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July 3, 2014

 

Richard Rodney Bennett

Richard Rodney Bennett: Contemporary Composer for July

Distinguished British composer Richard Rodney Bennett made his mark across multiple genres, writing music for the concert hall, film and jazz.

June 5, 2014

 

Composer Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For June

A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009, Frank has been recognized for her works that often draw on Latin American musical forms.

May 5, 2014

 

American composer David Lang

David Lang: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For May

A New York based composer, David Lang is currently the 2013–2014 holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

April 5, 2014

 

Composer and pianist, Lera Auerbach

Lera Auerbach: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For April

A sought after composer, Lera Auerbach’s published oeuvre includes more than 90 works of opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music.

March 1, 2014

 

Conductor Leo Brouwer

Leo Brouwer: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For March

Internationally renowned composer, guitarist and conductor, Leo Brouwer has become a major figure in Cuba's music establishment.

February 1, 2014

 

Composer George Theophilus Walker

George Theophilus Walker: February’s Contemporary Composer

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his work Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, George Walker became the first African American man so honored.

January 7, 2014

 

Composer Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For January

An active composer and educator, Danielpour currently serves on the composition faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.

December 4, 2013

 

Composer Ezra Laderman

Ezra Laderman: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For December

Ezra Laderman currently serves as a Professor of Composition at Yale University and was Dean of the School of Music from 1989-1995.

November 5, 2013

 

Composer Evan Chambers

Evan Chambers: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For November

A traditional Irish fiddler as well as a composer, Evan Chambers often blurs the line between folk and classical music.

October 4, 2013

 

Album art for Mary Jane Leach's album

Mary Jane Leach: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer for October

Mary Jane Leach’s music focuses on the physicality of sound, its acoustic properties and how they interact with space.

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