Known for his Pulitzer-prize winning Second Concerto for Orchestra, Steven Stucky wrote his first 4 symphonies before he was 30 but withdrew all of them. Now in his late 60â€™s, his first symphony was premiered by the LA Philharmonic in 2012. He describes the piece as being â€śa single expanse of music that travels through a series of emotional landscapes, depositing us at the end of our journey in a different place from where we set out.â€ť The piece airs on 10/12.
A new work from composer Andrew Norman is featured on the 10/7 broadcast. Norman, 35, is a young and budding composer, definitely someone to keep on your radar. Note: October ends the LA Philharmonic season. The San Francisco Symphony begins on 10/28.
On 10/5, hear the brass quartet who call themselves "The Bone Rangers" performing Antonio Carlos Jobim's No More Blues. Also this month, enjoy talent from Boston, the Aspen Music Festival, and from the campus at the University of South Dakota.
In the Sharp Ears series from WXXI, Rochester musicians are sharing tips on listening. Weâ€™ll hear from Jeff Tyzik, who recently celebrated his 20th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.