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Music Reviews: Kansas City Symphony, ‘Holst: The Planets’ and Richmond Symphony, ‘Children of Adam’ and ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ Inspired by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Reference Recordings releases fine new renditions of Gustav Holst's 'The Planets,' Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'Dona Nobis Pacem, and Mason Bates' 'Children of Adam'.

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From a Curator’s Wish List to an Institution’s Evolving Interests: John Glover and Kaufman Music Center’s New Vision for the 21st Century Musician

Kaufman Music Center Merkin Concert Hall

'From my first day, what jumps out at me, when going floor to floor, is the amazing range of music-making happening on a daily basis.'

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Concert Review: Momenta Quartet Plays Ligeti, Partch, and a Roberto Sierra World Premiere (Oct 16, 2019)

The Momenta String Quartet

The energy was bright at the Momenta Quartet's "Night Dances" concert featuring music by Harry Partch, Gyorgy Ligeti, and a Roberto Sierra world premiere.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Aisha Syed, Violinist and Goodwill Ambassador for the Dominican Republic

aisha syed dominican violinist

Renowned Dominican violinist Aisha Syed made her sold-out Carnegie Hall debut in 2018. Now NYC audiences will get another chance to hear her when she returns to Carnegie on October 10, 2019. The concert is part of Syed’s Heritage World Tour of 11 countries on four continents. Hosting the event …

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Music Review: On Clara Schumann’s 200th, Lara Downes Plays the Schumanns and More on CD and in Concert

Lara Downes Bridget Kibbey Magos Herrera National Sawdust

More than a fine pianist, Lara Downes is a cultural curator of top rank, illuminating the tradition of female composers from Clara Schumann to today.

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Music Reviews: Argus Quartet – ‘Respiri’ (Music by Juri Seo); Friction Quartet – ‘Spark’

Argus Quartet

Two new albums from innova demonstrate a lively feedback loop: Composers with all kinds of backgrounds and sensibilities continue to expand the string quartet repertoire, while ensembles like the Argus and the Friction record (and often commission) these fine new works.

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