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"What’s the spectrum of feminism that’s okay to talk about in different regions?" Pulitzer Prize winning Composer/perfor...
09/18/2020

"What’s the spectrum of feminism that’s okay to talk about in different regions?" Pulitzer Prize winning Composer/performer Du Yun joins Classical Post to discuss her latest album "A Cockroach's Tarantella", performed by JACK Quartet with Du Yun. http://ed.gr/cui89

Natalia Kazaryan - Pianist interviews Composer/Pianist Gabriela Lena Frank to discuss her latest album "Her Own Wings", ...
09/16/2020

Natalia Kazaryan - Pianist interviews Composer/Pianist Gabriela Lena Frank to discuss her latest album "Her Own Wings", compositional language, and career at-large. Both artists studied under Logan Skelton at University of Michigan, where each received a DMA (in different eras). http://ed.gr/cubs4

Contemporary music duo New Morse Code, comprised of Hannah Collins (cello) and Michael Compitello (percussion) joins Cla...
09/10/2020

Contemporary music duo New Morse Code, comprised of Hannah Collins (cello) and Michael Compitello (percussion) joins Classical Post for a special video premiere of composer Thomas Kotcheff’s “then and then and then this”. They discuss the collaborative process, filming, matching timbre and what’s coming up next. http://ed.gr/ctpkf

Patricia Kopatchinskaja's much anticipated new album, "What’s Next Vivaldi?"—recorded with the Italian period-instrument...
09/04/2020

Patricia Kopatchinskaja's much anticipated new album, "What’s Next Vivaldi?"—recorded with the Italian period-instrument ensemble Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini—is out today! She joins Classical Post to discuss. http://ed.gr/cs5tm

For the last 90+ years PYP has held a biennial Piano Concerto Competition with the prize of performing with the Portland...
09/02/2020

For the last 90+ years PYP has held a biennial Piano Concerto Competition with the prize of performing with the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Once again, Portland Piano International / SOLO will be presenting the biennial Piano Concerto Competition that selects the soloists for upcoming Portland Youth Philharmonic performances. http://ed.gr/csxd3

Why ought one to listen to historical recordings with seemingly shoddy audio quality, narrow or distorted sound, and les...
08/31/2020

Why ought one to listen to historical recordings with seemingly shoddy audio quality, narrow or distorted sound, and less accurate playing? The search for inspiration in modern performance will find a musical oasis in the unfettered musical expression of the earliest recordings. http://ed.gr/csnl6

Times of crisis call for radical action. As the situation prolongs, we wait patiently for a recovery to “the good old da...
08/28/2020

Times of crisis call for radical action. As the situation prolongs, we wait patiently for a recovery to “the good old days” of attending live concerts and events in-person. This is anxiously anticipated, obviously, but it does seem short-sighted from what I’ve seen and heard working within this space. http://ed.gr/csd1n

Conductor Marlon Daniel is the foremost interpreter of the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He joins...
08/27/2020

Conductor Marlon Daniel is the foremost interpreter of the music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He joins Classical Post to discuss premiering "The Anonymous Lover", documenting Saint-Georges' works, the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges and more. http://ed.gr/cr8rt

What roles do gender identity and societal issues play for composers in Iran and how does an organization amplify and ce...
08/26/2020

What roles do gender identity and societal issues play for composers in Iran and how does an organization amplify and celebrate the voices of Iranian female-identifying composers? Members of the Iranian Female Composers Association - IFCA discuss. http://ed.gr/cr498

Pulitzer Prize finalist composer Christopher Cerrone and triple-Grammy-winning flutist Tim Munro discuss collaborating o...
08/21/2020

Pulitzer Prize finalist composer Christopher Cerrone and triple-Grammy-winning flutist Tim Munro discuss collaborating on Cerrone's latest work, "Liminal Highway" (out today) in this exclusive guest piece. http://ed.gr/crp02

Abigail Rollins' first year as Executive Director of Berkshire Opera Festival has not gone as expected. Despite these tu...
08/20/2020

Abigail Rollins' first year as Executive Director of Berkshire Opera Festival has not gone as expected. Despite these tumultuous times, Rollins and the BOF team have prioritized supporting the artists. http://ed.gr/crlt1

Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour has been commissioned by Oregon Bach Festival to compose a set of fifteen min...
08/19/2020

Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour has been commissioned by Oregon Bach Festival to compose a set of fifteen miniatures for celebrated pianist Simone Dinnerstein to be premiered this December. http://ed.gr/crh2c

We need intensity and dedication in our art form, but when it comes to nurturing a mind, negative pressure can weigh hea...
08/14/2020

We need intensity and dedication in our art form, but when it comes to nurturing a mind, negative pressure can weigh heavily and have unintended consequences. Leaders in the field are focused on retaining our audiences, but take for granted that our highest-trained workers will want to stick around too. http://ed.gr/cq12n

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica "Flicka" von Stade returned to the stage for Classical Tahoe's adapted 2020 season. Sh...
08/06/2020

Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica "Flicka" von Stade returned to the stage for Classical Tahoe's adapted 2020 season. She joins Classical Post to discuss this moving experience, which young opera singers have the most star power, what she's been binging on Netflix and more. http://ed.gr/cp89k

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo share a special Chamomile & Elderflower cocktail in preparation for their upcoming Virtual Pian...
08/03/2020

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo share a special Chamomile & Elderflower cocktail in preparation for their upcoming Virtual Piano Extravaganza, hosted by Portland Piano International. http://ed.gr/cprra

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner Eric Lu replaced pianist/composer Michael Brown at 92nd Street Y's open...
07/31/2020

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner Eric Lu replaced pianist/composer Michael Brown at 92nd Street Y's opening concert of its streamed summer series, Lu joins Classical Post to discuss. http://ed.gr/cpi2a

Saul Williams and Ted Hearne join Classical Post to discuss their latest collaboration “Place”, putting words into the m...
07/28/2020

Saul Williams and Ted Hearne join Classical Post to discuss their latest collaboration “Place”, putting words into the mouths of others, getting personal to create the collaborative libretto and the classical space. http://ed.gr/co61p

"A mask by choice" -- German pianist Lambert joins Classical Post for an in-depth conversation on his unique brand of ar...
07/15/2020

"A mask by choice" -- German pianist Lambert joins Classical Post for an in-depth conversation on his unique brand of artistry. http://ed.gr/cnrf1

History had silenced Virgil Boutellis-Taft’s family violin. Through "Incantation", the violin sings again. http://ed.gr/...
07/14/2020

History had silenced Virgil Boutellis-Taft’s family violin. Through "Incantation", the violin sings again. http://ed.gr/cnmg1

David Lang’s concert-length work for treble vocal quartet “love fail” tells universal stories. The subject matter of int...
07/06/2020

David Lang’s concert-length work for treble vocal quartet “love fail” tells universal stories. The subject matter of interconnectedness, communication, compassion, faith and love in “love fail” are mirrored in Quince Ensemble’s experience of bringing the work to life. http://ed.gr/cmih4

Among the classical musicians fighting for relevance in today’s world, there exists the subset of historical performers ...
06/29/2020

Among the classical musicians fighting for relevance in today’s world, there exists the subset of historical performers who sound vastly different from the norm yet whose struggles are very similar, perhaps even more singular. Michael Delfin joins Classical Post for a guest post on how historical performance is thriving despite COVID-19. http://ed.gr/clk8z

The Tetzlaff Quartet approaches Beethoven’s Op. 132 and Op. 130 with an arresting rawness—a willingness to color outside...
06/24/2020

The Tetzlaff Quartet approaches Beethoven’s Op. 132 and Op. 130 with an arresting rawness—a willingness to color outside the lines—yielding vividly multidimensional readings that demand an immediate second listen. http://ed.gr/ck06q

New Music Gathering, an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and cre...
06/23/2020

New Music Gathering, an annual three-day conference dedicated to the performance, production, promotion, support and creation of new concert music, has gone digital for the June 2020 conference. Two of its five organizers, composers Mary Kouyoumdjian and Angélica Negrón, join CP to discuss moving to an online format, making space within the community and balancing their own creative practices with their commitment to NMG. http://ed.gr/ckvhk

Renowned KAREN SLACK, Soprano joins Classical Post to discuss her new series Konversations, building her career, how rol...
06/17/2020

Renowned KAREN SLACK, Soprano joins Classical Post to discuss her new series Konversations, building her career, how roles should be cast with ears instead of eyes, how fewer Black women have international careers these days and more. http://ed.gr/cj8c8

Classical music’s most streamed artist Ludovico Einaudi is breaking down the barriers between pop culture and classical ...
06/15/2020

Classical music’s most streamed artist Ludovico Einaudi is breaking down the barriers between pop culture and classical music. He joins Classical Post to discuss how he’s doing it. http://ed.gr/cjv2v

Classical music venues are wondering how to make it through to the other side of COVID-19. National Sawdust's Managing D...
06/11/2020

Classical music venues are wondering how to make it through to the other side of COVID-19. National Sawdust's Managing Director Brian Berkopec joins Classical Post to discuss how National Sawdust plans on emerging as a leader in their field. http://ed.gr/cjh2f

"We’re trying to show what is possible if you think differently about anything that you’re passionate about. That’s why ...
06/09/2020

"We’re trying to show what is possible if you think differently about anything that you’re passionate about. That’s why we perform for 400,000 kids every year and have such a dedication to educational outreach. Our goal is to make every kid that sees us think, ‘Dang, I didn’t even think that was possible’." Read more from our interview with Black Violin! http://ed.gr/ci90o

How do artists work within the parameters of the pandemic and how can organizations support artists in this moment of cr...
06/09/2020

How do artists work within the parameters of the pandemic and how can organizations support artists in this moment of crisis? These are the questions that composer and National Sawdust's artistic director, Paola Prestini, is asking. http://ed.gr/ci8q2

NSO國家交響樂團 has begun performances for live audiences with cautionary measures in place under the leadership of Executive ...
06/04/2020

NSO國家交響樂團 has begun performances for live audiences with cautionary measures in place under the leadership of Executive Director Lydia Kuo. Kuo joins Classical Post to discuss reopening, adjusting the orchestra seating layout, remaining financially stable, American orchestras and more. http://ed.gr/cisqt

ChamberQUEER may have cancelled their second annual in-person festival, but they have launched a virtual one! Julia Bibe...
06/03/2020

ChamberQUEER may have cancelled their second annual in-person festival, but they have launched a virtual one! Julia Biber and Brian Mummert join Classical Post to discuss the necessity of space for queer musicians, programming, mentorship and more. http://ed.gr/cim08

Classical Post supports #BlackLivesMatter. We're taking a look back at our interview with Anthony Davis in this moment. ...
06/01/2020

Classical Post supports #BlackLivesMatter. We're taking a look back at our interview with Anthony Davis in this moment. “A lot of the trends that you see today like race-baiting, exploiting the racial divide, were evident then in his letter saying that we should restore the death penalty in the New York newspapers. It foreshadowed what he would become, and what we’ve seen of him as president.” http://ed.gr/cibbn

“How do I calibrate solidarity when refusing to cross a picket line means denying an individual student the close mentor...
05/28/2020

“How do I calibrate solidarity when refusing to cross a picket line means denying an individual student the close mentorship they’re paying for out of pocket?” Kyle Bruckmann joins Classical Post as a guest author to discuss juggling four part-time non-tenure track posts this past academic year and during Quarantine. http://ed.gr/chx6m

Classical Post has curated a selection of new releases in the form of albums, videos, and streamed concerts to help you ...
05/26/2020

Classical Post has curated a selection of new releases in the form of albums, videos, and streamed concerts to help you discover your new favorite artist! Check out these new releases by Charmaine Lee, Soft Talon, Kyle Bruckmann, ShoutHouse, and More. http://ed.gr/chnow

Celebrated mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano is comfortable in the roles of Queen Nefertiti and Carmen. She joi...
05/21/2020

Celebrated mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, Mezzo-Soprano is comfortable in the roles of Queen Nefertiti and Carmen. She joins Classical Post to discuss this balancing act, how her personal practice has shifted during the pandemic, and how her basketball background informs her operatic practice. http://ed.gr/cg7pw

Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) transforms into the first-ever, full-scale, digital piano festival this Augu...
05/20/2020
PYPA Launches Full-Scale Digital Piano Festival with Gary Graffman, Jerome Lowenthal, Ching-Yun Hu — Classical Post

Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) transforms into the first-ever, full-scale, digital piano festival this August 1 - 9, 2020 with increased opportunities at a highly discounted rate (50-70% off tuition). PYPA cares about the health and safety of its community, so in light of global circumstances, they will reimagine what a small-but-mighty arts organization can be during this time. Read more here.

https://classicalpost.com/read/2020/5/20/pypa-launches-full-scale-digital-piano-festival-with-gary-graffman-jerome-lowenthal-ching-yun-hu

PYPA Piano Festival, Ching-Yun Hu, Jerome Lowenthal, Gary Graffman

Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy (PYPA) transforms into the first-ever, full-scale, digital piano festival this August 1 - 9, 2020 with increased opportunities at a highly discounted rate (50-70% off tuition). PYPA cares about the health and safety of its community, so in light of global circu...

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