Conversation with Steven Mackey

Check out our interview with composer Steven Mackey about his commissioned work for our “Mahler 100 / Schoenberg 60 Project,” to receive it world premiere performances on May 11 & 15, 2011. Steve’s work is a song entitled “Herr Gutmann,” a setting of a letter from Gustav Mahler to his concert manager Emil Gutmann. It’s scored for bass-baritone, to be sung by Eric Owens, and Pierrot ensemble of flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.