In Review: Frequency Festival

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"What is a river?" Chicago's fifth Frequency Festival – presented Feb. 24-March 1, and reviewed by Hannah Edgar – investigated the spirit and sound of water, as interpreted by Éliane Radigue and Annea Lockwood.

New York Philharmonic: Project 19 Opens with Captivating Works

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Rebecca S. Lentjes looks back on the first three orchestral programs of "Project 19," the New York Philharmonic's ambitious initiative celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage with new works by 19 distinguished composers.

In Review: Bearthoven

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Vanessa Ague reviews the annual "New Works" concert by the trio Bearthoven, featuring newly commissioned pieces composed by Shelley Washington and Michael Gordon.

In Review: New York Festival of Song

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Too many noteworthy songs by U.S. composers are neglected after their premiere; here, Brin Solomon reflects on a concert by New York Festival of Song devoted to encore performances for a decade's worth of music.

In Review: Anna Webber Idiom VI

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Martin Johnson reviews the premiere performance of 'Idiom VI,' a long-form composition Anna Webber presented in the Stone Commissioning Series at National Sawdust in January.

In Review: People's Commissioning Fund Concert

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The Bang on a Can All-Stars presented new works inspired by dance in this year's People's Commissioning Fund concert at the Kaufman Music Center, reviewed by Vanessa Ague.

In Review: Sydney Festival

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Xenia Hanusiak reports from the Sydney Festival in Australia, probing in depth provocative creations offered by composer Liza Lim and pianist Bernadette Harvey.

In Review: Ultraschall Berlin

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Peter Margasak reviews the 2020 Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, a concert series in which the most successful performances were those that pushed against the grain.

In Review: PROTOTYPE Festival 2020

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Looking back at everything PROTOTYPE had to offer in a more compact but still wide-ranging 2020 festival, Brin Solomon discusses what worked, what struggled, and what might have been avoided.

In Review: Patricia Brennan

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Lana Norris reviews the premiere performance of 'Raíces Jarochos,' vibraphonist and composer Patricia Brennan's musical love letter to her Mexican home town, presented at National Sawdust in December.