Our Guests in the News
May 3, 2013
Recently, the 2013 Lloyd Old and Constance Old lecturer Paul Griffiths contributed a piece to the Los Angeles Times for the centennial of composer Benjamin Britten. Griffiths writes, “Innocence, freshness, a dash of daring. The composer transformed yearning into transcendent art.” For more of this article, click here. Mr. Griffiths also recently wrote the obituary for composer Colin Davis for the New York Times, where he describes Davis as a composer “who brought immense authority and an almost palpable zest to his music-making on both sides of the Atlantic.” To read the full article, click here.
Conductor Jeff Milarsky, the interlocutor for Paul Griffiths’ lecture, has been actively performing with the Columbia University Orchestra, giving two concerts in April.
Additionally, the composer Rebecca Saunders, whose piece “Song” will be performed at the 2013 lecture, was featured in an article in the New Yorker about contemporary women composers. “The withdrawn, almost secretive atmosphere of Saunders’s music,” writes Alex Ross in the article, “also sets it apart from the sonic thunder of mainstream modernism. She has said that she is most interested in the way sound materializes out of silence.” To read the full article, click here.