Music in Time

sp11-WEB-john-kennedy-headshot-150The Spoleto Festival both in Italy and the United States has consistently boasted presenting only the freshest material since the beginning. Carlo Menotti, a composer himself, passionately advocated that music is a living art in modern culture when he brought the Italian festival to the US in 1977. Resident conductor John Kennedy speaks with Frank Dominguez about how his "Music in Time" concerts maintain the "freshness" of the Spoleto Festival. The works in each of his concert programs have been written by living composers, and despite the hesitation many classical music listeners possess, Kennedy assures that his programs will be appreciated by any music lover.  

Program 1: "Endangered Natures"
Music that underscores environmental consciouness and embraces the idea that we are all part of this earth
May 28, 2011
Simons Center Recital Hall

Composers:
John Kennedy
Ingram Marshall 
Osvaldo Golijov


Program 2: "A Sweeter Music"
Music invoking peaceful and gentle activity
June 2, 2011
Simons Center Recital Hall

Composers:
Meredith Monk
Preben Antonsen
Jerome Kitzke
Paul Dresher

Program 3: "The Time Gallery"
Music that explores the nature of time and memory
June 4, 2011
Simons Center Recital Hall

Composer:
Paul Moravec

Program 4: "Music of Kaija Saariaho"
A look into the advanced technique, theory, and emotional quality of the composer
June 9, 2011
Simons Center Recital Hall

Composer:
Kaija Saariaho

Listen to John Kennedy speak with Frank Dominguez about Music in Time




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