Interview: Sofia Gubaidulina with the BSO

This week, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra visit Carnegie Hall for performances from February 28th through March 2nd. They feature the New York premieres of two works. On February 28th, Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for violin cello and bayan, featuring violinist Baiba Skride, cellist Harriet Krijgh, and bayan player Elsbeth Moser,Continue reading “Interview: Sofia Gubaidulina with the BSO”

Bryn Harrison on Another Timbre

Bryn Harrison Receiving the Approaching Memory Aisha Orazbayev, violin; Mark Knoop, piano Another Timbre CD 96 Another Timbre’s  96th CD is devoted entirely to Bryn Harrison’s “Receiving the Approaching Memory,” a violin-piano duo lasting nearly forty minutes. Throughout its duration, the piece consists of overlapping spirals between the violin and piano, corruscating gently but emphatically. The piece is dividedContinue reading “Bryn Harrison on Another Timbre”

Francois Couturier and Anja Lechner at Greenwich Music House (Concert Review)

  Francois Couturier and Anja Lechner Greenwich Music House New York February 18, 2017 By Christian Carey   Five Things to Like About Francois Couturier and Anja Lechner in duo performance   Versatility — These are two musicians who are able to play in a plethora of styles: classical, jazz, world music, et cetera. IContinue reading “Francois Couturier and Anja Lechner at Greenwich Music House (Concert Review)”

Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)

Temples’s album Volcano is out March 3rd via Fat Possum Records. Check out lead-off track “Certainty” below. They are also extensively touring (dates below). TEMPLES TOUR DATES: (new shows in bold) Wed. Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel * Fri. Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * Sat. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’sContinue reading “Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)”

New York Philharmonic Premieres HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto

Hi All. This fell off the blog for some reason. I am re-hosting it today.    New York Philharmonic Premieres H.K. Gruber Photos: Chris Lee   Avery Fisher Hall, New York January 7, 2017 By Christian Carey Five Things to Love About the NY Phil’s January 7th Concert Kurt Weill’s Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (Little Threepenny Music)Continue reading “New York Philharmonic Premieres HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto”

Kronos at Carnegie Hall

  Kronos Quartet Carnegie Hall – Zankel Hall Saturday, February 11, 2017 Christian Carey   Six Things to Like About Kronos at Carnegie Hall   Fifty for the Future Commissioning Project — Kronos used Saturday February 11th’s concert to showcase some of the early entries in their “Fifty for the Future” project. Not only isContinue reading “Kronos at Carnegie Hall”