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October 20, 2017

The Baruch Performing Arts Center pays tribute to this 'King of Latin Jazz' with a Venezuelan Fiesta on November 17 at 6:30 pm. The pianist and singer Selene Quiroga and friends bring a fresh face to Romero's compositions, performing selections from her new CD.

Orli Shaham
October 20, 2017

Ms. Shaham will play Rachmaninoff's bravura Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in a program that also includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and Mnemosyne's Pool, a 2015 orchestral work by Steven Mackey.

 

David, Orli, and Milo the dog
October 17, 2017

Although Shaham has performed frequently with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as a guest artist, for the final time, she will perform with the SLSO this weekend with her husband, David Robertson, as music director.

Selene Quiroga
October 16, 2017

On November 17 at 6:30 pm Baruch PAC and pianist vocalist Selene Quiroga pay tribute to one of the kings of Latin Jazz: Aldemaro Romero, Sr. We spoke with Ms. Quiroga about her new album and Romero's musica. Tickets are $36 ($16 Students) and available online.

David Robertson, Orli Shaham, and Milo the dog.
October 14, 2017

“Working with David is like (it would be) if I were conducting myself, but I actually knew how to conduct,” Shaham says. “I always feel when working with him it’s like anything that I’m thinking, he seems to know it before I’ve even articulated it.”

October 13, 2017
Aldemaro Romero Jr.
October 12, 2017

On November 17 at 6:30 pm Baruch PAC pays tribute to one of the kings of Latin Jazz: Aldemaro Romero, Sr. We spoke with the legend's son and Dean of Baruch's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Aldemaro Romero Jr. about his father's music, his own (brief) career as a conductor, and the world premiere that will be performed at this Venezuelan fiesta. 

Austrian Cultural Forum New York is on 11 E 52nd New York, NY
October 12, 2017

ACFNY announces their Fall 2017 Season. One highlight this fall is the 8th annual Moving Sounds Festival, including an interactive multi-media experience at Roulette, acoustic and electronic works by French composer Éliane Radigue at Issue Project Room, the experimental multi-media performer PAUL at ACFNY and more. 

October 12, 2017

Composer Margaret Brouwer is giving Lake Erie a voice. It’s called, aptly, “Voice of the Lake.” The choral version, with the 130-member Oberlin Musical Union choir and Cleveland Institute of Music Children’s Choir, will premier Nov. 12 at the Breen Center at St. Ignatius High School. Tickets are $20, and $10 for students and seniors.

NEPR's John Nowacki (left) and Organist Christopher Houlihan (right)
October 9, 2017

Organist Christopher Houlihan talks with John Nowacki of New England Public Radio about his new role at Trinity College as the John Rose College Organist and Director of Chapel Music and his recently released Bach CD.

Haskell Small
October 9, 2017

From November 6-18, Small shares his most recent composition, A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours with audiences from Santa Cruz, CA to Vancouver, BC.

Orli Shaham, Pianist
October 2, 2017

Pianist Orli Shaham performs Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on October 21 & 22, 2017

Matuto performs at Baruch PAC on October 6
September 28, 2017

On Friday, October 6, Brazilian beats meets southern roots as Matuto performs at Baruch Performing Arts Center. Here is an interview with the group, which reveals their influences and insights of Brazlian folk music.

Christopher Houlihan
September 25, 2017

Houlihan's recital will showcase the beauty and versatility of First United Methodist's newly rebuilt organ in a diverse program of music by Bach, Vierne, Messiaen and Sowerby. 

 

Annual summer Lake Erie algae bloom threaten resident's water supply
September 22, 2017

In August 2014, an algal bloom in Lake Erie poisoned the drinking water of the 400,000 residents of Toledo, OH. "Lake Erie is in trouble, and getting worse by the year," says the New York Times. The dire situation of pollution in this Great Lake is the inspiration for Ms. Brouwer's new work, Voice of the Lake, which will be premiered in Cleveland on November 12.

September 21, 2017
Sonnambula
September 18, 2017

Hearing these somewhat more familiar works made me even more impressed with what these six musicians have accomplished as a group in such a short time. The “Marche pour la Cérémonie Turque” was the most delicately phrased – I’m tempted to say the most musical – rendition I’ve heard.

Image by Doug Fitch
September 14, 2017

The composer and conductor Victoria Bond has long been fascinated with Jonathan Swift's book Gulliver's Travels. And now, Victoria Bond has been awarded a commissioning grant to compose an opera based on this iconic 18th century satire.

Victoria Bond, composer and conductor
September 14, 2017

WQXR asked leading musicians, music writers, and music lovers for their top picks for the upcoming fall season, and here's what Victoria recommends.

 

Orli Shaham, pianist
September 14, 2017

WQXR asked leading musicians, music writers, and music lovers for their top picks for the upcoming fall season, and here's what Orli recommends.

E4TT
September 6, 2017

Now more than ever, as the U.S. experiences a déjà vu of hatred and is poised on the brink of societal unravelling, the potent and timeless messages of survival, love, tolerance and forgiveness contained on this brilliant presentation need to resonate throughout the world.

 

August 14, 2017

If you were creating a list of the “10 Women Who Light Up the Arts Scene,” who are the women you would include? In May of 2017, Good Housekeeping didn’t hesitate to name VICTORIA BOND as one of the ten. Celebrated as a composer, conductor, and producer of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival in New York, Ms. Bond is a woman of firsts.

Surviving: Women’s Words
August 10, 2017

"Valuable to the modern Jewish community"

Victoria Woodhull
July 27, 2017

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State. To celebrate, on November 18th, the Rochester Lyric Opera and the Susan B. Anthony Society present Victoria Bond’s seething opera of ambition and betrayal, Mrs. President.

Victoria Bond
July 24, 2017

"Bond’s four-movement score turns the ensemble into a flying machine, its music lifting slowly upward"

Orli Shaham
July 21, 2017

Pianist Orli Shaham, a familiar face at Pacific Symphony (she has run the Café Ludwig chamber series for the last decade), is an exquisite Mozart interpreter.

Ensemble For These Times
July 20, 2017
Orli Shaham
July 14, 2017

Simon Tedeschi and Orli Shaham are pianists from opposite sides of the globe, who surprisingly have a lot in common.

Orli Shaham
July 7, 2017

A compact concert bursting with fine chamber playing.

Orli Shaham
July 6, 2017

In beautifully thoughtful playing Orli Shaham created her own wordless context for this music, setting it alongside the French Suite No.6 in E by his revered forebear, Bach, and specially written music by Israeli-born composer Avner Dorman (heard in an orchestral version earlier this year) and Australian Brett Dean.

 

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