#323 Angel Island Oratorio

Angel Island – Oratorio for Voices and Strings by Huang Ruo is inspired by the poems carved into the walls at the detention center at Angel Island Immigration Station during the Chinese Exclusion Act years. This new work, commissioned by the Del Sol Quartet, takes an unflinching look at discrimination and immigration issues in our nation, … Continue reading #323 Angel Island Oratorio

#191 Classical Next

Though relatively new, the Classical Next conference attracts composers, performers and presenters from nearly fifty countries every year to share performances and new ideas for strengthening classical music. Seth travels to Rotterdam to take in the sounds and share them with you. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Sarah Zwinklis Music Violin Sonata No. 2, mvt. … Continue reading #191 Classical Next

#155 Above and Beyond

In recent years composers have become interested in the fact that the performers can do things on stage other than just play their instrument: stomp their feet, clap, play simple percussion, and even sing.  We’ll feature a variety of pieces from composers who ask musicians (who are not trained singers) to vocalize and supplement their … Continue reading #155 Above and Beyond