Curtis Macdonald appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Bruce Brubaker and Francesco Tristano, two virtuoso pianists from very different musical backgrounds, take the music of Philip Glass in an entirely new direction.
Monday, January 02, 2017
The young Juilliard-trained soprano Julia Bullock is making waves for her stunning performances and bold choice of roles. She talks with Davis about finding her place in today's culture.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
GABI is a composer and vocalist who brings together elements of classical music, electronica and the expressive vulnerability of the human voice.
Monday, December 19, 2016
For conductor Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, an attentive and hungry audience is one of the essential parts of creating a transcendent musical experience. He talks with host Helga Davis.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Alan Gilbert is in his final season as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He talks with Helga Davis about serving a community and the moments in performance he lives for.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
For composer Daniel Wohl, the distinction between a physical performer and an electronic sound is inconsequential. For this episode of LPR Live, we take in excerpts from "Holographic."
Monday, December 05, 2016
The pop star singer-songwriter Solange talks with Helga Davis about finding autonomy in the music business and about being black and beautiful in contemporary America.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Violin soloist Jennifer Koh has never cancelled a gig. Even when she had swine flu. Host Helga Davis speaks with Koh about determination and empathy in this episode of the Helga podcast.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Eartheater is the solo project of singer, songwriter and guitarist Alexandra Drewchin, a conceptually-driven artist who makes music that exists in a strange universe all its own.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, jazz composer Henry Threadgill talks with Helga about giving license to your imagination and pushing yourself to go beyond excellence to greatness.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Singer, composer and My Brightest Diamond's frontwoman Shara Nova talks to Helga about choosing a new city, leaning into vulnerability, and how her new names translates to "new song."
Monday, November 14, 2016
Q2 Music's new podcast, Helga, features probing conversations with artists who have a unique voice and a stake in the matter of social change. The first guest is director Peter Sellars.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Port St. Willow, the project of Brooklyn-based Nicholas Principe, performed its second improvisational, atmospheric album "Syncope" at Le Poisson Rouge on November 17, 2015.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
For this episode of LPR Live, we join the ambitious Ensemble LPR for a performance of music by composer Andrew Norman that draws its inspiration from a high octane racing-car video game.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
New School-formed Bing & Ruth brings their ambient electronic music and contemporary-classical minimalism to this episode of LPR Live, with two tracks from 2010's "City Lake."
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her new album "The Ridge" melds elements of classical, folk and pop.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Despite being one of relatively few chamber-music pieces in his catalog, John Adams’s String Quartet is one of the composer’s most compelling works.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Brooklyn-based composer Ted Hearne and pianist Timo Andres highlight their longstanding relationship with old and new music alike, and the challenges of "messing" with it.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
David Lang breaks down two of his "Memory Pieces" – recollections of friends distilled into brief musical moments – and we join pianist Andrew Zolinsky for this episode of LPR Live.