August 06, 2013

Kettle Corn New Music Presents a Program of Art Song at New York's Spectrum


From l-r: ASCAP’s Michael Spudic, Kettle Corn’s co-artistic directors & composers Alex Weiser & Chris Rogerson, pianist Lisa Moore, composer Martin Bresnick, soprano Mellissa Hughes & composers Yotam Haber & Ted Hearne
Photo Credit: Cait Kennedy

With a mission to link high-caliber new music and noteworthy performers to a casual, friendly environment, Kettle Corn New Music owes its founding (as well as its unique name) to a group of composers gaining ideas and inspiration while playing their favorite music during dorm room sessions as they passed around a big bag of kettle corn. In fact, this concept has now evolved into a full-fledged presenting organization that fosters and promotes performance of a wide and eclectic range of contemporary classical music styles, while nestled into a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

During a program held at concert venue Spectrum, located on New York’s Lower East Side, on Thursday, August 1st, soprano Mellissa Hughes and pianist Lisa Moore engaged their full capacity audience with a mixture of world premieres from ASCAP members Alex Weiser and Chris Rogerson, as well as other inspired art song fare from a host of composers including ASCAP-affiliated members Yotam Haber, Ted Hearne, Martin Bresnick and, at the concert’s centerpiece, a stirring rendition of Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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