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 […]
Composers from Stephen Sondheim and John Musto to Martin Bresnick and Peter Lieberson are honored at the annual American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial.
If you’re doing several different things at once, are you really paying attention to any of them?