What’s Brewing This Concert Season

This new season has started with a bang for our BTM artists! We have already enjoyed some exciting premieres and performances so far, and we are looking forward to more in the upcoming months. Check out some of our recaps and previews for select artists below! ...

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Celebrate the centennial of Jack Beeson in 2021!

Did you know that two of Jack Beeson’s operas – Dr. Heidegger’s Fountain of Youth , and The Sweet Bye and Bye were premiered in November? The characters and stories of Beeson’s operatic world still rings surprisingly true in today’s society, whether it is the...

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Saxophone Works Old and New

This July at the World Saxophone Congress just held in Zagreb, Croatia, a new arrangement for saxophone ensemble of Claude Debussy’s best-loved piano prelude La fille aux cheveux de lin by composer Denis Levaillant was unveiled at the international conference...

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Listening to America’s Best Idea

Most people go to Rocky Mountain National Park or Glacier National Park to enjoy the breathtaking, once in a lifetime views. But if you look closely, you might notice a man who is as much listening to the surroundings as he is enjoying the view. Since 2009, adventure...

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Abstractions on the Open Road

Composer/guitarist Christopher Cresswell, following the March 2018 release of 315 Ensemble’s “bold, original, and attention-grabbing” eponymous debut record, has had a busy spring with premieres of two major new works, in the space that separates and a stillness,...

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Gilbertson Named Finalist for 2018 Pulitzer Prize

Michael Gilbertson’s day started the same as any other day: teaching ear training to Freshmen students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and then getting ready for his upcoming premiere with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, but all that changed when his...

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Finding Poetry in the Static

The debut album of emerging American composer, electric guitarist, and sound artist Christopher Cresswell, eponymously named after the ensemble he runs, 315 Ensemble, has just been released earlier this month on Ravello Records. “I’m interested in the intersection...

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Music from the Himalayan Mountains

Set deep in the Himalayas, fifty kilometers from the Tibetan border and two hundred fifty kilometers from the Indian border, Lo Monthang is Nepal’s ‘hidden kingdom’, home to ancient Buddhist paintings, breathtaking views, and sheer cliffs. It is a long way from the...

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Driving While Black: An Opera for this Moment

Earlier this month, Susan Kander's new chamber opera DWB (short for Driving While Black) made its debut at The University of Kansas, featuring soprano Roberta Gumbel (who doubles as the librettist) and New Morse Code. The racial tensions targeting the African-American...

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