The 23rd annual New Music Festival
The creative seed of this year’s festival is the relationship between Pierre Boulez, reflecting the deep rooted contemporary traditions in Europe, and Frank Zappa, the American maverick and iconoclast, who began the process of breaking down genres of all types.
It is from this new location in music that we go “beyond,” into the diverse new pathways of music today from Arvo Pärt and Valentin Silvestrov, to Jonny Greenwood and Owen Pallett, from Glenn Branca and Phil Kline, to Max Richter and Colin Stetson.
— Alexander Mickelthwate,
Music Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra