Listen: 2017 Cone Institute concert on Q2 Music
Listen to the works by the composers of the 2017 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute on demand through WQXR’s online new-music station Q2 Music. The broadcast features the NJSO and conductor JoAnn Falletta performing music by Saad Haddad, Noah Kaplan, Sam Lipman and Alyssa Weinberg, recorded live at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton on July 15.
From July 10-15, 2017, four young composers were awarded the opportunity to workshop new orchestral music with composer Steven Mackey, conductor JoAnn Falletta and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as part of the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.
Saad Haddad's Takht use the orchestra to create timbres that recalled Middle Eastern instruments including the oud and ney. Noah Kaplan's Forest Through Forest expands a jazzy duo for cello and piano into full-blown symphonic music.
Saxophonist and composer Sam Lipman's Song of the Bhagavan musically explore the Hindu warrior Arjuna and his king Krishna as depicted in the Bhagavad Gita. Alyssa Weinberg's Tereza Slumbers takes inspiration from the character Tereza from Milan Kundera's novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
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2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert
Featuring works by Matthew Browne, James Anderson, Jung Yoon Wie, Will Stackpole and Steven Mackey.
2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert
Featuring works by Luke Carlson, Brendan Faegre, Shuying Li, Reinaldo Moya and Steven Mackey.
2014 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert
Featuring works by Lembit Beecher, David Biedenbender, Daniel J. Choi, Chris Rogerson and Steven Mackey.
2014 world premiere of Edward T. Cone’s Symphony
Featuring the world premiere of a work by the late Princeton University professor and composer for whom the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute is named.