Ben Johnston Hears The Notes Between The Notes
The composer's string quartets are known for their use of microtones — and their extreme technical difficulty. Just in time for his 90th birthday, The Kepler Quartet has finally recorded them all.
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 07:38:08 -0500
A point upon a map of fog
San Francisco Opera in 2017-2018 presents the Ring cycle, a new John Adams/Peter Sellars collaboration called Girls of the Golden West, plus new productions of Elektra (Christine Goerke, Stephanie Blythe, Adrianne Pieczonka) and Manon (Nadine Sierra, Michael Fabiano.) The full press release follows: SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 17, 2017) — San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017–18 repertory season. The Company’s 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. On the occasion of this special evening, San […]
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:56:47 +0000
Met’s loss is our Margaine
"Clémentine Margaine will make her Met debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen this Thursday, January 19."
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:02:17 +0000
The very first Vienna post-war performance of Elektra.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:06:47 +0000
Toots Thielemans On Piano Jazz
The prolific jazz harmonica player, who passed away in 2016, joined Marian McPartland in 2005.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:30:00 -0500
Loston Harris On Piano Jazz
The singer and pianist performs "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" with host Marian McPartland.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:44:00 -0500
Speak Now: Turning Around, Turning Away, and Turning Over
Staying in a place of worry is reliable because it feels real, it comes naturally, it’s not something we have to work at. But when the worry creeps in, composer Kristin Kuster has found that its antidote is patience. And social media teaches us, and fosters in us, the precise opposite of patience.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:05:40 +0000
Speak Now: It Is Time to Create
What change for good can I possibly effect with my distinctly non-political pieces? What can my small drop in the ocean of music do to help anyone at all?
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:05:22 +0000
Speak Now: Amplifying Our Voices
The 2016 presidential election was a seismic event for the United States and the world. Today we're introducing "Speak Now," a series of posts by artists sharing what they’re thinking in their roles as creators and community members.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:04:51 +0000