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Composer Ted Hearne bridges the worlds of classical and contemporary

For the last six of his 14 years in New York, Ted Hearne was part of the lively, eclectic Brooklyn…


Daniel Wohl on ‘Glitch’

Daniel Wohl, Glitch (2009) Duration: 20 minutes Instrumentation: String quartet and electronics Commissioned by Carlsbad Music Festival for the Calder Quartet…

Kaija Saariaho, Paris, den 12.05.09
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Kaija Saariaho on ‘Petals’

Kaija Saariaho, Petals (1988) Duration: 9 minutes Instrumentation: Cello and electronics Premiered by Anssi Karttunen on May 19, 1988, at the Musica…


Ted Hearne on ‘Law of Mosaics’

Ted Hearne, Law of Mosaics (2012) Duration: 30 minutes Instrumentation: String orchestra Commissioned by Barlow Endowment for Music Composition for A Far…


On Pierre Boulez’s ‘Dérive 2′

Pierre Boulez, Dérive 2 (1988/2006/2009) Duration: 45 minutes Instrumentation: Large ensemble Dedicated to Elliott Carter Premiered by Ensemble Intercontemporain on Sept. 14, 2002,…


Anna Clyne and Mason Bates look back as they move forward

Receiving an appointment as composer-in-residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a bit like being backed as chef de cuisine at a…

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Clyne Postponeless Creature 
[MusicNOW Commission, World Premiere]
Bates Indigo Workshop
Boulez Dérive 2

. © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Samuel Adams on his influences: Oscar Peterson, Steve Reich — and Schubert

Ahead of the first MusicNOW concert of the season on Nov. 23, the CSO’s Mead Composers-in-Residence, Samuel Adams and Elizabeth…

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Riccardo Muti, Music Director
Jeff Alexander, President
Phillip Huscher, Program book Annotator

Season Announcement 
 © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2015

Sam & Elizabeth’s Spotify list for ‘unstrung’

Ahead of the first MusicNOW concert of the season, Sam Adams and Elizabeth Ogonek, the CSO’s Mead co-composers in residence,…


Entering the world of Anna Clyne’s ‘Postponeless Creature’

Anna Clyne’s music can be described in a multitude of ways: the most simple and straightforward would be to say…

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Esa-Pekka Salonen on ‘Dichotomie’

Esa-Pekka Salonen, DICHOTOMIE (2000) Duration: 10 minutes (extract: movement 1) Instrumentation: solo piano Premiered by Gloria Cheng on Dec. 4,…


John Zorn on ‘Goetia’

John Zorn, GOETIA (2002) Duration: 9 minutes (extract: movements 1, 3, 4, 5, 8) Instrumentation: solo violin Premiered by Jennifer Choi…