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Composer: Bates, Mason (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityUnited States
PeriodContemporary
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New York CityThe Philadelphia Orchestra

© Jessica Griffin/Simon Pauly
Wagner, Bates, Chausson, Respighi
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Joyce DiDonato

StockholmMühlrad: Time

Garrop, Bates, Banks, Mühlrad
Ragnar Bohlin; Swedish Radio Choir

PhiladelphiaNézet-Séguin and DiDonato

Wagner, Bates, Chausson, Respighi
Philadelphia Orchestra; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Joyce DiDonato

Costa MesaDover String Quartet

Tchaikovsky, Bates, Dvořák
Dover String Quartet

WashingtonNoseda conducts Mahler's First Symphony

Bates, Mahler
National Symphony Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda
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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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Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

© Jonas Becker
Mason Bates' homage to the Silicon Valley geeks; Alice Sara Ott takes over Tchaikovsky.
****1
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