Composers Now Welcomes New Presenter Partners, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Concert Artists Guild
Composers Now is pleased to welcome two new Presenter Partners this week. Both Baryshnikov Arts Center and Concert Artists Guild have upcoming events that feature works by living composers. This Wednesday at Carnegie's Zankel Hall, CAG artist Steven Lin will premiere composer David Hertzberg's alba in a program of solo piano music that also includes works by Beethoven, Ravel, Mendelssohn and Schumann. On December 2 and 4, Baryshnikov Arts Center will present "De Noailles' Bal Masqué," an evening of music featuring composer Mark Applebaum's new work, Control Freak 2, alongside Poulenc's Le bal masqué.
I Care If You Listen Interview Celebrates Dialogues
Composers Now founder and artistic director Tania León was recently featured in an interview on new music blog I Care If You Listen. Read the full article to learn what she has to say about Composers Now, Dialogues, and the future of music.
This fall, Composers Now announces the launch of our newest initiative, Dialogues, a forum for experiencing new works and the conversations they provoke. The series features inspiring performances followed by stimulating discussions between composers, performers and audiences. For more information, read the full press release.
The theme of the first series of Dialogues is "The Impact of the Arts in our Society." The series opened on September 25 at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Manhattan and will expand to include events in all five boroughs. Visit the Dialogues page for more information.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Partners With Composers Now
Composers Now is pleased to announce the expansion of its Composers Now Creative Residencies initiative with a new partnership with the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in the Umbria region of Italy. Two composers, each selected by Composers Now, will receive a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship consisting of a six-week residency at the center in addition to travel, room and board. Residencies will take place in 2016 and 2017. Read the full press release or visit the Creative Residencies page to learn more.
"Civitella Ranieri has a long tradition of Affiliated Fellowships, but this is our first exclusively dedicated to music and composition. We look forward to the candidates Composers Now will identify, and to welcoming them to Civitella in the coming years." - Dana Prescott, Executive Director, Civitella Ranieri Foundation
Announcing Fall 2015 Creative Residencies at the Pocantico Center
Jin Hi Kim and Peter Van Zandt Lane have been awarded the second annual Composers Now Creative Residencies. Each artist receives a week's stay at the Pocantico Center, the conference and cultural center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in Tarrytown, New York, to work on a project of her/his choosing. The residencies take place in November of this year.
Composers were nominated by partner organizations that participated in the 2015 Composers Now Festival. The jury was comprised of members of the Composers Now Board of Advisors and Distinguished Mentors Council. In addition to selecting Jin Hi Kim and Peter Van Zandt Lane, Angélica Negrón and David Bird were named alternates. Visit the Creative Residencies page to learn more.
Composers Now Awarded Transformative Grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Composers Now has been awarded a transformative grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for 2015. The support will allow Composers Now to continue to deepen its commitment to composers, both through the annual festival in NYC's five boroughs, and through the expansion of its current programs. The grant also allows for the possibility of new initiatives in support of the organization's mission. Read the full press release to learn more.