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Alabama SO Adds Indie Star Dessner To Rock Collection

Originally appeared on Classical Voice America – Apr. 20, 2015 Alabama SO Adds Indie Star Dessner To Rock Collection The Alabama Symphony Orchestra devoted a program to works by Bryce Dessner, guitarist with the rock group The National. (Photo by Anne Mie Dreves) By Michael Huebner BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — In 2008, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra …

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A Return Back East to Make a Debut

Originally appeared on NY Times – OCT. 18, 2014 L.A. Dance Project Brings Millepied and Peck Works to BAM By ALASTAIR MACAULAY OCT. 17, 2014 The dancers of the L.A. Dance Project are attractive, personable, skilled, individual. And the three works they’re performing in the company’s New York debut season at the Brooklyn Academy of …

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A Youthful Tribute to a Fallen Friend of Art

Originally appeared on NY Times – NOV. 21, 2014 When he was a child, the Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Bryce Dessner went to a summer camp in the mountains of North Carolina not far from where Black Mountain College had been. This pathbreaking institution was founded in a 1933 as a college with arts at …

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Review: Kronos Quartet, in an Emotionally Packed Performance

Originally appeared on NY Times – MARCH 8, 2015 The Kronos Quartet offered a program of new and recent works full of ideas in the Late Nights at Zankel Hall series on Saturday, and the composers’ program notes were sometimes more compelling than the music. The program was dedicated to the quartet’s longtime lighting designer, …

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PHILIP GLASS By BRYCE DESSNER

Originally appeared on Interview Magazine – 02/03/14 Philip Glass might very well be the most famous composer in the United States, a country not exactly rife with them or a rich history of making great contributions to the classical music canon. But Glass and his American compadres like Steve Reich and Terry Riley have been …

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Bryce Dessner talks about ‘double life’ as both classical and rock musician

Originally appeared on LA Times, May 22nd, 2015 For a man who is about to hear a top symphony orchestra play his first stand-alone score, Bryce Dessner appears surprisingly calm. Dessner will be in the audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 28, listening to Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic play the …

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