New Generations is the twelvth CD release for pianist Paul Barnes.

A champion of new music, Barnes celebrates twenty years of collaboration with Philip Glass.
The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape
that is twenty-first century piano music.

"Pianists of Barnes's great technique and musicality are a boon to new music"
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"Barnes is a reflective and musical pianist whopays attention to every note in Glass's music and makes it speak."
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"His rhythmic playing and technical agility shine throughout"
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016

"This disc provides further proof of Barnes's ability to communicate new music with flair and passion, lavishing as much care and attention on the music of the 'new generation' as he does on the minimalist master."
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016

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Program Notes

To celebrate twenty years of collaboration with composer Philip Glass, I created a program and recording that offers a unique juxtapostion of Glass's newly published etudes with a new generation of younger composers. This recording, produced by Glass's label Orange Mountain Music, features a selection of Glass's etudes with works by N. Lincoln Hanks, Lucas Floyd, Jason Bahr, Ivan Moody, Zack Stanton, and Jonah Gallagher. The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music.

Upcoming Performances 2016-2017

Date Description Venue Location
2017
Jan 31 Philip Glass 80th Birthday Celebration Recital
With Mark Clinton, Julie Yoon, John Bailey, Hans Sturm
UNL Kimball Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Lincoln, NE
Mar 2 New Generations CD Release Recital University of Iowa Iowa
Mar 9 Featured Performer at Future of Humanities Symposium, Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln, NE
Mar 11 Preparing Your Students for Auditions Lincoln Music Teachers Association presentation, 11:30am
Mar 11 CMS Regional Conference Keynote Address "Reflect, Celebrate, Innovate: A Retrospective on Philip Glass at 80" Westbrook Recital Hall, UNL, 4:30pm Lincoln, NE
Mar 22 MTNA National Conference, Baltimore's Own Philip Glass Turns Eighty: Exploring the Pedagogical Implications of His New Etudes for Piano MTNA National Conference, 9:15am Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Baltimore MD
April 9-16 Orthodox Holy Week, head chanter Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Lincoln, NE
April 27 Philip Glass Retrospective Recital Northeastern Illinois University, 3pm Chicago, IL
Apr 28-30 American Liszt Society Festival Northwestern University Evanston, IL
May 10 New Generations CD Release Recital Interlochen Arts Academy, 3:00pm Interlochen MI
May 19 Paul and April Barnes Studio Recital Westbrook Recital Hall, UNL, 5pm Lincoln, NE
June 4-11 Chamber Music Institute UNL Lincoln, NE
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