Recently deemed "one of the decade's most gifted, up-and-coming modern classical composers" (Pitchfork magazine), Sarah Kirkland Snider's compositions draw from a variety of inspirations: Mozart, Chopin, Arvo Part, and David Lang, to Radiohead and St. Vincent. Sarah's orchestral, chamber, and choral works are critically acclaimed, as are her song cycles, which fuse together her love for both classical and pop/rock influences.
Sarah will present her newest song cycle, Unremembered, at Big Ears Festival 2017, (Thursday, March 23rd at 8:30pm at the Bijou Theatre). Joining her are The Knights ensemble and vocalists, Shara Nova, DM Stith, and Padma Newsome.
Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, and Sarah have a frank conversation about this song cycle and her influences and compositional style but also discuss the evolution and progress of "classical music" as a genre, as well as challenges that she has encountered as a female composer.
More information about Sarah Kirkland Snider and the Big Ears Festival is available at www.sarahkirklandsnider.com and www.bigearsfestival.com