This past March, The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory brought the music of its award-winning faculty to (Le) Poisson Rouge for Crossroads - a concert uniting Eastern and Western traditions with UMKC Conservatory composers, laureates and students.
With a sustained focus on the cause of 21st century classical music, UMKC Conservatory boasts a prominent and eclectic composition faculty, including 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winner Zhou Long; his wife, the equally decorated composer, Chen Yi; 2010 Rome Prize Fellow Paul Rudy; Narong Prangcharoen, a young Thai composer garnering international attention; and many more.
In addition to featuring many pieces seldom heard in New York City, this show also presents the New York premiere of excerpts from Zhou's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Madame White Snake.
Paul Rudy: A Grammar of Harmony from 2012 Stories: II. Kuzan suum
Narong Prangcharoen: Three Minds
Chen Yi: Yangko
Jing Zhou: inslk
Wang A Mao: Mountains on the Other Side of the River
Nicholas S. Omiccioli: Danza di fuoco
James Mobberly: Icarus Wept
Zhou Long: Selections from Madame White Snake
John Corigliano: Etude Fantasy
John Kander: You / The Happy Time / My Coloring Book
Kevin Oldham: Not Even if I Try