Alumnus Alan Pierson ’96 in New Yorker

Below is the link to an interesting article by Alex Ross in the July 2nd New Yorker about the Brooklyn Philharmonic currently under the direction of MIT Alumnus Alan Pierson’96.  Pierson is also artistic director and conductor of The Alarm Will Sound,  a new music ensemble  and principal conductor of Crash Ensemble (Dublin).

After his MIT graduation as a physics and music major, Alan Pierson studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.   His recent guest conducting engagements include:  Zankel Band with Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall and the Dirty Projectors in a performance presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic; a tour with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s; performances with the London Sinfonietta at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barbican; the Steve Reich Ensemble, Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, the New World Symphony, Ensemble 21, Ensemble Sospeso, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble and YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project.

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