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ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News - Music
The Hidden Workshop of Expert Piano Craftswomen
The Wall Street Journal 01.01.14 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:29:24 -0800
The 20 Most-Pirated Musicians Of 2013
Billboard 01/02/14 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:38:26 -0800
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Ursula Oppens – Thinking of the next note
Upon entering Ursula Oppens’ modestly furnished, yet comfortable Upper West Side apartment with a view of the pedigreed patina of the historistic cupola belonging to Columbia University’s campus building, one is immediately taken by the vibrant aura that surrounds the eminent musician. The personable pianist speaks softly, yet animatedly, in a welcoming way; her reputation […] Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:59:25 +0000
Maximum Minimalism at Disney Hall
On Tuesday April 9, 2014 downtown Los Angeles was the scene of the centerpiece concert for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Minimalism Jukebox series. Over four hours of music was presented from eight composers, including ten different works, two world premiers and dozens of top area musicians. Wild Up, International Contemporary Ensemble, the LA Philharmonic New Music […] Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:02:45 +0000
Houston Composers Salon’s Spring Concert
(Houston, TX) On Sunday, April 27, 2014 the Houston Composers Salon presents its Spring Concert, featuring works by Houston-based composers Hsaio-Lan Wang, Stephen Yip, Ryan Gagnon, and Eric Fegan. All four composers will be in attendance to introduce their compositions and answer questions from the audience. The concert takes place at 6:00 PM at 14 […] Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:42:15 +0000
Music of David Byrne, Philip Glass in Santa Monica
On Saturday April 5, 2014 Jacaranda presented The Knee Plays by David Byrne along with music by Philip Glass. This concert was one of the Minimalist Jukebox Festival concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and also part of the tenth anniversary season of the Jacaranda series. The venue was the First Presbyterian Church, whose ample and […] Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:52:37 +0000
Review – Buried Alive and Embedded, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, March 28, 2014
There is an audience for new opera out here on the prairie. Fargo-Moorhead Opera staged two world premieres this past weekend: Buried Alive (music by Jeff Myers, libretto by Quincy Long) and Embedded (music by Patrick Soluri, libretto by Deborah Brevoort). Both are part of American Lyric Theater’s Poe Project, in which creative teams were […] Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:56:47 +0000
NYT > Music
The Personification of Legends
The carefully cultivated public personas of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong reach the stage in two productions, “Satchmo at the Waldorf” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A Rose Is a Rose Is a Song Is a Song
A songwriter and a theater’s artistic director join hands to bring Gertrude Stein’s rhymes and repetitions to the stage in “The World is Round.” Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice
Companies across the globe have long tried to attract viewers to live Internet broadcasts, with X-rated sites the only real success stories. China appears to have cracked the code. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Global Sounds, Woven Together
Uusinta performed at the Kitchen on Wednesday as part of the MATA Festival. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
In the City, a Fresh, Crisp Breath of Summer From the Mountains
Graduates, faculty and performers from the Aspen Music Festival brought a taste of the summer program there to SubCulture on Wednesday. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Jill Lepore: Reading Elizabeth Warren.
In her new book, Elizabeth Warren tells the story of her life in order to make an argument about America (the middle class is trapped in a vise of debt), which is the sort of thing politicians do when they’re running for office. Warren, who spent most of . . . Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Hilton Als: Style in three new stagings.
Style, when it works, can be a startling and pleasurable thing. But the American response to it is often complicated. It’s not unusual for one’s fellow-citizens to resist imaginatively decorated people, environments, or cuisines: falling for such manicured charm, they fear, would be a sign . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Border Incident Primitive writing mars this blunt 1949 exposé of the exploitation of illegal immigrants, but the hero—a Mexican immigration agent who goes undercover as a bracero—is unusual for a Hollywood picture, and Ricardo Montalban displays a simmering energy . . . Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: The gorgeous existential funk of “Adventure Time.”
The animated series “Adventure Time,” now entering its sixth season on Cartoon Network, is the kind of cult phenomenon that’s hard to describe without sounding slightly nuts. It’s a post-apocalyptic allegory full of helpful dating tips for teen-agers, or like World of . . . Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
David Denby: “Draft Day” and “The Unknown Known” reviews.
In a funny scene in Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, aided by his in-house sabermetrics genius, Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), successfully trades for a player he wants by calling other general managers on the phone, bluffing . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
PlaybillArts.com
The New Girl
Olga Peretyatko makes her Met debut this month as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani (with none other than her husband, conductor Michele Mariotti, on the podium). Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:00:00 EST
A Different Path
British pianist Paul Lewis arrives at his Philharmonic debut this month following a rather unusual journey. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:00:00 EST
A Chat With: Famed Police drummer Stewart Copeland on World Premiere of "Ben Hur" at Virginia Arts Festival
On April 19, Stewart Copeland of the iconic 80's rock band The Police, will debut his new score for the epic 1925 silent film "Ben-Hur" as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:00:00 EST
A Chat With: Virginia Arts Festival Artistic Director Rob Cross
<>An interview with Virginia Arts Festival artistic director Rob Cross. The 18th season of the festival begins on April 2 and goes through May 29. 2014 This year's festival includes numerous extraordinary arts experiences. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:00:00 EST
NYT > Jazz
The Personification of Legends
The carefully cultivated public personas of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong reach the stage in two productions, “Satchmo at the Waldorf” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Jazz Listings for April 18-24
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
New Recordings by Riverside, Jessica Lea Mayfield and August Alsina
The jazz quartet Riverside and the R&B singer August Alsina have debut LPs, while Jessica Lea Mayfield releases her third, a genre bender. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Stepping Into the Shoes of a Ravaged Singer
“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Audra McDonald, takes place in the months before Billie Holiday died, set in a city that she had reason to loathe. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Mussing Up a White-Linen-Tablecloth Vibe With Jazz Provocation
Jeff (Tain) Watts’s quartet opened Minton’s Redux, a new music series at Minton’s supper club in Harlem. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
NewMusicBox
Austin: Fast Fo(u)rward
Fast Forward Austin is run by three Austin ex-pats who know what the town is all about and who keep that in mind when putting this annual circus together. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:40:21 +0000
Chicago: Relearning to Listen–New Piano Music for Children
For her most recent commissioning project, composer and pianist Joann Cho invited a large group of composers to write a solo piano piece for her and asked them to write their piece “for children.” Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:31 +0000
So You Want To Write An Opera….
I admit I attempted composing for opera long ago as an undergraduate. I remember seeing the Los Angeles Opera’s production of Billy Budd in the late '90s and then seeing their production of Peter Grimes in the early 2000s, and I was convinced I absolutely had to write an opera. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:11:53 +0000
Aaron Parks: Make Me Believe a Melody
Before his 18th birthday, Aaron Parks had released four CDs. After a five-year stint with Terence Blanchard and now 30, he participates in a wide array of musical endeavors, from his own polyglot material to guesting on an indie-rock album and collaborating with Korean-born vocalist Yeahwon Shin. In everything he does, he is fully present. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:33:04 +0000
LA: A Spring 2014 Concertgoer’s Journal, Part 1
In March and April in Los Angeles, the concert calendar becomes impossibly saturated. These are just a few highlights from Maximum Minimalism, WasteLAnd, plus recent What’s Next Ensemble and Timur and the Dime Museum performances. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:42:13 +0000
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