James Fernando is a pianist and composer whose music lies at the intersection of jazz, classical, and electronic music. He relies on his genre-expanding original compositions to deliver thought provoking and exciting performances. The Berklee College of Music graduate released his debut album “Extended Layover” in May as a collaboration with Mingjia Chen and will be releasing his first album as a solo artist entitled “The Lonely Sailor” later this year.
Part III of GNE’s “The Four Freedoms” series features music by Bresnick, Lanci, Andreessen, and Shaw.
GNE’s “Four Freedoms” series concludes with works by Bresnick, Kaufman, Maysaud, Bayolo, Temple, and Eastman.
This program makes use of the shimmering acoustics of the Dupont Underground with Steve Reich’s Different Trains, a choral and double string quartet arrangement of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and a new piece by Artistic Director Scott Tucker specifically composed for the venue.
Fuse Ensemble premieres Nimbus by composer Gina Biver, a set of seven movements for electroacoustic chamber ensemble based on the poems of American Poet Colette Inez. Also includes works by Caroline Shaw, Alexis Bacon, Kevin Puts, and Ethan Foote, with interactive video by artist Ethan Jackson.
The NSO perform the World Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ARCTICA,. This concert also includes works by Dvořák, Sibelius and Mason Bates.
Violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery "combines classical chamber music with elements of folk music, spirituals, improvisation, poetry and politics, crafting a unique and insightful new-music perspective on the cross-cultural intersections of American history.” (Second Inversion)
The Boulanger Initiative’s mission is to work towards greater inclusivity, and to enrich our collective understanding of what music is, has been, and can be. Their WoCo Launch Festival includes performances by Jennifer Koh, Missy Mazzoli, the Aizuri Quartet, and more.
The Kronos Quartet performs works by composers from the original seven “banned countries”: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The repertoire will include signature Kronos works, new compositions from Kronos’ Fifty for the Future commissioning project, and more.