BMOP Records Thomson and Premieres Sanford

Virgil Thomson – Gertrude Stein Four Saints in Three Acts; Capital Capitals   Charles Blandy, tenor; Simon Dyer, bass; Aaron Engebreth, baritone; Andrew Garland, baritone; Tom McNichols, bass; Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, mezzo-soprano; Sarah Pelletier, soprano; Deborah Selig, soprano; Sumner Thompson, baritone; Lynn Torgove, mezzo-soprano; Stanley Wilson, tenor; Boston Modern Orchestra, Gil Rose, conductor   BMOP/Sound 1049Continue reading “BMOP Records Thomson and Premieres Sanford”

GBV – “Dr. Feelgood Falls off the Ocean”

Guided by Voices’s August by Cake is out on April 7th. It is Robert Pollard’s one hundredth album! TOUR DATES 4/7 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room 4/8 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM@UCO’s Metro Music Fest, The Criterion 4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 4/15 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 ClubContinue reading “GBV – “Dr. Feelgood Falls off the Ocean””

Say it Ain’t So, Mr. Shipp

Matthew Shipp Piano Song Matthew Shipp, piano; Michael Bisio, bass; Newman Taylor-Baker, drums Thirsty Ear Records Pianist Matthew Shipp has been a prolific recording artist: he has released dozens of albums as a leader and appeared on dozens more as a collaborator. However, Piano Song, his 2017 recording for Thirsty Ear,  will be his lastContinue reading “Say it Ain’t So, Mr. Shipp”

Locrian Players Celebrate Rautavaara

On Saturday March 25th at 8 PM, Locrian Chamber Players present a concert at their home base of operations, the performance space at Riverside Church. The program celebrates the legacy of Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) with two works: The Last Runo for flute and string quartet and the violin-piano duo Summer Thoughts. It also features New YorkContinue reading “Locrian Players Celebrate Rautavaara”

Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project

My dear friend and collaborator, singing violist Wendy Richman has undertaken a campaign to fund her first solo album, vox*viola. Consisting of pieces for singing violist by Lou Bunk, Christian Carey, Jason Eckardt, Stephen Gorbos, Jose-Luis Hurtado, Everette Minchew, Arlene Sierra, David Smooke, and Ken Ueno, the recording will be released via ICE’s TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings.  Wendy first premieredContinue reading “Wendy Richman’s vox*viola project”

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma: “Playing with Friends” (Video)

I’m very much looking forward to hearing Yo-Yo Ma play Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new cello concerto, which he performs tonight with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. Music Sales has shared a group of videos of Ma and Salonen discussing the gestation of the piece (embedded below).

The Chieftains: “The Foggy Dew” (SoundCloud)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Today my parents would have been married 49 years. We miss Dad, especially on this day. He loved the Chieftains more than most music, so I’m sharing one of their best recordings below, courtesy of Soundcloud.

Miranda Cuckson at Miller Theatre (concert review)

Miranda Cuckson – Pop Up Concert at Miller Theatre March 7, 2017 Published in Sequenza 21 By Christian Carey   NEW YORK – Violinist Miranda Cuckson is one of the stars of new music in New York: a fearless, visionary, and tremendously talented artist. On March 7th, she presented a solo program of 20th andContinue reading “Miranda Cuckson at Miller Theatre (concert review)”

Khasma Duo Plays Romig (CD review)

Time Seems to Pass James Romig Khasma Piano Duo: Ashlee Mack, Katherine Palumbo, pianos Parallax Music Press CD/Download   Composer James Romig’s piano duo work Time Seems to Pass, a nearly forty-minute opus commissioned and performed by Khasma Piano Duo (Ashlee Mack and Katherine Palumbo), is something of a turning point in his work. InContinue reading “Khasma Duo Plays Romig (CD review)”

Misato Mochizuki at Miller Theatre (concert review)

Misato Mochizuki Composer Portrait Thursday March 2, 2017 Miller Theatre By Christian Carey NEW YORK – On Thursday, March 2nd, Japanese composer Misato Mochizuki was featured on Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits series. In a concert featuring four U.S. premieres and concluding with a work commissioned and premiered at the 2015 Lincoln Center Festival, the audienceContinue reading “Misato Mochizuki at Miller Theatre (concert review)”