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Artist Profile: Ian David Rosenbaum, Brooklyn-Based New Music Percussionist

Joel Garten | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

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.

In the Windy City, Part II

Daniel Asia | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

Orchestras are running scared these days, with some going bankrupt, locked out, downsized or having their seasons shortened. Actually, you could say something similar of the entire classical music world. To counteract this, various scenarios are being attempted.

The Oregon Symphony Puts a Bow on the 2012/13 Season

Brian Horay | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

My apologies in advance for dropping an F-bomb so soon in this review, but there's just one word, and one word only, that can adequately describe this opening number... a word that more conservative and learned reviewers usually avoid: fun.

Classical Meets World (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

It's fascinating to compare the playing styles of the musicians at the Dutch Classical Meeting and World Music Expo 2011, and to consider that the artists are all interpreting music that comes from the same root.

Arts Lust: Central Europe's Underwear Showing

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

We're still curious about rebellions against imperial power, be they Victorian or modern. The authoritarianism of forms, political and aesthetic, draws artists like red flags draw bulls.

Salonen Brings Hungarian Echoes to the NY Philharmonic

Brad Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Hill

You might expect a program of Hungarian-derived music to be folksy, one-dimensional, or freighted with Liszt, but the final show of the Hungarian Echoes set of four was none of those.