The final three weeks of the 2019–20 season shine a light on three hotspots of classical music innovation: Berlin, Reykjavík, and New York.

Berlin: where the bohemian and underground thrive.

Reykjavík: where Europe’s tectonic plate meets North America’s, where Björk and Sufjan Stevens cross paths with Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner.

New York City: where leading artists from around the globe convene.

The festival features World Premieres by Berlin-based Olga Neuwirth; Nico Muhly, co-founder of Reykjavík’s Bedroom Community collective; and Sarah Kirkland Snider, co-founder of the Brooklyn-based New Amsterdam Records. It wouldn’t be a new-music festival without Sound ON and Nightcap, featuring the composers of these three World Premieres. It all culminates in a season finale not to be missed.

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    hotspots is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.