Live Stream Joshua’s Orchestral Conducting Debut with World Premiere of Own Work in Residence at Music Academy of the West
Joshua returns to the Music Academy of the West for his second season as Alumnus-in-Residence this month with two weeks of masterclasses and performances, working closely with the fellows of the Music Academy according to a curriculum devised based on his unique musical and professional perspective.
The residency culminates with Joshua’s conducting debut on August 2, leading Academy fellows in the world premiere of his own composition and Music Academy commission, we do it to one another, a nine-part song cycle based on Life on Mars, a collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning poems by Tracy K. Smith. The concert will be streamed live via the Music Academy’s website. Learn more here.
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Monday, January 6th, 2014
The following questions are taken from an interview with the Harris Theater about my residency with acclaimed actor Anna Deavere Smith where we will present our joint project, “On Grace”. Many thanks to the University of Chicago, U. of Chicago Presents, Joan Harris and the Harris Theater, and all of the other organizations and individuals who have made this residency possible.
1. You’ve been called a “classical rock star” by the press. Is that a moniker you embrace? I’ve gone through various phases in my relationship with this particular title. It’s one that I think each reader has a different reaction to, and perception of its meaning. At its best, it connotes a certain intensity and fearlessness that I certainly aspire to, and in that sense I could only hope to live up to the name.