Most of us can name a fair number of American composers – Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams. All have written great music which has become part of the musical landscape. How about these composers? Nico Muhly, Amy Wurtz, Michael Daugherty, Augusta Read Thomas and Joan Tower? Possibly not so familiar.That will [...]
The ProMusica Summer Concert Series, presented by PNC Arts Alive,continues Friday and Saturday, August 9-10, at 8pm each evening on the grounds of the Franklin Park Conservatory.
Nora the Piano Cat embarks on a video tour.
Composer/conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has created an app so people from all walks of life, casual listeners and newbies to seasoned music lovers can enjoy classical music in a more satisfying, and much cooler, way.
I have found that the more I know about and listen to composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky, the more I appreciate well-crafted and well-performed music of other types.
Concert organist Gail Archer is passionate about organ music and music by women composers. And she says she’s on a mission to make both more widely known.
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.