In the world of classical music, little is left to chance. Tempos, dynamics, cadenzas are all well-rehearsed. In Mark O’Connor’s world, things can be a little more fluid.
Everyone enjoys a good meal, but why do we enjoy something as abstract as music?
The press has dubbed cellist Joshua Roman a “Classical Rock Star.” He will be in the Classical 101 studio Friday at 9am for a live interview and performance.
Timothy Russell celebrates his final performance as ProMusica’s conductor with an exciting performance that will feature young cellist Joshua Roman.
Ronald J. Jenkins, Minister of Music and Liturgy at First Community Church, leads a diverse program of hymns in both traditional and new settings, along with sacred classics, including works by J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms.
“It’s really not about whether a certain piece of music has the “it” ingredient that will improve someone’s mental faculties. Rather, listening in and of itself improves those faculties, and it also does a whole lot more—it makes us better people.”
Someone who composes with no consideration of their audience can’t reasonably be surprised or disappointed when they don’t have one.
There are a number of musicians today who seem to defy categorization, appealing to a broad spectrum of listeners from all musical walks of life. Of course, variations on a theme have been a part of music as long as there has been music, but the lines now being crossed seem to get blurrier by [...]
When most of us think of recorders, we have flashbacks to music class in elementary school as we were given our first opportunities to make music. When you hear Michala Petri, you’ll realize just how far this is from your 2nd grade music class.
As purveyors of legally licensed music, they have been largely welcomed by an industry still buffeted by piracy. But as the companies behind these digital services swell into multibillion-dollar enterprises, the relative trickle of money that has made its way to artists is causing anxiety at every level of the business.