This week, the ensemble Fear No Music welcomes its new artistic director, Kenji Bunch, with a concert surveying his chamber music works. The phrase "chamber music" barely scratches the surface of Bunch's style. He talked to us about how his compositions, influenced by folk, jazz, and other genres, doesn't fit neatly into traditional classical genres.
He's from Portland. But he spent two decades in New York — going to school, composing, performing with the Flux Quartet and hearing his compositions widely performed. Now he's moved back to take over at Fear No Music — a group dedicated to commissioning and playing new works, and expanding the playground of classical music. Bunch told April his relationship with the group goes back a while.
Here's the information for Friday night's show.
Want to read more about Kenji and his musical coming of age? Our Arts & Life unit produced this great video and Q&A a while back. Check it out.