Clyne, along with Mason Bates, is currently a composer in residence at the Chicago Symphony, and will continue to be for another two years. Listen to the track above to hear the composer answer my question on the Chicago Symphony’s involvement with contemporary composers and her brief comment on Glass. I was hoping I’d get a piece out of it, but I don’t think they were taking requests. I am also skeptical that WFMT even has any Philip Glass in their library (is it just me, or does it sound like Kerry Frumkin was unaware of his birthday?). It is also Schubert’s birthday today, but they sure as hell didn’t forget that one; they were playing his music all day like nobody’s business.
Clyne’s Night Ferry, which happens to take its inspiration from the life of Schubert, will be premiering at the CSO February 9th.
Glass’ Symphony No. 9 premiered in New York tonight. Hear the first movement over at NPR.