This Saturday, 10/3, the New Music Circle will begin its 51st season at the Mildred E. Bastian Theatre with a concert of interactive media (piano, electronics and video) presented by James Hegarty (Visit http://www.newmusiccircle.org for all details). I attended one of his concerts last season and was nothing short of amazed at how effortlessly and tastefully he is able to blend various electronic sounds and media with his highly virtuosic level of pianism. http://www.jimhegarty.com
As if to take “Multi-media” as a possible theme for this season’s events, other examples would be: Craig Hultgren – cello, synthesizer & poetry; Robert Voisey (“60X60″ Dance) – recorded music by new composers & ‘live’ dance; Van McElwee – new video & ‘live’ music. These are only three of the ten concerts on our season, so for all the personnel and details, visit: http://www.newmusiccircle.org/calendar.htm
Also starting this week (what a week!) will be the opening chamber concert of the Pulitzer Series on Wednesday, 09/30. Directed by David Robertson, his pre-concert introduction, relating the music to art works surrounding you at the Pulitzer Foundation, along with historical anecdotes about the composers, insures that your experience will be communicative and intimate. The opening concert on Wed. will feature works by Elliott Carter, Salvatore Sciarrino and Jonathan Harvey. For more details: http://www.pulitzerarts.org/events/concerts/idealdisplacements-harvey/
And of course, The St. Louis Symphony has just opened its new season with lots of new music being presented! Just scroll down 3 entries on this blog to read my entry from a while back.