Friday, July 19, 2019

Music

Britten Sinfonia/Adès Review – Barry’s Histrionics and Exuberant Beethoven

Aclassical concerto is sometimes described as a conversation between soloist and orchestra – in which case Gerald Barry’s Piano Concerto is a full-on slanging match. This 2012 work received its London premiere in a performance...

ClassyAF Combines Millennial Bar-Hopping and Classical Music

ClassyAF is a classical music experience put together by two sisters that revives and subverts the sophisticated performance for millennials by fusing it with a bar-hopping experience. The performance retains the roots of classical...

Kanye West’s airborne concert tour gets a second wind

Kanye West has added a new, 23-stop leg to his ongoing Saint Pablo Tour, a high-flying spectacle that’s seen the rapper forgo a more traditional stage in favor ofperforming from a floating platform that...

Harpist Zeena Parkins Translates The Visuals Of Lace Fragments Into Notation For Instruments

Delicate and fine, Shetland lace was made popular in the 19th century by British royalty — most notably Queen Victoria, who sported shawls and stockings knitted from the soft fabric. Earlier this year, while visiting Glasgow,...

Home Listening: a Feast of English Tudor and Jacobean Music

• Pleasure might be a first priority when listening to music, but it’s also a direct route into history. This is especially true of English Tudor and Jacobean music, which gives a sharp parallel insight...

Terrifying Instrument Designed to Play the Music of Nightmares

https://youtu.be/1lTYPvArbGo Movie composer Mark Korven wanted to craft the perfect sounds for horror movies, but the instruments he needed didn’t exist, and he was tired of using the same digital samples. To produce the original...

BBC NOW/Van Steen Review – Dynamic Showcase of Young Welsh Composers

In his relationship with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jac van Steen’s championing of a younger generation of Welsh composers is remarkable. His vigour and commitment constitutes its own advocacy. The new clarinet concerto...

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra vows to raise $75 million in next 5 years

Three local foundations are giving $6.5 million to help the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra revise its business plan and broaden its base of donors so the nonprofit can achieve financial stability. Melia Tourangeau, symphony president and...

Jimmy Eat World doubles down on the familiar with Integrity Blues, and it works

Jimmy Eat World will never escape “The Middle,” and they’re quite all right with that. Twenty-three years on, the Arizona band has yet to match the success of 2001’s quintessential single, which marked their...
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Manami Ito Performs a Violin Solo With a Customized Prosthetic Bow Arm

Manami Ito is not only a talented musician, but also a Paralympian swimmer and the first nurse in Japan to have a prosthetic arm. She represented Japan at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics, receiving 4th...

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