MAX GRAFE
composer
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NEWS

Santa Fe

Max has been commissioned by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival to compose a large-scale work for clarinet, string trio, and piano, to be premiered during the Festival’s 2018 season.

TMC

Max has been commissioned by the Tanglewood Music Center to compose a new work for brass and percussion, to be premiered by the fellows of the TMC in Lenox, Massachusetts in the summer of 2017.

New Thread

Max’s work Karst for saxophone quartet will receive its world premiere by its commissioners, the New Thread Quartet, at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan on April 20, 2017.

ICEBERG

Max is a founding member of ICEBERG New Music, a New York-based composer collective currently launching its inaugural season. Max’s An effulgence fills the southern boughs will receive its world premiere on ICEBERG’s debut concert featuring Contemporaneous at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on April 6, 2017. ICEBERG will also present a program of world premieres featuring loadbang at the DiMenna Center on March 10, 2017.

New York Philharmonic

On June 7, 2014,
Bismuth - Variations for Orchestra received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert alongside premieres by Christopher Rouse and Péter Eötvös as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial. Bismuth was selected through an international call for scores by the American Composers Orchestra’s EarShot program.