"This week marks the start of something big, busy, and possibly brilliant in New York."
Thus begins composer Sean Shepherd, the Philharmonic's Kravis Emerging Composer, in his Biennial Blog on NewMusicBox, where he'll chronicle his journey through nearly all 21 concerts of the 11-day NY PHIL BIENNIAL. Check out his first post here, and stay tuned for more of his posts on the biennial from a composer's perspective.
You can also hear from Sean in person during the free Insights Series event "21st-Century Landmarks" June 4, when he sits down with Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher, composer Julia Wolfe, composer/NewMusicBox senior editor Frank J. Oteri, and Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja to talk about this century's emerging masterworks.
But wait, there's more: you can hear Sean's music June 18–21 when the Philharmonic gives the World Premiere of his Songs, led by Alan Gilbert during The Beethoven Piano Concertos festival with Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman.