Welcome to the 2024 Season!

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival exists to celebrate, support and promote the work of living composers. Over the past 27 years, works by more than 250 composers have been played by some of the best performers in the country. Audiences have delighted to on-stage conversations between host and founder Victoria Bond and the composers themselves. The 2023 season will mark the 27th year of the concert series, which Chamber Music America has called “a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music.”

March 12, 2024:
The Cassatt String Quartet and pianist Ursula Oppens

Featuring a world-renowned ensemble of musicians, the March 12th concert will include music written by Victoria Bond for the Cassatt String Quartet entitled Blue and Green Music, which was inspired by paintings created by Georgia O’Keefe. Following this piece, the quartet will be joined by the extraordinary pianist Ursula Oppens to perform a series of piano quintets written by various female composers. Ethos was composed by Tania León, who drew inspiration from poetry by Susannah Sheffer. Written by Wang Jie, Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words is a contemporary reflection of the unfinished second movement of Mahler’s only chamber piece, his Piano Quartet. To conclude the program, the musicians will perform the exciting Dumbarton Quintet by Joan Tower, a piece with deep influences from both Copland and Stravinsky.

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