Classical 91.5

Contemporary Music

A group of students at the Eastman School of Music wants to expand the range of sounds in your life: they're the student-run new music ensemble, OSSIA.

Noah Kahrs is a composer in the last semester of a master’s degree program at Eastman and technical director for OSSIA.

Kahrs says one of the more memorable pieces he worked on with OSSIA was Xerox Rock, by Celeste Oram.

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Host Brad Cresswell highlights Grammy award-winning composer, Michael Daugherty. Tune into the 10/21 broadcast to hear his concerto, Tales of Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls, whose movements are inspired by Hemingway’s canonical literary works.

South Brooklyn Network

Contemporary music and Contemporary art come together at the Look & Listen Festival.  Hear more on the 4/21 broadcast.  Learn more about the Brooklyn festival.

As the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school re-energizes the national gun violence debate, a local composer has turned to music to reflect on a tragedy that shook America to its core just over five years ago.

Eastman School of Music instructor Steve Danyew once attended Sandy Hook Elementary in  Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a mass shooter on December 14, 2012.

Danyew's piece "Into the Silent Land" blends elements of a funeral march and a lament.  Near the end, a poem is read over the music by a narrator.

  Connoisseurs of modern music, Polish culture enthusiasts, and Twin Peaks fans – take note:

Washington Post

This month, host Seth Bostead introduces listeners to keyboardist Kathleen Supové who is known for breaking boundaries. 10/21.

If you teach or study a string instrument, here's something that should delight you.

For the more than 40 years that they have been playing, the Kronos Quartet has been known for innovative, fascinating new music performances.  Recently, they have taken on a project to encourage others to learn through new and experimental music. They call it: Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.