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Chamber Music

Fine Music in Ireland's Far West
Chamber Music, Charming Setting

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Fortissimo or Pianissimo -- that's the dilemma of devoted concertgoers at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Should we holler out its praises to attract bigger audiences or keep it a secret to avoid encouraging crowds that would destroy its special intimate nature.

Musical Treasure in San Francisco

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Harriet Heydemann

Ariela loved music. She took just about every music appreciation class City College offered -- Jazz, Latin, American Folk, Traditional African, Black Tradition in American Dance, Classical and Opera.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: String Quartets of Tsontakis,Wheelock, Rodriguez, and Godfrey

Daniel Asia | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Daniel Asia

The String Quartet was initiated by Joseph Haydn. His pieces were written for, and performed by, the educated amateur, often an aristocrat and his friends and family. It was parlor music in the best sense of that phrase.

A Profile of Soprano Tony Arnold -- Guest Artist at Santa Fe Chamber Festival 2014

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of Chamber Music and Art Song. Today's classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit.

Kettle Corn Pops at The DiMenna Center

Jack Meyer | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Jack Meyer

Pop on over to The DiMenna Center for Classical Music on June 14th to savor a sweet and salty mix of fresh and innovative New Music! Kettle Corn New M...

The Sound of Young Composers

Jack Meyer | Posted 10.05.2013 | New York
Jack Meyer

I found myself moved by the unique power of each composition, the superb skill of the performers, and, above all else, the freshness and talent of each emerging composer.

Departures

David Finckel | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

Almost a month has passed since I played my final concert as cellist of the Emerson String Quartet after a run of 34 years. After thousands of concerts, incalculable hours of rehearsals, unforgettable meals, joke-telling and schlepping; one moment I was in, and the next I was out.

Disappearing Music

David Finckel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Arts
David Finckel

I've never before said a final goodbye to a piece of music, but just before Christmas I packed up two enormous suitcases of quartet music and took it to my basement storage bin. It was a strange sensation, somewhat ghoulish, like burying one's self alive.

Houses of Worship in New York City

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.12.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Just as New York has an abundance of cultural events, it has an extraordinary range of spaces to accommodate them--many of which are houses of worship.

West Michigan's Largely Unknown Ensemble Gets In The Spotlight

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Bill Ryan in rehearsal with BillBand In preparation for a Multiple Choice Quiz, read the following press references received by a "mystery" ensembl...

The Last Classical Underground (Before the Twins)

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

They took it seriously and played it frothily, the way young virtuosos who are also good friends do, and when they occasionally stumbled, as Mozart intended, they smiled and won the audience's heart, also as Mozart intended.

Beautiful Mechanical: yMusic, The Ready-Made Collaborators

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 12.04.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

yMusic has created something stunning and uncanny -- a vital document of the indie-classical movement that simultaneously resists and transcends the connotations associated with the subgenre.

World Premiere by Peter Golub at Chamber Music Palisades

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rodney Punt

As might be expected from his theatrical background, Golub favors atmospheric, accessible music, apparent in an evocative new score receiving its world premiere

The International Street Cannibals' Spicy Chamber Music

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Christian Hall

I was expecting something unpredictable early in 2007, when I made my way to Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn to watch the iconoclastic classical musicians and composers known as the International Street Cannibals mix it up with some young boxers.

Highlights This Week: Simpsons, Smithson, and Sopranos

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week, HuffPost's Arts page watched as Flight of the Conchords and The Simpsons came together for some deserved art-world-mockery, our bloggers se...

The Musical Beauty of Zakopane

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Poland is a land of incomparably rich classical music traditions, and On The Heights highlighted them in great and dramatic detail.

Clap Between Movements: Poland, LA and Vienna

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Zakopane, Poland, September 19-25 On the Heights: A Chamber Music Festival Dedicated to the memory of Mieczysław Karłowicz whose music resides alo...

CLAP BETWEEN MOVEMENTS: Classical Music Concerts Around The World This Month

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Sunday, August 20 Moritzburg, Germany: Watch Out for the Horns In picturesque Moritzburg, outside of Dresden, cellist Jan Vogler's chamber music fest...

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Knights Invite New Yorkers To Dance To Shostakovich

nytimes.com | VIVIEN SCHWEITZER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Knights, a dynamic young chamber orchestra, had to cut short their performance in June at the Naumburg Bandshell when it began to pour. But they w...

The Tokyo String Quartet in Performance at Yale

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

The program was judiciously chosen: Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok. Sprague Hall was, predictably, packed to hear New Haven's longest running audience draw.