Tim Weiss

May 13, 2019 -

Stephen Hartke’s cello concerto, Da Pacem, will be performed at Aspen Music Festival on July 17 under the baton of Robert Spano. The work is enjoying its second performance in its opening year. Hartke’s music is featured on several concert programs in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, including his double-GRAMMY® winning composition, Meanwhile. Video, performances and recent publications in this issue.

January 14, 2019 -

Donald Crockett's And the River for two piano soloists and orchestra, jointly commissioned by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Conservatory and the Aspen Music Festival, received its premiere May 12 of 2018 with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. 

March 5, 2018 -

Stephen Hartke has been hailed as ”one of the most distinctive and important living composers” by The New York Times.

His album, "The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon," recorded by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project with conductor Gil Rose, was voted one of the “Best Classical Music” recordings in 2017 by The New York Times.

Hear the title work here.

SHIP OF STATE, Chamber Concerto for Piano and 20 Instruments by Stephen Hartke will receive its premiere on March 9, with Xak Bjerken, piano and the Oberlin Sinfonietta, Tim Weiss, conductor. Additional performances will follow on April 11, with the University of Southern California Thornton Edge Ensemble, Donald Crockett, conductor; and on April 15, given by Ensemble X, led by Tim Weiss. This performance is the first of two concertos by Hartke to receive its premiere this year.

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