March 2, 2015

Defiant Requiem in the New Yorker Goings on About Town: This unique concert presentation—combining live music, film, and dramatic narration—is the passion project of the noted American conductor Murry Sidlin; it commemorates the lives of Jewish prisoners at the Terezín concentration camp, who somehow, in the midst of enormous suffering, put on sixteen performances of Verdi’s Requiem, reclaiming their humanity and fostering hope.

February 26, 2015

A week from today, the American Modern Ensemble will bring a brand new program to SubCulture‘s stage. Entitled, “BLUE”, the program will feature an array of the group’s talented players performing works by Margaret Brouwer, George Crumb, Robert Paterson, and Frederic Rzewski, among others.

February 24, 2015

"But the centerpiece of the performance was Victoria Bond’s new work, “Soul of a Nation: A Portrait of Thomas Jefferson,” with text by Myles Lee and which gets its official premiere April 13, Jefferson’s birthday.

Conducted by composer Bond, the work received an enthusiastic reception from the audience in The Box."

February 23, 2015

A smuggled score. Courageous Jewish prisoners. A performance of the Verdi Requiem Mass. In an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors, the performance in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezin) during World War II is captured in a moving multi-media, concert-drama brought to San Diego by the Anti-Defamation League. The concert will be conducted by the program’s creator Murry Sidlin on Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Jacobs Music Center/Copley Symphony Hall.

February 23, 2015

"There is something particularly rewarding about exploring music that was written when the composer was already established in his career," says Shaham. "In the case of our three composers for this program, each was, by this point, confident and versed in so many areas, allowing him to explore his musical ideas freely, aided by his own expertise."

February 16, 2015

Stephen Weber is a member of The Collegiate Chorale, who will be singing in the March 9 performance of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin at Avery Fisher Hall. Below is an excerpt from the very moving blog post he has written about his personal connection to the work.


February 13, 2015

A heartfelt and personal account by the Cracow Duo, cellist Jan Kalinowski and pianist Marek Szlezer, about the Polish composer Aleksander Tansman.

February 12, 2015

On February 11, Ardea Arts and The Greene Space at WQXR & WNYC teamed up to present a workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera. View the livestreamed video of the event.

February 10, 2015

The "extraordinarily beautiful and moving" work Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin will be performed on March 9, 2015 at Lincoln Center, featuring The Collegiate Chorale, actors Bebe Neuwirth and John Rubinstein, and internationally-renowned soloists.

February 6, 2015

Thomas Jefferson is well known as the third President of the United States. Lesser known is his passion for music and the fact that he was an accomplished violinist. Thomas Jefferson's noble words and Victoria Bond's music come together in "Soul of a Nation - a Thomas Jefferson Portrait for Narrator, Solo Violin, and String Orchestra."

February 5, 2015

Featuring Richard King, principal horn of The Cleveland Orchestra.

February 5, 2015

Margaret Brouwer's music has been praised for its lyricism, musical imagery, and emotional power.

February 5, 2015

Ardea Arts partners with The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR to present a workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera, February 11, 2015 at 7pm.

February 5, 2015

As a champion of Tansman's music, the Cracow Duo recorded an award-winning album of his works for piano and cello in 2009.

February 5, 2015

Margaret Brouwer writes music that exists on multiple planes. It is crafted to stir your emotions as well as to provoke your intellect.

February 5, 2015

When Christopher Houlihan, one of the hottest young organists of today, plays a recital on Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates, he will probably feel right at home even though he will not have seen the historic church before he arrives to practice.

Houlihan’s one-hour program in PVE will feature music by J.S. Bach (including his massive Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor), Alexandre Guilmant, Leo Sowerby and Louis Vierne.

February 4, 2015

Two Jewish highlights of the festival this year are an intimate concert with Israeli-born pianist Orli Shaham at Temple Chai in Phoenix on Feb. 17; and “Beethoven, Bach and the Blue Danube,” a performance of the Festival Orchestra featuring pianist Orion Weiss on Feb. 26 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale (see Details box).

Shaham, who was born in Jerusalem, will perform a program based on her forthcoming two-disc set, “Brahms Inspired,” which will include music by Brahms as well as music from composers that inspired him and pieces that were inspired by his music.

February 3, 2015

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival features world premieres and world class performers

April 6 at SubCulture
April 13, 20, 27 at Symphony Space

Highlights of the 18th season include violinist Frank Almond, American Modern Ensemble, Sirius Quartet and Miho Hazama's m_unit Jazz Ensemble

February 3, 2015

“I’m surrounded by so many interesting ideas that I have to be selective,” she said. “There are so many stories and musical ideas screaming to be told and realized. It’s about narrowing down the field.”

January 31, 2015

Carnegie Hall will be featuring a free concert by the critically acclaimed Cracow Duo in celebration of Chopin’s 205th birthday. The duo will perform works by the legendary Polish composer along with works by Alexandre Tansman.

January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015

With over a dozen years of successful concerts abroad, the duo of lifelong friends Jan Kalinowski (cello) and Marek Szlezer (piano) comes to New York in celebration of Fryderyk Chopin's 205th birthday.

January 28, 2015

The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. The 2015 Festival features the workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera at The Greene Space on February 11, 2015.

January 27, 2015

Composer Margaret Brouwer celebrates a milestone birthday.

January 27, 2015

Although Brouwer may have retired from teaching, she has not slowed down.

January 26, 2015

Defiant Requiem, which is being performed in Boston on January 27, is a Boston Public Radio Concert Pick.

January 26, 2015

Due to severe weather conditions, tomorrow night's performance of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin is postponed. The new date will be announced shortly.

Tickets for the January 27 performance will be honored on the new date. Information on how ticketholders may request a refund will be available as soon as the new date is announced.

January 23, 2015

As composer Margaret Brouwer celebrates a milestone birthday, there are a number of performances of her music this year in Cleveland and New York, as well as the release of a new recording.

January 23, 2015

CBS Radio's Dan Rea interviewed Murry Sidlin about the upcoming Boston performance of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin.

January 22, 2015

Ardea Arts will be partnering with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR to presents a workshop performance of BOUNCE: The Basketball Opera. BOUNCE is unique show that provides a mix of live music, theatre and basketball.

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