Anastasia Tsioulcas

Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:

Kronos Quartet: Behind The Scenes And Out Of Doors

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hear world premiere performances by the Kronos Quartet and collaborators — members of Antibalas, tUnE-yArDs and Iron and Wine as well as stars from the Fela Kuti musical Fela! — live at Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival. And rehearsal photos show new music and old instruments coming together.


First Listen: Timo Andres And The Metropolis Ensemble, 'Home Stretch'

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The 27-year-old composer and pianist weaves together the DNA of Mozart, Charles Ives and Brian Eno. The results provide thought-provoking glimpses into how the past and the present merge in classical music today.


Carnegie Hall's Barnstorming Youth Movement

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Touring the world with Valery Gergiev and Joshua Bell is the opportunity of a lifetime for 120 teenage musicians taking part in the first National Youth Orchestra of the United States, organized by Carnegie Hall. Can their experience give a boost to classical music more generally?


Eli Keszler & So Percussion: Making The Manhattan Bridge Roar And Sing

Friday, July 12, 2013

Watch an installation artist and a percussion quartet make music of the city, by the city and for the city. The world premiere of their outdoor work uses lengthy piano wires strung to the Manhattan Bridge. The unique sounds reflect and concentrate urban energy in an unforgettable way.


Schoenberg Doesn't Suck: Serialism Demystified

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Vi Hart takes dodecaphony out of the ivory tower and onto YouTube in incredibly entertaining lay terms. And you'll never hear "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in quite the same way again.


Electric Guitars Amp Up New Classical Music

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Not that long ago, a composer using an electric guitar would have seemed like a crime against the state of classical music. Here are five pieces from recent decades that show how musicians have used this American invention to extend and expand the European tradition.


Amir ElSaffar & Two Rivers: Golden Sound In A Gleaming Space

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Framed by a beautiful array of vintage drums, the trumpeter and santur player pairs the sibling spirits of jazz and Arab classical music with the help of his quintet.


Meet the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World

Monday, June 24, 2013

31-year-old American mezzo Jamie Barton had a double win at the prestigious Welsh competition. She walked away Sunday with both the main prize and the song award.


Wired: Come Hear New Music That Uses The Manhattan Bridge

Monday, June 17, 2013

Friday at 6:30 PM, come hear a singular world premiere at Make Music New York. A collaboration commissioned by NPR Music with artist Eli Keszler and drumming dynamos So Percussion uses the Manhattan Bridge itself as part of the music-making.


Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hearing — and holding — Mozart's own instruments is a thrill like no other. The great composer's violin and viola, which are only pulled out of storage in Salzburg about once a year, are in the United States for the very first time. And the magic they wield is undeniable.


First Listen: Conrad Tao, 'Voyages'

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The 19-year-old pianist has a remarkable resume, but all that matters is what he makes listeners feel — and on Voyages, Tao journeys along varied and alluring pathways that lead to transcendent beauty.


We Asked, You Created: Your 'Rite Of Spring' Videos

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Check out our favorite videos from our Rite of Spring call, ranging from beautiful to nutty, live action to stop motion, porcine to feline. No cats, bananas or cyborgs were harmed in the making of these motion pictures — though grass and weeds got what was coming to them.


Colors Swirl In A Real Rite Of Spring

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Composer and pianist Vijay Iyer and filmmaker Prashant Bhargava transport Igor Stravinsky's imagined springtime religious ritual to India, where such a celebration is real: the joyous Hindu holiday called Holi. Watch excerpts of the film and hear the entire musical performance.


Watch A Mind-Blowing Visualization Of 'The Rite Of Spring'

Monday, May 27, 2013

Composer and artist Stephen Malinowski has created an incredibly illuminating — but very easy to understand — path into exploring Stravinsky's music, thanks to what he calls his "Music Animation Machine."


Where's Your Awesome 'Rite Of Spring' Video?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We've gotten some really funny and creative entries so far in our video project celebrating the Rite of Spring centennial. Where's yours? Check out some videos, grab the music and get cracking — you only have until Tuesday, May 28.


Come Dance The 'Rite Of Spring' With Us!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We're inviting you to create your own video using the last minute of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Dance it, animate it, improvise it, whatever you like — and then upload your creation to YouTube before May 28th. We'll be featuring some of the best videos on NPR Music in the weeks ahead.


An Evening With Nico Muhly, 'Two Boys' And Other Works

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Watch an intimate concert inspired by Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera. Muhly is joined by close friends including singers Sam Amidon, Paul Appleby and Jennifer Zetlan, violist Nadia Sirota and violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.

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Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 20, 2013

Joined by three excellent collaborators, Shajarian gives what amounts to a brief master class in the art of singing. In the course of this love song, titled "Az Eshgh," the Iranian icon unleashes torrents of swooping, soaring, goosebump-inducing sound that's still perfectly controlled at age 73.


Andris Nelsons Named Music Director Of The Boston Symphony

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The announcement that the 34-year-old Latvian conductor is taking the reins of the ensemble puts an end to years of uncertainty at the storied orchestra, following James Levine's 2011 resignation.


On-Demand Video: An Evening with Nico Muhly and Two Boys

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

On May 14, Q2 Music and NPR Music presented a live video webcast previewing the American debut of composer Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys. The evening also included performances by songwriter Sam Amidon, violist Nadia Sirota and violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. Watch the whole show.

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