New Works Project

NEW WORKS PROJECT


This project's mission is to nurture the creation of new music by today’s most innovative composers and to present the incredible wealth of venerated music by the leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

2021 New Works


CAROLINE SHAW: THE EVERGREEN

The Evergreen - Caroline Shaw (2020)

Caroline Shaw's The Evergreen was inspired by a visit to Galiano Island in British-Columbia, Canada, during which she encountered an evergreen tree. This tree -old, scraggly, and covered in moss- inspired her to write this work.

Vail Premiere July 22, 2021 | Viano String Quartet

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BRUCE ADOLPHE: DIESEN KUSS DER GANZEN WELT

Bruce Adolphe recently wrote three works inspired by Beethoven compositions: his Fantasia on Beethoven's Spring SonataCoiled (based on the Op. 95 String Quartet); and this piece, Diesen Kuss der ganzen Welt or "This Kiss to the Whole World," written for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and its music director Fabio Luisi.

Vail Premiere July 1, 2021 | Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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2019 New Works


PHILIP GLASS: PERPETULUM 

Perpetulum - Philip Glass (2019)

Philip Glass is now 84 years old, but when composing this work, he hearkened back to childhood memories of his first experience with percussion instruments. Perpetulum blends an almost child-like exploration of the sounds of percussion with Glass' signature musical voice.

Vail Premiere August 1, 2019 | Third Coast Percussion

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EDGAR & GEORGE MEYER: DUO FOR VIOLIN AND BASS

Duo for Violin and Bass is the first work co-composed by father and son Edgar and George Meyer.

Premiere July 28, 2019 | Edgar & George Meyer

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2018 NEW WORKS


GABRIELLA SMITH: REQUIEM 

Requiem - Gabriella Smith (2018)

Gabriella Smith is a composer from the San Francisco Bay Area whose music is described as “high-voltage and wildly imaginative” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

World Premiere August 2, 2018 | Dover Quartet; Roomful of Teeth

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2017 NEW WORKS


EDGAR MEYER: OVERTURE FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA

Equally at home in the worlds of bluegrass and classical, Meyers music is brimming with foot-tapping energy that is both folksy and stunningly virtuosic.

Premiere June 22, 2017 | Academy of St Martin in the Fields

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ROBERTO SIERRA: DOS PIEZAS PARA ORQUESTA

Puerto Rican-born composer Roberto Sierra’s lively and idiosyncratic music infuses vibrant Latino eruptions into time-honored classical forms.

Premiere June 30, 2017 | Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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GUILLAUME CONNESSON: LE TOMBEAU DES REGRETS

Connesson brings together an imaginatively diverse range of influences, and Gramophone magazine noted, his “retro, razzle-dazzle eclecticism knows no bounds.”

Premiere July 9, 2017 | The Philadelphia Orchestra

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JULIA ADOLPHE: WHITE STONE

White Stone - Julia Adolphe (2017)

White Stone is the second work that Adolphe has been commissioned to write for the New York Phil. Her music is thoughtful, sophisticated, and full of complex layers, yet infused with a luminous clarity.

Premiere July 26, 2017 | New York Philharmonic

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DAVID LUDWIG: PANGAEA

Pangaea - David Ludwig (2017)

“Ludwig orchestrates with the skill and sophistication of a Ravel, and generates the power and thrills of a John Williams adventure film score.” – Fanfare Magazine

Premiere August 3, 2017 | Aeolus Quartet; Calder Quartet; Lyris Quartet; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Rachel Calin, double bass

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