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Concert Review: Lisa Terry and Richard Stone in Recital – Music by Marin Marais (NYC 2/14/15)

Lisa Terry Richard Stone Marin Marais

Terry with her viola da gamba and Stone with his theorbo displayed supreme skill at drawing forth the utterly recognizable emotions in this ancient music. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Carlo Grante’s ‘Masters of High Romanticism’ Brahms Program – Lincoln Center, NYC (2/10/15)

Carlo Grante with Bosendorfer grand piano

The pianist's intellectual approach to the music was loving and respectful as well. Read More »

Concert Review: Old 97’s at Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio, TX, December 10, 2014

Old_97s

The Dallas-based alt-country band makes a welcome stop in San Antonio to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut album, 'Hitchhike to Rhome.' Read More »

Concert Review: Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5, 2014 (Starring Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean)

Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival

This festival didn't feel like a first year event. Everything ran smoothly, they never ran out of ice, beer or food, and I can still hear Miranda Lambert. See highlights in the embedded video. Read More »

Concert Review: David Lanz at The Everett Historic Theatre – Everett, WA 11/28/14

Photo: Bob Mueller

A captivating holiday-themed concert by the Grammy-nominated pianist-composer. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): Ana Gasteyer and Seth Rudetsky at the Woodlawn

Ana Gasteyer I'm Hip

The historic theater debuts a new series that showcases top Broadway stars in an evening of music, humor and casual conversation. Read More »

Concert Review: Bassekou Kouyate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC, 10/30/14)

Bassekou Kouyate playing the ngoni

Kouyate is so heavily identified with the West African lute called the ngoni that the instrument's Wikipedia page features a photo of him. Read More »

Concert Review: John Adams with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and the Brentano String Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 10/19/2014

Composer John Adams, photo by Margaretta Mitchell

Composer John Adams led the musicians in Beethoven, Stravinsky, and his own "Absolute Jest," a wonderful new work by a composer at the top of his game. Read More »

Concert Review: Chiara String Quartet, All-Bartók Program at Bargemusic, Brooklyn, NY 10/17/2014

The Chiara Quartet, photo by Roger Ressmeyer

The composer integrated modern 20th century styles and folk music from North Africa and elsewhere in his six string quartets. Read More »

Concert Review: The Prodigal Sons Return – Sons of Freedom at the Imperial, Vancouver, BC, October 4, 2014

Sons of Freedom

To step back into time without a misstep like Sons of Freedom did on this night was a marvel and testament to the strength of both the songs and the players. Read More »