Interview with Composer Richard Danielpour via Skype

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
150 Mass Ave, Media Center
co-sponsored by the Society of Composers
Richard Danielpour has become one of the most sought-after composers of his generation — a composer whose distinctive American voice is part of a rich neo-Romantic heritage with influences from pivotal composers like Britten, Copland, Bernstein, and Barber. He has been commissioned by an impressive array of international music institutions, festivals, and artists, and his music has been championed by such soloists as Yo-Yo Ma (whose recording containing Danielpour's Cello Concerto won a Grammy), Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, and Emanuel Ax; chamber ensembles including the Guarneri, Emerson, and American String Quartets; and conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, David Zinman, Zdenek Macal, and Philippe Entremont.