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Shrines Headline Brooklyn's Sultan Room Under The Stars On October 6 Photo Shrines Headline Brooklyn's Sultan Room Under The Stars On October 6
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2021

Described as ‚Äúspellbinding‚ÄĚ by The New York Times and ‚Äúart pop of the Bj√∂rk variety‚ÄĚ by BrooklynVegan, Shrines is the moniker of Brooklyn-based singer and musician Carrie Erving (Ponyhof, Will Butler). Shrines' debut EP, Release, was produced by Rosana Cab√°n (of Psychic Twin) and released in November 2019.

PRISM Quartet to Release New Album, HERITAGE/REVOLUTION Volume 2 Photo PRISM Quartet to Release New Album, HERITAGE/REVOLUTION Volume 2
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

The omniverous all-sax ensemble PRISM Quartet unveils the second album in its massive Heritage/Evolution commissioning project: HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, Volume 2.

Explore Michael Harrison's Album Seven Sacred Names at Online Event Photo Explore Michael Harrison's Album Seven Sacred Names at Online Event
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021

On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 7pm ET, Arts Letters & Numbers presents, as part of its exhibition in the CITYX Venice Italian Virtual Pavilion of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, an exploration of composer/pianist Michael Harrison's new album, Seven Sacred Names, through musical performances and interactive conversation.

The New Yorker Guitar Festival 2021 To Honor Julian Bream Photo The New Yorker Guitar Festival 2021 To Honor Julian Bream
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 3, 2021

Access to ‚ÄúRemembering Julian Bream‚ÄĚ is free. The NYGF and performing artists are asking viewers to make donations to MusiCares.

WQXR's 2nd Season Of 'New York In Concert' Launches This Weekend Photo WQXR's 2nd Season Of 'New York In Concert' Launches This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021

WQXR, New York City's classical music station, today announced the launch of a second season of ‚ÄúNew York in Concert‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ a guide to the city's classical scene featuring exclusive, locally-sourced performances, and the artists, ensembles, and institutions that make New York a leader in music.¬†

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 20-21- with Santino Fontana, Jessie Mueller and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.

WQXR Announces 2021 STAR (Salutes The ARts) Initiative Photo WQXR Announces 2021 STAR (Salutes The ARts) Initiative
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep New York City's performance stages dark, WQXR, New York City's classical music station, has announced STAR (Salutes The ARts), a multi-pronged effort to support New York City's cultural landscape.

Hourly Schedule Announced for Bang on a Can Marathon Photo Hourly Schedule Announced for Bang on a Can Marathon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2021

On its first four live online Marathons in 2020 (May 3, June 14, August 1, and October 18) Bang on a Can presented a total of 95 performances, including 31 world premieres of new commissions and over 130 composers and performers.

Bang on a Can Announces Fifth Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online Photo Bang on a Can Announces Fifth Bang on a Can Marathon Live Online
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2021

Bang on a Can teams up with WNYC's New Sounds, hosted by John Schaefer to present its fifth Bang on a Can Marathon ‚Äď Live Online ‚Äď on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1-5pm ET.

WQXR Presents BEETHOVEN IMMORTAL Radio Festival Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthda Photo WQXR Presents BEETHOVEN IMMORTAL Radio Festival Celebrating Beethoven's 250th Birthday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020

WQXR, New York City’s classical music station, today announced Beethoven Immortal, five days of special programming exploring the legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven, in honor of his 250th birthday. The festival airs Saturday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 16. 

Vaya Futuro Releases 'El Abuelo' Video Via Devil In The Woods Photo Vaya Futuro Releases 'El Abuelo' Video Via Devil In The Woods
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 20, 2020

Vaya Futuro will release El Peso Del Mundo on September 4 via Devil In The Woods. Their fourth full-length LP, (The Weight of the World in English) includes themes of isolation and trauma; a diary of what happens when a person becomes shaped by hate while reaching into the darkest feelings of humanity.

LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Presents Rosanne Cash Photo LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Presents Rosanne Cash
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2020

As one of the country's premier singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has given voice to the American spirit for decades. With a focus on protest musica?"past and presenta?"and its ability to bring people together in times of crisis, Cash and her notable guests explore the importance of music as part of our shared cultural history. 

LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL to Present Michael Feinstein With  Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O' Photo LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL to Present Michael Feinstein With Cheyenne Jackson, Kelli O'Hara and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2020

Carnegie Hall continues its new online series-Live with Carnegie Hall-with an episode on Tuesday, June 2 at 2PM EDT curated by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, focusing on American protest music, past and present, and its ability to bring people together in times of crisis.

LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Continues in May and June With Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon & M Photo LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Continues in May and June With Yo-Yo Ma, Gautier Capuçon & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2020

Carnegie Hall continues its new online series Live with Carnegie Hall this Thursday, May 21 at 2PM EDT with an episode paying tribute to the late American cellist Lynn Harrell. Harrell's half-century career placed him in the highest echelon of performing artists and a roster of acclaimed cellists including Gautier Capuçon and more.

Alan Menken, Nikki Renée Daniels, Jeff Kready and More Join Kaufman Music Center's D Photo Alan Menken, Nikki Renée Daniels, Jeff Kready and More Join Kaufman Music Center's DAY OF MUSICAL ACTION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2020

On Monday, June 1 (4 - 8 pm EDT), the entire Kaufman Music Center community will come together for a Day of Musical Action, a special online event featuring performances by students and faculty from all of the Center's programs, including Special Music School, Lucy Moses School, Face the Music and Luna Composition Lab.

LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Continues This Spring With Joshua Bell, Ute Lemper, Emanuel A Photo LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Continues This Spring With Joshua Bell, Ute Lemper, Emanuel Ax and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020

In coming weeks, Carnegie Hall continues its new online series Live with Carnegie Hall with new original programming designed to connect world-class artists with musical lovers everywhere, features live musical performances, storytelling, and conversations that offer deeper insights into great music and behind-the-scenes personal perspectives.

Carnegie Hall Presents THE CROSSING In Zankel Hall On March 25 Photo Carnegie Hall Presents THE CROSSING In Zankel Hall On March 25
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Grammy Award-winning new music choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, performs the New York premiere of Michael Gordon's Travel Guide to Nicaragua with cutting-edge cellist Maya Beiser, a work co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

The Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA Photo The Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2020

Grammya"?-winning new-music choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, gives the world premiere performances of Michael Gordon's Travel Guide to Nicaragua with cellist Maya Beiser in presentations by co-commissioners, the Annenberg Center on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:00pm in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:30pm in New York City. Before the Carnegie Hall performance on March 25, Donald Nally and Michael Gordon will have a 6:30pm pre-concert conversation with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.

The Daily's Michael Barbaro, Krista Tippett, Brian Lehrer To Headline On Air Fest 202 Photo The Daily's Michael Barbaro, Krista Tippett, Brian Lehrer To Headline On Air Fest 2020
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 28, 2020

The audio innovators behind today's most creative podcasts, radio shows, music and sound art including The Daily, Dolly Parton's America, On Being with Krista Tippett, Stretch & Bobbito, Lost Notes, 99% Invisible, Twenty Thousand Hertz, Slate's Political Gabfest, and Netflix's I'm Obsessed with This will be among the headliners of the fourth annual On Air Fest 2020 at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel from March 5-8, 2020. 

Kaufman Music Center Announces Ecstatic Music Series Lineup Photo Kaufman Music Center Announces Ecstatic Music Series Lineup
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2020

In February, Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music series presents one of its most eagerly-awaited programs: an evening with acclaimed composer/performers Missy Mazzoli and Kelly Moran (February 29), who will perform solo sets with piano, keyboards, and electronics, and give the world premiere of Mazzoli's The Night Ahead and No Real Fate. Violinist Olivia De Prato (Mivos Quartet) will join Mazzoli on selected pieces. This concert at Merkin Hall is part of Ecstatic Music's 10th anniversary season, and a New Sounds Live co-presentation, hosted by John Schaefer and streamed live at newsounds.org.

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