Sunday, January 20, 2019

Music

Joshua Bell Performs Bernstein’s Serenade

With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, violinist Joshua Bell performs Leonard Bernstein's Serenade this fall for the New York Philharmonic. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. ...

2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke shares heartfelt tribute to Janet Reno

Janet Reno, the United States’ first female attorney general, died earlier today after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. We’ve already touched on the impact that Reno had on popular culture, but her mark actually...

Amy Schumer made a “Formation” tribute, and the internet is not happy

On Friday, Amy Schumer released a video on Tidal of her, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, and Joan Cusack lip-syncing to Beyoncé’s “Formation” while filming a movie—presumably the untitled comedy about a mother and daughter...

Ensemble Variances Review – Pécou’s Intricate Reflections on the Slave Trade Resonates

Thierry Pécou’s quartet Outre-mémoire (Beyond Memory) was written in 2003, conceived as a commemoration of the slave trade. Bristol new music festival’s decision to programme the piece in a city whose very prosperity was based...

Angel Olsen reinvents herself again with the mesmerizing My Woman

With the soft, synth-laden glow of “Intern,” Angel Olsen opens her third full-length with this defining statement: “Everyone I know has got their own ideal / I just wanna be alive, make something real.”...

Unusual Vegetable Orchestra in Europe

Carrot flute, a pumpkin drum, a celery harp. It turns out that the most common vegetables can be made with musical instruments. And not only to create them, but also to play on them....

Here’s what’s coming to record stores in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious...

Simply Three’s stunning covers

The song Wake Me Up of the Swedish musician Avicii, that became a hit on the summer of 2013, in the string performance of the band Simply Three played with new colors. Unexpectedly, even...

French Jazz Violinist Didier Lockwood Dies Aged 62

Noted French jazz violinist Didier Lockwood, a disciple of the late Stephane Grappelli, died of a heart attack early Sunday, his agent said. Lockwood, who performed at Paris jazz venue Bal Blomet on Saturday, had turned...

The Week in Classical: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra – Review

If the Scottish play has had its auld problems elsewhere (RSC and National Theatre), Scottish Opera, a company on the up, had bad luck last week when its opening night of a new Ariadne auf Naxos was cancelled...

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