PRESENT MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Internationally acclaimed and celebrating 28 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs, records, and tours the music of living composers. In the past quarter century, more than fifty new works, by composers from around the world, have come into existence because of Present Music. Founded by Kevin Stalheim, Present Music works closely with many of the world’s most exciting and significant composers while supporting the talents of emerging voices. It also nurtures the next generation of composers through its education program, the Creation Project. Present Music marks its 28th season with a heightened commitment to emerging composers, exciting visiting artists, and a host of collaborations that turn our concerts into events. Present Music has toured extensively throughout the United States and has participated in major international music festivals, including performances in Japan, China, and Turkey. Most recently, Present Music toured to New York to perform at the prestigious Composer Portrait Series at Columbia University. Currently, Present Music can be heard on nine compact disc recordings that include composers Kamran Ince, Michael Torke, Daniel Lentz, Henry Brant, Jerome Kitzke, Kimmo Hakola, Elena Kats-Chernin, and Armando Luna.
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