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.
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.