Bryce Dessner

  • Local
  • contemporary


  • Preview
  • News

Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Announce MusicNOW Collaboration 

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Cincinnati Pops have announced several additions to the 2021-22 season for summer and fall including a MusicNOW collaboration!

  • Preview
  • Festival

MusicNOW Festival 2017 Breaking New Boundaries 

MusicNOW was founded in 2006 by Cincinnati born Bryce Dessner with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an opportunity to take risks and commission new work. Now in its twelfth year, it has become a staple festival in Cincinnati. It...

  • Interview

Interview: Founder of MusicNOW Bryce Dessner 

We sat down with Bryce Dessner, founder of MusicNOW and of the band, The National prior to the festival next weekend! Check out a full preview of this year's event HERE! Enter to win a pair of passes to MusicNOW HERE!  With MusicNow in its 11th year, the festival seems to be constantly...

MusicNOW Marries Classical, Bluegrass, and the Avant-Garde 

Unlike most festivals, MusicNOW has institutional memory. Each spring, founder Bryce Dessner (best known for his work in The National) continues an ongoing story, building on prior performances rather than presenting one disjointed slate of acts after another. In addition to carefully curated...

MusicNOW returns to Cincinnati March 18-20, 2016 

Featuring Punch Brothers, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kronos Quartet, Jenny Koh, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon, Luluc, Julia Wolfe and more!  MusicNOW was founded in 2006 by Cincinnati born Bryce Dessner with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an...’s Complete Guide to MusicNOW 2015 

When Bryce Dessner of The National started MusicNOW in 2006, it was a small two-night event held at the Contemporary Arts Center. Over the past decade, it’s become a landmark annual affair, internationally renowned for commissioning new works by classical music’s most innovative...

The National, CSO, Sufjan Stevens & more at MusicNOW 

The tenth anniversary of Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival is nothing short of amazing. This year the festival will feature The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Daníel Bjarnason, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume...

  • Interview

Bryce Dessner Interview - MusicNOW 2014 

MusicNOW Festival kicks off its ninth annual weekend of music this Friday March 20th at 8 PM in the historic Music Hall. This year’s festival features a convergence of classical music and contemporary music with performances and collaborations by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Louis...

  • Interview

An Interview With Louis Langrée 

Louis Langrée, Music Director of the world renowned Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra introduced himself to our city with a bang. LumenoCity was an event that no one will soon forget. He followed with his first concert that included a performance of Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait (narrated by Dr Maya...