When I started playing flute in the early '90s, I never anticipated that one day I'd be playing death metal on a plastic piccolo while climbing the walls of Lincoln Center wearing combat boots.
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Summer in San Francisco inevitably means two things: shivering tourists complaining about "sunny" California and the Stern Grove Festival.
In the o...
The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.
Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.
NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich (ryk) is picking another image for his album dedicated to 9/11 after the original photo &ndash...
Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.
Zakopane, Poland, September 19-25
On the Heights: A Chamber Music Festival
Dedicated to the memory of Mieczysław Karłowicz whose music resides alo...
It did not occur to me when I referenced the "venerable Kronos Quartet" in an earlier blog, that I would run into David Harrington, founder and musical director of the Quartet, a few weeks later.
The Kronos Quartet is an institution in classical music. Performing or composing for them is a rite of passage, and the honor's not easily won. You have to play to fit in with this crowd.
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Friday Mar 12 (7-9pm)
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Some of the most exciting musical collaborations are happening between jazz, classical and world musicians these days. Musicians have always fed off interaction with other players.
In their 30 years together, the Kronos Quartet have single-handedly maintained the string quartet's cultural relevance. The San Francisco ensemble's d...
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