Ute Lemper delivers a doubleheader of original performances this spring. The singers’s new project, 'Last Musik: Songs for Eternity,' debuts at New York’s Center for Jewish History and her collaboration with author Paulo Coelho, 'The 9 Secrets,' shows at Symphony Space.
The Collegiate Chorale has been announced as one of 919 nonprofits nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant. The Collegiate Chorale will receive $30,000 in support of its May 2015 concert and CD recording of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's musical epic "The Road of Promise." NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu said, "I'm pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to The Collegiate Chorale. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people, and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives." "The Road of Promise" is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's 1937 epic musical spectacle "The Eternal Road." The performance will feature a dramatic mix of opera, musical theater and pageant play. "The Road of Promise" tells the story of a young boy left in the care of a rabbi and his congregation in the wake of a pogrom. To calm the boy's fears and help him understand his faith and heritage, the rabbi recounts ancient biblical tales, and as he does the stories of Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Rachel, Moses, Ruth, Saul and David come to life.
For a good time, call the new German quartet Salut Salon. The group of women, trending on the social mediascapes, infuse a refreshing new blend of music, acrobatics and, believe it or not, some slapstick humor.
Chemistry. You've either got it or you haven't. So one would think that musicians who live together and play together would have it. And one would think right, in many cases. It's an interesting phenomenon and we thought we'd explore it in a little more detail with these five interesting case studies. Sounds like couples therapy? Far be it from us to say.