Posts in Classical Music
Trinity Church Wall Street Announces Return of Bach, Pärt Performances, and Alchemy Series with New York Baroque Incorporated

Trinity Church Wall Street has an exciting concert lineup this spring, featuring a newly renamed Bach series, the celebration of a brand-new venue, and a variety of choral performances!

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New York Philharmonic To Perform With City Children in Two Free Collaborative Concerts

Children in New York City have a special opportunity to work with the esteemed musicians of the New York Philharmonic for the fifth consecutive year this May, with many exciting new collaborations added to the roster for 2019.

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After three years, Australian Chamber Orchestra Returns to the United States

After being away for 3 years, the return of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) is hosting a North American tour of eight concerts. “The finest chamber orchestra on earth” (The Telegraph) will be joined by internationally renowned pianists Paul Lewis and Inon Barnatan at New York’s Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA and a list of eminent US concert halls.

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[CONCERT REVIEW] Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński Sings With Grace And Charm

The Baroque period was a time of extraordinary innovation. Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński is adding a whole new dimension to this old music to make it sound so new. The singer showcased his talents on January 31 at Carnegie Hall.

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Conductor Andrew Gourlay and OSCyL Break Mold With New Album From Own Record Label

Instead of following the typical classical music handbook, conductor Andrew Gourlay decided to write his own. As Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León (OSCyL) in Spain, Andrew and the OSCyL announced this fall it launched its own recording label. Now, a few months later, the organization released its first recording, Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead / Symphony No. 2.

“For the first recording on our new label, we wanted to show what the orchestra can do, and what better way than with major symphonic repertoire?” Andrew said.

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[CONCERT REVIEW] Yefim Bronfman Is A Commanding Force At The Bench With NY Philharmonic

Rachmaninoff’s deeply Romantic symphony envelops the listener while the spirit of Beethoven hovers nearby as pianist Yefim Bronfman performs with the New York Philharmonic, led by Maestro Jaap van Zweden.

During the middle of a bleak January, David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center was filled with sweeping melodies, lush orchestrations, inspired lyrical passages, and dramatic emotions.

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Soprano Leah Crocetto Draws From Life, Releases Emotion With Powerful Voice

It’s impossible to be a good artist and not to draw from life. Every time American soprano Leah Crocetto performs, there is an aspect of herself in the performance.

“I don’t necessarily think it’s ‘method acting’ a la Stanislavsky, but rather it’s just a part of it. I am who and what I am, and that bleeds into every performance,” she said.

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Conductor Shiyeon Sung Trailblazes In Classical Music Industry

Conductor Shiyeon Sung found her passion for classical music at a young age, through starting piano at 4 years old and her mother’s love for the same music. Though she thrived as a pianist and won many youth competitions, she developed a problem with her arm and had to stop playing for a while.

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German pianist Frank Dupree Adds Versatility to Classical Music Genre

German pianist Frank Dupree can be described with one word: versatility. He doesn’t think in stereotypes and has experimented with a variety of musical genres and instruments.

“Why isn’t it possible that one person plays a Beethoven Piano Sonata and improvises over a song by Duke Ellington in the same concert? I say it is! It’s all about making music,” said Frank, winner of the 2018 Opus Klassik Award for Piano Concerto Recording of the Year (20th/21st century).

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Russian-American Violinist Yevgeny Kutik Meditates on Family and History Through Music

For Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, family and history play a center role in his life. Arriving at age 5 as a refugee from the USSR, the hardship, work, and success that went along with it continually inspires his work.

“Exploring my cultural heritage and background has compelled me to move in unexpected directions as an artist,” he said.

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Flemish composer Wim Henderickx Brings Together Religions, Philosophies Through Music

Flemish composer and musician Wim Henderickx trusts his intuition. It is through this intuition he has become successful at his craft, with releasing albums, collaborating with different musical groups, and creating beautiful works of art. He is also a professor at Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp and at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam.

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Hanzhi Wang's Hard Work Brings Accordion To Classical Music Forefront

Despite her young age, success follows accordionist Hanzhi Wang. She is the first accordionist to join the roster of Young Concert Artists in its 57-year history, making her debut in New York this past fall. If that wasn’t enough, the record label Naxos releases its first-ever solo accordion album, Hanzhi’s On the Path to H.C. Andersen.

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Pianist Alexandra Stréliski's Raw Emotion Comes Through In Film Music, New Album

French Canadian pianist Alexandra Stréliski is inspired by emotions, people, and the experiences she lived. “I cannot make a distinction between that and the way I write,” she said. This is why her work touched many emotions to those her listen to her work, recently via Jean-Marc Vallée’s films Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Demolition (2016), as well as the trailer of the acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies (2017).

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Ukranian pianist Antonii Baryshevskyi Wants His Music To Touch Souls

Ukranian pianist Antonii Baryshevski hopes that the one thing his music is remember for is touching souls. His lifelong dream has always been to travel all over the world performing at the highest level, and this pianist is doing just that, with the culmination of his six-year journey with Messaien’s momentous two-hour cycle called Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus.

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