I love conducting contemporary music of all styles. I was the resident conductor of New York's Red Light Ensemble for seven years, and have guest conducted with the Wet Ink Ensemble, TILT Brass, Bang on a Can and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), among other groups. I love working with composers and ensembles to bring new works to life, and have conducted many premieres, including American premieres of works by Beat Furrer, Michael Gordon, Tiziano Manca, David Lang and Simon Steen-Anderson.

Red Light New Music's album Barbary Coast (2015, New Focus Recordings) features a collection of works written for the group:

"Cirques" by Vincent Raikhel
"Chamber Concerto" by Liam Robinson
"The Night Mare" by Chris Cerrone
"Crispy Gentlemen" by Ted Hearne
"Brontal No. 3" by Scott Wollschleger

Red Light New Music
Erin Wight, viola
John Popham, cello
Yegor Shevstov, piano
Kevin Sims, percussion
Christa van Alstine, clarinets
Roberta Michel, flutes
Esther Noh, violin
Ted Hearne, conductor



October 1, 2015
San Francisco Conservatory
Ted Hearne conductor

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