[ in the press ]
As a professor at the Yale School of Music and a working harpist, Hannah Lash enjoys plenty of interaction with students, colleagues and the public. But when it comes time to compose, she typically holes up in her New Haven home late at night and keeps to herself.
“The creative process needs to be protected,” she said, “on a level where you create a membrane around yourself when you’re writing that’s impenetrable.”
So it is all the more remarkable that as she writes her first symphony, Ms. Lash, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s new composer-in-residence, will be shining a light on the work in progress, inviting comment on social media and in live forums. MORE