P r e s s

Henry Cowell's New World Is Still Very Much With Us

San Francisco Classical Voice, 10 Apr 2018

by Joe Cadagin

"At the end of [Wang Lu's Urban Inventory], Castillo pushed the ensemble toward an overpowering final chord that called to mind those radiant cadences that end many of Messiaen’s works. Seconds after the cutoff, I had ordered Third Sound’s recording of Urban Inventory from Amazon—it was one of the finest works of new music I’ve heard in a while."


Goings On About Town

The New Yorker, 2 May 2016

"forward-looking, expert ensemble"​


Direct from Havana, Third Sound delivers a smart, attractive mix of new music

New York Classical Review, 13 Jan 2016

by George Grella

"The five-member ensemble—flutist Sooyun Kim, clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois, violinist Karen Kim, cellist Michael Nicolas, and pianist Orion Weiss—presented an unexpected sound. ... There is a big, colorful quality to the way they play ... with an energetic commitment to beauty."


New York-based Third Sound ensemble debuts in Old Havana

I Care If You Listen,  15 Dec 2015

by Arlene & Larry Dunn

"Throughout this historic concert, Third Sound played with a level of commitment, joy, and ensemble cohesion that belies the short time they have worked together."


A New Music Journey From The U.S. To Havana

NPR Classical,  9 Dec 2015

by Anastasia Tsioulcas

"When you think of Cuban music, contemporary classical most likely isn't the first — or possibly even fifth — genre that springs to mind. But a group of American composers and musicians couldn't resist an opportunity to travel to the island to present their own music and seek out their Cuban colleagues' work — and frankly, neither could I. We traveled together last month to the Havana Festival of Contemporary Music, for the event's 28th edition."​


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