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The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood Free TMC Festival of Contemporary Music

TMC Festival of Contemporary Music

Ozawa Hall in the evening


Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

TMC Festival of Contemporary Music

Leila ADU-GILMORE United Underdog
Miya MASAOKA Praying for a Sign
Valerie COLEMAN Portraits of Josephine
Tania LEÓN Indígena
Nathalie JOACHIM The Race: 1915
Trevor WESTON A.N.S.
Steven MACKEY Afterlife

Featured on NPR and NBC, Leila Adu-Gilmore wrote about how she composed United Underdog amid the pandemic and the racial upheaval of the last several years. “I was moved to honor those people who work hard and struggle daily — together yet apart — for the common good of all of us,” she said on her website.

Nathalie Joachim’s The Race 1915, a piece for solo cello and electronics, echos the themes in United Underdog and was inspired by the works of 20th century African American artist Jacob Lawrence, who was known for his raw, challenging works.

The TMC Festival of Contemporary Music seeks to showcase up-and-coming, path-finding, and groundbreaking new composers whose works we believe will define the next evolution of classical music. 

The Festival of Contemporary Music has been endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of Dr. Raymond H. and Mrs. Hannah H. Schneider, with additional support from the Fromm Music Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Amphion Foundation, Inc., and the Alice M. Ditson Fund at Columbia University. 

A performance of Le Dormeur du val by Tebogo Monnakgotla at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music