Poster Composer Mason Bates
Composer Mason Bates
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Performance Today®

Mason Bates

Mason Bates is a classical composer and an electronic music DJ…and he wrote a fanfare that combines BOTH styles of music. On today's episode, we’ll hear Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release by Mason Bates.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Lasst Mich Allein "Leave Me Alone" Op. 82
Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Anna Polonsky, piano
Album: Dvorak

Tania Leon: Acana
Basel Sinfonietta | Ilan Volkov, conductor
Don Basco Cultural Center, Basel, Switzerland

Arthur Honegger: Rugby
The Orchestra Now | Leon Botstein, conductor
Bard College, The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Rafael Payare, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Malcolm Arnold: Four Scottish Dances: Allegretto
Dallas Winds | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Album: Arnold for Band
Reference 66

Mason Bates: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, fanfare for orchestra
Lakes Area Music Festival Orchestra | Christian Reif, conductor
Lakes Area Music Festival, Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, Brainerd, MN

Luigi Perrachio: Quintet for Piano and Strings: Movement 1
David Korevaar, piano | Carpe Diem String Quartet
Chapel at The Academy, Boulder, CO

Jennifer Higdon: Percussion Concerto
Cameron Leach, percussion | Dallas Winds | Jerry Junkin, conductor
Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, TX

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