Seattle’s Emerald City Music Focuses on Crumb

Source: The Seattle Times.

To entice novice concertgoers, ECM isn’t falling back on the tried-and-true, under the assumption that a new listener is an unadventurous, easily frightened-off listener. Instead, they’re betting that the tried-and-true could be precisely one of the barriers to sparking interest that classical-music organizations need to overcome. Their March 25 concert (as well as a March 26 concert in Olympia) will be devoted entirely to one composer, and a challenging one at that: American avant-gardist George Crumb (1929-2022).