What's New Strings N Things Preview

Nov 17, 2016

Cellist Matt Haimovitz
Credit Stephanie Mackinnon

A new program airs Sunday and Tuesday nights on WBAA Classical: What's New. Host John Clare features new music, new releases, and interesting guests. Hear a special preview of this week's What's New, and let us know what you think.


Catch a group of great string releases: Overtures to Bach by Matt Haimovitz; Ginastera 100 with Yolanda Kondonassis; Words Fail by Yevgeny Kutik; Intimate Letters from the Lyris Quartet; and Jason Vieaux with Julien Labro team up for Everyone Wants to Rule the World!

Vijay Iyer’s Run responds to Bach’s third suite with infectious energy and kinesthetic rhythms that celebrate the natural resonance of the instrument as well as the composer’s jazz roots.

Billy Childs has "emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps the most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland – for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the twentieth century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism."