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The Violinist Charlie Siem Strikes a High Note in Fashion
The 30-year-old virtuoso has been bewitching the front row of catwalk shows and classical music audiences alike. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:48:20 -0500
Childish Gambino’s ‘Awaken, My Love!’ Sounds Like the 1970s
The musician, whose name is Donald Glover, delivers an unabashed throwback to the sounds of R&B before hip-hop came along. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:57:02 -0500
Settled in Sweden, the Man Who First Booked Dylan
Though Bob Dylan won’t attend the Nobel Prize dinner in Stockholm, the city has one unassailable tie to him: Izzy Young, who promoted his debut New York show in 1961. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:16:38 -0500
The Best Classical Music of 2016
A seething “Elektra.” Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel.” And who can forget those 100 bleating sheep at the Park Avenue Armory? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:34:03 -0500
SFX Entertainment Emerges From Bankruptcy With New Name: LiveStyle
The company, which will produce electronic music events, will be led by Randy Phillips, the former chief of AEG Live. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:44:51 -0500

Classical : NPR
'Morricone 60': An Orchestra-Infused Look At A 60-Year Career
Film composer Ennio Morricone, known for his use of harmonica and whistling on Western scores, has re-imagined his most popular sounds with help from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:39:00 -0500
'Jackie' Shows A First Lady Behind Closed Doors — But The Music Is Front And Center
The score for the new film, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy grappling with the death of her husband, was written by 29-year old English composer Mica Levi (a.k.a. Micachu). Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:39 -0500
'Half Of Humanity Has Something To Say': Composer Kaija Saariaho On Her Met Debut
Saariaho isn't the first woman composer to stage an opera at New York's Metropolitan Opera — just the first in more than a century. Her opera, L'Amour de Loin, has its New York premiere this week. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500
Bringing A Christmas Classic To Wonderful Life — On Stage
Librettist Gene Scheer says the drama of George Bailey's life is "an operatic story." So he, along with composer Jake Heggie, turned It's a Wonderful Life into an opera. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500
Andrew Norman Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music
The young California composer's expansive, boisterous Play pushes the orchestra to its limits in music both chaotic and serene. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:01:00 -0500
parterre box
I don’t know why I’m frightened
"Norma non mente!" Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:21 +0000
The young and the restless
“We want to figure out how to create a nationwide change in how people think opera can be done. \“ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:21:48 +0000
Of all the queens that ever lived I’d choose you
Born on this day in 1879 composer Rudolf Friml. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:50:22 +0000
Mourning glory
I can think of no other role that provides the most unique promise of humiliation, and consequently the most opportunity for glory. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:59:19 +0000
The naked truth
Highlights of the Metropolitan Opera's 2019-2020 season, according the always intriguing Met Future Wiki. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:29:56 +0000
Jazz
Jazz Recordings With a Sense of History and Discovery
In an exceptional year for historical windfalls in the jazz record industry, Resonance Records, a young label with an obsessive sense of mission, stands out. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:56:34 -0500
Jazz Listings for Dec. 2-8
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:05:11 -0500
Jazz Listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:02:47 -0500
Pop Music Gifts, All Bundled Up
Special sets include David Bowie, the Grateful Dead, Lou Reed, Fleetwood Mac, hip-hop, bebop, Miles Davis — even archival gospel. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:56:09 -0500
Alvin Ailey Dance Opens Season With Dizzy and Ella
The troupe’s annual engagement at City Center will also focus on social issues. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:04:37 -0500

Jazz : NPR
As 2016 Winds Down, Remembering The Jazz Giants We Lost
Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride honors Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey, three prominent jazz musicians who passed away this year. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500
Meredith D'Ambrosio On Piano Jazz
D'Ambrosio — a vocalist, pianist, visual artist, composer and teacher — joined Marian McPartland in 1994. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:28:21 -0500
Lonnie Liston Smith On Piano Jazz
One of contemporary music's most versatile keyboardists, Smith joined Marian McPartland in 2002. Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:17:00 -0500
Grab A Seat In The Studio With The Miles Davis Quintet
Freedom Jazz Dance,a new collection of outtakes from the Miles Smiles and Nefertiti sessions, shows us Davis as a productive professional — a contrast to the tortured genius seen on film lately. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:31:00 -0500
'We're Contemporary People': BADBADNOTGOOD's Mixed Bag Of Inspiration
The Toronto jazz band is heavily influenced by today's hip-hop. "We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun," bassist Chester Hansen says. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:31:00 -0500
NewMusicBox
When Jazz Was Cool
Cool turns out to be easier to define, or at least encircle, than many other cultural concepts, not least because it doesn’t seem to exist anymore. In an uncool world, where does a mass audience find jazz? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:36 +0000
2017 Grammy Nominees Announced
The Recording Academy has announced the nominees for its 59th annual Grammy Awards and the list of luminaries includes many people who should be familiar to readers of NewMusicBox Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:12:28 +0000
Nicole Mitchell: Endless Possibilities
Composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell’s move to Chicago as a young adult was a transformative experience, and the activities she was engaged in during her years in the Windy City were what ultimately determined her path as a creative musician. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:13:05 +0000
Getting close with Saariaho and L’amour de loin
Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin is the first opera composed by a woman to be presented at the Met in more than a century. Ronit Seter explores its creation, sharing insights into Saariaho’s style and process. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:51:56 +0000
Andy Costello: The Power of the Unexpected
Utilizing short pieces drawn from multiple authors, Andy Costello offers a playful exploration of communication and the power of the unexpected in performance. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:26:49 +0000

 

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