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The Tanglewood Music Center

Festival of Contemporary Music

The Festival of Contemporary Music (FCM) is one of the world's premier showcases for works from the current musical landscape and landmark pieces from the new music vanguard of the 20th century. FCM affords Tanglewood Music Center Fellows the opportunity to explore unfamiliar repertoire and experience the value of direct collaboration with living composers.

Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Tebogo Monnakgotla, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir
Merwin Geffen, M.D. and Norman Solomon, M.D., Festival of Contemporary Music Co-curators

Michael Gandolfi, Head of Composition Program, Tanglewood Music Center

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, the National Endowment for the Arts, American Scandinavian Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.