A Production Conceived and Directed by Mark DeChiazza features So Percussion’s Jason Treuting, musicians of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and dancers Sara Gurevich, Denisa Musilova, and Navarra Novy-Williams
Pianist Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted soloists and is admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. It has long been a dream of Orli Shaham’s to make a statement with American piano music. For Shaham, the composers John Adams and Steven Mackey ‘are at the forefront of defining what it means to be an American pianist today.’ –WFMT Radio
Nominated for 4 grammies including Best Contemporary Composition and Best Small Ensemble Performance. Performed by eighth blackbird, Rinde Eckert and Steven Mackey. Cedille Records 2011
The DreamHouse portable greenhouse has 2 screened doors and 8 screened vent openings which allow for optimum air circulation. It also features a unique, zip-together design. You can zip one DreamHouse to another infinitely. The outer walls form partitions between the DreamHouse so you can create diverse growing environments to suit your needs.
A recording of Steven Mackey’s music, in collaboration with the Borromeo Quartet. The three pieces on this disc are all for string quartet, or two string quartets (Gaggle and Flock). Ars Moriendi, Latin for ‘the art of dying well’, in 9 sections, is an extremely personal composition, virtually a diary describing the demise of the composer’s father. ‘Lude was written as a companion piece to J.S. Bach’s Contrapunctis XI from “The Art of the Fugue”, and Gaggle and Flock was composed to celebrate collegial bonds between the two excellent quartets that share this recording.
This disc presents premiere recordings of three works by the American composer, Steven Mackey. The disc features violin virtuoso Curtis Macomber on all three works, and documents the long relationship that Macomber has had with Mackey’s music.
“The excellent Brentano Quartet, Princeton’s Quartet-in-residence, is more than equal to the tasks posed by these demanding pieces. Also included is Mackey’s delightful arrangement of Robert Pete Williams’s blues tune ‘I’ve Grown So Ugly’, an encore that would do the Kronos Quartet proud.” – American Record Guide
The Music of Steven Mackey, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New World Symphony, RCA Red Seal.