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In Las Vegas, All You Need Is ‘Love’ and Eight Million Beatles Fans
A decade after Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show, “Love,” opened, it is still running strong, presenting a revamped edition for its 10th anniversary last month. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:28:36 -0500
How Does an Australian Town of 100 Attract Tourists? A Music Festival and Camel Pie
The far reaches of the Australian desert can be an unforgiving place, but in this tiny town in the corner of Queensland, being remote is the attraction. Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:30:34 -0500
Review: Does ‘Cats’ Have Nine Lives on Broadway? Two, Certainly
This revival of a former Broadway hit pays homage to the original production while infusing the feline creatures of the show with fresh star power. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:00:18 -0500
Jazz at Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Foundation Pair Up for School Tour
“Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour” will link live performances to American history, and visit 60 schools in five cities. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:00:05 -0500
Review: With Flower Pots and Toys, an Ensemble’s Fresh Take on Percussion
The “Trilogy” concerts, presented at the Lincoln Center Festival, showcased the outstanding communication between the four players in So Percussion. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:07:10 -0500

Classical : NPR
'It's Familiar To All The Women In My Family:' Adapting Von Trier For The Opera
Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:11 -0400
James Horner's Posthumous Works Tell A Story Of His Life
The composer passed away a little over a year ago. Two final works, a film score for The Magnificent Seven and a horn concerto, prove that his emotional approach to storytelling endures. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:33:00 -0400
Composer Julia Wolfe Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:56:00 -0400
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
Songs We Love: Pavel Kolesnikov, Chopin: 'Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4'
Everything about this Mazurka is dreamy, floating along as if Chopin made up the music on the spot in a great opium cloud. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:23 -0400
parterre box
To tempt, and to be tempted, are things very nearly allied
Happy 47th birthday actress Catherine Zeta Jones. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:18:33 +0000
Forever female
Happy birthday drag virtuosa Vicky Boofont. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:25:45 +0000
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
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Jazz at Lincoln Center and Rockefeller Foundation Pair Up for School Tour
“Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour” will link live performances to American history, and visit 60 schools in five cities. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:00:05 -0500
Jazz Listings for July 29-Aug. 4
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:02:48 -0500
Jazz Listings for July 22-28
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:58:15 -0500
Eric Revis, Holding Down the Center Again
The jazz bassist, with a quartet, will be performing at the Jazz Gallery. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:17:49 -0500
Brooklyn Blowhards Navigate the Free Jazz of Herman Melville
Inspired by Melville and the saxophonist Albert Ayler, Jeff Lederer’s jazz band plays a frothy blend of sea chanteys and avant-garde jazz. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:21:16 -0500

Jazz : NPR
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
In 'Latin American Songbook,' Edward Simon Rethinks The American Jazz Standard
The pianist's new album places Latin standards at the center of instrumental jazz and offers creative experimentation with harmony and meter. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:35:11 -0400
Leonard Feather On Piano Jazz
The "Dean of Jazz Journalists" was also a pianist and composer. He performs several original blues tunes in this 1988 session. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:52:00 -0400
Robert Glasper Talks 'ArtScience,' The Latest From His Adventurous Jazz Crew
The Robert Glasper Experiment includes Casey Benjamin on sax, Derrick Hodge on bass and Mark Colenburg on drums. Their new album was created over just a few weeks in New Orleans. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:27:51 -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
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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

 

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