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October 30, 2015

Washington Performing Arts awarded Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education

A big congratulations to Washington Performing Arts, one of our Fifty for the Future Legacy Partners, for their award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education! The award was presented last night at the 30th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., recognizing WPA for providing both students and adults with learning opportunities through arts education, youth involvement, and community partnerships. We’re thrilled to be partners with such a tremendous organization.

Read more about the award and WPA’s achievements here.

September 28, 2015

Garth Knox Featured on WNYC’s “New Sounds”

Today on WNYC’s “New Sounds,” host John Schaefer presents a new episode, “Folk Meets Minimalism: Violin and Viola Edition,” featuring Garth Knox’s composition for three violas, Up, down, sideways, round. Knox, a year-one composer for Fifty for the Future, wrote this étude with the intention of teaching contemporary bow techniques, deeming it the first four-dimensional bow piece in the world.

Listen to Knox perform his own composition on “New Sounds”.

September 22, 2015

Concert Review: Kronos Quartet deliver a captivating performance with their Abu Dhabi debut

“Performing in Abu Dhabi for the first time, Kronos Quartet broke all these rules, and it was a singular joy to behold…one of the most commanding, compelling and contrasting evenings of music most in the audience will ever have experienced.” Read the full review of the premiere the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi.

September 21, 2015

Tanya Tagaq Wins Three BreakOut West Awards

Congratulations to Tanya Tagaq, one of our first 10 composers for Fifty for the Future, for her three wins last night at the BreakOut West Awards in Victoria, BC! In addition to performing at the awards ceremony, Tagaq was also awarded the Aboriginal Recording of the Year, Spiritual Recording of the Year, and World Recording of the Year, all for her latest album, Animism.

See a list of all the winners here.

September 15, 2015

Two World Premieres at The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi

Kronos makes its Gulf Region debut and premieres the first two Fifty for the Future commissions at the The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi, where the group is now in residence (Sept 10-17). Fodé Lassana Diabaté, a master balafon player and member of Mali’s Trio Da Kali, joins Kronos in Abu Dhabi for the world premiere of his work Sunjata’s Time. Longtime Kronos collaborator and pipa virtuoso Wu Man’s new Fifty for the Future piece Four Chinese Paintings also receives its world premiere this week.


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