The Inside Story: Roberta Rust and DIRECT CONTACT

Pianist Roberta Rust has performed to critical acclaim around the globe, with performances at such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York's Merkin Concert Hall, Rio de Janeiro's Sala Cecília Meireles, Washington's Corcoran Gallery, Havana’s Basilica, and Seoul's KNUA Hall. Her concerto appearances have included engagements with the Houston Symphony, Philippine Philharmonic,... Continue Reading →

May 24, 2019: New Music from Navona and Ansonica Records

Fresh, pre-summer days, outdoor concerts, new music — what could be better? If you're looking for something to complement this delightful time of year, we recommend the soul-stirring grooves of Ansonica Records' latest release, a unique and innovative collection of solo and duo compositions, and more. This month, discover new music from Hevreh Ensemble, Matt... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Sidney Bailin and IN TANDEM

Sidney Bailin started composing when he was 6. His first piece was in three-part counterpoint, a fact that he still does not know how to explain. He learned species counterpoint when he was 10. He entered Juilliard when he was 15, studying piano with Ania Dorfmann and composition with Hall Overton. The following year, he... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Allen Brings and IN TANDEM

A native of New York City, Allen Brings received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College, a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, and a doctorate in theory and composition from Boston University. He has twice served as chairman of the eastern region of the American Society of University Composers and is currently vice... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Rain Worthington and PRISMA VOL 2

Self-taught in composition, Rain Worthington’s catalog includes works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, duos, solos, and miniatures. Inspirations for pieces have ranged from “NYC trucks late into the night, to the two-note expression of a sigh, to a dream of a careening bike ride through dark fog.” Inspired by the energy of the contemporary classical scene,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Thad Anderson and LINES & SPACES

Composer, percussionist, and music educator Thad Anderson is a faculty member at the University of Central Florida where he has roles in the percussion, composition, and music technology fields. Actively composing in instrumental, electronic, and multimedia genres, Thad has composed pieces for artists including the Omojo Percussion Duo, George Weremchuk, Grand Valley State University, Nora... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jiří Skopal and IN HEAVEN

Czech conductor Jiří Skopal has been teaching and leading choirs for more than 40 years. He has led choirs to international acclaim, one of the most notable being the Jitro Czech Girls Choir with whom he has performed around the world and participated in major global competitions. Jitro, whose name translates to “daybreak,” has been admired all... Continue Reading →

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