VIDEO: Protect Yourself From Infection
Bang on a Can composer David Lang doesn’t purport to be a prophet. At least not so far as I know. But you gotta hand it to him, the piece he wrote for the Philadelphia-based choral ensemble The Crossing last year is a little bit on the nose. “I had no idea when I wrote…
Strange Bedfellows and Sonic Diversity Make Big Ears the Go To Festival of the Year
Big Ears is, in fact, a cornucopia of experimental, groundbreaking artists, a kind of sonic choose-your-own-adventure. You might recognize a few names on the docket and some may even surprise you in their notoriety and connection to pop culture like a certain bassist for one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, but…
Oregon Symphony’s New “Open Music” Series to Open with Caroline Shaw
Kahane says Shaw is “an absolute dream guest for our first concert: she is brilliant, kind, relentlessly creative, and an eloquent advocate not only for her own work, but for any art that’s important to her.”
Stravinsky’s Old Home Selling for $4 Million
Interested in buying Stravinsky’s old West Hollywood home? Then read on! It’s on the market… for $4 million!
Arvo Pärt Turns 82 Today
The BBC Symphony Orchestra performs Arvo Pärt’s Cantus In Memorium Benjamin Britten. Pärt turns 82 today.
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…
Deborah Borda Takes Over at the NY Phil
Deborah Borda is headed back to the Big Apple to take the reigns of the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Borda, 67, served as executive director of the storied organization back in the 1990s and since then has spent the last 17 years as the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. From the New…
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.
Video: Aria From 11-Year-Old Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella in Vienna
Watch the first video from the opera Cinderella by 11-year-old composer, Alma Deutscher. the Work debuted in Vienna, Austria on December 29, 2016.
Innovative Opera Director a Newly Minted Free Agent
Fort Worth Opera and General Director Darren Keith Woods have parted ways after 16 years.