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Music Headlines
Sharing Music Across the U.S.-Mexico Border’s Metal Fence
In an heavily patrolled enforcement zone named Friendship Park, some 60 musicians participated in Fandango Fronterizo, an annual event. Sun, 29 May 2016 17:48:43 -0500
Philharmonic’s Geffen Hall Plans Continue in Fits and Starts
Lincoln Center is trying to move forward on a $500 million renovation after its president, a key player, stepped down last month in a scandal. Sun, 29 May 2016 17:22:47 -0500
‘Porgy and Bess,’ a Spoleto Festival USA Homecoming
The festival embraced the opera in high style, in a production that has nearly taken over Charleston. Sun, 29 May 2016 17:03:39 -0500
For an Alicia Keys Video, Choreographing Spontaneity
Celia Rowlson-Hall discusses casting, improvisational hugging and plotting dance moves to a song without the song on Ms. Keys’s “In Common” video. Sun, 29 May 2016 16:41:55 -0500
The Psychology of Genre
Why we don’t like what we struggle to categorize. Sat, 28 May 2016 14:30:12 -0500

Classical : NPR
The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season
From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future. Thu, 26 May 2016 11:31:22 -0400
'Sounds And Sweet Airs' Remembers The Forgotten Women Of Classical Music
You may be familiar with Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. But did you know Mendelssohn's sister Fanny and Schumman's wife Clara were accomplished composers, too? Sun, 22 May 2016 06:40:00 -0400
Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices
Transgender people are speaking out in society — and singing in choirs nationwide. "Voice is probably one of the deepest signifiers of who a person is," says the founder of a group about to debut. Sat, 21 May 2016 08:29:00 -0400
A Song Of Stability From The Plains Of Estonia
When the young composer TÔnu KÔrvits puts a lush, new spin on an old song by one of his compatriots, the long line of singing traditions in Estonia continues unbroken. Fri, 20 May 2016 09:00:26 -0400
Alt.Latino Goes Classical: Orchestral Music From Latin America
Hear re-imagined pre-Colombian music and arias from the jungles of Brazil and beyond, chosen with the help of Tom Huizenga from NPR Music's Deceptive Cadence. Thu, 19 May 2016 17:31:00 -0400
parterre box
Incomplete mountain pass
The big news on Van Ness Avenue, it goes without saying, is Calixto Bieito’s operatic debut on these shores. Sun, 29 May 2016 16:15:51 +0000
Every other inch a lady
Born on this day in 1894 actress and comedian Beatrice Lillie.  // Born on this day in 1860 composer Isaac AlbĂ©niz. // Born on this day in 1892 tenor Mario Chamlee. // Born on this day in 1897 composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold. // On this day in 1913 Igor Stravinsky‘s Le Sacre du Printemps premiered in Paris; a riot ensued. // Born on this day in 1932 bass Karl Ridderbusch. // Happy 68th birthday soprano Linda Esther Gray. // Happy 51st birthday impresario Michael Volpe. // Sun, 29 May 2016 15:31:57 +0000
Chat: listeners’ choice
During the dull season for opera broadcasts here in New York the cher public are invited to select from the afternoon offerings listed on Sat, 28 May 2016 16:30:21 +0000
Magic mike
Born on this day in 1924 opera record and video producer John Culshaw. Sat, 28 May 2016 16:22:37 +0000
I can scarcely remember a performance where so many conflicting thoughts raced through my mind as happened Thursday night during the Met Orchestra’s “bleeding chunks” of Wagner’s Ring at Carnegie Hall. Fri, 27 May 2016 18:33:11 +0000
The New Yorker: 
Vision Festival Is on a Mission to Perform This Summer
The festival, hosted by Arts for Art at Judson Memorial Church, is running a fund-raising campaign since it lost support from several key outlets. Fri, 27 May 2016 14:09:15 -0500
Jazz Listings for May 27-June 2
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:05:00 -0500
A Jazz Drummer Honoring His Wife With Help From Friends
Matt Wilson’s wife died two years ago, and a new album and a coming show at the Jazz Standard will serve as a kind of memorial to her. Thu, 26 May 2016 16:44:37 -0500
What Would Miles Davis Do? Robert Glasper Has an Idea
Mr. Glasper, a pianist, and a slew of guests on his new album, “Everything’s Beautiful,” pay tribute to Davis with remixes from his archive. Wed, 25 May 2016 17:12:02 -0500
Jazz Loft, Housing a Trove of Memorabilia, Opens in Stony Brook
Tom Manuel, a trumpeter, has founded a new exhibition, preservation and performance space housing his collection of at least 10,000 pieces of memorabilia. Fri, 20 May 2016 19:08:15 -0500

Jazz : NPR
Dena DeRose On Piano Jazz
In a 2001 session, the singer and pianist joined host Marian McPartland for a program of standards. Fri, 27 May 2016 13:33:07 -0400
A Tribute To Artie Shaw On Piano Jazz
Historian and cornetist Dick Sudhalter provides historical perspective on the great clarinetist and bandleader. Fri, 27 May 2016 13:19:02 -0400
Songs We Love: Mara Hruby, 'In The Wee Small Hours'
The singer-songwriter faces her fears with a jazz standard about a love that once was. "[I] couldn't think of having a more proper goodbye to that home and chapter of my life than this video." Wed, 25 May 2016 14:21:06 -0400
Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her Debut Jazz Album
When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots. Mon, 23 May 2016 15:44:00 -0400
From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All
Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too. Mon, 23 May 2016 07:00:00 -0400
Six Emerging Composers Chosen for All-Scholarship Program at Copland House
The six composers selected to participate in CULTIVATE, Copland House's annual all-scholarship intensive creative workshop and mentoring program for emerging composers, were chosen out of nearly of 93 applicants from 26 states and 3 countries Fri, 27 May 2016 14:08:54 +0000
One Year as a Composer, Computer Musician, and Teacher in Taiwan
Ever since I decided to become a composer, I’ve longed for the opportunity to spend a year abroad and immerse myself in a different culture. So after regularly travelling to Taiwan and learning about the new music scene there, I decided to apply for a Fulbright to spend a full year there. Thu, 26 May 2016 10:00:24 +0000
Communal Experimentalism in the Sixties: The Pulsa Group
As a group dedicated to exploring “perceptible wave energies” through light and sound, Pulsa created art and music that not only made group collaborations audible and palpable, but they also reminded their audiences and participants—through light and sound—that actions have effects. Wed, 25 May 2016 12:16:33 +0000
Complex but Emotional—Remembering Ursula Mamlok (1923-2016)
I met Ursula Mamlok when she was in her early 70s, and initially I didn’t know how to define her. Who was she? Coming from Colombia, where I had only heard about one other woman composer of classical music before me, I didn’t realize—in all its dimensions—what it would mean for me to study with her. It took me a long time to realize the levels of her strength. Tue, 24 May 2016 14:19:05 +0000
Creation is Messy
Creation is messy. Artistic inspiration without the mess (and an incredible amount of work and planning) will never see the light of day. Our finished work is only as good as it is because of the untidy part. Art needs us to bravely embrace our inner slob, even though most of us prefer a little primping before going outside. Mon, 23 May 2016 11:00:49 +0000


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