Anastasia Tsioulcas appears in the following:
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Salsa rhythms, Brazilian martial arts and a Jewish prayer of mourning: It's not exactly what you would expect from a classical composer's setting of the Gospel according to St. Mark. But that's exactly what Argentine Jewish composer Osvaldo Golijov, a MacArthur "genius," did when he was asked to ...
Friday, March 15, 2013
It's Marches Madness! Throughout this month, we're posting some of our favorite marches — from the concert hall, opera stage and parade ground. Got one we should hear? Played any yourself? Let us know in the comments section.
A few mornings ago, I was ...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
How do classical artists grab attention these days? Simple — or, actually, not so simple at all. They build their fan bases on YouTube, one page hit at a time.
It's a model that's familiar in pop culture, from Justin Bieber to 50 Shades of Grey: Get the content out ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Making art out of war is an ancient path — either as a means to quite literally sing the praises of warriors' brave deeds and martial power, or to forward a particular political agenda, noble or not. (As I write this, what comes directly to mind is the ...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Robert Spano, conductor
Orquesta La Pasion (Mikael Ringquist and Gonzalo Grau, leaders)
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Luciana Souza, vocalist
Reynaldo Gonzalez-Fernandez, Afro-Cuban singer and dnacer
Deraldo Ferreira, capoeirista and berimbau
Members of the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela
Maria Guinand, chorus director
David Rosenmeyer, music supervisor
Chorus members of Forest Hill ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
In certain circles, the echoes of the late sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar's talent are everywhere — and not just in the places you might expect.
There's his daughter and sitar protegee Anoushka Shankar, who's followed in her father's fusion footsteps, as well as his daughter ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Watch and hear a handful of clips that form an introduction to the master provocateur's work.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Philip Glass has earned just about all the accolades a living composer could reasonably dream of collecting. He'll be spending tonight — the evening of his 75th birthday — at the U.S. premiere of one of his recent pieces. The setting? No less august a venue than ...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The Dutch artist was a hugely influential conductor, harpsichordist, organist and one of the grandfathers of today's early music movement.
Friday, September 23, 2011
In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with NPR Music writer Anastasia Tsioulcas about classical music highlights during the fall.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Wordless Music Orchestra marked the 9/11 anniversary at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday with a reflective program of Schnittke, Golijov, Ingram Marshall and William Basi...
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Click through for Anastasia Tsioulcas' Top 5 World Music Releases!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Critics Week continues with a look back at the year's best world music releases. We're joined by Anastasia Tsioulcas, who writes frequently about world and classical music and edits the classical website Ariama.com.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Zhou Long simultaneously embraces and transcends our notions of traditional Chinese classical and contemporary Western classical music. Madame White Snake is a beguiling articulation ...
Monday, November 02, 2009
Putting Kayhan Kalhor and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider in front of a WOMEX audience was something of a risky proposition. As open-eared as most attendees are, I wondered if they’...
Friday, October 30, 2009
Now in its fifteenth year, the World Music Expo has become the premier meeting ground for artists, labels, presenters, and agents from an incredible array of countries and backgrounds...
Friday, July 31, 2009
On the this final day of July, we look back at the best music released so far in 2009. Three music critics lend a hand: Nate Chinen
of the New York Times
on rock, pop and rap; Anastasia Tsioulcas
magazine on classical and opera; and Will Layman
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
The ongoing government crackdown in Iran is taking place against the backdrop of a vibrant youth culture, as nearly 70 percent of the country’s population is under the age of 30. As interest in Western-style music has grown, an underground music scene has flourished. Today we look at the hotbed ...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Some opera houses and concert halls are trying to attract teens and 'tweens with discounted tickets and special programs. But not everyone thinks the strategy can work. Some believe the arts are an acquired taste that one develops later in life. Today: we debate kids in the concert hall. Joining ...
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Big changes are coming to major orchestras in New York and Los Angeles. Alice Tully Hall reopens after a major renovation. Anastasia Tsioulcas
, Gramophone magazine’s North American editor, joins us with her highlights.