Formally known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the Bessies celebrated their 30th anniversary Monday night at the Apollo.
Hosted by Lisa Kron, the night featured performances by Circus Amok, Mark Morris Dance Group, Urban Bush Women and the mesmerizing Dorrance Dance. New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray gave the opening remarks for the event.
We caught up with celebrated organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter last week in Berlin, where he is touring in support of his Sony Classical disc If You Could Read My Mind (a record that quickly became the top-selling classical album in the United States). Having completed his custom-built, $1,000,000 International Touring Organ (ITO), Carpenter finally has the mobility he needs.
Film and television composer Steven Price last year won the Academy Award for Best Original Score thanks to his tremendous "Gravity" composition. Relatively new to the game and having mainly worked other odd jobs in the music departments on films, finally reaching one of the top prizes in the field, how does one follow up the prestige? For Price, David Ayer's World War II drama "Fury," starring Brad Pitt was the next step, with early Oscar speculation already buzzing ahead of the movie's release date.
Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, has been furthering his stellar young career with new recordings, prestigious bookings, and recognition, having received a 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As he prepares for his "Distinctive Debut" concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on November 5, he took some time to speak with us about his background and career.