News
February 23, 2018

On Tuesday, February 20, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust announced that violinist Tessa Lark is a 2018 recipient of the coveted Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship. Lark is the only American among the young musicians from around the world who join BBT’s roster of Award and Fellowship winners.

 

February 23, 2018


This extended conversation with the PRO's Rick Benjamin is punctuated with several musical selections which confirm the polish of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra while making this a meaningful contribution to Texas Public Radio's celebration of Black History Month.

February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018

The music, composed by Davis, offers clever lyricism, dramatic accompaniment, and unification of all elements of the production. Davis is riding an outstanding career with commissions and projects keeping him on the run. 

Tessa Lark
February 20, 2018

28 year old VC Artist Tessa Lark has been announced as 1 of 5 recipients of a prestigious 2018 £20,000 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

February 20, 2018

The Borletti-Buitoni Trust announced today that violinist Tessa Lark is a recipient of the coveted Borletti-Buitoni 2018 Fellowship. The BBT Fellowship puts Ms. Lark in the elite company of prior BBT recipients including Jonathan Biss, Martin Fröst, Sol Gabetta and Augustin Hadelich. 

February 20, 2018

On Sunday, February 25th, pianist Orli Shaham will join the Bangor Symphony Orchestra to perform Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Collins Center for the Arts. The program will also feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 and Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Ms. Shaham is an accomplished artist, with the New York Times calling her a “brilliant pianist,” and in anticipation of Sunday’s performance, we spoke with her about what audiences can expect.

February 20, 2018

“I find that it’s such a basic and deep form of human communication,” Shaham said of music, adding that the Bartok concerto is especially powerful to her. “There’s absolutely no way somebody could step away from the second movement, which is very prayerful, very intimate. There’s no way somebody could step away from that with hatred for humanity.”

 

Orli Shaham and David Roberston
February 15, 2018

This Valentine's Day WQXR asked pianist Orli Shaham and conductor David Robertson about the joys and challenges of sharing their profession and their life — plus, top tips for long-lasting love.

February 15, 2018
February 15, 2018

Davis’s score is eclectic in design. Like Thomson, he has an affinity for early American hymnody and shape-note spirituals, materials he affectingly evoked. Repetition is omnipresent in Frank’s libretto, and Davis’s responses to it were varied. 

Orli Shaham
February 15, 2018

"We all feel we have something failing us in humanity, but at the same time we experience joy and connection with other human beings," says pianist Orli Shaham. "In this way the piece is timeless."

 

February 13, 2018
February 13, 2018
February 12, 2018

"Composer Davis used his notes with the care and expressiveness that any poet would relish."

 
February 9, 2018

Iranian-Canadian-American composer Kamyar Mohajer says he draws on his multicultural background for inspiration. An example of that blend of traditions will be premiered at this weekend's concert by the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. But even as he balances those influences, he also has to balance composing with a career in Silicon Valley.

February 9, 2018

The year 2018 is shaping up to be a major one for composer Daniel Thomas Davis. On Feb. 15 and 16, he will witness the staged premiere of his 2015 opera “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin” and then, just a few weeks later, his opera “Six. Twenty. Outrageous,” will also get its world premiere.

Tessa Lark
February 6, 2018

The Phillips Collection presented two dynamic musicians of the millennial generation, violinist Tessa Lark and pianist Roman Rabinovich, in an excellent recital Sunday at the Cosmos Club. Both have won major competitions as performers, and both offered their own compositions on this program.

Black Manhattan, Vol. 3
February 6, 2018

Rick Benjamin and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra shine the spotlight once again on a terrific selection of songs by African Americans from the first part of the 20th century. It's an astonishing collection of material and includes the simply gorgeous overture to My Friend From Kentucky (1913) and the wonderfully exotic "Jewel of the Big Blue Nile" from Baby Blues (1919). This one's a treat from start to finish!

Tessa Lark
February 5, 2018

“Tessa is one of the most exciting young violinists performing today,” Byess said of the performer. “She has an enormous repertoire and she performs with orchestras all over the globe. I wanted to engage a violinist that could perform the ultra-stylish and demanding “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires” by Argentinian tango composer Àstor Piazzolla, and Tessa was a perfect choice. She is an international competition winner, and loves performing a broad repertoire with orchestras.”

February 1, 2018

American Opera Projects To World Premiere ‘Six. Twenty. Outrageous’

Guest cellist Marcy Rosen
January 30, 2018

On Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm, the Manhattan Chamber Players are joined by guest artist Marcy Rosen for a program highlighting the "Chiaroscuro" effect in the music of Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms.

"Black Manhattan, Vol. 3"
January 30, 2018
January 24, 2018
Orli Shaham
January 23, 2018

Bernstein's Age of Anxiety is a symphony, but it is also a piano concerto, which makes it quite interesting for me as the soloist.

 
January 22, 2018

Kamyar’s music has been performed all over the world by groups including The Ives Collective, The Stanford Wind Symphony, The Conservatori Ciutat Moncada, and more.

Orli Shaham
January 18, 2018

Her reputation as a Mozart specialist was on display as her crystaline and lucid touch drew a very Classical sound from the modern concert grand onstage. Mozart requires enormous precision, but that detailed playing shouldn't be at the expense of warmth. Shaham has all those bases covered and earned an enthusiastic standing ovation from the crowd.

Orli Shaham
January 18, 2018

One of the interesting things about being a performing artist is that the creative project you’re working on at the moment is usually the one you planned out a year or two ago. This season I’m performing and recording Mozart concerti with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Orli Shaham
January 18, 2018

One of the interesting things about being a performing artist is that the creative project you’re working on at the moment is usually the one you planned out a year or two ago. This season I’m performing and recording Mozart concerti with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

The Echo Drift
January 16, 2018

The Echo Drift is most exciting when it is fast and cacophonous, nearly overwhelming the senses. 

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