Spring 2020 marks a particularly busy and celebratory period for composer Robert Paterson. Called a “modern day master” by the New York Times, Paterson’s String Quartet No. 3 will be premiered at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on March 5 by the Indianapolis String Quartet. On April 17, he celebrates his 50th birthday and the release of his 21-song Four Seasons project (out April 24 on Paterson’s American Modern Recordings). On May 6, the Oratorio Society of New York, under Kent Tritle, will perform Paterson’s Whitman’s America.