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Hamptons Journal: Osteria Salina, LongHouse Reserve, Wordtheater at Guild Hall

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

We wondered whether Billy or Alan had eaten what we were now feasting on: refreshing cucumber slices, Italian meatballs as big as baseballs, a special of burrata with melon balls, veal chops, bass, and a medley of desserts including cannoli and ice cream sandwiched between homemade cookies.

Fab Phils Pumped for European Tour

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Sergei Rachmaninoff 's Symphony no. 3, composed in the mid-30s, was also a commission by the Philadelphia Orchestra. It has a surface of the composer's signature romanticism, but he blasts through that shape shifting to something more aggressive.

A Musical Mix of Old and New: Judith Clurman's Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Essential Voices USA conductor Judith Clurman started work on her CD, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, several years ago, but the project really began when she was a little girl in synagogue.

On Stage Kiss Helmer Rebecca Taichman

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A director's work is often tricky to review on the basis of one production -- in the case of a first work, it is often unclear what is a director's idea versus what is a stage direction in the script itself. It is also hard for people to separate actors' choices from a director's touch. But after a period of watching a director's work, you get it.

Theater: Not a 'Fun Home'; 'Two Boys' Trapped In DarkNet

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Fun Home the book is cool and removed as it analyzes Alison Bechdel's memories and her father from various stages in Bechdel's life. Fun Home the musical is more like her father: remote and hard to like.

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome to San Fermin - It's a Lovely Place To Be

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in a pop world where a birthday-suited Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer is news. We've all accepted it whether we like it or not. and have...

Nico Muhly And Essie Jain Make A Film

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

British crooner Essie Jain and Lower East Side composer Nico Muhly recently collaborated on a new project, combining the ethereal voice of Ms. Jain wi...

Sufjan Stevens' Planetary Collaboration

Posted 04.02.2012 | Home

Sufjan Stevens, The National's Bryce Dessner and composer Nico Muhly debuted work from their collaborative composition at the MusicNOW Festival in Cin...

Usher Goes 'Electrosoul' On New Song

Posted 02.15.2012 | Home

The Weeknd's Abel Tesfaye isn't the only one with a corner on the R&B-meets-electro market anymore. Usher's back in town, and he's jumping on board th...

Amy Lee

'Dark Sisters,' A New Opera About The Lives Of Sister-Wives | Amy Lee | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

"In order for a chamber opera to have legs, you want to have more women's voices than men's and you want to keep it seven or eight people," Nico Muhly...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 168

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 Ratatat, Lindsay Mac, Death From Above 1979, and more.

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #4: Owen Pallett

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

On March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in New York City's Merkin Hall, Ecstatic Music Festival all-star Nadia Sirota joins two indie songwriters -- pianist Thomas Ba...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #3: Gabriel Kahane

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

The Ecstatic Music Festival is now entering the home stretch. And while the festival hinges on the creation and performance of new works conceived wi...

Ecstatic Music Festival: The First Week in Review

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Note: Because the Ecstatic Music Festival is in large part meant to highlight brand new works that are born from collaboration between artists, for th...

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #2: Alarm Will Sound's Alan Pierson and Matt Marks

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Two members of the contemporary music band Alarm Will Sound discuss the group's upcoming concert and the importance of composer Steve Reich.

Ecstatic Music Festival Interview #1: Jefferson Friedman

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

In a recent phone conversation, Jefferson Friedman and I discussed "record" versus "song cycle," composing on roofs, and New York's "Winter of Love."

WATCH: Best Under-The-Radar Music To See At The Ecstatic Music Festival

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

With a staggering number of composers, singer-songwriters, and performers contributing their talents to the Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City-...

On the Culture Front: Antony and the Johnsons at Lincoln Center, The Scottsboro Boys, and Terra Andina Wine Dinner at Pure Thai Shophouse

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Photo: Richard Termine When Antony and the Johnsons took the stage Saturday night at Alice Tully Hall shortly after 7:30pm - which is like 5am in ...

Muhly Internet Themed Opera

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Talk about modern opera. Nico Muhly, a 28-year-old composer based in New York, has been commissioned to create a fictionalized accou...

The Scent of an Opera

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ivan Katz

This opera was a half hour of New Age-ish music accompanied by twenty-three smells, twenty-four if you count the guy sitting next to you.

Smellorama Redux: New and Improved on Manhattan's Upper East Side

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Levere

The audience at the Guggenheim will sit in seats outfitted with "scent microphones" that direct scents at each audience member while music supports the scents by helping them "sound".