2014 concert presented by New Music New Haven.

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The Trombone, Redefined

Thursday, August 13, 2015

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.

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24 Hours of Latvian New Music with 'Jaunā Mūzika: Latvija'

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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.

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Listen: Solo Instruments on Display with Laderman, Marshall and Theofanidis

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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.

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Download: Kaija Saariaho's 'Light and Matter' from the Library of Congress

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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.

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Listen: Singers Sing the Song of Solomon, String Soloist Shares Short Story

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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. 

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Matt Haimovitz Channels Vast Dynamic Range in 4-Hour Retrospective, 'Orbit'

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cellist Matt Haimovitz delivers the bill-paying skills throughout in this considerable, and impressive, retrospective. Listen to the entire album all this week. 

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Listen: Yale Philharmonia Premiers New Works for Orchestra

Monday, August 10, 2015

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. 

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Listen: Donnacha Dennehy Disposes Dissonance

Sunday, August 09, 2015

On November 14, 2013, New Music New Haven presents featured composer Donnacha Dennehy in addition to works for chamber ensembles by Yale graduate students.

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Listen: Hannah Lash's 'Moth Sketches' Premiere

Saturday, August 08, 2015

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.

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Listen: Aaron Jay Kernis Concludes New Music New Haven Season

Friday, August 07, 2015

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.

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Listen: Dreams, Nightmares and Folktales by Gity Razaz and Ariadne Greif

Friday, August 07, 2015

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.

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New Classics of the Wind Quintet Repertoire

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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.

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Listen: Professors Martin Bresnick, Hannah Lash Step Into the Spotlight

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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.

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