After Lera Auerbach’s piano teacher heard that she was composing, he told her, “I don’t want to hear anything about it. I don’t care what you do in your spare time as long as long as it doesn’t take away from piano practice.”
Composer and former New York Philharmonic Associate Principal Bassist Jon Deak, Classical 101′s Jennifer Hambrick and other guests bring laughs at Otterbein University’s Humor in Music Festival, March 27-April 1.
Two new CD releases are shaking up the opera world
A young guitarist who is comfortable playing everything from Vivaldi and Carulli to Van Halen appears to have a bright musical future ahead.
A free concert by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra takes place in Franklin Park Conservatory’s Grand Mallway gardens Wednesday, August 7. All ages are welcome. Free activities for children one hour before the performance.
If your goal is a music career, what is the likelihood you can pay your bills AND your student loan payment?
Conductor JoAnn Falletta, one of the strongest champions of American symphonic music, asks: Does a great American symphony even have to be a symphony?
Boris Giltburg, winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition, is angry at a piano competition system he says is more punishment, than pleasure.
In the world of classical music, little is left to chance. Tempos, dynamics, cadenzas are all well-rehearsed. In Mark O’Connor’s world, things can be a little more fluid.
Everyone enjoys a good meal, but why do we enjoy something as abstract as music?