Sunday, April 29 – Central Florida Composers Forum 7 p.m. Timucua White House 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. cfcomposers.org free
It can be a desperate thing to be a modern classical composer. There’s very little local radio support and very few places to perform this kind of challenging work, so it can be nearly impossible to get a piece heard by more than a dozen ears, especially for composers who aren’t working in the same old tired modes. Run-of-the-mill audiences want their Beethoven – or something that sounds damn close to it – so if you aren’t aping old Ludwig Von, you’d better be part of a college music department full of built-in players (and listeners). What Central Florida Composers Forum (aka CF2) has done is break down those walls of insularity by bringing together composers from all over the area, and not only that, but bringing it to new listeners as well. CF2 is part of a renaissance of local creative music concerts: Suddenly there’s a chance to hear new music on an almost a monthly basis. Sunday’s concert will be an invigorating multimedia mix of electroacoustic, post-minimal, contemporary art song, solo piano and big-band jazz pieces by musicians and composers from Rollins, Full Sail, UCF and of course the guiding light of local arts, Benoit Glazer: musical director of Cirque du Soleil, director of the Timucua Foundation and resident of the (Timucua) White House. – Jessica Bryce Young
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.