Elise Blatchford and The City of Tomorrow Release Second Album “Blow”

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The City of Tomorrow releases their second album Blow on New Focus Recordings. The album features music by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Franco Donatoni, and the world premiere recording of a work Hannah Lash wrote for the quintet, supported by a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. The album was recorded at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music’s Harris Hall and features flute instructor Elise Blatchford.

Blow cover artJoin The City of Tomorrow and special guests online to celebrate the release of Blow on June 25th, 2021 @ 7:30 PM CDT

They’ll be streaming tracks from the album on this YouTube premiere, chatting as a group, and featuring conversations with the composer of Leander and Hero, Hannah Lash, and album producers Stuart Breczinski and Jeff Means. Joining the celebration is composer George Lewis to discuss their upcoming collaboration on a new work for wind quintet and electronics.

This is a FREE event, but those wishing to support to group can make a $25 donation and receive the digital download and physical copy of Blow.


The album will be available on all streaming platforms as well as for download.

The City of Tomorrow is an experimental wind quintet with a fearless aesthetic and a commitment to 21st-century music. The quintet often uses electronics, unusual lighting, and creative, theatrical, and ritualistic movements in their concerts. They continue to commission new works and encourage composition by a variety of voices for the wind quintet. Members are based in New York, Boston, and Memphis and are in demand as new music specialists, curators, collaborators, and teachers.


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