Best Place to Hear Contemporary Classical Music - 2001
Faster than a speeding octet. More powerful than Reich's Tehillim. Able to leap Antheil's Airplane Sonata in a single bound. It's the man of steel, George Steel, programming superhero for Columbia's MILLER THEATRE. When last we saw the classical crusader, he brought us an antidote for Mostly (too much) Mozart: Berio and Battistelli, Musto and Messiaen, not to mention maverick Sebastian Currier on the same program with jazz giant Ornette Coleman. Stay tuned, Gotham, for a new season of portraits: Terry Riley, Julia Wolfe, Xenakis, and Zorn. Columbia University, 116th Street & Broadway.