Doubtless legions of Sequenza21 fans are crestfallen this morning. Being people of superior intellect, you were all hoping for a New England / New Orleans Super Bowl. Now we get the Bears and the Colts. In any case, Prince is the halftime show this year. Can you guess what young composer went on the record a few years ago saying “Nothing is better than Prince?”
Well, Bach is better than Prince–but that’s just me . . .
Oh – something else that’s better than Prince: Ian Moss and his burly crew of choral composers are commandeering the Norwegian Seaman’s Church this coming Friday night. In addition to a New York premiere by Ian, C4 will be performing some new Scandinavian choral music by Egil Hovland and Victor Strandberg. Lutefisk at intermission.
Also you may want to tune in to David Letterman tonight. Members of new-music-friendly Brooklyn Philharmonic and their music director Michael Christie will be accompanying Nellie McKay. Way to go, gang!
(I hadn’t heard of Nellie McKay before receiving the Brooklyn Phil’s announcement yesterday.)
Back here at the Situation Room (where news is breaking all the time), Lawrence Dillon has a nice dispatch from the very honorable-sounding North Carolina Symphony; it seems they’re doing their bit for new music. And in the Composers Forum, A.C. Douglas is taking a beating. Care to join?