Music in the American Wild began as a celebration of the 2016 U.S. National Park Service centennial.
Eleven composers and eight performers came together to fill our country's grandest natural venues with a new opus of inherently American music. During the summer of 2016 our American Wild Ensemble toured seven celebrated national parks to premiere these new works in the amazing places that inspired them, supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. From caves and mountaintops, to forests and lakeshores, Music in the American Wild honored this major milestone in American conservation by letting new music ring out from sea to shining sea!
The Music in the American Wild initiative continues to celebrate the people, places, and ideas that have helped shape American history and culture. We focus on context-driven music that encourages our audiences to explore their environments through a different lens, engage with contemporary music in a new way, and foster the sense of community between performers, listeners, and the spaces that surround them.
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