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Marin Alsop

The Last Night of the Proms 2013

Marin Alsop | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Marin Alsop

One of the main reasons why I'm still elated from last week's "Last Night" is the incredible energy and engagement of audience. I think the most overlooked facet of the live classical music experience is the role that the audience plays. Their concentration and involvement are a crucial element in the success, or failure, of what the players are doing on stage.

'Charleston' Creator A Pioneer Among Black Composers

Marin Alsop | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Marin Alsop

I first read about Johnson and his orchestral compositions in a liner note to a Gershwin recording. When I tracked down the author, Robert Kimball, he told me the fascinating story of James P.'s life and career.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

Dog Ears Music: Rewind, Volume I

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Takagi Masakatsu, Dirty Projectors, Big Mama Thornton, Alberta Cross and more.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Forty-Nine

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

Plus/Minus is the Brooklyn-based organic-electronic outfit founded in 1991 as a side project by members of indie rock band Versus.