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07 Mar 2005

New Music in Boston

The Fromm Music Foundation has been a resident at Harvard for 32 years, commissioning new works and underwriting new-music activity in several venues, including Tanglewood.


Kaija Saariaho (Photo: Maarit Kytoharju)

Ensemble infuses works with color

By Richard Dyer [Boston Globe, 7 Mar 05]

The Fromm Music Foundation has been a resident at Harvard for 32 years, commissioning new works and underwriting new-music activity in several venues, including Tanglewood.

Last year, the Foundation decided to consolidate the activities it has sponsored at Harvard into a thematically organized twoconcert festival.

This season's concerts were coordinated by the Australian composer Elliott Gyger, and the theme was "Multiple Voices." Friday night's program of the Fromm Players at Harvard brought early works by Steve Reich and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and midcareer works by Kaija Saariaho (37 when she composed "Grammaire des reves") and Elliott Carter (70 when he wrote "Syringa," but with more than 25 years of active music-making ahead of him).

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