Here are two fantastic upcoming events on WPRB you won’t want to miss!
On Classical Discoveries Wednesday, September 16, Marvin will be joined by American composer Derek Bermel from 8:30 a.m. ET until 11:00 a.m. ET.
Derek Bermel is a clarinetist and composer whose works draw from a rich variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, and gospel. He has received commissions from many major performers and ensembles and has been described by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “one of America’s finest young composers.” He is the current Artist In Residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
On Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 11:00 a.m. ET to 3:00 p.m., join Marvin for a celebration of George Crumb’s 80th Birthday!
Marvin will be joined by both James Freeman, Conductor of Orchestra 2001 and Pulitzer Prize Winning composer George Crumb.
James Freeman is artistic director and Conductor of Orchestra 2001, Philadelphia’s chamber orchestra devoted to contemporary music. He is Daniel Underhill Professor of Music at Swarthmore College and has received many honors for his work. James Freeman has recorded for many record labels and has performed and conducted the music of George Crumb for many years.
George Crumb, one of America’s most well-known living composers, has received many awards including the 1968 Pulitzer Prize. He taught for many years at the University of Pennsylvania and has traveled frequently to Asia, Australia, and Europe, where his works were given many performances. Many of his works employ unique timbres and employ unusual playing techniques.