Not all news about Russia relates to Crimea nowadays. Carnegie Hall will be home this evening to a group of young European musicians that came to New York, invited to participate in the annual Musical Olympus Festival.
John Adams is one of the most frequently performed of American composers and justly so. Shaker Loops continues to hold its allure. In its well-handl...
We need to get on the arts treadmill, cut out the fat and keep its heart healthy.
I've been saying "he," and after learning and performing this sonata, I can quite truthfully say that I am in love with Shostakovich. But in reality, this love story is about loving difference.
While I was looking at not only the artists, but the programing as well, an astonishing statistic jumped out at me.
Works of art in dark times have often reminded us of our best. It is important to document and reinforce the human spirit when there seems to be so little of it in the world.
As I began to orient the programming more toward the building itself, a wave of dread rippled out, first to colleagues in the classical music world, then to the audience. Change was coming, and the humans were not happy.
He loves Bach's music so much that he often fantasizes about meeting him, learning to play organ with him, and substituting his current babysitter-slash-piano coach (a fellow pianist who thinks Bach is the greatest) with Bach himself.
In this week's issue, just in time for Valentine's Day, Bianca Bosker looks at a kind of love that's increasingly commonplace in our tech-obsessed culture -- the virtual relationship.
Fifty years ago last weekend I sprained my neck. I was a hyper seven-year old sitting on the floor in front of our black and white console television throwing my head in circles, tossing my long hair around to the beat of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand."
He is very active with the music of living composers, regularly performing and commissioning new works. Rosenbaum has also performed numerous innovative percussion works which have taken music for percussion to new places.
A new way of thinking is possible, a new consciousness -- perhaps a new Enlightenment -- that brings the arts and science back together.
That music will always give me chills and a feeling of no turning back, just like the few opening bars of music before the curtain rises. It is hard not to cry at those moments.
Blah blah blah, music of another old dead guy, you say? What is the point? 272 years ago a German immigrant to England, George Frideric Handel, composed his oratorio Messiah in just 24 days.
After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...
It's a beautiful, moving film about a very tender subject: artists who die young but leave us an extremely important part of themselves. How do you preserve this? How do you keep this beautiful "self" alive when it's a piece of art?