Composer Adam Schoenberg talks with host Steve Kraske about his new work The American Symphony, commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony.
Kansas City, MO –
Schoenberg discusses his early childhood music experiences - including daily improvisation at the piano, his influences, and his dream to be able to compose one symphony and one film score - each year.
The music of composer Adam Schoenberg (b. November 15, 1980, Northampton, MA) has an ability to create "mystery and sensuality" (New York Times), and has been hailed as "stunning" (Memphis Commercial Appeal), and "open, bold, and optimistic" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). As the newest member of the Atlanta School of Composers, Schoenberg has been commissioned to write three new works for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with premieres scheduled through 2013. Upcoming commissions have also come from the Kansas City Symphony and Blakemore Trio.