Performed by eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT in Chicago - June 9, 2014. I included the first few minutes of introduction with host Kerry Frumkin, in which members of the ensemble give insight into the different movements of the piece:
When the composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram attended Oberlin College many years ago, Latin jazz was just beginning to rear its tangy, rhythmic head. Amram, who was studying composition and piano, played some Latin music at Oberlin in 1949, “which at the time was like I was from a different planet.”
Oberlin’s new Artist Diploma in Piano Technology, designed in association with Steinway & Sons, is a two-year graduate-level program under the direction of Executive Director of Keyboard Technology John Cavanaugh. Open to three students each year, the program covers tuning, repair, and restoration of modern instruments and fortepianos, with emphasis on helping students understand the needs of performing pianists. Photo by William Rieter.
“It’s true enough to say that Ives wrote music about music, but truer to say that Ives wrote about music-making—social events, church services, parties—any kind of event in which music is a conduit for communal epiphany, release, or outpouring.”—Ives Wins! by Jeremy Denk | The New York Review of Books (via elizs)
American Public Media’s Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.
Tune in to Performance Today to hear Professors.Yolanda Kondonassis (harp) & Richard Hawkins (clarinet) join forces with the Jupiter String Quartet for Ravel’s ‘Introduction et Allegro’!
With its upcoming “Prelude to a Cure” benefit, the Parkinson’s Disease nonprofit “Shaking with Laughter” will depart from comedy and popular music for a special evening featuring musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra.
Featuring Prof. Robert Walters on oboe & English horn!