Yale Graduate Michael Daugherty Pays Homage To Hemingway In Grammy-Winning Concerto

Feb 23, 2017

Sixty-two-year-old Michael Daugherty is a well-known and well-decorated contemporary American composer -- recognized for such works as his Grammy Award-winning Metropolis Symphony and 2015 cello concerto Tales of Hemingway. 

This hour, we sit down with the artist. We talk about his life and career as a composer, and learn about his time at the Yale School of Music.

And later: a look at President Trump's newly confirmed budget chief, Mick Mulvaney. What will his leadership mean for the future of the arts and humanities? We find out, and we also hear from you.

Event info:

Connecticut Arts Day will take place from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and Connecticut State Capitol.


  • Michael Daugherty - Grammy Award-winning composer and graduate of the Yale School of Music in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Alan Rappeport - Economic policy reporter at The New York Times
  • Peggy McGlone - Local arts reporter for The Washington Post
  • Kristina Newman-Scott - Executive Director of the Connecticut Office of the Arts and State Historic Preservation Officer (Director of Culture) at the Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Romina Boccia - Deputy Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.