Joseph Schwantner: Chasing Light
In January 2007, the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer named former Eastman School of Music professor Joseph Schwantner the 2008-09 composer for the second cycle of the nation’s largest commissioning consortium of orchestras: Ford Made in America. Schwantner’s new work, entitled Chasing Light…, which received its world premiere with the Reno Chamber Orchestra in September 2008, will be performed by 58 orchestras, in all 50 states. WXXI's Brenda Tremblay hosts this special, which includes interviews with the composer and guitarist Sharon Isbin as well as major Schwantner works Beyond Autumn (1999) for horn and orchestra and From Afar ... a Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra. Joseph Schwantner: Chasing Light airs Friday, November 7 at 12 noon on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD 91.5-1.