July 2, 2015

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Features: Classical Music Features

Meredith Monk In Her Own Voice
30 Jun 2015
It has a lot to do with listening to the other layers and to the series of musical events. It takes a different kind of listening. It’s a very hands-on kind of music.

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together Again
22 Jun 2015
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have run on relatively parallel courses since both appeared on the scene in the early 1960s. Both musicians built their reputations on their fervent experimentalism and rejection of convention.

Before Bach
14 Jun 2015 -- Bach is a towering figure of music history, in part because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Yet modern musicians largely ignored composers who came before him until the recent revival of early music that has transformed the ways we play and hear music of the past. This spring, Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach series celebrates music written in the late 16th and 17th centuries— prior to when Bach became an active composer—performed by the pioneering artists who have revitalized the repertoire for today’s audiences.

Simply Audra
31 May 2015 -- When Audra McDonald made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 with the San Francisco Symphony, she was already halfway to her record-setting sixth Tony Award. That performance was coincidentally in a suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a work in which she would star 14 years later and earn a fifth Tony.

On with the Show...with Bugs Bunny
05 May 2015 -- The mastermind behind Bugs Bunny at the Symphony explores why the great Warner Bros. cartoons have grabbed hold of the hearts and souls of generations of music lovers.

Resounding Strings: Quartets Highlight Second Half of Great Performers
02 Mar 2015 -- Great Performers shines a spotlight on the string quartet this winter with concerts by a returning favorite and a new, free series featuring four rising ensembles.

Getting Warmer
28 Jan 2015 -- You might have wondered before a concert, with the musicians on stage producing a cacophony of sound: “Why are they making that racket?”

Amy Kaiser Kees Her Focus on Musical Collaborations
21 Jan 2015 -- For 20 seasons, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser has kept her focus on musical collaborations.

An Exceptional Partnership: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
20 Jan 2015 -- It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.

Insight, Passion and Perfection
16 Dec 2014 -- Daniil Trifonov returns to the Philharmonic, bringing with him an almost obsessive commitment to both composer and audience.

Power, Perfection and Natural Artistry
20 Oct 2014 -- Violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s virtuosity, curiosity, and musical passions together make her the perfect choice to be this year’s Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence.

In Pursuit of the Sublime
03 Sep 2014 -- Celebrating its fifth year, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival seems to have hit a beautiful nerve.

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