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Relevant Tones is a weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music: right now. From up-and-coming firebrands to established artists, this program celebrates the dynamic and diverse musical creations of modern-day composers from around the world. Host: Seth Boustead.
||The New York Philharmonic’s 2014 Biennial, Part II||More music and interviews from the front lines of the New York Philharmonic’s inaugural Biennial.||7/9/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The New York Philharmonic’s 2014 Biennial, Part I||Relevant Tones travels to New York to feature the Philharmonic’s exciting 2014 Biennial. From world premieres by the next generation of young composers to established juggernauts, the NYP Biennial is at the cutting edge of music today.||7/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joseph Schwantner||A master of orchestral timbre and an ardent individualist, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner has been one of the most prolific composers in the 20th and 21st centuries. He visits our studios to talk about his life and music.||6/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Deep Resonances: Modern Music for Bass||Thanks to virtuoso performers like Gary Karr, François Rabbath and Edgar Meyer, the double bass is leaping to the front of the concert stage and composers are taking note. This week we'll listen to some of the music written in the last few decades for..||6/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Louis Andriessen||Just as influenced by the blazing energy of Count Basie's big band as Steve Reich's minimalism, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen was a true trailblazer in the 20th century. We celebrate his 75th birthday by looking back at his illustrious career.||6/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sounds of Summer||The summer festival season is always a cornucopia of exciting premieres, new collaborations and famous composers and performers. We’ll feature the best of best from around the globe.||6/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||CONTACT! at the NY Phil Biennial: Beyond Recall||Matthias Pintscher leads a concert of US premieres with members of the New York Philharmonic at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.||5/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ambient Environments||Composers like Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bartók and have sought to musically depict their environs for centuries. How are landscapes, both urban and pastoral, being represented musically today?||5/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Composers Among Us: Errollyn Wallen||The next in our series spotlighting talented up and comers features versatile singer, pianist and composer Errollyn Wallen, who is creating a unique body of work and making an international name for herself along the way.||5/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||String Quartet Plus…||Ever since its creation by Haydn in the 18th century, the string quartet has been one of the preeminent vehicles for more musical innovation. This show features new directions for the string quartet, pairing the quartet with unusual other instruments ...||5/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|