Iconic jazz singer Sarah Vaughan will be given a most resounding tribute in her hometown of Newark, N.J. this month. It's been announced the U.S. Postal Service is honoring the timeless artist with a forever stamp portraying the singer in an oil painting.
Earlier this year, Colin Stetson announced the release of another solo record entitled SORROW. With features by Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld and Liturgy's Greg Fox, Stetson has now released a five-minute video extract entitled SORROW I to accompany the release.
In a step toward a residency, the Philadelphia Orchestra is venturing where no American orchestra has ventured before. That is, in June 2017, the company will touch down at Genghis Khan International Airport in Mongolia and perform a series of concerts for the natives.
To become a popular classical musician with today's youth, a few things need to happen. First, you need to score popular shows and movies attractive a youth audience, then you need the support of other popular artists that have a grip on the attention of youngsters. And lastly, as is the case with Ludovico Einaudi, your tunes need to consume their attention and never let it go.
It is a huge loss to contemporary classical to lose a star player such as Piotr Anderszewski. The Polish-Hungarian pianist is an artist, he falls into the spaces of compositions and thrives in what could be--not what is. So it's with a heavy heart that we bid the pianist a fond farewell.
This isn't clickbait, instead this is a real life, full-functioning music box that incorporates marbles and a series of other homemade concoctions to produce a full composition by simply turning a wheel. The Wintergatan Marble Machine, which employs 2,000 pieces to accomplish its musical goal, is seemingly taking the internet viral world by storm.
The essence of John Coltrane is music and it was perhaps his life's mission to break music from a traditional grip. Recanting his affinity for the jazz archetype, the also-archetypal Archie Shepp reflects on witnessing Coltrane for the first time and how the saxophonist was able to communicate an entire musical manifesto through the voice of his horn.
In showcasing herself as a cross-over artist, the wildly talented Ms. Norah Jones will perform consecutive weekends at both Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals in July. With a sixth studio album announced for the fall, Ravi Shankar's daughter is cementing herself as a legendary folk, jazz and popular artist.
It seems that Zoe Saldana being casted as Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic Nina, a film about the singer's turbulent time with mental illness and racism, has invoked the ire of the Simone estate. After a tweet from Saldana offering up a sentiment of having "no fear," Ms. Simone's verified Twitter account retorted ferociously, saying, 'take Nina's name out your mouth."
Beginning March 3 at 7:30 p.m., the New York Philharmonic will take to David Geffen Hall for a program of Brahms' A German Requiem under the maestro Christoph von Dohnányi. Featuring soprano Camilla Tilling and baritone Matthias Goerne, Brahms' heartfelt classic is yet another reason to use music as a means of keeping warm.
With a documentary about her having been nominated for an Academy Award, Nina Simone will now be paid tribute in the form of a biopic starring Zoe Saldana as the mentally unstable jazz singer. Entitled "Nina," the film hits theaters April 22 and a trailer for the movie has (finally) surfaced.
If you're a Dylanologist, then you've hit the motherload. As it's been reported, a secret archive of Bob Dylan memorabilia, stretching from unreleased recordings and concert footage to "Blood on the Tracks" manuscripts has been bought by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and is on exhibit in the Brady Arts District.
George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" is perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable pieces in American music. However, as it's been noted, Gershwin's classic may be the victim of faulty orchestration--meaning ensembles may have been playing the notes out of key for nearly 70 years.
The time has come for laureates of the seminal Robin Williams film, "Dead Poets Society." It's been announced that the cult classic will be adapted into a play by Tom Schulman and presented in a world premiere at Classic Stage Company this October. Schulman, if you aren't aware, won an Oscar for his work on the DPS movie.
In today's pop culture, super diva Kim Kardashian and her brand of gypsies have seemingly taken over the Internet. The frequency in which Kim gets coverage on the web is astounding, so much so that two years ago, the classical violist Kim Kashkashian's Grammy win went virtually unnoticed.