Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Paulo Moura, Force in Brazilian Music, Dies at 77

Paulo Moura, a virtuoso instrumentalist and a composer, arranger and orchestrator of numerous styles of Brazilian popular music, died on July 12 in Rio de Janeiro. He was 77.  

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Monday, July 19, 2010


YouTube - Ryan Ross Conducts Joan Tower's Petroushskates.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Music Review - Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony in Central Park

Mother Nature must have been watching out for the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday night when this summer’s Concerts in the Parks series began on the Great Lawn at Central Park. For the first time in the 46-year history of this summer music tradition, the Philharmonic was sharing a parks program with a guest ensemble, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. All day Monday the forecasts were predicting a strong likelihood of thunderstorms. 

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Friday, July 16, 2010

What Composers Talk About

I'll bet that if you ran a new-music series and gave composers the following choice - "We'll either give you a $500 honorarium, or you can have $100 and talk about yourself to the audience for 20 minutes" - almost all composers who aren't in dire financial straits would choose the latter option. When the subject is ourselves, we do not like to shut up. I was on a panel of composers last night preceding the Cutting Edge series concert at Symphony Space, and the desire to chatter on was palpable. William Bolcom was the grand old man of the group, and seemed accustomed to occupying a stage by himself; we all deferred to him and let him talk most. Two of the other composers had, in fact, been students of his. Composer Victoria Bond, who runs the series, has clearly been in the moderation business a long time. She cut off each composer as graciously as though he had come to the end of a prepared text.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

2010, here we come

Whew! It's been a while. So many things to report, so little time...

Hang on folks, we're only days away from significant changes to the site. If you want a sneak peak, visit us here, but BE WARNED. The site is under massive construction and may have a few things out of place.

To give you a little taste, this upcoming season’s highlights include:

· Ars Nova Dallas performances of Kurt Weill’s Violin Concerto, with violinist John Gilbert, and Boulez’s Le Marteau sans MaĆ®tre

· World premieres from the pen of Columbian composer Federico Garcia

· Guest artist Jeffrey Vickers

· Thousands of children involved with Musicalive!

Mark your calendars for November 5-14th and check back soon for more details!