Composer and conductor Victoria Bond is the founder and director of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. CEC has been called "a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music" by Chamber Music America, and "a gift to New Yorkers thirsty for new sounds" by Time Out New York. 2018 marks the festival's 20th anniversary season featuring award-winning quintet Sybarite5 performing works by Paul Moravec, Victoria Bond, and James Schlefer; a staging of composer Eric Salzman's "Big Jim and the Small Time Investors"; Boston-based Hub New Music performing works by Robert Honstein, Victoria Bond, and Evan Ziporyn; and a return to CEC for the Cygnus Ensemble.

Posted: Jun-22-2017
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From the evidence of recordings, the poet Ezra Pound’s 1924 opera, “Le Testament de Villon,” sounds at once extremely old and oddly new.

"In the annals of sheer strangeness, few musical works inhabit as rare a zone as does “Le Testament de Villon,” an opera—sic—by Ezra Pound, who is far better known as one of the most iconoclastic poets of the twentieth century. It has never been performed in New York before, but it will be part of a trio of “offbeat operas” presented on Monday by the Cutting Edge Concerts series at Symphony Space."

Posted: May-1-2017
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“a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music”

— Chamber Music America
Posted: Apr-3-2015
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