Evening Music : October 2009

Guitar Hero

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Andrew McKenna Lee is an accomplished guitarist whose technical and musical brilliance has landed him solo recitals at halls like Zankel Hall at Carnegie, and an upcoming appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is an equally talented and sought after composer, with his works performed at music festivals ranging ...

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Time for Tabla

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Zakir Hussain was a tabla-playing child prodigy born in Mumbai, touring the world by age 12 and eventually reaching about 160 international concert dates in a year. As an adult, Hussain is still a sought after musician, collaborating with artists like Edgar Meyer and Mickey Hart, performing with groups such ...

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Spoken Like Scott

Monday, October 05, 2009

Scott Johnson helped define what it meant to be a modern day composer when he moved to New York in 1975 and dedicated himself to creating a hybrid music- a style that has its roots in the classical tradition, but welcomes contemporary instruments and technology at the same time. Johnson ...

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Innovative Improv

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Jimmy Giuffre had his start in a variety of performing groups as a jazz clarinet and saxophone player during the 40's and 50's, and continued to write bold and unusual arrangements of jazz pieces throughout his career. Giuffre is most known though, for constantly exploring new territories in jazz, and ...

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Balloon Ballad

Saturday, October 03, 2009

When Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson premiered his piece Virthulegu forsetar in a large towering church in 2003, the country's biggest newspaper raved that it was the most memorable musical event of the year. The musicians (playing brass, percussion, organs, piano and electronic instruments) were positioned all throughout the church for ...

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Year of the Song

Friday, October 02, 2009

At 34 years old, singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens has already become an American folk/indie icon, topping the charts with his album Illinois (one state from his Fifty States Project). His soon-to-be released Run Rabbit Run is a re-working of his album Enjoy Your Rabbit, a collection of electronic instrument pieces inspired ...


Live from Carnegie Hall

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tonight, Evening Music brings you inside Carnegie Hall as we listen to the opening night gala performance, and celebrate the 119th season of this famed New York venue. This also marks the final week before WQXR joins forces with WNYC as a non-commercial radio station on October 8th. ...

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