Playlist: December 1, 2019
It’s a pretty wintry Sunday in Sacremento (55 and rain) – so this week’s playlist is complete with a hygge vibe.
A Violin Concerto That Is So Much More
I wasn’t in the mood for Philip Glass’ violin concerto today, but I put in on the turntable anyway. By about a minute in, I was hooked… again. I dare say, every time I put that record on the record player I stop what I’m doing and get lost in the work’s musical soundscape.
Playlist of the Week: DIMENSIONS
Here is the first Apple Music playlist issued by Keep It Classical! I am calling it Dimensions because of the music’s ability to transport us to another world. Motion by Nico Muhly Magnificat by Arvo Pärt Violin Concerto No. 1 by Philip Glass French Suite No. 2 in C minor by JS Bach Dover Beach…
Sigur Rós and the LA Philharmonic Perform… TOGETHER!
Watch the video of the Icelandic art-rock band, Sigur Rós performing live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the Reykjavik Festival on April 14. The Festival was streamed live via Pitchfork from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The video is 50 minutes of Sigur Rós performing with the L.A. Phil and 50 minutes of the band…
Keep It Classical Ep. 101 – Opera Bass Carves Out His Own Path
Zachary James doesn’t accept “no” as an answer. Or if he does, he’ll most certainly find another way to get what he wants. As a Musical Theater major at Ithaca College, James realized that his real passion was for opera.
Conductor Davies A Champion Of New Music And Steward Of Tradition
Kevin Doherty’s CapRadio interview with conductor and champion of new music, Dennis Russell Davies.
Women of Classical Music
Orchestras and opera companies alike are slow to produce works composed by women. This week, I appeared on Capital Public Radio’s Insight to talk about a few of classical music’s most prominent women.
Keep It Classical Ep. 007 – A Brand New Listening Experience
Andy Bliss is my guest on this episode of Keep It Classical. Andy is the director of percussion studies at the University of Tennessee and the founder of the NIEF-NORF contemporary ensemble and Summer Festival.
Keep It Classical Ep. 006 – More Than Just a Concertmaster
Gabriel Lefkowitz, only 28 years old, has been the concertmaster for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra since 2011. Gabe sits down with me and discusses how he got interested in music and the violin. He talks about how his first gig out of grad school, the Star Wars Concert Tour, landed him his current job here…
Keep It Classical Ep. 005 – Making a Connection with “Connection Lost”
On this week’s episode of Keep it Classical, I talk to Scott Joiner, the composer of the short film-opera, Connection Lost: The Tinder Opera. This 11-minute gem can be found on YouTube, or if you’re paying attention, you’ve probably seen it on your Facebook page. Scott and I had a great conversation! Of course, we talk about how his…