June 16, 2017

Houlihan is in Jacksonville for the 2017 American Guild of Organists Southeastern Region Convention. He’ll be performing the closing recital 8 p.m. tonight at the Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center.

June 14, 2017

Few recent recordings of John Adams' music are more definitive, exciting, and with the times than Alarm Will Sound with Meet the Composer/Splitting Adams.

Banlingyu Ban and Noah Spagnola in a scene from Heartbeat Opera’s production of “Butterfly”
June 12, 2017

...this Butterfly was a work of exceptional intelligence and unwavering artistic integrity.

Defiant Requiem
June 12, 2017

Imagine 150 starving people, suffering degradation, fear and disease without help, coming together to sing Verdi’s Requiem, soloists and all, with the help of an out-of-tune piano missing some keys and one piano score only.

MusicWeb International
May 24, 2017

The performances are excellent: Son of Chamber Symphony was written for these players, so that
receives what may be regarded as the definitive account.

May 24, 2017

Must expectations be adjusted — or lowered — when opera loses its grandeur?

Such is the ongoing question that confronts any number of upstart opera companies in New York and elsewhere as they seek to create alternatives to the huge budgets and high ticket prices of the Metropolitan Opera-sized productions.

Tablet Magazine
May 24, 2017

Near the former Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic, a 13-piece orchestra played music composed by prisoners during the Holocaust

Alarm Will Sound
May 23, 2017

Cantaloupe Music offers extended commentary on the works as part of a new release called Splitting Adams and featuring the instrumental group Alarm Will Sound.

Banlingyu Ban as Cio-Cio San in Heartbeat Opera’s “Butterfly.”
May 23, 2017

This small, adventurous company strives to make opera a visceral, intimate and immediate “encounter”

Banlingyu Ban, who plays Cio-Cio San in Heartbeat Opera’s production of “Butterfly.”
May 19, 2017

“Pieces like ‘Madama Butterfly’ tend to be frozen in time: in the way they’re presented, in the way people expect to receive them,” said Daniel Schlosberg, the co-music director of Heartbeat Opera, a small New York company that will be presenting four performances of a radically revised and trimmed 90-minute “Butterfly,” from Saturday through May 28 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan.

Hannah Lash
May 18, 2017

This is a piece whose general character will be familiar to players and audiences, but it seeks to push the boundaries of these familiar elements as far as possible without their losing their recognizability.

May 11, 2017

Heartbeat Opera is switching up two traditional masterpieces, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly (here known as “Butterfly”)” and Bizet’s “Carmen,” for its third annual Spring Festival. The event, which takes place this year at Baruch Performing Arts Center, will feature two ninety-minute opera adaptations, each showcasing unique staging and re-orchestrated versions of the shows.

Murry Sidlin
May 8, 2017

“I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” says Sidlin. “In the last paragraph, it said that while he was in Terezín, he put together a chorus of 150 and taught them the Verdi ‘Requiem’ by rote. I thought to myself, ‘impossible.’ ”

In rehearsal with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
May 8, 2017

Jews in a Nazi camp fought their captors through music. The “Defiant Requiem” recreates that this week near Detroit.

May 5, 2017

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín will be performed at the University of Washington in Seattle on June 2 at 7:30 pm, and at the Tacoma Armory on June 3 at 7:30 pm.

From the evidence of recordings, the poet Ezra Pound’s 1924 opera, “Le Testament de Villon,” sounds at once extremely old and oddly new.
May 1, 2017

"In the annals of sheer strangeness, few musical works inhabit as rare a zone as does “Le Testament de Villon,” an opera—sic—by Ezra Pound, who is far better known as one of the most iconoclastic poets of the twentieth century. It has never been performed in New York before, but it will be part of a trio of “offbeat operas” presented on Monday by the Cutting Edge Concerts series at Symphony Space."

Christopher Houlihan plays Bach
April 27, 2017

"It may not be politically correct in 2017 to present Bach’s organ music on an American model instrument whose electro-pneumatic action and wide range of dynamics and registrations are far removed from the composer’s time. Yet when you reckon with a passionate and intelligently virtuoso musician such as Christopher Houlihan manning the Trinity College Chapel Organ in Hartford, Connecticut, who cares?"

Taka Kigawa performed at the opening concert of Cutting Edge Concerts’ New Music Festival Monday night at Symphony Space.
April 25, 2017

The pianist Taka Kigawa played recent compositions by Richard Carrick, Zosha Di Castri, and Sean Shepherd, in an exciting and gripping serving of new music.

Orli Shaham
April 24, 2017

"Orli Shaham, soloist for this weekend’s Grand Rapids Symphony concert featuring the Beethoven Choral Fantasy. A work she has perform both as a choir member and many times as the piano soloist. So she is very aware of one particular melody that makes its appearance in the Choral Fantasy well before Beethoven’s Ode to Joy."

Orli Shaham
April 24, 2017

While many have been enchanted by the captivating talents of Orli Shaham, pianist and curator for Pacific Symphony’s cherished Café Ludwig chamber series performed in the intimate Samueli Theater—the upcoming Classical series concert offers a chance to hear her virtuosity in the center of the acoustical wonder of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Christopher Houlihan
April 24, 2017

Trinity College alumnus Christopher Houlihan ’09, renowned organist and artist-in-residence at Trinity since 2013, has been named to succeed John Rose as the John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music.

Defiant Requiem
April 24, 2017

"We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them."

Christopher Houlihan
April 20, 2017

New York-based organist Christopher Houlihan returns to the restored E.M. Skinner organ at Youngstown’s Stambaugh Auditorium on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 pm for a program of music by Louis Vierne, Olivier Messiaen, J.S. Bach, and César Franck.

Defiant Requiem
April 20, 2017

Host Frank Stasio talks with Sidlin about the legacy of the performance and the act of commemoration. Sidlin conducts “The Defiant Requiem: Verdi Requiem at Terezin” with the UNC Symphony Orchestra and campus vocal ensembles at Memorial Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.​

Alexander String Quartet
April 18, 2017

Sandy Wilson of Alexander String Quartet sheds light on the upcoming concerts at Baruch PAC.

Annie Rosen
April 13, 2017
Alexander String Quartet
April 13, 2017

Two unique all-Mozart programs feature the "Prussian" Quartets (K.575, 589, and 590), Hoffmeister Quartet (K.499) and the two ground-breaking Piano Quartets (K.478 and 493) with Joyce Yang

The Israeli Chamber Project at BPAC
April 11, 2017

Mozart, Richard Strauss, and 20th-century composer Jean Françaix were on the menu Friday night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center as three members of the Israeli Chamber Project and guest violist Paul Neubauer served a repast of virtuosity and variety. Presented by the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center, the program showed off the ensemble’s deep grounding in a wide range of repertoire.

Music from Hong Kong
April 10, 2017
April 7, 2017
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