13 Canadian Composers You Should Know

Americans, get to know the music of our neighbors to the north with this curated playlist.

Mason Bates Takes Us Inside the Orchestra, Literally, In New Concerto, Film ‘Philharmonia Fantastique’

“One of the great things about the orchestra is that it is always evolving…”

Composer Errollyn Wallen On Embracing Serendipity, Bringing New Viewpoints to Music

“It feels like I’ve been carrying this world with me for a long time.”

Groundbreaking composer Harrison Birtwistle dies at 87

Birtwistle created daringly experimental music that sometimes tried the patience of listeners.

‘Art unfolding’: Leading American Composer Jennifer Higdon Tackles New Instruments, Breaks Boundaries

“I thought that this was a piece that needed good tunes. And also, because it’s a concerto, you have to have some fast music in there. There are parts where I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s let it rip.'”

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