We got a little bit of insight into the mind of one the world's brightest neurosurgeons thinks to Anderson Cooper and the good people of of South Carolina. During CNN’s Wednesday night town hall event is Greenville South Carolina, the Silver Fox spoke with Republican Presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson about a host of issues including criminal justice reform and national defense. Carson also opened up about his love for classical baroque music and playing pool.
The Broadway Bach Ensemble will be putting on another free concert this Sunday, February 7. The no cost classical concert will feature music from Bach, Beethoven, Milhaud and Poulenc. The event will also feature special guest violinist Yaegy Park. Park got her start at the age of 4 when became the youngest member to every join the Houston Young Artist foundation. The Broadway Bach Ensemble’s Principal Conductor and music director Michael F. Tietz conducts the 50-piece orchestra of community chamber professionals.
Steeped in classical training and glued to the stage---they noted that their 8/17 show at the Rockwood Music Hall was their 103rd of the year---it would be inaccurate to say that Black Violin is "throwing out the rulebook". Still, the impish delight with which Kev Marcus hyped his audience on Monday night suggested an insatiable penchant for mocking expectations.
The internet is blowing up with news that billionaire Ronald Perelman will be succeeding Sanford I. Weill as the chairman of Carnegie Hall, a position he has held for nearly 25 years. The announcement isn’t just shocking because of the staff change, but also because Perelman has said to the New York Times that he is “not much of a classical music enthusiast” and hopes to push the hall into hosting more pop performances.
Pete Townshend, legendary guitarist and song-writer of The Who, has announced that he has created a classical version on the bands 1973 album, "Quadrophenia" for symphony orchestra, opera singers and choir.
What is a classically trained cellist doing at an electronic dance music show? Moreover, what is a cello doing onstage at an EDM show? We’re not entirely sure so we got on the horn with Saum Ghosh to talk about what it means to be an Indian cellist in the dance music scene, his forthcoming album and his latest philanthropic adventure.
Following up on our report about Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood’s collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra on a piece entitled Water, we finally bring news of when you can hear the work. Live and in-person. A composition for strings, piano and a South Asian tambura-like instrument, Water will premiere in Dublin on October 2 as part of ACO’s European Tour, played alongside Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor “La poule,” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70.
Andante Media, a German music-publisher and one of the largest European independent rights-owners, announced the release of a new iPhone App that celebrates the birthdays of composers of all kinds--big and small, heavyweights to new contenders.