THE INSIDE STORY: Ryan Jesperson and SPECTRA VOL. 2

Ryan Jesperson is a composer whose music is steeped in the modern practice of blurring genres and skewing expectations. Ryan holds degrees from Washington State University and The Hartt School and earned his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was a Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow and recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Dissertation Award.... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Juliana Hall and SPECTRA VOL. 2

American art song composer Juliana Hall is a prolific and highly-regarded composer of vocal music whose songs have been described as "brilliant" (Washington Post), "beguiling" (Times of London), and "the most genuinely moving music" (Boston Globe). Among her more than 50 song cycles and works of vocal chamber music are pieces for renowned countertenor Brian... Continue Reading →

Dan Perttu: Bringing Music to Life

We make music. It sounds terrific. But the work is not done once the music is made - in fact, that is only the beginning. Once music is created, it must be spread to listening ears, through albums as well as live performances. Composer Daniel Perttu is doing just that with his overture, To Spring, a... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Duo Beija-Flor and COSTAS

With their unique brand of ethno-classical music, Duo Beija-Flor presents a varied repertoire of works inspired by traditional and folkloric music from around the world. Guitarist Charles Hobson and flutist Marie-Noëlle Choquette began to perform together while in the midst of their graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal. In 2010, they officially formed Duo... Continue Reading →

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