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.
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…
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.
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.
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…