As hard as Miles Cohen tries to remind listeners to turn off their cell phones before a concert, the inevitable interruption is bound to occur from time to time. But pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin is capitalizing on the errant technology after being inspired to write a waltz based on a Nokia melody (listen to the full.
The Elias Quartet has been on tour for the past three months, visiting the Netherlands, United Kingdom (their home base), Germany and Belgium before coming to the US this month. Though they tour extensively in Europe, the quartet is only making five stops during their time here, so we made sure one of those was.
Chamber music is unique in bringing artists together for a collaborative effort where every participant is equal. Unlike playing in an orchestra where the ensemble serves the guest soloist, there is no hierarchy among chamber musicians. The “one-to-a-part” approach levels the playing field and requires that each member leave their resumés at the door. Take.
If you don’t have a TV or are too busy attending concerts to have seen the “Arts Around Town” spot on NBC10, check out the preview below of the first concert on the Musicians from Marlboro tour this Friday, March 23rd at the Perelman Theater. A stellar group of seven artists – ranging from the established (and.
Many of you have enjoyed our Social Series events this year, in which we’ve paired 11 intimate recitals with complimentary tastings at the American Philosophical Society. On Wednesday, March 21st, we’ll round out our 2011-12 Social Series calendar with a visit from our friends at Sly Fox Brewing Company. Before and during intermission of the.
Even though my last “Fare to Pair” post featured a German restaurant, I could not pass up the opportunity of another perfect match up — this time between the seven Musicians from Marlboro on tour and the little slice of Munich found in Fishtown. Located on the street it takes its name from, Frankford Hall.
It can be challenging to sell a chamber concert for a group that is not well-known. Ensembles like the Tokyo, Juilliard, Emerson and Orion Quartets yield instant responses. Each has a clear artistic profile and is readily identifiable. Yet, some of the most outstanding music is made by artists who may be less prominent. Consider.