As it is Friday, perhaps it will be acceptable for the violoncellist and part-time-musicologist to run the ship for a few hours. If you’re in the Seattle area, I sincerely hope you will be able to make it to the Bach festival on February 28. Some of my program notes for the occasion follow: VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Flutes in C major, RV 533 Every so often, an encounter with something pristine, a crescent of […]
I’m pleased to be performing as the soloist with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in what the press release calls Robert Schumann’s “darkly romantic” Cello Concerto in A minor. More information on the performance, which will take place on Saturday, January 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Benoyara Hall, is available here from Seattle’s premier venue for classical music.
The New York Times carries a completely redact-worthy essay by composer Glenn Branca, entitled “The End of Music?” Apparently the only people who write music that matters live in Malibu and New York. Fortunately I have a few retorts: 1) North Korean MCs are on the way, as discussed in my forthcoming article “North Korean Hip Hop? Reflections on Musical Diplomacy and the DPRK” in Acta Koreana (Seoul: December 2009). 2) Interesting things are happening […]