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Composer: Bates, Mason (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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EvanstonDover String Quartet at Bienen Winter Chamber Music Festival

Tchaikovsky, Bates, Schubert
Dover String Quartet

ReutlingenNeujahrskonzert

Bates, Bartók, Ginastera, Bernstein, Saint-Saëns, Ravel
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen; Fawzi Haimor; Noah Bendix-Balgley

SeattleThe (R)evolution of Steve Jobs

Bates: The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Nicole Paiement; Kevin Newbury; Seattle Opera; Victoria Tzykun; Paul Carey; John Michael Moore; Emily Fons

WashingtonDirect Current Festival I: Glass’s Itaipu

Dvořák, Sibelius, Bates, Glass
National Symphony Orchestra; Teddy Abrams; The Choral Arts Society of Washington

WashingtonDirect Current Festival II: Arctica

Dvořák, Sibelius, Bates, Auerbach
National Symphony Orchestra; Teddy Abrams; Lera Auerbach; The Washington Chorus
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DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Nézet-Séguin leads Philadelphians and Joyce DiDonato in superb performances of Wagner, Bates, Chausson and Respighi.
*****
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Psychedelic musical bestiary meets Beethoven at Barbican Hall

Cristian Măcelaru © Sorin Popa
A glittering performance of Mason Bates’ recent “concerto for orchestra” was a thrilling journey wedged between pretty good Beethoven.
****1
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Forsythe’s Playlist tops ENB's Voices of America

Playlist (Track 1, 2) © Laurent Liotardo
Forsythe’s choreography allows ENB's male corps to display their virtuoso skill in its mixed programme at Sadler's Wells.
****1
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Ratmansky's Namouna stands out in NYCB's Here/Now

New York City Ballet in Ratmansky's Namouna A Grand Divertissement © Paul Kolnik
Alexei Ratmansky and Justin Peck are all the more impressive among choreographers working today because of how many of their works seem destined to stay in the repertoire for a long time to come.
***11
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Steve Jobs scores a success in Santa Fe

Edward Parks (Steve Jobs) © Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
Mason Bates's much-hyped first opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, excited Santa Fe audiences despite its dramatic shortcomings.
***11
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