Hear Now and Then Series

The music of our time often holds a mirror to what’s happening in our world and how we perceive it, closely reflecting what’s important, or at least what’s up. The past was often no different—some of history’s most insightful social commentary and essence can be found in music. How people live and love, win and lose, learn and grow can be expressed with remarkable difference and pointed familiarity by composers who lived hundreds of years apart.

The distant past and the intensely present come together in this series exploring the differences and commonalities between historical and contemporary music. Read more…

Vocal ensemble TENET teams up with instrumentalists from the early music group Quicksilver to perform music by Monteverdi, one of the baroque era’s envelope-pushing “contemporary” composers. Celebrated program innovator and violinist Daniel Hope presents a sonic history of the violin and the musical form of the “air” through works spanning three centuries, proving that “crossover” has been around for a while. Matt Haimovitz—who has spent a career successfully rethinking how and where music is performed and heard—joins forces with genius jazz composer-performer Vijay Iyer. Third Coast Percussion completes the series with an eagerly anticipated premiere of a substantial new work by Philip Glass. Show less…

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