One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war’s violence, some gives solace.
With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.
If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar’s Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Hear the world premiere of a piece by Samuel Adams — son of composer John Adams — and watch the orchestra’s signature encore, from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Milos, the one-named master of classical guitar, says the story of the instrument’s 20th-century journey is told in the work of two Spanish composers.
The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008 and was back on stage the next year. He hasn’t slowed down since, and this month brings his latest album, a trio recording called Floating.
The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and Lundy’s own piece, “Quiet Times.”
“You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance and your significance to the world,” Haden told Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross in 1992. The bassist died on July 11.
Guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three very different settings: with his band reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.