April 09, 2013

Eric Nathan Appointed Chelsea Music Festival Composer-in-Residence

Pictured (l-r) are CMF Artistic Director, conductor Ken-David Masur, ASCAP composer Eric Nathan and ASCAP’s Michael Spudic Photo Credit: Luyuan Xing

Pictured (l-r) are CMF Artistic Director, conductor Ken-David Masur, ASCAP composer Eric Nathan and ASCAP’s Michael Spudic
Photo Credit: Luyuan Xing

ASCAP composer Eric Nathan has been appointed as a Composer-in-Residence with the 2013 Chelsea Music Festival in New York City. This interdisciplinary music festival directed by conductor Ken-David Masur and pianist Melinda Lee Masur will present both world and New York premieres of four of Nathan’s works over the course of the festival, June 14th-22th, at various venues in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, as well as at Columbia University’s The Italian Academy.

Nathan’s featured works include the world premiere of “Multitude, Solitude” (2013) for string quartet, an American Composers Forum Jerome Fund commission for the Momenta Quartet; the world premiere of “Omaggio a Gesualdo” (2013) for string quintet; and the New York premieres of “One Voice” (2008) for chamber orchestra and “Quartet for Oboe and Strings” (2012). Nathan’s “Quartet for Oboe and Strings” was commissioned by Winsor Music and will receive its world premiere with oboist Peggy Pearson on April 27th, 2013 in Brookline, MA.

Eric Nathan is a past recipient of ASCAP’s Rudolf Nissim Prize, 1st Prize in the ASCAP/SCI Student Commission Competition and four ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

For more information about Eric Nathan, visit www.ericnathanmusic.com.

About The Chelsea Music Festival
The Chelsea Music Festival (CMF) vision is to celebrate great music in dynamic venues with the world’s leading musicians and exciting newcomers on the international music stage. With its roots in and inspiration from the Chelsea neighborhood, CMF seeks to reflect the creativity gathered in one of New York City’s most exciting neighborhoods. Home to Chelsea Piers, the High Line and world-renowned art galleries, Chelsea is a nexus of old and new, performing and viewing, space and its contents. These dynamics inspire the Festival programming, which spans musical genres ranging from classical to jazz and also reaches beyond its borders through cross-genre collaborations and works specifically composed for the Festival. The Festival also explores the interplay of art forms – in particular the musical, visual and culinary – and connects artists, composers and concertgoers to one another through intimate settings. For more information, please visit www.chelseamusicfestival.org.