Philadelphia Orchestra To Decide Centennial Competition Winner: Kevin Beavers

Kevin Beaversphoto by Lorin Burgess Kevin Beavers, 29, was born in Colombia, grew up in West Virginia and holds degrees in composition from West Virginia University (B.M.) and the University of Michigan (M.M. and D.M.A. candidate). Currently, he is studying and working in Amsterdam on a grant from the Netherlands-America Foundation; he also teaches composition […]

Eddie Marshall Receives First SFJazz Beacon Award

Eddie Marshallphoto by Chela Shanti Drummer and longtime Bay Area jazz leader Eddie Marshall is the recipient of the First Annual SFJAZZ Beacon Award presented by Stella Artois. The award will be given each year to a member of the Bay Area jazz community who has played a vital role in preserving the traditions and […]

Macal Conducts Danielpour In His Debut Concert As Head Of Orchestral Studies Program At Manhattan School Of Music

Zdenek Macalphoto by Vidal On September 28th at 8 p.m., Zdenek Macal conducted the Manhattan School of Music Symphony, marking his appointment as Director of Conducting Studies and Artistic Advisor for the School’s orchestral program. The concert featured Richard Danielpour‘s Celestial Night, alongside works by Mozart and Beethoven. Mr. Macal has a longstanding working relationship […]

New England Conservatory Hosts National Conference On Music Education

Philip Glass at the NEC Conferencephoto by Jeff Thiebauth In early September New England Conservatory‘s Research Center for Learning Through Music hosted a three-day national conference entitled “Making Music Work in Public Education: Innovative Programs and Research — A National Perspective.” The conference was organized by NEC’s Larry Scripp, Director of the Research Center. The […]

What Do the Presidential Candidates Think About Music? Ralph Nader 2

Ralph Nader The REAL quote From “Ralph Nader Consultation, Part II,” interview with W. David Kubiak for the “Nancho Consultations,” 1998. Well, if you look at modern merchandising it is extraordinarily sensual – whether it’s junk food, music, entertainment, you name it, addiction… That’s the genius of the modern corporate marketing is that it is […]

Alvin Singleton Receives Civitella Ranieiri Foundation Fellowship

Alvin Singletonphoto by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey Composer Alvin Singleton has recently returned from a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbertide, Italy, awarded by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide gifted working artists with a significant period of uninterrupted time to concentrate on their work. Singleton was in […]

What Do the Presidential Candidates Think About Music? Ralph Nader 2

Ralph Nader This was FAKED, but not very far away from these comments. “With hundreds of radio stations owned by a single company, it comes as no surprise that the programming reflects the economic desires of that company, not the greater interests of its listeners. Instead of challenging programming, we get mind-numbing mock analyses of […]

New York Chamber Symphony Receives Challenge Grant For New Music Competition

Gerard Schwarzphoto by Steve Sherman The New York Chamber Symphony has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the Knight Foundation for a new music project. In cooperation with WNYC radio, the project is a competition for contemporary music that will be selected by orchestra musicians and judged by the audience. The competition is planned for […]

What Do the Presidential Candidates Think About Music? Al Gore Fake 1

Al Gore This is the FAKE quote, but not very far away from these Gore comments about Napster and explicit lyrics. “I think that the Internet has wonderful potential to bring diverse kinds of music to new audiences. Schoolchildren in Georgia may, before long, have the opportunity to hear orchestra concerts in New York without […]

George Perlman Dies In Chicago

George Perlman with the Golansphoto by Judith Golan George Perlman, violinist and composer, taught for 74 years until two months before his death on June 23, 2000, at age 103. For much of his life he taught 60 hours a week, plus performing in concerts, composing works played around the world and editing violin music […]