Discussion series will explore “Music in the Making”

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The SPCO has a long history of creating opportunities for Minnesota audiences to connect with composers and other classical music innovators, from events with John Cage and Aaron Copland in the 1970s, to composers such as J.L. Adams and John Harbison in recent seasons.

Our newly-renamed “Music in the Making” series continues this tradition. Formerly known as “Composer Conversation Series,” the new name “Music in the Making” emphasizes the series’ shift from a focus on composition to a broader, more collaborative conversation between composers and artists about music-making as a whole.

Intended for music lovers of all stripes, this season’s events allow audiences to engage directly with the most original, prominent and prestigious voices in composition. The 2015-16 season will feature live interviews with distinctive creators Michael Hersch (with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja), Derek Bermel, Meredith Monk and Steven Mackey (with composer/percussionist Jason Treuting & director Mark DeChiazza). The events will take place at venues across the Twin Cities and feature time devoted for audience Q&A and informal post-show receptions.

The American Composers Forum and Minnesota Public Radio are our presenting partners, and the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater are project partners.

Find the full schedule and details at the Music in the Making website.