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https://www.newamrecords.com/albums/ash

American cellist Ashley Bathgate "...wanted a modern-day suite that could hold its own among the epic works that already exist in the repertoire." She is speaking about her debut solo album ASH, out September 27, 2019 from New Amsterdam Records.  Formerly a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (a sextet of classical and alternative classical musicians which began as an ensemble in 1992), Ashley has left the ensemble to explore performance and recording on her own.  The product of years of work (and collaboration with the living composer group "Sleeping Giant"), ASH is a modern-day take on the cello suites of the past, such as J.S. Bach's or Britten's, but this is different than one composer writing the entire work; there are six individual composers who each collaborated and wrote a movement of the six cello pieces featured on ASH.

Ashley was available to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about the album, the collaborative process, and the mindset behind the compositions and performances:


Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.  This time on the program, we explored music and performances by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta, Miloš, Echo Collective, Ofra Harnoy & Mike Herriott, Carr-Petrova Duo, Wei-En Hsu & Kelvin Chan, Jennifer Koh & Qasim Naqvi, and Victor Rosenbaum.

Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Edvard Grieg, Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Sirota, John Williams, John Lunn, Luigi Boccherini, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Michael Vincent Waller.

Cedille Records

The legendary guitarist Sharon Isbin and Pacifica Quartet join forces for "Souvenirs of Spain & Italy," which includes works for guitar and strings by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vivaldi, and Boccherini.

Souvenirs of Spain & Italy, an uncommon album of music for strings and guitar from the Baroque to the mid-20th century. Available August 23, 2019 on Cedille Records (CDR 90000 190), the program spotlights Italian-born composers influenced by Spanish idioms. Hear an interview between Sharon Isbin and Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth, all about the new release:


Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Ashley Bathgate, Pauline Kim Harris & Spencer Topel, Neave Trio, Carolina Eyck, Jameson Platte & Matthew Quayle, Danish String Quartet, and Jean-Michel Blais & CFCF.

Lake Superior State University

The Arts Center at Lake Superior State University presents the 2019-2020 season, “Celebrating 15 Years!”. The Arts Center has served the Lake State campus and greater Twin Saults community for the past fifteen years. They have hosted an array of performances - bringing local, national, and international artists to the Arts Center Stage for LSSU students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn from and enjoy.

Thomas Meacham is the LSSU Arts Center Director, and he spoke with Kurt Hauswirth about the upcoming events in the 2019-20 season:


Kurt Hauswirth / Public Radio 90

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning at 9:30am ET. This time on the program, we explored music of Michael Torke, Julia Wolfe, Griffin Candey, George Tsontakis, Dmitri Shostakovich, Rodion Shchedrin, David T. Little, George Mabry, and Frederic Chopin

Marquette Symphony Orchestra

The Marquette Symphony Orchestra's October 26 concert features a side-by-side performance with Marquette Senior High School students.

The MSO is dedicated to furthering music education opportunities, so the orchestra invited the MSHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for a side-by-side performance for the first time. The students will join the MSO for Finlandia by Sibelius and Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The MSO will also play Franck’s Symphony in D minor. The concert is Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium.

griffincandey.com

The Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota re-imagines the song festival with concerts, recitals and masterclasses, but its mission also aims to empower and inspire a new generation of musicians.  Source serves duos, composers, and audiences with five days of programming, fostering relationships within Minnesota's community and musicians throughout the Upper Midwest.

Marquette's own Griffin Candey, an opera and concert music composer (who has premiered commissions with both the Marquette Choral Society and Marquette Symphony Orchestra), attended the Source Song Festival in August of 2019 and has graciously agreed to report back with Public Radio 90 and Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth, to discuss what Source Song Festival is and what it means to his music craft:


Kurt Hauswirth

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning at 9:30am ET.

This time on the program, we explored music of Aaron Jay Kernis, Mary Lattimore, Nobuo Uematsu, Herbert Howells, J.S. Bach (by way of Wendy Carlos), big dog little dog, Richard Aldag, and Philippe Jalbert.

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