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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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What's Killing Contemporary Music?
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Washington Square Winds presents They’re Alive
On Friday the Washington Square Winds present their third annual THEY’RE ALIVE! concert, which focuses exclusively on work by living composers. This year, they are unveiling two new works, Whirlwind, by Nicholas Hall & The People’s Park by Rex Isenberg, commissioned by WSW. Also on the program are composers Brooks Frederickson and William Wheeler. Stay […] Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:24:37 +0000
American Minimalists Concert at Cal Lutheran
The Minimalist Jukebox set up shop at Cal Lutheran on Sunday, April 13, 2014 for a concert titled ‘American Minimalists’, featuring Gloria Cheng and the Areté Vocal Ensemble. The Samuelson Chapel was comfortably filled for this event, which is connected with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella concert series. This performance was also designated the […] Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:25:04 +0000
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
NYT > Music
An Opera, Without Singing, in a Museum
Opera as the composer Robert Ashley defined it, his spoken multimedia interrogation of Anne Opie Wehrer, is revived at the Whitney Museum. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
What a Life: Bus Tables, Buss Prince
Among the many productions of the Cinderella tale in New York, the Juilliard School is staging Massenet’s “Cendrillon.” Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
A Bit Naughty, This Boy Band
5 Seconds of Summer, four hair-product-happy pieces of teenage jerky from Australia, have a new major-label debut EP and a very keen understanding of what a cool racket they’ve got going. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Dance Listings for April 25-May 1
A selected guide to dance performances in New York City. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Opera & Classical Music Listings for April 25-May 1
A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
The New Yorker:  Arts & Culture
Peter Schjeldahl: A Sigmar Polke retrospective.
8220;Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010,” a wondrous retrospective of the late German artist’s work at the Museum of Modern Art, is the most dramatic museum show of the century to date. It may also be the most important, if its lessons for contemporary art, both aesthetic and . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Louis Menand: John Updike’s cultural project.
John Updike moved with his wife, Mary, and their two children from New York City to Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1957. He had just turned twenty-five. He’d spent most of the previous two years working as a staff writer at The New Yorker, but he didn’t . . . Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Hilton Als: “The Mystery of Irma Vep” and “Of Mice and Men” reviews.
Diane Arbus knew from freaks. But the photographer was never derogatory toward her subjects—all those circus performers, overdone drag queens, and angry young men she framed with such affectionate ardor. As Arbus famously noted during a lecture she gave toward the end of her life—she died . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Goings On About Town: Movies
goatcategory--> NOW PLAYING Draft Day Ivan Reitman’s dull-witted movie about the flurries of player trading on N.F.L. draft day might be a commercial for professional football. The camera soars over one league stadium after another; a variety of football notables turn up, including old . . . Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Emily Nussbaum: Tatiana Maslany in “Orphan Black.”
8220;Orphan Black,” a sci-fi thriller about clones, set in Toronto, is a good show, but it’s not flawless. After a strong first half to its début season, during which the episodes were universally funny and sharp and suspenseful, the show lost its footing . . . (Subscription required.) Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT
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
NYT > Jazz
Steve Backer, Advocate for Jazz Records, Dies at 76
Mr. Backer, who ran jazz programs at major record labels, shaped the careers of musicians like Anthony Braxton and Henry Threadgill, as well as crossover bands like the Brecker Brothers. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Reviving the House Coltrane Built
The reactivation of Impulse Records, the storied former home of the saxophonist John Coltrane, reflects a larger turnaround for major-label jazz divisions. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Suburban Jazz Club Attracts Star Lineups
The Turning Point in Rockland County has jam sessions that bring together established artists and budding talent. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
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
13 Emerging Composers Selected for June 2014 Readings and Performances by NY Philharmonic & American Composers Orchestra
From an international pool of more than 400 applicants from 37 states and 7 additional countries and ranging in age from 9 to 84, 13 original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the New York Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:22:39 +0000
So You Want To Start An Opera Company…
You and your librettist (and co-collaborator for most artistic things in your life) decide that the way around the non-performances and non-workshops of your work is to create a small opera company. This totally can be done, you think. You got this. And then you do it. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:13:30 +0000
Lapsed Composer and Curmudgeonly Critic Reveals All About the Reviewing Racket!
There will always be some new music I will never cover and sometimes I feel conflicted about this but there is only so much time. And even if I were able to produce words for everything that passes my way, there would then be a fair amount of neutral or negative criticism, which I think would do a disservice. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:22:40 +0000
Doris Duke Artist and First-Ever Impact Awards Announced
Doris Duke Artist Award recipients receive $275,000, and Doris Duke Impact Award recipients receive $80,000. Since commencing in April 2012, the program has awarded a total of $18.1 million to artists in the fields of jazz, dance, and theater. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:23:10 +0000
Sounds Heard: 17 More Takes on those 88 Keys
Two pianists who recently caught my attention with new releases devoted exclusively to American music composed within the last quarter century are Nicholas Phillips and Mary Kathleen Ernst. All in all, 17 composers are represented on these discs, showing that the instrument that once was a mainstay in households all across the land still has a home in the 21st century. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:22:18 +0000
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