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Metaclassical Music Project

STRATA has received a generous grant from the Rauch Foundation (www.rauchfoundation.org) to launch the Metaclassical Music Project.  Through this project, we will challenge composers to bridge the gap between the inclusive and the esoteric by creating music capable of dual packaging: The new compositions will be designed to provide illustrations and structure for an educational presentation on music, while, at the same time, serving as a dramatic tour de force for the concert hall. 

Stephen Paulus (www.stephenpaulus.com) wrote the inaugural composition, which was premiered by STRATA at New York's Merkin Concert Hall on November 21, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

For more concert information:

Merkin Concert Press Release

Merkin Concert Program and Program Notes

STRATA received funding for a second year of the Metaclassical Music Project and has selected Kenneth Frazelle (http://www.kennethfrazelle.com) for the next commissioned work.

Please click the following link for an in-depth interview about the Metaclassical Music Project:
Vision Statement: James Stern of STRATA Answers Questions about the Metaclassical Music Project.