Classical 101 Archives For: June 13, 2014
Ennio Morricone has written some of film’s most memorable music, composing more than 450 soundtracks, his big break was A Fistful of Dollars staring Clint Eastwood.
Whenever someone asks Timothy Russell, Conductor Emeritus of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, about his favorite composer or piece of music, he has a saying he likes to pull out. ”Whatever I’m conducting at the moment.” That is a simple answer to a complex question – but an honest one – for anyone in the music business. [...]
In the wake of last weekend’s “Messiah” crowd surfing incident, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick asks, how far can we stretch the traditional classical music concert to allow for different, or even unique, kinds of musical experiences, and how much do we need to?