Taka Kigawa at LPR

  Taka Kigawa Le Poisson Rouge August 26, 2013 by Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Pianist Taka Kigawa is fast becoming one of New York’s leading interpreters of contemporary classical music. His recital on August 26th at Le Poisson Rouge focused on American works written since 1980, with the addition of an important pianoContinue reading “Taka Kigawa at LPR”

9/8 – Righteous Girls and Sirius Quartet at Spectrum

DOUBLE BILL! RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo, flute & Erika Dohi, piano) team up with the Sirius Quartet (Fung Chern Hwei/ Gregor Huebner, violins; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello) RighteousGIRLS will perform works by Christian Carey, Jonathan Ragonese, Judd Greenstein, Andy Akiho as well as joining forces with Sirius Quartet on works by Pascal Le BoeufContinue reading “9/8 – Righteous Girls and Sirius Quartet at Spectrum”

Why Chris Thile Playing Bach on the Mandolin is a Good Idea

Chris Thile Bach, Sonatas and Partitas, Vol.1 Nonesuch CD/LP/Digital Why Chris Thile Playing Bach on the Mandolin is a Good Idea (A gentle rejoinder to performance practice purists)   1- Attack and decay The Partitas, three of which are played by Thile on his latest Nonesuch disc, were probably originally played on the violin. ButContinue reading “Why Chris Thile Playing Bach on the Mandolin is a Good Idea”