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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
12.05.14
John Luther Adams, Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Wu Man, Anoushka Shankar, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
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
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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
Recently named the second most-performed living composer, Mason Bates currently serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  His music fuses innovative orchestral writing, imaginative narrative forms, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds.  Leading conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Leonard Slatkin have championed his diverse catalogue.  He has become a visible advocate for bringing new music to new spaces, whether through institutional partnerships such as his residency with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or through his club/classical project Mercury Soul, which has transformed spaces ranging from commercial clubs to Frank Gehry-designed concert halls into exciting, hybrid musical events drawing over a thousand people.  In awarding Bates the Heinz Medal, Teresa Heinz remarked that “his music has moved the orchestra into the digital age and dissolved the boundaries of classical music.” ... read full bio