Steven Mackeyb. 1956
Steven Mackey is noted for his highly individual idiom, a multi-layered play of rhythm and sonority * incorporates and transforms references to classical and popular music in a way that is "lithe, subtle, and more than a little playful" (Tim Page, Newsday) * Champions include Michael Tilson Thomas, Dennis Russell Davies, and the Kronos Quartet * An accomplished guitarist, he has composed several works for the instrument including Deal, a concerto for electric guitar and ensemble or orchestra * Orchestral works have been commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra among others.
Works by Steven Mackey include:
Stumble to Grace (2011) for piano and orchestra
Dreamhouse (2003) for solo baritone, vocal quartet, electric guitar quartet and orchestra
Beautiful Passing (2008) for violin and orchestra
Physical Property (1992) for electric guitar and string quartet
Eating Greens (1993) for orchestra
Gaggle and Flock (2001) for string octet
Orli Shaham will perform Steven Mackey's piano concerto Stumble to Grace in its West Coast premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, April 5–7, 2013, before bringing it to the East Coast for performances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, May 16–19, 2013.
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