#164 Kronos Quartet

Ground breakers, virtuosos, and commissioners of many of the world’s twentieth and twenty-first century string quartet masterpieces, the influence of the Kronos Quartet cannot be underestimated.  We’ll feature a sampling of their luminous output over the years. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Alan Dorsey: Whatever Happened to the Hoodoo Meat Bucket? Kronos Quartet … Continue reading #164 Kronos Quartet

#163 Michael Colgrass

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass has had a varied career as jazz drummer, freelance percussionist and composer of a dizzying array of works in every conceivable genre. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble/Battisti Albany 560 9:04, 15:01 Michael Colgrass: Arctic Dreams New England Conservatory … Continue reading #163 Michael Colgrass

#162 SIRGA Festival

A relatively new festival in a remote part of Catalonia featuring music by electro-acoustic composers, SIRGA has recently grown into an international event that brings musicians from all over the world.  Relevant Tones visits the SIRGA festival to feature audio from their concerts. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Daniel D’Adamo: Lames Ensemble Court … Continue reading #162 SIRGA Festival

#161 Composer Collectives

The twentieth century saw an interesting movement as composers banded together in collectives to help promote each other’s work. The movement has only gotten stronger in the twenty-first century with the rise of entrepreneurialism in classical music. We’ll feature the music of several composer collectives and take a close look at their inner workings. Hosted … Continue reading #161 Composer Collectives

#160 The Modern Symphony

Much like the novel, people are always pronouncing the symphony to be a dead form.  And yet, composers continue to write symphonies at an incredible pace.  We’ll feature music by composers around the world who are adding to the symphonic canon. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Erkki Sven-Tüür: Symphony 3 Vienna Radio Symphony … Continue reading #160 The Modern Symphony