CONCERT, June 28, 2016, St. Francis Auditorium, 1 pm

Creative Dialogue VIII participants led by John Paul Jones, Anssi Karttunen, and Magnus Lindberg

This week, Acequia Madre House hosts the workshop, Creative Dialogue VIII, which brings together young composers and instrumentalists from major international conservatories and universities for an 8-day period, to create together new pieces and work in collaboration with prominent musicians and composers.  The program, sponsored by the Sibelius Academy, part of the University of the Arts (of Finland), features contemporary classical music.   The workshop ends with a concert, given at St. Francis Auditorium, free of charge, to the public, on June 28th at 1 p.m.

Creative Dialogue has brought many distinguished musicians to Santa Fe since it began in 2008.   The workshop is once again led by the cellist Anssi Karttunen   He will be joined by Led Zeppelin’s legendary multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, John Paul Jones , who brings to Creative Dialogue his vast experience combining different genres and improvisation and composer and pianist, Magnus Lindberg, currently the composer in residence at the London Philharmonic Orchestra. .

The young composers and instrumentalists will have the unique challenge of crossing barriers between styles and between written and improvised music. The workshop will focus on compositions for low string instruments (cello, bass and electric bass) and improvisation, with the composers taking part in the performance.

Instructors at the previous Creative Dialogue workshops have included Kaija Saariaho, who will be the first woman composer since 1903 to have her opera presented at the Metropolitan Opera next season, the world renowned Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, and the Israeli clarinetist Chen Halevi