WQXR and Lincoln Center's White Light Festival Celebrate Spirituality in Music
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Much exposure to New Music these days comes in the form of invented or electronically enhanced instruments and experimental mash-ups of seemingly distinct genres. It's less frequent that you hear of innovation in a genre as long-established as a cappella choral music. However, in this episode of Cued Up on Q2, we explore two concerts from contemporary composers Arvo Pärt, Veljo Tormis and David Lang who have forged idiosyncratic voices in writing uniquely for choir and, in doing so, opened new vistas to what the choral music of the 21st century sounds like.
Friday, November 19, 2010
On Friday, November 12, the Latvian National Choir, known at home as the State Choir "Latvija," made its U.S. debut with an hour-length recital as part of Lincoln Center's inaugural White Light Festival. Led by the towering presence of Estonian conductor, Tõnu Kaljuste, the evening presented an at turns, pacific, threatening and charming spin on the festival's theme of spirituality and reflection.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tonight at 7pm, join me for a special pre-concert feature in anticipation of tonight's White Light festival concert, featuring music composed by Sigur Rós members Jón Þor "Jónsi" Birgisson and Kjartan Sveinsson, performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, the Latvian National chorus, and the Wordless Music Orchestra.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov recently performed the complete Schubert Impromptus as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival. Listen to the full recital on demand.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
In a search for the necessary paraphernalia needed to play one of Cage's prepared piano works (screws, nuts and rubber strips), pianist Pedja Muzijevic was kicked out of a rubber supply store on Canal Street because the clerk was a little uneasy with a grown man meticulously running his hands over the various pieces of rubber.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Equipped with diverse musical interests, a keen programmatic awareness, and a vast repertoire, pianist Alexei Lubimov is not exactly a proponent of conventionality. The breadth of his musical interests are on full display as part of his two White Light Festival "Late-Night Elegies" recitals on November 11 and 13, both of which are being recorded at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse for future inclusion on WQXR and Q2.