Damien Escobar, a classically trained violinist with the pedigree of a pop star, is changing the way classical music fans think about the beloved instrument. The musician defies standard genre constrictions with a unique crossover musical style all his own.
Adam Driver is on top of the world. The 'Girls' actor recently rose to mega star status thanks to his role as the villainous Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Driver is also hosting this weekend’s episode of SNL and has been featured with his signature lightsaber in the recently released promos. Driver is also a graduate of the famed Juilliard school, was also a member of the U.S. Marines. His experience in both worlds lead him to form , AITAF (Arts In The Armed Forces), a non profit organization that brings theater to the troops in order to help them reconnect with civilian life.
The Juilliard School has suspended Korean faculty member Kang Choong-mo after a report of alleged sexual misconduct lead to an internal investigation. Kang claims there was a misunderstanding in the matter.
Yes, Sharon Isbin is a classically trained guitar virtuoso — not that we needed to tell you that — but it is not enough to be a global badass. She reveals how she remains so calm and level but above all a reigning heavyweight devoid of any ego. The 58-year-old musician is known for her contributions to music, sure, but she is known as a trailblazer for female musicians and guitar players in the classical genre. A director of guitar programs at the Juilliard School, Isbin, too, is a living legend. Thus, to maintain this genius, there has to be a rhyme or reason to the daily regiment. Having just read an article about the merits of abstaining from making lesser decisions, there is a science to the quietness of Isbin's life on the Upper West Side. In an exclusive with "The New York Times," the guitarist talks everything from food to meditation to sleep time. Not to spoil too much, but her favorite restaurant in New York is Mana, an organic, vegetarian joint on Amsterdam and 91st.
The Juilliard School will award honorary doctorates to prominent artists Philip Glass, Joyce DiDonato, Marcus Roberts, Viola Davis and Lar Lubovitch, as well as architecht Frank Gehry and philanthropists Bruce and Suzanne F. Kovner, during its 109th Commencement Ceremony on May 23.
Talk about two late tastes sure to taste great together: Juilliard Jazz presents "Freddie and Joe," featuring the music of trumpeter Freddie Hubbard alongside saxophonist Joe Henderson at Juilliard's Paul Hall.
Performances of "A Concert of Comic Operas," conducted by James Levine, will take place at Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on February 11 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Juilliard, in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, will present a free farewell chamber music recital in honor of violinist Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on January 19 in Alice Tully Hall.
In a 1956 Daily Mirror column--penned by "Cassandra" (a.k.a. Sir William Neil Connor)--Wladziu Valentino Liberace (a.k.a. Liberace) received the following, near libelous string of pearls...
The (very) earthly pursuits of Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III aside, Wynton Marsalis--noted jazz trumpeter, jazz composer and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center--will also become director of jazz studies at the Juilliard School beginning July 1, 2014.
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 September.