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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.

Splitting Adams: Alarm Will Sound & Meet the Composer
March 20, 2017

Splitting Adams, featuring the music of composer John Adams, is out April 21

Christopher Houlihan
March 17, 2017

This recording presents a view of Christopher Houlihan’s artistry that should appeal to a broad spectrum of listeners — Bach purists included.

Houston Public Media
March 15, 2017

Tom Steenland is the one-man-DIY-band behind the most punk rock of classical music labels, Starkland Records. Hear the story of Starkland, plus some incredible music.

Composer and conductor Victoria Bond
March 14, 2017

Anyone in need of inspiration can plan to attend the world premiere of a fully-staged performance of Mrs. President, which will be presented by Rochester Lyric Opera on Nov. 18, 2017 — the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State.

Eroica Trio
March 9, 2017

World premieres and other works by living composers - all of whom will be in attendance

Christopher Houlihan
March 6, 2017

He hasn't hit 30 yet, but young Christopher Houlihan is taking the organ world by storm, and he's performing in Wilmington on Friday, March 10 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

 
March 6, 2017

"The result is a triumph."

Victoria Bond's 'The Page Turner.'
March 6, 2017

"In this piece by composer and conductor Victoria Bond, the page turner — who finally usurps the performance — gives pianists ample reason to carry on alone..."

Defiant Requiem
March 6, 2017

Chicago premiere of Defiant Requiem

James Matheson
March 3, 2017

With important commissions from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic among others, and a new and highly praised album release, James Matheson has established a reputation as a composer of finely tuned, individualistic music with wide ranging appeal. We’ll chat with him about his career and play his music.

March 2, 2017

"Houlihan shines a different light on this music"

Texas Public Radio
March 2, 2017

"What a beautiful sound he coaxes from the instrument."

Minnesota Public Radio
March 2, 2017

Ginastera – One Hundred: that's the title of a new project by Kondonassis which celebrates one of the most important South American composers of the 20th century.

Conductor James Gaffigan leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic through "Unchained," a piece that the orchestra commissioned from composer James Matheson.
February 27, 2017
Winnipeg Free Press
February 24, 2017

"American organist Christopher Houlihan goes toe-to-toe with the "king of instruments" in his first all-Bach recording."

Mr. Krasa met his wife, Hana, after he escaped from a death march of Auschwitz prisoners in January 1945.
February 23, 2017
Baruch Performing Arts Center
February 21, 2017

This season, the Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) hosts innovative and world renowned artists and ensembles. All concerts are at BPAC's Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, on the south side of the street) in the heart of Manhattan. Praised for its superb acoustics and intimacy, the Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall has been called "a perfect hall for chamber music" by Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times. Tickets range from $15 for students to $35 for general admission and are available at this link. More information at this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/.

February 13, 2017

Celebrate the unique blend of East and West with premieres from some of Hong Kong's most talented up-and-coming composers.

Edgar Krasa
February 10, 2017

Edgar Krasa, a Holocaust survivor who sang in the Theresienstadt concentration camp’s chorus, died on February 7, 2017.

NewMusicBox
February 9, 2017

"Having produced new music recordings for 40 years, I’ve seen some tectonic shifts in both the welcome expansion of the stylistic landscape of the music itself, as well as huge transformations in how new music is delivered to listeners."

Sequenza21
February 9, 2017

"The collection is compelling. It is clear that Dockstader’s remaining work wasn’t unfinished snippets. Rather, these are compositions that gel seamlessly..."

The Wire
February 9, 2017

"the fluidity of his technique and poetic vision impresses deeply"

Orli Shaham
February 6, 2017

"In our previous Café Ludwig explorations, we have often focused on a country or a region and compared and contrasted works from there-but we have never done so with South America," says Orli Shaham, the incomparable pianist and series host. "It felt like it was about time to do this!"

February 3, 2017
James Matheson - Violin Concerto
February 2, 2017

"Not only was the music gripping and appealing, the multichannel sound was completely involving."

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