Thursday, July 26, 2012
The London Olympics aren't the only thing getting underway this weekend; both the Mostly Mozart Festival and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will open their seasons with free concerts.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
For this week's cartoon, we offer J.S. Bach's well-known Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of this organ work is featured in "Fantasia."
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This weekend is a busy one for classical music, with Brooklyn Rider at Caramoor, a Kaija Saariaho opera premiere and Armide at Glimmerglass.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
He performs with major orchestras, runs his own string quartet and is artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. But James Ehnes is also a regular guy.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
In honor of Bastille Day, this Saturday's morning cartoon is an animated musical analysis of Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold,” the fourth movement of Symphonie Fantastique.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James racy best-selling novel that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, is turning readers on to an unlikely piece of music: Spem in Alium, by the English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
We know that number-one Ludwig van fan Schroeder can play just about any Beethoven piece beautifully. Here he is playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 3.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
A Rossini premiere, a light program of Tchaikovsky, a Governor's Island jamboree and an all-French program at Bargemusic are among this weekend's concert picks.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
For this Saturday’s cartoon, we have selected Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This weekend, head north for chamber music performances at Caramoor, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Maverick Concerts.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Tessa Lark’s violin career has been hatching for some time now. After winning the prestigious Naumburg Violin Competition this month, Lark, 23, is beginning to soar.
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
June 12, 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.