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This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf. We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” what a “Theatrical Concert” is and the not death classical music.
- This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by Ensemble for the Romantic Century Executive Artistic Director Eve Wolf.
- We discuss their new production “Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart,” premiering at BAM on March 5th – 9th.
- Eve also helps us take the pulse of classical music. We conclude that the patient is in fact NOT DEAD, no matter what the poorly researched and poorly written Slate piece by Mark Vanhoenacker claims.
- The Grammy winners are in. Minnesota wins for orchestral performance while taking the entire year off.
- Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond is tased and has his 1715 Stradivarius stolen while leaving a concert at Wisconsin Lutheran College. There’s a $100,000 reward being offered for the return of the instrument.
- RIP Singer-songwriter and activist Pete Seeger and revered conductor Claudio Abbado who served as music director of La Scala, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic.
This week on SoundNotion, we’re joined by conductor Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant. We discuss her busy conducting schedule on both sides of the pond and she helps us parse the recent asinine statements of Vasily Petrenko and others about female conductors.
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by conductor and arranger Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.
- We discuss her busy conducting and teaching schedule on both sides of the pond.
- She also helps us parse the recent asinine statements of Vasily Petrenko, Bruno Mantovani and others about female conductors.
- While this may come as a surprise to Petrenko and Mantovani, Jessica Duchen points out that there are more female conductors out there that you might think, including some rising stars in the field.
- Don’t take our word about the draconian nature of Petrenko and Mantovani’s statements. Alex Ross and others had some opinions as well.
- Verena says we should see what Kristin Kuster has to say about the state of gender affairs as well.
- Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year. The first time an opera singer has taken on the task.
- The annual Kurt Weill Festival is featuring a Twitter based outreach project for the 2014 installment. Tweetfonie will allow you to compose a melody that will be arranged and premiered on March 3rd at the Bauhaus.
- Congrats to the winners of the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Contest: Michael Laurello, Todd Lerew and Kristina Warren.
This week we shamelessly plug the our new SoundNotion network shows “Patch In” (with panelist Ben Fuhrman joining the usual SoundNotion panel) and “All the Cool Parts” from west coasts based composer Anthony Lanman. PLUS – The Minnesota Orchestra is BACK!
- This week on we shamelessly plug the our new SoundNotion network shows “Patch In” (with panelist Ben Fuhrman joining the usual SoundNotion panel) and “All the Cool Parts” from west coasts based composer/performer Anthony Lanman.
- FINALLY! The Minnesota Orchestra reaches a labor deal after only 15 short months. Some questions are still left unanswered however.
- The musicians of New York City Opera holding a reunion concert in February.
- Oscar nominations are out. A couple of new faces show up in the “Best Original Score” category.
- Hey composers! Got a great idea you can express in 16 notes or less. Get it built into a custom 3D printed music box from Music Drop.
- The music world says goodbye to jazz guitar innovator Jim Hall and centenarian composer H. Owen Reed.
Ron Tucker and Ross Marshal of the percussion quartet “ensemble, et al.” join us to discuss recruiting musicians on Craigslist and their new album. Also, the classical section at J&R Computer World is gone and the CSO upsets some “real” journalists.
- This week on SoundNotion, Ron Tucker and Ross Marshall of the percussion quartet “ensemble, et al.” join the panel to discuss recruiting musicians on Craigslist, composing like a band and their new album.
- J&R Computer World, New York’s last classical music record store, gets out of the business.
- There’s a new music streaming service in town (shocker!). Beats Music says it will do it different. The first different thing? No free tier.
- Symphony Space artistic director Laura Kaminsky is stepping down.
- The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has launched their own classical music magazine – CSO Sounds & Stories. We don’t understand the fuss that some people are making.
- Got a free four and half hours? Philip Glass‘s Einstein on the Beach is streaming free through May 7th.
This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson of the classical duo The Living Earth Show. We discuss their new album “High Art” on Innova Records, making music videos and the weeks music news.
- Sam Merciers
- David MacDonald
- Nate Bliton
- Andrew Meyerson and Travis Andrews of The Living Earth Show
- This week on SoundNotion, the panel is joined by guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andrew Meyerson of the classical duo The Living Earth Show.
- We discuss their new album “High Art” on Innova Records, making a music video for “Family Man” (our pick of the week) by composer Adrian Knight and their upcoming gig opening for Kronos Quartet.
- The Canadian Opera Company has commissioned a new work by singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and that is – good?
- Pianists can rest easy. Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson who recently bought Steinway & Sons, vows that nothing will change in the way the company makes pianos.
- New York Times Magazine decided to include classical music in their 2013 end-of-year feature The Music They Made on notable musicians who passed during the year. Thanks to Lisa Hirsch and Alex Ross for holding their feet to the fire on this one.
- For the first time since the iTunes store opened in April of 2003, digital music download sales fell in 2013.
- Special plug for friend of the show Prototype Festival. The festival opens this coming Wednesday, January 8th.