Exciting and diverse programs, featuring classical composers as well as artists outside the field, lie at the core of all curating projects. With composer Anna Clyne, Bates has programmed composers from across the stylistic spectrum on the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series. From Magnus Lindberg to the electronica duo Mouse on Mars, from minimalist David Lang to maximalist George Friedrich Haas, the programs balance heart and mind.
Mouse on Mars performing on MusicNOW
Bates also curated concerts for the Pittsburgh Symphony in multiple venues; hosted several After Hours events at the SF Symphony; and launched the New World Symphony’s club programs with Mercury Soul. See right sidebar for programs.
Hubbard Street dance performing at MusicNOW in a work by Anna Clyne