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 →

The Inside Story: Matt Frey and ONE-ELEVEN HEAVY

The music of Brooklyn-based composer Matt Frey creates intimately sentimental sonic worlds inflected with churning rhythms, minimalist-like textures, and extended moments of restless tension. Matt’s vocal works—comprising song cycles, music-theater works, and opera—explore the interplay of text, drama, and music to make a palpable, instantaneous connection with an audience. Matt’s vocal music has been performed... 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: Steve Kennedy and IN TANDEM

Composer Steven Kennedy resides in New England where he freelances as a film music reviewer/commentator, bassoonist, conductor, and keyboardist. He has composed two musicals, two symphonies, solo works, and works for chorus, band, and orchestra, and also released a solo album of original piano music, Reflections. A respected reviewer, his analyses of film and video game... 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 →

Composer Conversations: Jim Lentini

Award-winning composer and classical guitarist Jim Lentini has been recognized around the world for his contributions to contemporary classical guitar music. Studying composition and guitar at the university level with some of the top educators in the field, Jim has made a name for himself in his genre and been described by reviewers as an... Continue Reading →

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