Features

Andrew Gilbert - July 16, 2024

The bandleader’s brand of West African music, celebrated around the world, is going strong in a California tour led by his son.

Victoria Looseleaf - July 16, 2024

Tireless conductor Alondra de la Parra has dreamed up the Festival Paax GNP, and it’s splendid.

Andrew Gilbert - July 9, 2024

Genres blend and blur at the annual experimental music festival in Berkeley.

Richard S. Ginell - July 9, 2024

With the discovery of master tapes for the original Peanuts TV specials, one of America’s most underrated jazz figures gets the spotlight.

Lily O'Brien - July 2, 2024

A prolonged renovation of the orchestra’s main venue has forced the organization to get creative.

Tom Jacobs - June 24, 2024

To mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, cellist Steven Isserlis is launching a performance project with all-star collaborators.

Jim Farber - June 16, 2024

Music Director Mitsuko Uchida uses her Mozart chops to program a festival that, as usual, is wonderfully out of the ordinary.

Andrew Gilbert - June 11, 2024

Irene Young was instrumental in documenting an artistic moment, but her work shouldn’t be restricted to a single time or place.

Jeff Kaliss - June 4, 2024

Arranger and bandleader John Clayton has completed the score for The Africa Suite using unfinished recordings from Peterson’s “vault.”

Victoria Looseleaf - May 29, 2024

Thomas is set to premiere Fire and Blue Sky, a song cycle written for him by composer Joel Thompson and poet Imani Tolliver.