Renée Fleming, though she doesn’t appear to acknowledge it on her own website, is currently at the Williamstown Theater Festival; making her first appearance in a staged play rather than an opera. Not that this is too far a stretch for her to make, since she is playing a diva not totally….
A new opera from composer Ricky Ian Gordon, best known for his adaptation of The Grapes Of Wrath, uses tiny moments to tell the story of a big personality.
Inspired by Shakespeare, Mendelssohn captures all the magic and frivolity in the music he wrote for the Bard’s otherworldy play.
How much of what we think of as the beautiful sound of a Stradivarius is the instrument itself — and how much is the brand? The Stradivarius violin gets its name from master craftsman Antonio Stradivari. When he died in 1737, his secrets died with him…
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
I wasn’t there myself, but have heard from some who were that Yevgeny Kutik, the soloist in last Saturday’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra concert was really terrific. In his concert review, Clifton J. Noble, Jr. says Kutik may be the finest guest soloist….
For the millennium, in 2000 American composer John Adams completed a compelling, large-scale oratorio based on the nativity story called El Niño. Now he’s composed a companion piece, The Gospel According to the Other Mary…
A “pro-am” outreach experiment at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra gives way to a burst of fun music-making: a one-performance, pop-up orchestra of professionals, students and amateurs of all ages.
The composer’s music strives to reconcile a fascination with the past with a stylish, pointillist craftsmanship. He says he takes the same care in surrounding himself with objects he loves.
On his new album, the 29-year-old violinist finds connections between two seemingly disparate concertos by Jean Sibelius and Thomas Adès.