First Listen: John Adams, 'Scheherazade.2'
Violence against women, and a smart storyteller from the Arabian Nights, inspired John Adams' "dramatic symphony," featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400
Geh such dir die Stars vom vergangenen Jahr! Tristan has been the season-launching opera three times before now, but good luck finding someone to provide a firsthand account of the last time.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:20:27 +0000
Learn to be lonely
On this day in 1982 the Larry Grossman / Betty Comden / Adolph Green musical A Doll's Life opened on Broadway, to close after five performances.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:14:45 +0000
“Something great in itself”
Now we have considered the three "winners" in the Tristan competition, let's turn to the also-rans, or, to be more optimistic, the runners up.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:00:24 +0000
Cecilia Smith On Piano Jazz
The acclaimed vibraphonist joins Marian McPartland for "Old Devil Moon" and solos on "Mourning Before Grace," a piece dedicated to her mother.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:24:40 -0400
Oliver Jones On Piano Jazz
The Canadian pianist, a winner of the prestigious Oscar Peterson award, plays "Jordio" and "Three Little Words" in a 1990 session.
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:55:00 -0400
Julia Wolfe Named 2016 MacArthur Fellow
She was recognized for synthesizing "various musical styles in highly physical, large-scale narrative compositions that reimagine folk traditions and lore and address issues of the American worker."
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:54:30 +0000
On Readers, Fakers, Bakers, Writers & Ruptures
Coming from a Jewish background personally did not mean that somebody was necessarily familiar with any intrinsic qualities of klezmer, although—unless they’d developed an aversion through early negative exposure to this sometimes-stigmatized heritage—it usually didn’t hurt.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:06 +0000
A Band Apart: Resident Evil
What does it mean when strangers show up, infiltrate our institutions, assimilate our knowledge, and then leave? Ensemble-in-residence...who does that?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:28:13 +0000
American Composers Orchestra President Michael Geller Departing in December
After 20 years as executive leader of American Composers Orchestra (ACO), President and CEO Michael Geller will depart the organization at the end of 2016. He is leaving to attend to personal and family obligations while considering new professional opportunities. ACO’s Board of Directors is seeking a new executive director who will continue to build upon the success and stability that Geller has spearheaded over the past 20 years.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:11:55 +0000
Eight Easy Steps to Becoming a Successful 5-to-9 Composer
So how can you too hold down a glamorous, innervating office/day job and still find time to fulfill your artistic dreams, musical or otherwise? Here are eight suggestions (some of which I’m sure apply to “full-time” composers as well).
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:00:26 +0000
The Peter Jay Sharp Library, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027