New York is really two cities. There’s the city of people who are educated, sophisticated, often young and single. They live in luxury (though they are always complaining). Side by side with them there’s a second city made up of the poor, the elderly, most blacks and Hispanics, and the middle class who haven’t fled to the Sun Belt.
Although she calls it ‘a violist’s Book of Job,’ founding and leading the Momenta Quartet is a longtime labor of love for Stephanie Griffin, as she tells us in Music for Writers.
I can’t let life defeat me; I’ve got to give it another shot. Hell, I’m young and strong and talented enough to get myself and Grandma Sylvia on the front page of today’s Miami News. And tonight a reporter for the Neighbors section of the Miami Herald wants to interview her.
Since 2009, New York Public Radio’s Q2 Music has been giving crucial airtime to living composers on its free 24/7 Internet stream. Who orchestrates all this gorgeous sound? Alex Ambrose.
Stacy took my Florida address and gave me a squeeze on the shoulder as she got off the bus. Her eyes were as light blue as they used to be, and I remembered how much I’d been attracted to her. She seemed to have turned out so well that I was pleased with myself for once loving her.
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.
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.
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.’
He called me a bastard for not calling him and said I could make up for it by going with him to a Cosmos soccer game this evening; I told him I would.
Drawing on her childhood on a kibbutz—fears of violence and the grace of music—cellist Maya Beiser embarks on personal exploration, ‘TranceClassical.’