American composers

Fred Stucker

Works by four young composers will be on the program on this Friday's (10/19) broadcast of The Classical Network in Concert as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs works by participants in its 2018 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute under the direction of guest conductor David Robertson. The program will include works by Institute participants Jonathan Cziner, Brian Shank, Aaron Hendrix and Natalie Dietterich, as well as a work by Institute Director and Princeton Professor Steven Mackey. Glenn Smith hosts this concert broadcast Friday at 8 pm. 


Host James Jordan welcomes one of the most popular and performed contemporary choral composers in the world, Eric Whitacre, on Sounds Choral this Sunday (11/19). Whitacre will share some recordings of his music that he particularly enjoys, and also will discuss some of his current projects. 

PostClassical this Friday (10/20) celebrates the music of the "most under-rated 20th-Century American composer," Bernard Herrmann.  Author, music historian and co-founder of PostClassical Ensemble Joseph Horowitz co-hosts this bi-monthly program with PostClassical Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez and Exploring Music Host Bill McGlaughlin.  This week's broadcast will include performances by PostClassical Ensemble of Herrmann's Clarinet Quintet, Sinfonietta, and Psycho Narrative, as well as music from his radio play "Whitman" and his Cantata Moby Dick.