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Eve Queler Revisits Opera Orchestra as Guest Conductor
The founder of the orchestra returns to conduct Donizetti in a week studded with Italian and French operas. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:04:05 -0500
Román Díaz to Open the Afro-Cuban Inspired Source Project
The Symphony Space series also includes the singer Xiomara Laugart, the tenor saxophonist Yosvany Terry and the percussionist Pedrito Martínez. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:51:16 -0500
What’s in a Name? Just Ask Frank Zappa’s Feuding Heirs
Frank’s son Dweezil was told by the family trust, controlled by two of his siblings, that his show Zappa Plays Zappa risked huge copyright infringement fines. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:18:41 -0500
A New Windows PC for an Old iTunes Library
The music, video and other files in your iTunes collection can move right into a new Windows 10 computer. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:33:14 -0500
Jazz Listings for April 29-May 5
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:56:31 -0500

Classical : NPR
In Fort Worth Opera's 'JFK,' A Tension Between Joy And Tragedy
The show tells the story of the last night of the president's life. "We took the myth of JFK and we really attempted to make him mortal," librettist Royce Vavrek says. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:47:00 -0400
Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics
With a career that began at age 7, the violinist became one of the 20th century's most beloved musicians and so much more than a virtuoso. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:51:00 -0400
The 'Leningrad' Symphony At Carnegie Hall
Dmitri Shostakovich's powerful Seventh Symphony was written during the devastating World War II siege of Leningrad. Hear Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:52:00 -0400
Henry Threadgill Wins Music Pulitzer For 'In For A Penny, In For A Pound'
The saxophonist, flutist and beyond-jazz composer says the epic work frees up a method he'd developed over 15 years with his working ensemble Zooid. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:15:00 -0400
Review: Rufus Wainwright, 'Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets'
Wainwright and his many guests pile on the gravitas while still digging into the Bard's material with playful and provocative spirits. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0400
parterre box
Give my regards to Carthage
A semi-staging of Dido and Aeneas starring Broadway divas and frequent collaborators Kelli O’Hara and Victoria Clark seemed a screwy idea at best. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:05:40 +0000
“The first thing a Cry-Baby girl learns: our bazooms are our weapons!”
"It started out as something of a dinner party crowd-pleaser." Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:38:57 +0000
I was born to do this
On this say in 1429 Joan of Arc arrived at the seige of Orleans. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:23:59 +0000
Number one with a bullet
“Trove Thursday” presents Jonas Kaufmann's only performance (thus far) of Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:34 +0000
Just be sure to spell my name wrong
On this day in 1965 Barbra Streisand starred in My Name is Barbra on CBS.  // On this day in 1865 Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine premiered in Paris. // Born on this day in 1911 soprano Maria Tauberová. // Born on this day in 1920 mezzo-soprano Nan Merriman. // Happy 73rd birthday conductor Jeffrey Tate. // Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:38 +0000
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Jazz Listings for April 29-May 5
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:56:31 -0500
Review: Avishai Cohen Kicks Off Tour With a Set Both Turbocharged and Ghostly
Mr. Cohen, who performed at the Jazz Standard, has a new album, “Into the Silence,” created in memory of his father. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:23:09 -0500
Review: The Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill Shines in ‘Stranger Days’
Mr. O’Farrill, a 21-year-old who is full of promise, drew inspiration from literature and film for his latest album. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:32:14 -0500
Jazz Listings for April 22-28
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:27:40 -0500
Review: Ralph Peterson Jr. Powers a Runaway Freight Train
Mr. Peterson’s new album, “TriAngular III,” also features the brothers Zaccai Curtis, a pianist, and Luques Curtis, a bassist. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:35:53 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Rose Murphy On Piano Jazz
The singer and pianist performs her legendary version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" in a 1988 session. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:24:22 -0400
Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid
The bassist spends a lot of time in midtown Manhattan for his day job with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But his roots, and the music he's made about them, are uptown. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:48:47 -0400
3 Artists From Abroad, For International Jazz Day
Bassist and Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride spotlights a vocalist from France, a drummer from Mexico and a trumpet-playing South African legend. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:30:00 -0400
Throwback Thursday: Five Great Jazz Tiny Desk Concerts
In honor of International Jazz Day, our Throwback Thursday this week revisits five jazz tiny desk concerts that knocked our socks off. Ya dig? Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:34:00 -0400
Songs We Love: Sarah Vaughan, 'Fascinating Rhythm'
It's but a standard warhorse, plucked from a seemingly random live date in 1978. But once she initiates the finale sequence, you can only shake your head and smile. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:11 -0400
After One Ear
Suffering a severe ear infection and terrified that his livelihood as a teacher, composer, and performer might come to an end, Chris began fretting over the seemingly small losses. "I adapted neither brilliantly nor heroically. Retreating, I made no music." Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:15 +0000
Jessie Montgomery: Conjuring Memories
Although she grew up in a very culturally diverse New York City neighborhood that has also long been a hotbed for artistic experimentation and rebellion, composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery most strongly identifies with European classical music. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:57:47 +0000
Tony Conrad (1940-2016): Writing “Minor” History
As a musicologist, I’ve been consistently impressed by Tony’s work as a theorist and historian of music—the way he has created critical foundations for his own work, within the long history of Western art music, all the while undercutting and mocking those very conditions of possibility. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:03:58 +0000
New Music and Place: Creating Community
Our landscape shapes our perception of the world, and thereby our culture. Music that we create about, for, and with a community can itself act as an advocate for these places. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:40:47 +0000
Jonathan Berger and Christopher Trapani Win 2016 Rome Prize
Composers Jonathan Berger and Christopher Trapani will join a group of scholars, artists, and writers headed to Italy for a year-long residency at the American Academy in Rome. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:45:08 +0000


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