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October 27, 2014

"There's no chance of serving up a masterpiece unless the finest ingredients are available. And it was a "masterpiece" of a performance offered to an almost filled hall...For the main course someone special had to be flown in. Although the credentials of Orli Shaham suggested that she would be an ideal soloists for this concert, her commitment to the keyboard and subsequent sound surpassed anything that could have been anticipated."

October 27, 2014

"Christopher Houlihan is a star. He's a bright, engaging musician who is only 27, and already seems destined to bring the pipe organ back into the mainstream. Good thing, too; that's one of his self-professed goals."

October 27, 2014

"It was one of the best New York concerts of the year, without a doubt."

October 24, 2014

Paul Dresher on WNYC's New Sounds with John Schaefer

October 24, 2014

"Brahms’ music triggers powerful emotional reactions in listeners, Shaham told CPR Classical's Richard Ray. She remembers hearing his music as a child and not wanting to listen to it because it seemed too loud."

October 23, 2014

Christopher Houlihan talks about his upcoming recital at Trinity on WRTC Radio.

October 23, 2014

Steve Petke interviews Christopher Houlihan on WWUH Radio

October 22, 2014

Henry Mollicone is a distinguished American composer based in San Jose, California, best known for his one-act chamber operas, including The Face on the Barroom Floor, Emperor Norton, and Starbird.

We were curious to learn more about Henry Mollicone and his music, so we put the following questions to him...

October 22, 2014

In addition to its regular series at 92Y, Baby Got Bach is thrilled to announce its debut at WQXR's GreeneSpace on November 9, 2014.

October 21, 2014

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN interviews Paul Dresher about his upcoming concert at Roulette October 26.

October 16, 2014

CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN performs on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Trinity College Chapel in Hartford. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are free. Information: trincoll.edu.

October 15, 2014

On November 16, 2014, the original manuscript of Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony returns to New York City. This is the first time the document has left the Czech Republic since Dvorak carried it back home in 1895.

The priceless manuscript will be on display at Bohemian National Hall at the Czech Center Gallery (321 E. 73rd Street), reunited with original orchestral parts on loan from the New York Philharmonic, who premiered the work at Carnegie Hall in 1893.

October 15, 2014

Vocalist Phillip Cheah and pianist Trudy Chan, together known as the Cheah Chan Duo, begin their 2014-2015 concert season with "Brazen Guns and Gentle Doves" on November 8, 2014 at 8:00pm. This program, in honor of Veterans Day, will be held at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields (487 Hudson St, New York, NY). The program includes music by Ned Rorem, Kurt Weill, and Maurice Ravel and explores the themes of war and peace through the eyes of composers and poets from the 1800s to the present day.

October 15, 2014

On November 21 and 23, two of the oldest congregations in New York will join forces in an unprecedented collaboration. The choirs of Temple Emanu-El, directed by K. Scott Warren, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, directed by Kent Tritle, will present the world premiere of How Lovely is Your Dwelling Place (Psalm 84) by Victoria Bond. This new work for chorus and organ was commissioned by the Soli Deo Gloria Psalms Project, which is creating a collection of fifteen contemporary choral works by the world's foremost composers, based on texts from the Book of Psalms.

October 14, 2014

"The New York resident was very animated on the organ, including footwork that floated back and forth on the pedals."

October 14, 2014

"His recital confirmed the impressions from previous appearances at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels that Houlihan is the next big organ talent."

October 14, 2014

Ardea arts begins the opening ceremonies of the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight Wednesday with a sneak peek at “The Three Astronauts,” an opera based on the book by Umberto Eco and Eugenio Carmi.

October 13, 2014

"When is an organ recital more than that? When the entire LA Phil brass section joins the fray, as it will this coming Sunday, October 12th, at 7pm, for a tenth birthday party of sorts...The featured soloist is organist Christopher Houlihan, a budding superstar..."

October 10, 2014

Called “one of the most interesting among the current scene of active composers,” Paul Dresher continues to innovate and surprise.

October 10, 2014

"But first, this Sunday, is another sort of celebratory blowout for organ, this time with brass and percussion. The recital will be the Hurricane Mama debut of Christopher Houlihan, and he will be joined by L.A. Phil brass and the orchestra’s popular principal timpanist Joseph Pereira. The program is a map of organ spectacles, beginning with two of Giovanni Gabrieli’s glorious organ and brass Baroque canzone written for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. "

October 6, 2014

Christopher Houlihan talks about his Disney Hall debut with members of the LA Philharmonic Brass on "Arts Alive" with Brian Lauritzen - KUSC Los Angeles (October 4, 2014)

October 3, 2014

Baby Got Bach is a New York Family Magazine Must-See this Fall!

October 3, 2014

"Chelsea Opera drew a sold-out house on June 14 for its pleasing performance of Aaron Copland’s 1954 The Tender Land."

OPERA Magazine reviews Chelsea Opera's production of The Tender Land (June, 2014)

October 2, 2014

Ardea Arts, the organization which introduces opera to audiences of all ages, performs a preview of the space opera The Three Astronauts at the annual International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The performance is part of the opening ceremony of the conference, on October 15, 2014 at 8:30 am at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, and is open to conference participants.

September 29, 2014

Chelsea Opera launches its 2014-2015 season with a pair of one-act operas by acclaimed American composer Henry Mollicone: The Face on the Barroom Floor and Emperor Norton (NY premiere). Performances are on November 7th (7:30PM) and November 8th (4:00PM), 2014 at St. Peter's Church in Chelsea (346 W. 20th St, New York City). The composer, Henry Mollicone, conducts these performances which are directed by Lynne Hayden-Findlay.

September 26, 2014

WWFM Radio's Rachel Katz interviews the creators of BOUNCE: The Basketball Performance Event: Daniel Bernard Roumain, Charles R Smith Jr., Torrie Allen, and Grethe Holby.

September 23, 2014

House of Time in The New Yorker - Goings On About Town

September 18, 2014

Paul Dresher Double Duo performs at Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn). The concert features guest artist TwoSense (Lisa Moore, piano and Ashley Bathgate, cello). The program includes the world premiere of "Family Matters" (composed for TwoSense) by Paul Dresher, as well as the New York premiere of "Glimpsed from Afar" (for Quadrachord and Marimba Lumina).

September 15, 2014

Basketball and opera don’t usually appear in the same sentence, much less at the same event. But athletics will meet arias on Sunday, when Ardea Arts and the City Parks Foundation present “Bounce,” a musical theater performance and basketball workshop for children ages 10 to 16 at Coney Island.

September 12, 2014

Chelsea opera celebrates the work of renowned author and librettist Terry Quinn with two performances this season: Quinntessentially Yours II and the New England premiere of A Distant Love: Songs of John and Abigail Adams.

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