Mostly Modern Festival

Sunday, June 09, 2019

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7:30 PM
Presented By
Robert & Victoria Patterson
Event Type
Other Events
Event Contact
Victoria Patterson

What defines “Mostly Modern” is that it is an immersive experience: participants perform side-by-side with faculty, both with the American Modern Orchestra (AMO) and with chamber music. In AMO, participants and faculty perform orchestral world premieres and new works that are quickly gaining a following in the new music scene. Everyone engages in a learning atmosphere inside and outside rehearsal. Mostly Modern is a place for you to explore & network with faculty and participants, and create new opportunities, outside normative career-paths of traditional-orchestral/rep/teaching-training and find work that fits your passion, with new and exciting music-making.

Chamber music is a cornerstone of the Mostly Modern experience. During the three week festival we offer the opportunity to perform in up to three chamber concerts. At Mostly Modern, participants are put in the driver seat in a collaborative effort to program, rehearse, and perform 20th Century onward repertoire.

Participants have the opportunity to perform in masterclasses instructed by some of the nations leading artists in contemporary music. Participants also enhance their skill set through a select number of entrepreneurial courses and lectures given by our Artist Faculty.

The institute accepts over 80 students and has over 30 faculty members. Mostly Modern Festival features the residential American Modern Orchestra and American Modern Ensemble, 4 guest ensembles, over 10 guest speakers, and 15 concerts . The Institute is open to musicians ages 18, and ALL ages and stages of their career.

Mostly Modern Festival takes place at Skidmore College at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Skidmore College is ideally located in Saratoga Springs, New York, 3 hours by car from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Montreal. All public performances take place at the stunning Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, a 600-seat acoustically tuned space. Participants go home with amazing 3-camera shot performance videos and top-of-the-line audio of their works and performances.



Ensemble Name
American Modern Ensemble, American Modern Orchestra, Atlantic Brass Quintet, Euclid String Quartet, Akropolis Quintet
30+ composers involved

Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY