The 2017 season featured Guest Artist violinist Jennifer Koh performing with the festival musicians at Music Mountain and at New York’s National Sawdust. The program included music by Anna Clyne, Caroline Shaw, Peter Askim, Ted Hearne and Brett Dean, with composers Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw in attendance.
The Festival was awarded the 2017 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music and was recognized for its innovative programming by the Marijosius Award in Orchestral Programming.
In addition to the second season of our Composer Workshop, 2017 was also the inaugural season for our Composer/Choreographer workshop at NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. The innovative workshop explores the possibilities of real time collaboration between composers, choreographers, musicians and dancers and is led by Tony-nominated choreographer Christopher D’Amboise, Peter Askim, and composer Aaron Jay Kernis.
Workshop participants included composers Marco-Adrián Ramos, Eli Greenhoe, TJ Cole; choreographers Evvie Allison, Ellie Hardwick and Celeste Patton and professional dancers from Mark Morris Dance Company and the Metropolitan Opera ballet.
Watch two videos from the first ever Composer/Choreographer Workshop!