Our city is rife with musical talent, with a rich history of encouraging young artists. No organization understands that better than the Cliburn, and it is fitting that we launch this year’s Modern series, which celebrates living American composers, with works that were written here in our hometown. Two brilliant composers, who have each chosen to make Fort Worth their home as associate professors at TCU, will showcase their music.
Martin Blessinger’s works have been performed around the country and abroad—and have won many awards, including in the New York City Fringe Festival (Best Music for the off-Broadway musical Lost) and the Diana Barnhart American Song Competition (cum laude, forCradle Song).
Till Meyn’s music has also been widely performed, with highlights including Tango Royale in Italy; Wall of Babel in Cuba; Revolutions at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall); and Orion (Tango) in Spain and China.
Force of Nature
Diversions and Escapes