OK, so this is a little late for the first day of autumn, but it is still miscellaneous:
– season brochures are coming in over the transom thickly now. Boston’s Collage is offering Feldman, Saariaho, Corey Dargel, Yehudi Wyner, and the late George Edwards. They are also presenting Christopher Taylor doing the complete Vingt Regards of Messiaen.
In DC, the 21st Century Consort’s year includes music by David Froom, Stephen Albert (my favorite piece of his, a Joyce setting called To Wake the Dead), Donald Crockett and Derek Bermel. Here’s how the Albert begins:
– go here for the sound of Wallace Stevens reading.
– and go here for George Perle, Paul Lansky, and Virgil Moorefield on three generations of composition teachers.