A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.
The 35-year-old Latvian conductor brings a sincerity and enthusiasm to his position, marking the end of a three-year period of uncertainty for one of America’s oldest and most respected ensembles.
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.
O’Farrill’s new album transforms big-band Latin jazz into something familiar, but with a new look. Its music moves forward in a subtle and graceful way that’s likely to have a lasting impact.
Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who’s also a philanthropist.
The Ukrainian-born pianist revived her stalled career by uploading videos of herself to YouTube. After millions clicked, she landed a record deal. Her new album features film music by Michael Nyman.
D’Rivera and bassist David Fink joined host Marian McPartland in 1995 for “Birk’s Works,” in honor of composer Dizzy Gillespie. They also perform “A Night in Englewood.”
This weekend’s Art of Cool Festival in Durham, N.C., aims to expand the audience for improvised music. So it’s booked performers from modern R&B, hip-hop and beyond with deep jazz influences.