THE INSIDE STORY: Mark Lieb and JOHANNES BRAHMS / ELLIOTT CARTER: CLARINET QUINTETS

Clarinetist Mark Lieb is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Phoenix Ensemble. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Marcellus, former Principal clarinet with the Cleveland Orchestra, and David Shifrin, clarinet soloist and former Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Ted Coffey and WORKS FOR DANCE

Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic music, sound installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe, and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Roulette, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts, Zellerbach Hall, and The Yerba Buena Center for... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Hans Bakker and LEGENDS & LIGHT

After finishing his studies in piano, church organ, and choral conducting in Utrecht, composer Hans Bakker began teaching piano at music schools in the Netherlands. Apart from his teaching practice, he conducted two choirs and was active in the improvisational music scene. After graduation from the University of Amsterdam, he returned to music, becoming completely... Continue Reading →

July 2018: New Releases from Navona and Ansonica Records

From a stroll along the Cuban coast to an outer space invasion, July’s new releases cover a galactic range of subjects and styles. We’re proud to include debut albums, 40th anniversary releases, and yes, hipster zombies. Dive in and discover new music from Michael Arnowitt, JITRO Czech Girls Choir, Nicholas Vines, Clipper Erickson, Alicia Terzian, Ingrid Stölzel, Cappella... Continue Reading →

When Things Get Real

The artists entrance at Carnegie Hall is somewhat imposing.  Along both walls are large photographs of artists who have graced the world's most famous stage.  It's impossible to not get a little nervous when you see Maria Callas staring down.  Two more steps and Ella Fitzgerald is standing beside you.  Suddenly you realize that you're... Continue Reading →

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