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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Yo-Yo Ma: "Playing with Friends" (Video)

I’m very much looking forward to hearing Yo-Yo Ma play Esa-Pekka Salonen’s new cello concerto, which he performs tonight with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Music Director… 22 more words

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Benjamin Clementine - Tiny Desk Concert


Right near the top of this performance, Benjamin Clementine looks toward the camera with an intense stare and sings, “Where I’m from, you see the rain / Before the rain even starts to rain.” At that point, when I’m already hanging on every word, I feel like I’m witnessing an almost otherworldly presence — a visitor with wisdom to impart. 82 more words

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Samuli Kosminen, Kimmo Pohjonen & Kronos Quartet


UNIKO is the collaboration between the Kronos Quartet and Finnish duo, accordion adventurer Kimmo Pohjonen and sampling guru Samuli Kosminen. Commissioned by Kronos, UNIKO received its world premiere at the Helsinki Festival in 2004, with additional performances in Moscow, Molde (Norway) and in New York at the 2007 BAM NEXT WAVE Festival with three sold out performances. 117 more words

Alban Nuhiu

New Oregon ArtsWatch Article

Cappella Romana,  a Northwest professional vocal ensemble with international acclaim, will be hosting the Arvo Pärt Festival this coming weekend. Here is my preview article: 9 more words

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Bang on a Can Marathon moving to Brooklyn with promise of 'politics, resistance and love'

Bang on a Can, the premiere purveyor of New Music in New York City, is rebooting its iconic Marathon concert with a move to Brooklyn in May, after a year off. 578 more words

Music

'Three Worlds: music from Woolf Works' by Max Richter - Review

Classical music has long had its connections with literature.  One of the most famous classical pieces of all time, Sergei Prokofiev’s 1935 work Dance of the Knights,  1,363 more words

2017

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: January 2017

The taxonomy of contemporary classical music—new music, contemporary music, whatever you want to call it—is a thorny issue. But every two months we’ll take a look at some of the best composer-driven music to surface here on Bandcamp, making room for electronic experimentation, improvisation, and even powerful takes on old classics. 2,527 more words

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