American Conductors Talk Out About Performing American Repertoire

Marin Alsop Marin Alsop
“…mainly I champion those composers whose music I simply cannot live without: Chris Rouse, John Corigliano, John Adams, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, Jon Deak, Michael Daugherty, to name a few…”
JoAnn Falletta JoAnn Falletta
“…collaborating on a new work is the closest the orchestra and I can come to actually creating a work…”
Chris Younghoon Kim Chris Younghoon Kim
“…If the performer is engaged about the music, then the audience will be drawn into that situation in which the performer believes in the composition and the composer…”
David Alan Miller David Alan Miller
“…I pretty much hate to have a concert without something alive and breathing on it. I almost wouldn’t think of doing a concert without it…”
Timothy Russell Timothy Russell
“…Our audiences actually complain if our programs become too conservative. Our audiences expect to hear new music, and come knowing that they will be hearing new music…”