When the Imperial Symphony Orchestra begins its new season Tuesday, the program for its first concert will rely on a bit of a marketing gimmick. Called “Pleading the 5th on the 5th,” the orchestra will play excerpts from works with
There is a lot of expectation about the new theater being built in Miami for the New World Symphony, it is planned to be inaugurated by October 2010.
One of Britain’s leading composers is calling on fellow classical musicians to abandon the stuffy conventions that surround the concert hall and to adopt new and “blasphemous” ideas, such as amplifying the sound.
Rob Garner really, really wants a set of timpani.
Here’s a little experiment. You know “Greensleeves”—the famous English folk song? Go ahead and hum it to yourself. Now choose the emotion you think the song best conveys: (a) happiness, (b) sadness, (c) anger or (d) fear.
You may not know his ‘Ring,’ but if you’ve seen ‘Lord of the Rings’ or ‘Star Wars’ you’ve entered his musical universe.