Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)

  On October 25th, Constellation Records will release Entanglement, the second solo release by Jessica Moss. A violinist and vocalist who is one of the central members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and co-founder of Black Ox Orchestar, Moss draws upon a prodigious range of influences: from the post-rock and avant-klezmer of theContinue reading “Jessica Moss – “Particles” (CD Preview)”

RIP Robert Mann (1920-2018)

Saddened by the death of Robert Mann. A founding member of the Juilliard String Quartet, Mann was its first violinist for decades as well as a master teacher and composer: his melodramas are memorable pieces. Countless quartets benefited from his guidance. Mann was one of the finest musicians I ever encountered. I am truly gladContinue reading “RIP Robert Mann (1920-2018)”

Charlotte Bray: “At the Speed of Stillness”

At the Speed of Stillness Charlotte Bray NMC Recordings CD NMC D202 Claire Booth, soprano; Lucy Schaufer, mezzo-soprano; Alexandra Wood, violin; Andrew Matthews-Owen, piano; Huw Watkins, piano; Aldeburgh World Symphony, Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen, conductor   Charlotte Bray’s music displays steely determination and an expansively colorful textural palette. Her NMCContinue reading “Charlotte Bray: “At the Speed of Stillness””

Thursday: Sarah Plum at Spectrum

On Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 PM, violinist Sarah Plum plays a concert at  Spectrum (121 Ludlow Street, NYC). Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at the door. Plum, a new music specialist, has two CDs coming out on July 14th, both on the Blue Griffin imprint. On the first,Continue reading “Thursday: Sarah Plum at Spectrum”