News
December 5, 2017

A compelling story of a conductor and his choir during the Holocaust

December 3, 2017

UNC Charlotte Presents a Transcendent New Perspective on Verdi's Requiem

As Sung by Jewish Prisoners Earmarked for Extermination by the Nazis

Daniel Riegler
December 1, 2017

"Mr. Riegler’s work–whatever philosophical import it might have had–was still always interesting, original and played by four extreme virtuosi."

Piano Puzzlers
November 30, 2017

Orli Shaham performs on Bruce Adolphe's "Piano Puzzlers"

Black Manhattan, Volume 3
November 30, 2017

David Osenberg interviews conductor Rick Benjamin and features the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's newest CD on New World Records, "Black Manhattan, Volume 3".

Conductor Murry Sidlin is the creator of Defiant Requiem.
November 29, 2017

On Dec. 3rd, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Arts & Architecture commemorates their courageous actions in presenting Defiant Requiem, a multimedia concert drama and live choral performance illuminating this artistic uprising.

 

Dan Riegler
November 21, 2017

On Friday, December 1 at 7:30 the contemporary music ensemble Studio Dan makes their U.S. debut at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. We spoke the group's founder Dan Riegler about this upcoming concert.

November 21, 2017
Aldemaro Romero Sr.
November 20, 2017

“I’m having a great time up here,” bassist Gonzalo Tappa told his bandmates with an unselfconsciously grin. He’d been exchanging sly rhythmic riffs all night with the Jimi Hendrix of the cuatro, Jorge Glem. Not something you might expect at a concert celebrating the work of a pioneering classical composer.

November 17, 2017

Voice of the Lake needs to be heard.

Margaret Brouwer
November 17, 2017

"If the brilliant music hadn’t already created enough angst in the hearts of audience members, in the third movement, a visual projection showcasing run-off and an increasingly polluted lake accompanied by mezzo-soprano Merav Eldan’s lullaby only further solidified the image: the impending death of a once-thriving life force."

Black Manhattan Volume 3
November 17, 2017

"It has only created one “problem” for me: it is so good, now I will have to acquire copies of the their first two volumes!"

 

The Easthampton Star
November 16, 2017

“Mrs. President” will be presented by the Rochester Lyric Opera on Saturday

Voice of the Lake
November 16, 2017

Oratorio Sounds The Alarm About Lake Erie’s Health

Victoria Woodhull
November 16, 2017
Victoria Bond
November 16, 2017

Victoria Bond stopped into WXXI's studios to discuss the music, the characters, and how relevant this opera remains today. Listen to the full interview above, which also includes Victoria Bond sharing some of her experiences as a conductor and composer, including as a Hollywood music ghostwriter.

Victoria Woodhull
November 15, 2017

Woodhull's story has sociopolitical relevance today, both here in Rochester as the home of Susan B. Anthony and to our nation as a whole, which has yet to elect a woman to the highest office in the land, more than 140 years after Woodhull's run.

Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter
November 15, 2017

“I am so pleased to welcome composer and conductor Victoria Bond to Rochester’s historic Lyric Theatre to celebrate the centennial anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State."

November 15, 2017

Victoria Bond is the first woman to have received a doctorate in conducting from Juilliard. She is also the composer of the opera, “Mrs. President, The Opera,” telling the story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States. She joined mid-day host Diane Jones to talk about Woodhull, as well as telling us a bit about how the opera came to be and the challenges of telling a life story on stage.

Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr.
November 15, 2017

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Baruch College Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr. was a guest on WKCR's "Nueva Canción y Demás" program. During the interview with Gabriel Soileau, Dean Romero discusses his father's music, career, and influences.

Dean Aldemaro Romero, Jr.
November 14, 2017

WWFM interviews Baruch's Weissman School of Arts & Sciences Dean Aldemaro Romero Jr. in advance of Baruch Performing Arts Center's Venezuelan Fiesta, featuring the music of the late band leader and latin jazz legend Aldemaro Romero. 

November 14, 2017

As a Holocaust historian and educator, I am often asked, “Why did no one resist?” Fortunately, there was considerable resistance, from many quarters and in many forms. This becomes more visible when we break free from narrow definitions of “resistance” —that is, the notion that only armed struggle qualifies as resistance.

 

Margaret Brouwer
November 14, 2017

Cleveland composer Margaret Brouwer talks with WCLV's Mark Satola about her new oratorio The Voice of the Lake

Voice of the Lake
November 14, 2017
Haskell Small
November 13, 2017

Pianist and composer Haskell Small brings his ‘Journey In Silence’ tour back to the West Coast, playing concerts this week in Santa Cruz and the Oakland. His most recent project, some of which he’ll be playing on tour, are pieces based on the traditional Book of Hours which contain prayers appropriate to different times of day.

Haskell Small
November 10, 2017

Music is a combination of sound and silence - a concept that composer and pianist Haskell Small has explored extensively in his performances and in his own music. As he prepares to perform in the Northwest November 10 and 11, Anjuli Dodhia sat down with Haskell Small to chat about silence, sound, contemplation and his programs in Seattle and Wenatchee.

Margaret Brouwer
November 10, 2017

Water frequently finds its way into classical music, whether it’s Handel’s iconic “Water Music” or Benjamin Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes.” Cleveland-based composer Margaret Brouwer has composed a piece inspired by Lake Erie. Specifically, the piece deals with the recent drama about what to do with toxic sediment dredged from the Cuyahoga River and surrounding channels.

Margaret Brouwer
November 9, 2017

Enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Erie has always been part of composer Margaret Brouwer’s life — she grew up spending summers at her family’s lake cottage in Huron. But when dangerous levels of algae blooms in the Lake’s western basin caused a water crisis in Toledo in 2014, the ensuing national conversation about environmental pollution and the state of the country’s drinking water became the source of inspiration for Brouwer’s latest composition, Voice of the Lake.

James A. Bland
November 9, 2017

"James Bland was one of the first black composers to be published, an achievement that not only benefited him, but which successfully opened the doors of the music publishers (completely white-controlled) for other African-Americans…”

Lake Erie
November 7, 2017

Cleveland-based composer Margaret Brouwer takes her inspiration from the environment on her latest piece, an ambitious undertaking titled Voice of the Lake, an oratorio in four parts for vocal soloists, choirs and chamber orchestra.

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