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Sean Shepherd's Biennial Blog: Wrapping Up the NY PHIL BIENNIAL

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In his final Biennial Blog post on NewMusic Box, Kravis Emerging Composer Sean Shepherd takes stock of the 11-day inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL ("My stated goal in the first post was to hear lots of live music, which I managed to achieve in spades, and which was every bit as rejuvenating and electrifying as I’d hoped it would be") and recaps the concluding concerts ("When 12-and-unders ... joined members of the orchestra on stage to hear their pieces, each an individual jewel, and took their triumphant bows, my mother hen’s heart lept!")

Hear Sean's own music next week, June 18–21, when the Philharmonic gives the World Premiere of his Songs, led by Alan Gilbert during The Beethoven Piano Concertos festival with Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman.

Sean Shepherds You Through the Biennial

"This week marks the start of something big, busy, and possibly brilliant in New York."

Thus begins composer Sean Shepherd, the Philharmonic's Kravis Emerging Composer, in his Biennial Blog on NewMusicBox, where he'll chronicle his journey through nearly all 21 concerts of the 11-day NY PHIL BIENNIAL. Check out his first post here, and stay tuned for more of his posts on the biennial from a composer's perspective.

You can also hear from Sean in person during the free Insights Series event "21st-Century Landmarks" June 4, when he sits down with Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse, composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher, composer Julia Wolfe, composer/NewMusicBox senior editor Frank J. Oteri, and Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja to talk about this century's emerging masterworks.

But wait, there's more: you can hear Sean's music June 18–21 when the Philharmonic gives the World Premiere of his Songs, led by Alan Gilbert during The Beethoven Piano Concertos festival with Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman.

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