NYYS Composition students have their pieces read and rehearsed by NYYS student-instrumentalists and professional musicians from the Dacoda Ensemble in a Side-by-Side setting.
NYYS composition students had the unique opportunity to solicit feedback from the musicians, program director Kyle Blaha, and composer-mentor Aaron Jay Kernis. The pieces were recorded for the composers' portfolios and represented a wide variety of musical writing, including one spectral piece!
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Michael made his debut with Camerata Nocturna, a NY-based ensemble, conducting Dvorak's American Suite and Cello Concerto (Colin Carr, Soloist), and Ives' Symphony no. 2.
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New York Music Review states the "Lavish, Ambitiously Orchestrated Twinbill" was "a brand new kind of music: epic post-minimalist sweep matched to rock edge and attack."
Michael was invited to be the guest conductor for the Metropolis Ensemble on February 16th as their premiered a new song cycle by William Brittelle called Spiritual America, as well as new arrangements for orchestra, chorus, and Indie Rock duo Wye Oak. Played to a full house at Symphony Space, Manhattan, the concert was loved by traditional classical and Indie Rock lovers alike!
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The event was the first of its kind at the NYPL for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
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