He is a real composer

By EMILY PARKHURST  |  October 7, 2009

"We think of Stravinsky as this modern composer. Stravinsky is closer (in time) to Beethoven than we are to Stravinsky," says Newton. "Classical music needs to become more current. I prefer the term 'art music' because that's what it is. Good music always wins out."

Emily Parkhurst can be reached at emily.parkhurst@yahoo.com.

JOSHUA NEWTON | student composition recital | October 9 @ 8 pm | Corthell Concert Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham | Free | 207.780.5555 | simulcast onwww.newtonmusic.com

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