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 […]

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

Al Gore The REAL quote “National Public Radio has been indispensable to its local listeners across the country. Each station across America tailors its programming to meet local needs. For example, when school funding for classical music training was cut, it was KUER in Salt Lake City that produced a series introducing elementary school students […]

Jack Nitzsche Dies In Hollywood

Jack Nitzsche Jack Nitzsche, an Oscar-winning songwriter, keyboardist and arranger who worked with Phil Spector, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Miles Davis, died on Friday, August 25, 2000 in Hollywood. He was 63. Bernard Alfred Nitzsche was born in Chicago in 1937, and grew up on a farm near Newaygo, Michigan. He hoped to […]