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Commissioned works and premieres by today's most exciting composers
juxtaposed with works by pioneers of the twentieth century

The programs sampled on this page reflect the links between pioneering American composers and the composers who inherited their iconoclasm. A program might offer new works interspersed with studies by Charles Ives; pair young composers with senior contemporary music masters; or present a kaleidoscope of works, ranging from those rooted in twentieth-century modernist classicism to the avant-garde.

Rhythmically inventive, dramatic, and colorful, these programs invite new and initiated audiences alike to experience compelling contemporary music.

Hear Berman play Theofanidis Concerto Finale - Live
School of Velocity - Levering
Trio Movement I - Sheng
Fanfare Magazine review - 2008
Merkin Concert Hall Program (New York debut recital)
Merkin Concert Hall NY Times review

My thanks to Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble for having sponsored many of these original programs.