Vienna Boys Choir Carnegie Hall December 8, 2019 By Christian Carey NEW YORK – On Sunday, the Vienna Boys Choir performed a Christmas program at Carnegie Hall. It included much standard Christmas fare, both carols and pops selections. However, there were also a number of more substantial pieces, both Renaissance polyphony and 20/21st century music.Continue reading “Vienna Boys Choir at Carnegie Hall”
Photo: Steve J. Sherman New York Premiere of Van Der Aa Violin Concerto The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor Janine Jansen, Violin March 13, 2018 Carnegie Hall Published on Sequenza21.com By Christian Carey NEW YORK – Dutch composer Michel Van der Aa (b. 1970) is best known for his imaginativeContinue reading “Philadelphia Gives NY Premiere of Van der Aa Violin Concerto”
Two articles I wrote over the summer are finally out. My interview with New York Polyphony has been published in the latest issue of Early Music America. An article on mentorship in music, which includes interviews with Fred Hersch, his student James Shipp, and James’s student Ian Burroughs, has been published in Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Magazine, Beyond the Stage (read here).
WMI Magazine, an annual publication by Carnegie Hall, includes my article on music mentorship. Featuring interviews with three artists, including jazz pianist Fred Hersch, it can be read for free online via Issuu.
Pianist Orli Shaham is not only a gifted solo artist in a wide range of repertoire: She is also committed to nurturing the next generation of classical music performers and audiences. Her education projects are wide-ranging and encompass work for a variety of age groups. For instance, the project Baby Got Bach finds Shaham, its founder, and others instructingContinue reading “Sunday, March 5th: Orli Shaham at Carnegie Hall”
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”
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”
Photo: Steve Pyke Philip Glass turned eighty years old today. A celebration was held at Carnegie Hall tonight, a concert by the Bruckner Symphony Linz, led longtime Glass collaborator conductor Dennis Russell Davies in the premiere of the composer’s Eleventh Symphony and Three Yoruba Songs (with vocalist Angélique Kidjo). In Nashville tonight, I’m not hearing anyContinue reading “Happy 80th Birthday Philip Glass”
This week, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has a new album out on Erato. In War and Peace features arias by Handel, Purcell, and other baroque composers that deal with, as one might expect, bellicose and pacific themes. Her coloratura and ornamentation are impressive throughout, as is the purity and beauty of her voice. Il Pomo d’Oro, led from theContinue reading “Joyce DiDonato on Why Art Matters in the Midst of Chaos”
Photo: THOMAS GRØNDAHL This Thursday at 8 PM, the Danish Piano Trio will make their US recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The group – Katrine Gislinge, piano, Toke Møldrup, cello, and Lars Bjørnkjær, violin – will present piano trios by Niels Gade and Felix Mendelssohn (one of my personal favorite chamberContinue reading “Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)”