The programming of new Dutch composers and performers in the USA
In an online panel talk, three American programmers will exchange thoughts about their experiences with programming New Music on their various stages. How do they see the new work from the Netherlands, how do they select from the enormous range of music on offer, and what influence does 2020 have on their work and vision in the near future?
Anne McLean, Senior concert producer, Library of Congress
Washington D.C.’s Library of Congress is not only the largest library in the world and the main research arm of the U.S. Congress, among many other things. The Library sponsors a long-running broadcast concert series of chamber music. The latest Dutch contribution to Concerts from the Library of Congress, were two nights with Asko|Schönberg Ensemble in early 2020.
Limor Tomer, Lulu C. and Anthony W. Wang General Manager of Live Arts, has led The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Live Arts program for 9 years, during which time she completely transformed the program into a world leader in museum-based performance. As the head of the Live Arts Department, she curates, commissions, produces, and presents groundbreaking performances, both in the Museum’s 700-seat auditorium and its galleries and public spaces. Performances reach thousands of visitors annually, 500,000+ annually online, and have garnered consistent critical and audience praise. She regularly gives presentations around the world and leads workshops with museums nationally and internationally.Limor holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and an Honorary Doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. She has received honors by ETHEL, So Percussion, and ASCAP for her work in adventurous programming. She has taught Entrepreneurship in Creative Production at The New School, and serves on the National Curatorial Council of The Hermitage Artist Retreat.
Elena V. Siyanko, Executive Director, PS21 – Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Set in an apple orchard in the countryside 200 km above New York, PS21 presents dance, music and theater. PS21 is committed to presenting innovative performances by leading and emerging artists in its 350-seat open-air proscenium stage that converts into a 99-seat black box theater in cooler months.