For some reason, the summer seems to have become as busy as the rest of the season: concerts (both in and out of town), award ceremonies, receptions, you name it.
The BMI Foundation has awarded Asuka Kakitani its seventh annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize; the award honors the writer of the best new work composed during the annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.
Peter Sellars’s remarkable keynote address at the American Symphony Orchestra League Conference is now available for anyone to listen to online, but what will be its ultimate impact.
True internationalism begins with an enlightened nationalism which is not prejudicial and therefore quite distinct from xenophobia and jingoistic patriotism.
The Knights played a concert at the visually stunning Angel Orensanz Center called Rewind which I should have loved, but they never stopped playing.
While I had a fabulous time at the free Bang on a Can Marathon at Manhattan’s Winter Garden Atrium, my level of commitment and connectivity to the listening experience was nowhere near what it had been just days before in concerts at L.A.’s Walt Disney Hall.
Perhaps there’s a way to make the American Symphony Orchestra League conference more of a new music event.
Seeing and hearing Nixon in China staged live by the Chicago Opera Theatre was a revelation.
Just when you thought you knew what new music was supposed to sound like, it suddenly ceased to be new music. Corey Dargel is a difficult one to compartmentalize on the pop-nonpop divide. His songs are further proof that there really shouldn’t be and ultimately aren’t such divides for people doing some of the most […]