Music in the Making

Presented by the SPCO, MPR and American Composers Forum

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Delve deeper into the bright and multifaceted landscape of contemporary music! Intended for music lovers of all stripes, this season’s Music in the Making (formerly “Composer Conversation Series”) allows 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.

This season welcomes two new hosts: MPR’s Steve Seel and the Walker Arts Center’s Senior Curator, Performing Arts Philip Bither. Previous seasons featured live interviews with distinctive creators Kevin Puts, Bryce Dessner, Caroline Shaw, Richard Reed Parry, Fred Lerdahl, Missy Mazzoli, John Luther Adams, Vivian Fung, John Harbison, Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Shawn Jaeger, Dawn Upshaw, Laurie Anderson and Sufjan Stevens (to name a few).

Music in the Making events are FREE but reservations are encouraged.
Follow the links below to RSVP.

Michael Hersch and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Michael Hersch and Patricia Kopatchinskaja kick off the first Music in the Making conversation of the 2015.16 season in anticipation of the premiere of Hersch’s …

Derek Bermel

Derek Bermel joins us for the second iteration of the Music in the Making conversation season, bringing to St. Paul his signature and vibrantly assorted …

Meredith Monk

Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, Meredith Monk is a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal …

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