In the wake of the unthinkable killings in Orlando, composer Gregory Spears’ new opera on the historic persecution of homosexuals in 1950s Washington gets its world premiere in Cincinnati.
Cellist Michael Nicolas releases his solo debut, to call for peaceful Transitions to technologically engaged music. “I welcome our robot overlords.”
The Sound ‘Continues To Move In Space’ An avant-garde bagpiper may not be the guy you expect to meet, even here at our eclectic Music for Writers. But last week, that’s exactly who MATA Festival audiences in New York heardfrom.
Composer Lewis Pesacov’s chamber opera for the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar cannot be performed again: it was made for a one-time only event. But a new recording is being released, putting this tale of ancient affection on ‘The Edge of Forever.’
‘End Of Life Visions And Meditations’ As our colleague Doyle Armbrust is writing over at New York Public Radio’s and WQXR Q2 Music, it’s just too bad that when your time comes to leave this Earth, you don’t get to…
Drawing on her childhood on a kibbutz—fears of violence and the grace of music—cellist Maya Beiser embarks on personal exploration, ‘TranceClassical.’
‘Those Who Don’t Know Us’ Sufi, of course, is the mystical dimension of Islam. Many of us may appreciate its essential beauty through the work of the 13th-century poet Rumi.
Kronos: Commissioning 900 Pieces So Far When we spoke with Kronos Quartet founder and violinist David Harrington last year about the group’s Fifty for the Future project, the effort was just getting off the ground.
On Traveling Musicans And Deep Woods Off In this chance to talk to globe-trotting violist Nadia Sirota for #MusicForWriters, we found her going beyond her usual stage performances; beyond her recordings (First Things First and Baroque); and even beyond her Meet the Composer series on New…
That’s how I connect to my art: it’s like seeing/feeling when you hear the music. You experience an emotion, a feeling, with all of your senses.