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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
Cutting Edge Concerts
April 7, 2017
Defiant Requiem
April 7, 2017
Mark Ridenour
April 7, 2017
Christopher Houlihan plays Bach
April 6, 2017

Organ music fans have another CD to add to their collections with Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach

Eroica Trio
April 3, 2017
TimeOut NY
April 3, 2017

This interactive performance offers an introduction to the littlest concert-goers to the beauty of music. They’ll see and heard wind instruments, including flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon, along with French horn and piano. Kids can also participate in pre-concert activities that’ll have them playing these instruments themselves before sitting back and watching how they all come together to produce wonderful sounds. Pianist Orli Shaham serves as host and will perform pieces by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and other composers with musicians from the 92Y School of Music faculty. Ages 3-6.

Members of the Carolina Choir, one of four choral groups performing the Defiant Requiem, practice at a rehearsal led by Susan Klebanow.
April 3, 2017

In 2008, longtime New Haven Symphony conductor Murry Sidlin created the Defiant Requiem Foundation to commemorate the event.

March 29, 2017

When composer Austin Yip came to the United States, his life-changed.

Defiant Requiem performance
March 27, 2017

Chicago's triumphant premiere of "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin" raised over $4.6 million to benefit the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago's Holocaust Community Services program.

The Forward
March 27, 2017

As the performers streamed offstage while a lone violin continued to play the hymn “Oseh Shalom Bimromav,” there was audible sobbing throughout Symphony Center.

Soprano Juliet Fraser
March 27, 2017
Murry Sidlin conducts the Chicago Philharmonic in the Chicago premiere of his “Defiant Requiem” at Symphony Center on March 23, 2017.
March 24, 2017

"Never again will I hear Verdi's Requiem without thinking of this performance, and what happened in Terezin."

Defiant Requiem performance in Prague
March 22, 2017

“There were hundreds of lectures given in the camp,” Sidlin said. “And they organized a thousand concerts. A thousand!"

March 22, 2017

Verdi's Requiem never had been performed under circumstances like these.

 

Classical Candor
March 21, 2017

"Meet the Composer's" John Adams episode is available March 20.

An illustration of composer and conductor Raphael Schächter for “The Defiant Requiem” documentary poster
March 21, 2017

“The Defiant Requiem can help remind people of the consequences, not just of anti-Semitism, but of any kind of discrimination. What the Jews did at Terezín was reach for the best of mankind to help them endure the worst of mankind. This is what the arts can do. This is what the arts do do,” Sidlin said.

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