Center for the Performing Arts joins classical music consortium

September 29, 2004

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has accepted an invitation to join the classical music consortium Music Accord, a national organization that commissions new compositions in chamber music, instrumental, recital and song genres.

Music Accord partners internationally renowned artists and composers to develop new works to be presented in venues throughout the country and abroad. Music Accord focuses on supporting artists who are residents or citizens of the United States. Some recent artist/composer partnerships include the Eroica Trio and Kevin Puts, Tokyo String Quartet and Joan Panetti, Yefim Bronfman and Bright Sheng, Cho-Liang Lin and Tan Dun, Emanuel Ax and Nicholas Maw, and Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie.

In future seasons, the Center for the Performing Arts plans to present the artists and compositions it commissions through Music Accord, in addition to works it helps to develop and support on its own.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009