Thursday, June 21, 2012
This weekend's lineup runs the gamut, with the citywide Make Music NY festival, cross-cultural programming at the Rubin Museum of Art, American music at Symphony Space and floating chamber music at Bargemusic.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
This weekend's picks include Leonidas Kavakos with the Philharmonic, a Debussy-themed concert combining solo piano with Japanese koto, the Bang on a Can Marathon, and a tribute to John Cage.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
When you think mandolin, bluegrass pickers and old-timey music frequently comes to mind. But when Avi Avital sat down to play in the WQXR Café, the sounds of Bach and Bloch filled the air.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Crowdfunding is an online fundraising technique where individuals or organizations can raise money for anything from political campaigns to startup companies and creative projects. Over the last 15 years, crowdfunding has become a viable funding mechanism for many independent musical projects, such as compositions and recordings. Here are a few of the most popular crowd funding sites aimed at arts groups:
Saturday, June 09, 2012
With the graduation season upon us, we turn to Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major for this Saturday’s cartoon.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
June can be a slow time for classical music in New York — but not entirely. This week, there's Mahler in Newark, Puccini in Chelsea, Beethoven in Bed-Stuy and a Boston chorus uptown.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Summer is prime season for reading. Whether you are headed to the beach or to your backyard, here are six recommendations for new music-related books to bring with you:
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Tuesday at 12 pm, the outspoken trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis joins Elliott Forrest for a conversation and performance in The Greene Space.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Every day, the piano manufacturers at Steinway & Sons face an essential question: How to balance craftsmanship with making a profitable instrument. See how it happens in this video tour.
Friday, May 25, 2012
With the summer travel season underway, we asked the WQXR hosts to name the music they'd listen to when behind the wheel or riding shotgun.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Whether you're headed to Vermont, the Hamptons or points upstate, it's the season for music festivals to flourish. Here are 12 highlights. Tune in to WQXR on Tuesdays at 9 pm for our weekly Summer Concert Showcase.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
In this Saturday's cartoon, Bugs Bunny plays a terrible houseguest trying to push all of Yosemite Sam's buttons.
Friday, May 18, 2012
In this 2003 edition of The Vocal Scene, George Jellinek presents song recordings by the late German baritone who died on Friday.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
John Dowland is often considered the pinnacle of refined Elizabethan music. But for Michael Slattery, the composer may not represent England at all, but Ireland. He shows why in the WQXR Café.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Last week, host David Garland talked about movies and music with three film experts from Slate, plus composer Howard Shore. Watch the archived webcast.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin opens the 1936 Disney cartoon called "Mickey’s Grand Opera." Later in the cartoon, it's "Bella Figlia Dell’Amore," from Verdi’s Rigoletto
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Metropolitan Opera recently concluded its Ring Cycle, which went down as one of the most hotly debated opera events in modern times. Give us your review and read what others had to say.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Steven Isserlis, the English cellist, came to embrace Beethoven and Bach comparatively late in his busy career. He told us why, and performed live in the WQXR Café.
Monday, May 07, 2012
We’re celebrating Brahms's birthday this week with the help of the young and charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel, and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.