Gidon Kremer at McCarter

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica McCarter Theatre Center Friday, February 3, 2017 By Christian Carey   PRINCETON – I’ve wanted to hear violinist Gidon Kremer perform Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s iconic work Fratres live since I was a teenager. Back then, Kremer’s rendition of the work on an ECM Records New Series CD was transfixingContinue reading “Gidon Kremer at McCarter”

Beat Furrer at Miller Theatre

Composer Portrait – Beat Furrer Miller Theatre Thursday, February 2, 2017 Either/Or Ensemble; Richard Carrick, conductor By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Miller Theatre has long had plans for a Composer Portrait evening of Beat Furrer’s music. In 2001, the event was disrupted by 9/11, which made it impossible to bring in the musiciansContinue reading “Beat Furrer at Miller Theatre”

Tomorrow: Third Coast Percussion plays Reich at GRAMMY’s

This missive from Third Coast Percussion: “Tomorrow, Sunday February 12 at 1:30pm PST, we are scheduled to perform at the 59th GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. Watch live online at CBS.comor GRAMMY.com/live. We’ll be performing music from our album, Third Coast Percussion | Steve Reich, which was nominated for a GRAMMY in the category “Best Chamber Music/ Small EnsembleContinue reading “Tomorrow: Third Coast Percussion plays Reich at GRAMMY’s”

Tod Dockstader: “From the Archives” (CD Review)

Tod Dockstader From the Archives Starkland CD Composer and electronic musician Tod Dockstader died in 2015 and dementia truncated his work in the electronic studio even before that. However, he left behind over 4200 unreleased sound files. Justin H. Brierley has compiled the best of these into a selection of pieces From the Archives that StarklandContinue reading “Tod Dockstader: “From the Archives” (CD Review)”

Juilliard SQ premieres Davidovsky’s 6th Quartet

Last night I heard the latest incarnation of the Juilliard String Quartet in recital at Alice Tully Hall. The program included performances of Mendelssohn’s first String Quartet and the juggernaut that is Beethoven’s Op. 130 with the Grosse Fuge finale, both pieces performed with suavity rather than abundant risk-taking. The highlight was the quartet’s New York premiere of Mario Davidovsky’s Sixth StringContinue reading “Juilliard SQ premieres Davidovsky’s 6th Quartet”