Are We Giving New Music The Respect It Deserves?

Editor's Abstract

If you’re ever in the mood for a long conversation, just ask a group of musicians what they think about the place of new music in programming. By the end of the conversation you’ll likely end up with more questions than answers; nevertheless, approaching new music as an artistic endeavor as opposed to a necessary task will likely provide some useful perspective.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra principal bassoonist Chuck Ullery has been passionately involved with new music for more than 30 years. From the viewpoint of an orchestra musician, he’s put together some guidelines that everyone can use and adapt to their own situation to approach new music.

Drew McManus

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