Composer Karel Husa's Life and Career is Remembered

Ithaca College professor Mark A. Radice speaks about the life, music, and long-lasting influence of the late composer Karel Husa.  Husa never intended to be a composer, but his legacy goes far beyond his compositional output, extending to mentoring composers, and even to his work with high school musicians.  Professor Radice shares some of these stories. http://www.wskg.org/audio/karelhusa.mp3

 

Photo credit: Mark Radice for Ithaca College

The Momenta Quartet Performs at Binghamton University

The Momenta Quartet performs ‘Music Now!’ on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm in the Casadesus Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. They perform music from their repertoire and new music by composition students of professor Daniel Davis.  Professor Davis and violist Stephanie Griffin talk about the program and have brought along an excerpt of one of the student compositions. http://wskg.org/audio/momenta.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department

 

 

New Music Premiered at Cornell

Cornell University presents ‘Technologies of Memory’ on Thursday, September 15 at 8pm in Sage Chapel on the Cornell University campus.  Composers Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon present chamber works for  choir, string quartet, amplified rock ensemble, and the premiere of Wolfe’s duo for cello and double bass by John Haines-Eitzen and guest bassist Tomoya Aomori.  They speak about the works on the program, and about their renowned music ensemble Bang on a Can. Ms. Wolfe won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music for her oratorio ‘Anthracite Fields’. http://www.wskg.org/audio/wolfe.mp3

 

Photo credit: Peter Serling via Cornell Music

Composer Adrienne Albert premieres her newest work at Cornell

The Cornell University Chorus presents the premiere of a new work by composer Adrienne Albert: Malala. It is inspired by Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel prize winner.  The composer talks about being commissioned to write a new work for the Cornell University Chorus and how Malala’s life and work inspired this new music. http://wskg.org/audio/Malala.mp3

Photo courtesy Adrienne Albert