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01.01.18
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Best of 2017
10.17.17
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MUSICAL AMERICA 2018 COMPOSER OF THE YEAR: MASON BATES
Musical America
08.08.17
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Critical Acclaim for Mason Bates' "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs"
01.31.17
Joshua Roman, Mason Bates
Berkeley Symphony Lifts Spirits With Exuberant Performances of Beethoven and Bates
San Francisco Classical Voice
01.31.17
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A pleasant, if not ravishing, KC Jukebox
The Washington Post
12.06.16
Wynton Marsalis, James Conlon, Giancarlo Guerrero, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eric Jacobsen, Mariss Jansons, David Robertson, Gene Scheer, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, Mason Bates, Silkroad Ensemble , Nashville Symphony , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , The Knights , Patti LuPone, Ian Bostridge, Nathan Gunn, Thomas Hampson
2017 Grammy Nominees
Grammy Awards
08.26.16
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MASON BATES SCORES GUS VAN SANT FILM
05.09.16
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CSO RESOUND RELEASES MASON BATES: ANTHOLOGY OF FANTASTIC ZOOLOGY CONDUCTED BY RICCARDO MUTI
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
04.12.16
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Mason Bates Consults the Ouija Board for His Ghostly Auditorium
San Francisco Classical Voice
04.12.16
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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY TO OFFER LIVE WEBCAST OF THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AUDITORIUM BY MASON BATES VIA “FACEBOOK LIVE”, WEDNESDAY APRIL 27
San Francisco Symphony Press
04.02.16
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A composer offers the field just what it needs
The Washington Post
03.25.16
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Composer-DJ Bates shows range, ingenuity on new CDs
Boston Globe
03.11.16
Benjamin Beilman, Mason Bates
March and April Releases
03.06.16
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A night of ‘Jason+’ includes Mason Bates and jazz stars
The Washington Post
02.09.16
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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS AND THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE MASON BATES: WORKS FOR ORCHESTRA ON SFS MEDIA MARCH 11, 2016
San Francisco Symphony
01.09.16
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Joshua Roman, Mason Bates
Bates to Beethoven, an exhilarating Fort Worth Symphony concert
The Dallas Morning News
12.09.15
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MASON BATES RELEASES 'MOTHERSHIP' ON BMOP/sound
BMOP/sound
11.10.15
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Composer throws the Kennedy Center a great party
The Washington Post
08.05.15
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Santa Fe Opera announced the 2017 world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
Santa Fe Opera
06.19.15
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Muti Closes Season with Bates' Magical, Musical Bestiary
The Chicago Tribune
05.28.15
Mason Bates, The Knights
Line-up of Four American Orchestras for Inaugural SHIFT Festival
The Kennedy Center/Washington Performing Arts
10.29.14
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MASON BATES: SECOND MOST PERFORMED LIVING COMPOSER
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
09.03.14
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Composer Mason Bates presents world premieres along with performances of his celebrated works with Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Pittsburgh Symphonies in 2014-2015
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05.20.14
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Review: Mason Bates-Stereo Is King
Pitchfork
05.13.14
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New music mission continues for CSO's Bates, Clyne
Chicago Tribune
05.08.14
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MASON BATES' "ALTERNATIVE ENERGY" RELEASED BY THE CHICAGO SYMPHONY
CSO Sounds
04.24.14
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Composer and DJ Mason Bates blends classical with cutting edge
Sioux City Journal
04.18.14
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Composer and DJ Mason Bates to bring unexpected sound to symphony
Sioux City Journal
02.25.14
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MASON BATES PREMIERES NEW COMMISSION WITH ST. PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
02.04.14
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Music of Bates and Clyne in spotlight at MusicNOW
Chicago Classical Review
04.13.13
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Review: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra glides through creative program
Pittsburgh Tribune
03.12.13
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Classical review: Nashville Symphony takes Mason Bates’ new Violin Concerto out for a spin
Arts Nash
02.28.13
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Composer Mason Bates' new concerto takes flight in Nashville
Nashville Scene
12.05.12
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Slatkin, PSO champion Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto
TribLIVE
09.12.12
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Mason Bates Receives Prestigious Heinz Award
Heinz Awards
05.04.12
Mason Bates, Mercury Soul
Remixing Classical-Music Concerts for the iPod Generation
Wall St. Journal
03.16.12
Emanuel Ax, Mason Bates
Music review: John Adams' 'Absolute Jest' in San Francisco
Los Angeles Times
02.23.12
Mason Bates
Bridging Huge Gaps, Geographical and Musical
The New York Times
02.18.12
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Music review: Riccardo Muti, Chicago Symphony at Segerstrom Hall
Los Angeles Times
02.17.12
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Chicago orchestra reaffirms its mastery, cohesion
San Francisco Chronicle
02.15.12
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Review: Muti and Chicago Symphony make a very impressive visit to Davies Hall
San Jose Mercury News
02.03.12
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In Muti's hands, new Mason Bates work presses the right buttons with CSO audience
Chicago Tribune
02.03.12
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Muti and the CSO revel in the brave new worlds of ‘Alternative Energy’
Chicago Sun-Times
11.26.11
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A blast of techno lights up the Detroit Symphony
Detroit Free Press
11.26.11
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In its own castle, DSO shows off its regal sound
The Detroit News
10.18.11
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MusicNow offers a bravura plugged-in season opener
Chicago Classical Review
08.08.11
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Mason Bates: Musical Transporter
San Francisco Classical Voice
05.14.11
Yo-Yo Ma, Mason Bates
Riccardo Muti’s youthful leanings emerge
Chicago Sun-Times
05.12.11
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CSO composer Mason Bates a disc jockey by night
Chicago Sun Times
03.16.11
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Bates, Clyne bringing fresh vibe to CSO's new music series
Chicago Tribune
03.13.11
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Mason Bates: Electronica, Meet Orchestra
NPR
10.08.10
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In Chicago, MusicNOW
MusicalAmerica.com
09.16.10
Mason Bates, Chanticleer
Chanticleer: Out of This World
San Francisco Classical Voice
08.03.10
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Lively new music scene gets livelier with arrival of CSO's young resident composers
Chicago Tribune
05.26.10
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Davies Symphony Hall: the coolest place in town last week
The Examiner
05.12.10
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Aerosol melodies
San Francisco Bay Guardian
01.29.10
Mason Bates, Mercury Soul
When Worlds Collide, and Boundaries Fall
San Francisco Classical Voice
01.01.01
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Mason Bates, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com

Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation and the 2018 Composer of the Year by Musical America, Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Championed by renown conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin, his symphonic music is the first to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds, and his opera The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs was hailed as one of the best-selling productions in the history of Santa Fe Opera.  As both a DJ and a curator, he has become a visible advocate for bringing new music to new spaces, whether through institutional partnerships such as his former residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or through his club/classical project Mercury Soul, which transforms commercial clubs into exciting hybrid musical events.  He has also composed for films, including Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees starring Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts ... read full bio