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Bridging the Gap: Music by composers from the Yale School of Music

Bridging the Gap IV

Panel discussion at 7PM, followed by concert

Music by and conversation with composers from the Yale School of Music: William Gardiner, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Hannah Lash, Daniel Schlosberg, and Christopher Theofanidis

Moderated by Robert Sirota

About the Series

 Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers.

The series will emphasize the influences that brought about the expansion of musical styles and approaches over the past 20-30 years. How has music changed? What are the aesthetic values and sound worlds from which this new music is emerging?  What are the roles of academic vs. non-academic influences? How have older composers been influenced by the work of their younger colleagues?

Each concert will be preceded by a discussion with composer mentors, mentees, and performers, led by a distinguished thought leader. The concerts themselves will include performances of works by both younger composers and the teachers who have influenced their development.