UNO professor's composition to be performed at Carnegie Hall

UNO professor of music Yotam Haber is an internationally acclaimed composer.
UNO professor of music Yotam Haber is an internationally acclaimed composer. | Contributed photo

University of New Orleans music professor Yotam Haber is honored to have had his composition chosen to be performed at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on Apr. 2 by the Kronos Quartet, as a part of the 125 works that will be performed in celebration of the hall's 125th anniversary.

The hall's performance space, Zankel Hall, will be the venue for Haber's piece, "break_break_break," that was commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall and 125 Commissions Project.

Haber's experience includes being named a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2007 Rome Prize winner for composition and the director of the composition program at UNO. He is a teacher of advanced theory and upper-level seminars. 

Haber, who holds a doctorate from Cornell University, is an internationally acclaimed composer. He is currently in Berlin, thanks to an ATLAS grant on behalf of the Louisiana Board of Regents and a grant for artists from the German Academic Exchange Service.

"As a teenager, I heard their breathtaking recordings of new music by living composers for the first time and realized that writing music was what I truly wanted to do," Haber said. "Writing for the Kronos Quartet has been among my life's most treasured creative experiences."

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