Inaugural Mostly Modern Festival, June 8-17 in Saratoga Springs

Posted on: June 6, 2018

The Mostly Modern Festival’s inaugural season will launch on June 8 at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs, New York with a chamber program featuring world premieres by Nathan Bales, Kyle Brown, Kenneth Eggert, Suzanne Kosowitz, Timothy Lee Miller, Chris Neiner, Marlene Radice, and Daniel Zlatkin. Other composers featured during the June 8-17 festival include Valerie Coleman, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Wynton Marsalis, John Patitucci, and Jeff Scott, along with music by Bartók, Vaughan Williams, and Stravinsky. The festival is headed by husband-and-wife team Robert and Victoria Paterson—a composer and a violinist—and will feature the Patersons’ own American Modern Ensemble as well as guest ensembles including Imani Winds, Atlantic Brass Quintet, and Euclid Quartet. The festival incorporates an institute for composers, conductors, and instrumentalists, with faculty composers Robert Paterson, Robert Beaser, Stephen Cabell, David Del Tredici, and Hannah Lash, and faculty conductors Alan Pierson, Christopher Rountree, and Kent Tritle, who will conduct at the festival. Click here for more information.

Posted June 6, 2018