New York new music collective, Bang on a Can, has produced yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning composer: Julia Wolfe. The revered artist won for her composition, 'Anthracite Fields.'
The album's stirring mix of imagery, techniques, atmospheres and rhythms speaks to a level of creative ambition worthy of the cellist's virtuosity, perhaps not surprising in a veteran of the Kronos Quartet's musical adventures.
John Lurie has kept himself a mainstay in the downtown jazz scene in NYC--he's continued his excellence both on and off camera, and now will receive an exemplary tribute during Strange & Beautiful: The Music and Art of John Lurie from September 9-27 at various venues and galleries in the city.
So, in an effort to keep all you Classicalites abreast of each and every situation, we'll be trawling the web for the best headlines--those stories, those people making the biggest waves.
And with the world's best musicians, singers, dancers and actors going back to repertory work after their summer stocks, there's more good news happening now than there was, say, back in July.