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Anastasia Tsioulcas

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NPR Music Wants You To Play In A Massive World Premiere

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Join NPR Music in Brooklyn on June 21 to play in a world premiere of a new song we commissioned from Sunny Jain, the founder of Red Baraat. Here's the music to get you practicing.


Listen: Arvo Pärt and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On June 2 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performing Arvo Pärt's epic Kanon Pokajanen. Listen to the entire concert on demand. 

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In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Over the weekend, five London-based critics reviewed a new opera production — and each attacked the weight of one of the female soloists. Do they treat male vocalists the same way?


Does Accepting A Rose Mean Losing A Career?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Soprano Sharleen Joynt made a huge splash on The Bachelor. The new edition of The Bachelorette, which starts Monday night, stars an aspiring tenor. But is reality TV too popular for opera?


First Listen: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, 'A Long Way To The Beginning'

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Fela Kuti's youngest son brings the fury, funk and sweat of Afrobeat to bear down on financial corruption and other issues. Along the way, he finds grace, humor and plenty of good beats.


Come Make Some Noise With Us In Brooklyn On June 21st!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We're inviting brass players, percussionists and the public to come play in a world premiere written by Red Baraat's Sunny Jain at the Brooklyn Public Library, as part of Make Music New York 2014.


Watch Bang On A Can Occupy 'Arthur'

Friday, May 09, 2014

Because why shouldn't Julia Wolfe and David Lang be bringing the Bang on a Can All-Stars to Arthur? Watch this short and totally charming clip.


Midspring Surprise: Lost Mendelssohn Song Found

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A little song that went missing 140 years ago has just been rediscovered. Hear a performance of this charming 29-bar song from the BBC.


Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

From a carnival hit about infrastructure to a North African legend with a pop kingmaker at his side, these five essential global tracks are joyful, energetic and the perfect soundtrack to spring.


Classical Quartet Gets All Twisted

Thursday, April 17, 2014

We're guessing some yoga and Pilates classes preceded a round of musical and physical one-upwomanship that's gone viral.


How Do You Sweep The Ivy League? Practice — The Viola. (Really.)

Thursday, April 03, 2014

He has all kinds of other things going for him, but star student Kwasi Enin wrote in his college essay that music is the core of his happiness. Maybe that's why all eight Ivy League schools want him.


Latitudes: International Music You Must Hear Now

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond — plus more than 900 versions of "Happy," filmed around the world, that will get you dancing.


The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.


Welcome To Yo-Yo's Playhouse

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.


A Field Recording Bonus Track: The Silk Road Swings

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.


Kronos Quartet At 40: Songs We Love

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

To mark the venturesome string quartet's 40 years of commissioning and performing new music, composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley and others recall their favorite Kronos memories.


In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A "pro-am" outreach experiment at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra gives way to a burst of fun music-making: a one-performance, pop-up orchestra of professionals, students and amateurs of all ages.


Bless You!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A slapstick 18 seconds for your day, when a trombonist fights back a sneeze mid-performance — and fails miserably.


First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan, 'Ya Nass'

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Beirut-born artist has an electro-pop sound that's both bracingly new and intimately familiar — at the intersection of sexy-cool electronica and iconic Arab tradition.


Gerard Mortier, A Polarizing Impresario Who Transformed Opera

Monday, March 10, 2014

Whether you love or hate his ideas about commissioning new works and updating the classics, this Belgian impresario shifted public expectations of a night at the opera — permanently.