contemporary http://wamc.org en Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/oh-canada-mass-moca <p><a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=663"><em>Oh, Canada</em></a> opens with a big party at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> on Saturday at 6pm. The exhibition features more than 100 pieces from 62 contemporary Canadian artists from every corner of the nation to our north. Curator, Denise Markonish, takes us on an a tour of the exhibition - which - as we walked through was still in the process of being installed.</p> Thu, 24 May 2012 15:59:17 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 39679 at http://wamc.org Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA Brian Ritter http://wamc.org/post/brian-ritter <p>The <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony&#39;s</a> first CEO and Executive Director, Brian Ritter, joins us to talk about the integration of artistic and financial planning to ensure exciting, compelling, and inspiring concerts and programs; aggressively growing the orchestra&rsquo;s audience and donor base; and the improving of all business functions of the institution.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 16:00:53 +0000 39211 at http://wamc.org Brian Ritter Cho-Liang Lin http://wamc.org/post/cho-liang-lin <p>A festival highlight is the American Music Festival Orchestra Concert on Saturday night at 7:30, featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin will perform Joan Tower&rsquo;s Violin Concerto. We welcome Lin to the show and he plays part of the piece for us.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 15:35:04 +0000 39210 at http://wamc.org Cho-Liang Lin Victoire http://wamc.org/post/victoire <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Victoire&nbsp;fuses new age, rock and classical idioms.&nbsp;The members of Victiore are Missy Mazzoli, founder, composer and keyboard player; violinist Olivia De Prato, clarinetist Eileen Mack, keyboardist Lorna Krier, and bassist Eleonore Oppenheim and we welcome them to our broadcast.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:55:47 +0000 39209 at http://wamc.org Victoire Dogs of Desire http://wamc.org/post/dogs-desire <p>One of the highlights of the 4-day American Music Festival is the orchestra&rsquo;s genre-crossing new music ensemble, <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com/discover/subpage.cfm?ID=65">Dogs of Desire</a>. We welcome vocalist, Alexandra Sweeton, and clarinetist, Susan Martula.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:25:38 +0000 39208 at http://wamc.org Dogs of Desire Aaron Jay Kernis http://wamc.org/post/aaron-jay-kernis <p>We welcome Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis. He&#39;ll be part of the ASO&rsquo;s Composer to Center Stage initiative, which continues a commitment to advancing new music. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program is in its third year of a three-year collaboration between the ASO and several nationally acclaimed and emerging composers.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:00:13 +0000 39206 at http://wamc.org Aaron Jay Kernis Jeremy Spindler http://wamc.org/post/jeremy-spindler <p>We speak with composer, <a href="http://www.jeremyspindler.com">Jeremy Spindler</a>. He was selected by the <a href="http://www.albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony</a> as one of three finalists in the Composer to Center Stage Reading Session Competition and will join the orchestra for the American Music Festival to take part in professional development and to have his work read by an orchestra.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:46:54 +0000 39204 at http://wamc.org Jeremy Spindler David Alan Miller http://wamc.org/post/david-alan-miller <p>We begin our live broadcast from <a href="http://www.empac.rpi.edu">EMPAC</a> for the <a href="http://albanysymphony.com">Albany Symphony</a>&#39;s American Music Festival by welcoming the ASO&#39;s&nbsp;Music Director, David Alan Miller.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:30:00 +0000 39203 at http://wamc.org David Alan Miller