Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green

Series produced by WGTE Public Media

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Living American Composers: New Music from Bowling Green is a radio series devoted to living American composers and their works. Now featuring "Living Women Composers"—curated and hosted by Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon!

Designed with the adventurous classical listener in mind, this 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music.

New Music from Bowling Green features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—including Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and co-host of the program.

Recent Highlights:
• Living Women Composers—Jennifer Higdon profiles her favorite female composer colleagues.
• Focus On—in-depth profiles of multi Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty; piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové; cutting edge vocal collective Roomful of Teeth, and visionary Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet.
• New Music Gathering—concert performances from the 2017 New Music Gathering at Bowling Green State University, including an entire program of new commissions from the acclaimed New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University.

Available FREE OF CHARGE to stations via PRX. Seasons four and five now available (13 episodes each). New episodes (season six) available beginning January 2019.

Most episodes are evergreen (some come in pairs and are marked as such), so stations can create a run of either 13 weeks or 26 weeks.

Series website is at http://www.wgte.org/newmusic.

Host: Brad Cresswell
Producer: WGTE Public Media
Underwriter: MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at Bowling Green State University (OH); National Endowment for the Arts

• Length: 59 minutes
• Breaks: one floating 60-second break with music bed towards bottom of the hour
• Audio: MP2 (44.1 kHz stereo 256 kbps), available in three segments or as one single file
• Media assets, custom promos and tags on request: newmusic@wgte.org
• Average CUME per episode: 150,000 (more than two million total listeners since 2013) source: The WFMT Radio Network Hide full description

Designed with the adventurous classical listener in mind, this 13-part, 1-hour radio series offers an invaluable look at what's new in American music.New Music from Bowling Green features exclusive concert material from one of the premiere modern music festivals in the country, alongside in-depth profiles of some of our most important composers—including Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, who is a curator and co-host of the program.Recent Highlights:• Living Women Composers—Jennifer Higdon profiles her favorite female composer colleagues.• Focus On—in-depth profiles of multi Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty; piano powerhouse Kathleen Supové; cutting edge vocal collective Roomful of Teeth, and visionary Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet.• New Music... Show full description


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Caption: Caleb Burhans, Credit: Timothy Saccenti
We spend the hour with composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and all-around modern music Renaissance man, Caleb Burhans.

Bought by RNZ Concert, KMUN, KALW, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Carolina Heredia, Credit: Michael Black
We hear “live in concert” performances from the 36th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University.

Bought by RNZ Concert, KMUN, KALW, KCSC, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Evan Chambers, Credit: Brad Cresswell
Composer and BGSU alumnus Evan Chambers takes us on a tour of his extraordinary chamber cantata “The Old Burying Ground,” inspired by his life-long...

Bought by KMUN, RNZ Concert, KALW, Rhythm & News Service, KCSC and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: Candace di Carlo
Composer and BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon shares favorite works by her colleagues in a program which pays tribute to one of her former teachers, lon...

Bought by RNZ Concert, KALW, KMUN, Rhythm & News Service, KCSC and more


  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Vicky Chow, Credit: Cantaloupe Music
We spend an hour with visionary pianist Vicky Chow, who takes us through her latest recording & performance projects.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Kevin Puts, Credit: David White
Composer and BGSU alumna Jennifer Higdon introduces more favorite works by some of her celebrated composer colleagues, including Pulitzer winner Ke...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Evan Williams, Credit: SnoStudios Photography
Composers and performers with BGSU connections join us to introduce their own recordings.

Bought by KALW, RNZ Concert, Rhythm & News Service, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Fifth House Ensemble, Credit: http://fifth-house.com
Composers Stacy Garrop, Jennifer Higdon, and Dan Visconti join us for a “live in concert” performance from one of the top groups on the modern musi...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Marilyn Shrude, Credit: BGSU
Composer and longtime BGSU faculty member Marilyn Shrude recounts the composers whose work has had a direct and profound influence on her own art.

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Nico Muhly, Credit: Ana Cuba
More contemporary recordings are introduced by their respective composers: Jennifer Higdon, Nico Muhly, and Avner Dorman.

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Samuel Adler with Aaron Copland in 1962, Credit: North Texas University
Veteran composer and educator Sam Adler introduces music by his former composition students Kevin Puts and Barbara Harbach.

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Credit: Karjaka Studios
BGSU alumni and a powerful force in contemporary classical music, the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble joins us to introduce their new album "Hus...

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Samuel Adler and his wife, conductor Emily Freeman Brown, Credit: Brad Cresswell
Celebrated composer and educator Samuel Adler returns with more from his former composition students Kevin Puts and Christopher Theofanidis.

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, KMUN, RNZ Concert, KCSC and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Jennifer Higdon, Credit: J.D. Scott
Composer and BGSU Alumna Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, which features her own works plus the first installment in her 6-part subseries “Li...

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, KMUN, RNZ Concert, KCSC and more


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Libby Larsen, Credit: Ann Marsden
Composer and BGSU Alumna Jennifer Higdon co-hosts this episode, which features her own works plus the second installment in her 6-part subseries “L...

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: BGSU New Music Ensemble
We hear concert performances from the 2016 New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University. Also, Jennifer Higdon profiles the music of Marily...

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Bowling Green Philharmonia
We revisit performances from season one of NMBG with fresh introductions by their respective composers. Also, Jennifer Higdon pays tribute to Joan ...

Bought by KALW, Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Andrea Clearfield, Credit: Mark Stehle
We revisit more performances from season one of NMBG with fresh introductions by their respective composers. Also, Jennifer Higdon presents music b...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Credit: Karjaka Studios
We sample new albums with Bowling Green connections, including the latest from the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Also, the final installment ...

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, RNZ Concert, KCSC, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Roomful of Teeth, Credit: Bonica Ayala Photography
We hear a program inspired by cutting-edge vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth’s 2017 residency at Bowling Green State University, introduced by RoT fo...

Bought by KCSC, RNZ Concert, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3