Composer and conductor John Kennedy has worked with many of the leading composers of our time in presentation of their work. He is Resident Conductor of Spoleto Festival USA, where he has led American premieres of operas by Dusapin, Glass, Rihm, Saariaho, and others. He is also Artistic Director of Santa Fe New Music, and has guest conducted with many organizations including the Lincoln Center Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, New York City Ballet, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Kennedy’s works have been commissioned and performed throughout the world and at festivals including the Singapore Arts Festival, Paris’ Nouvelle Scenes and London’s Bridgewater Festival. He has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera for Trinity, and by the Sarasota Opera for The Language of Birds.
Essential Music: profile
John CAGE: One11 and 103 (mode 174)
John CAGE: The Lost Works (mode 55)
John CAGE: The Number Pieces 6 (mode 239)
Peter GARLAND: Another Sunrise (mode 110)
William RUSSELL: Complete Works for Percussion (mode 34)