News
June 23, 2016

"His [Ben Johnston's] quartets are created through an extremely complex methodology that – unlike the methods used by many other composers of recent times – is not necessary for listeners to know about or understand for them to find the music involving and highly effective."

Kepler Quartet rehearsing
June 20, 2016

"This is the year's best album: Kepler Quartet new album with Ben Johnston's string quartets 6, 7 and 8."

Kepler Quartet
June 20, 2016

Music that is energetic, dramatically forceful and often startlingly beautiful.

Kepler Quartet
June 20, 2016

After 14 years and more than 1,999 takes in the recording studio, the Kepler Quartet has fulfilled its mission and honored the core driver of its existence: They’ve recorded all ten of revered American composer Ben Johnston’s string quartets.

Victoria Bond
June 20, 2016
Kepler Quartet
June 16, 2016

American composer Ben Johnston - one of the most interesting and distinctive contemporary academic music

Kepler Quartet
June 16, 2016

If you want to hear, quite literally, the music that exists inside music—between the notes—here is your man.

Bond and Mangini
June 16, 2016

The concert will be conducted by the society’s music director, Mark Mangini

Haskell Small - Book of Hours
June 15, 2016

Composer and pianist Haskell Small releases a new CD featuring his performances of two of his major works. Book of Hours on MSR Classics (MS-1601). The recording includes the world premiere recording of A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours (2015), and Lullaby of War, his multi-movement work for piano and two narrators, composed in 2007.

Kepler Quartet
June 15, 2016

A challenging new musical language for modern music lovers.

WRUV
June 15, 2016

BEN JOHNSTON– STRING QUARTETS NOS. 6, 7, & 8

Ben Johnston
June 15, 2016

With this 2016 release on New World Records, the Kepler Quartet completes its cycle of the ten string quartets of Ben Johnston, whose lifetime work in microtonal music is exemplified by these extraordinary compositions.

Kepler Quartet
June 15, 2016

"I was lucky when young to come across a Nonesuch LP that included one of Ben Johnston's String Quartets--No. 2 as performed nicely by the Composers Quartet. I still have that album and it continues to make an impression on me as like nothing else I had heard at the time, or since. Until now."

Victoria Bond
June 14, 2016

“As I was composing the work, a voice in my head said, ‘You must end the work with a fugue using the Ten Commandments.’ I was stunned. Before I could say ‘impossible’ I realized that this actualized the whole point of my work and was the challenge that I needed to confront and accomplish.”

June 10, 2016

The Choral Society of the Hamptons performs Bond's new oratorio at Old Whalers' Church in Sag Harbor

Aleph Guitar Quartet
June 10, 2016

Aleph Guitar Quartet performs free concert with Daisy Press

Prjevalskaya plays Rachmaninoff
June 10, 2016

Marianna Prjevalskaya releases an all Rachmaninoff CD featuring two works for solo piano: Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22, and Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42.

Murry Sidlin
June 6, 2016

"I was drawn to the Verdi Requiem because of the contradiction that it represented: a Catholic work in a concentration camp. As I got deeper into the subject, I learned that there were more than 20 composers who went through Terezin, and in fact there was even a new music studio."

Victoria Bond
June 6, 2016

The Choral Society commissioned The Reluctant Moses for its 70th anniversary from the renowned American composer and conductor Victoria Bond.

Hours of Freedom conductor and initiator Murry Sidlin presents works by Holocaust victims and survivors.
June 6, 2016

"But when I came across what happened in Terezín, everything changed for me"

Tune or Die...
May 29, 2016

"As recorded by the Kepler Quartet, Johnston's quartets illuminate the many possibilities inherent in exploring just intonation within a modern context."

May 26, 2016

Victoria Bond makes her conducting debut with the Queens Symphony Orchestra

May 12, 2016

Six world premieres by Austrian and American composers

May 12, 2016

"The end of a long, hard, and worthwhile journey."

May 10, 2016

A richly gentle offering of comfort and joy

May 10, 2016

". . .a life affirming service to mankind. . ."

May 9, 2016

"(Haskell Small) is a crystal-clear highly gifted pianist."

May 9, 2016

"Journeys in Silence" on today's Gig Alert

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Victoria Bond on Essential Business for Composers

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