But just at a moment when I am publicly kvetching about new music not having a life after the premiere, comes the news that my Songs for Adam will continue its life for a bit in the form of a radio broadcast. The piece will be heard on the Chicago Symphony’s radio series for one week beginning Friday, February 12. (You need to check here to find out if and when your local station will broadcast the concert.) In addition, the piece will be available for streaming on the web for six weeks beginning Monday, February 15. After the six weeks, supporting material about the performance (program notes and such) will be archived on the CSO website.
If my letter to the Times makes me sound unappreciative for the efforts that orchestras do make to provide continuing support for new pieces, let me correct that impression by saying I am more than grateful to the CSO for including the piece on their broadcast series.