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Composer: Charke, Derek (b. 1974)

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Year of birth1974
NationalityCanada
Period20th century
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Kronos Quartet premieres in NYC

Kronos Quartet © Jay Blakesberg
If the Kronos Quartet had their way, every new slice of contemporary music would be a string quartet. In the basement of Carnegie Hall, the Kronos Quartet premiered three new works and one newish work to celebrate the life of Kronos’ dear friend, Larry Neff.
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Con Brio: Premières with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Peter Eötvös,  ©  Priska Ketterer
"Con Brio" is a term which demands excitement, strength, and enthusiasm. This evening‘s Toronto Symphony Orchestra New Creations Series concert was based upon exactly these concepts. To kick off the program, Peter Oundjian led the TSO through the Canadian première of Jörg Widmann's concert overture Con Brio. The timpani opened followed by brief grandiose chords.
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