The Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents music for the Christmas season with Benjamin Britten's "St. Nicolas" and J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" on Saturday, December 8 at 8pm and Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 4pm. David Ruhf of the Bach Choir previews the concerts with WDIY's Classical Coordinator, Waldemar Vinovskis.
Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 12:08 pm
Lincoln Center and the New York Phil have confirmed plans for a (long, long overdue) major overhaul of 50-year-old Avery Fisher Hall that "aims to redefine what it means to be a concert hall at a time of challenging orchestra economics and changing audience habits." This will be the third attempt at addressing the venue's acoustical challenges.
The Peony Pavilion is one of China's most famous operas, but uncut performances of this romantic 16th century work can take more than 22 hours. Chinese composer Tan Dun, who's best known for his Academy Award-winning score for the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has adapted the work into a compact 75 minutes.
Tonight on the next Galactic Travels, the month-long focus on Fanger & Schonwalder begins. The Featured CD at Midnight will be Analog Overdose 3 on Manikin Records. You'll also hear music by an artist appearing at The Event Horizon on Friday, December 7, 8:00 pm at the Rotunda in Philadelphia. Concert details are found at the
In this segment of Latin Roots, Alt.Latino host Jasmine Garsd discusses how the Brazilian artistic movement of Tropicália, also known as Tropicalismo, emerged and became a prominent force in Latin American music. Tropicália is a unique style which conflates traditional Brazilian music with elements from other genres, ranging from avant-garde to rock 'n' roll. The movement developed in the 1960s, as widespread corruption and oppression spread throughout Brazil.
Blues is so much a part of the fabric of American music and American culture — not only as a defined musical form, but also as a springboard for all kinds of creativity — that it seems crazy to try to encapsulate it in any way. Bear Family Records, though, has just released a 12-disc survey of electric blues called Plug It In! Turn It Up! that does a great job of illuminating one particular aspect of the blues.