Features

Andrew Gilbert - August 18, 2020

Intriguing new books explore the history of jazz in films and television, as both soundscape and subject matter.

Jim Farber - August 18, 2020

As orchestras return to the stage and recording studio it’s far from business as usual.

Andrew Gilbert - August 10, 2020

Bassist/composer Lisa Mezzacappa takes the leap into opera in an original way.

Michael Zwiebach - August 4, 2020

Four conductors discuss their experiences, views on orchestral culture, and whether things are getting better.

Jeremy Reynolds - August 1, 2020

The 20-member ensemble is set to give an avian-inspired John Luther Adams work an airing in upstate New York.

Victoria Looseleaf - July 31, 2020

With so many amateur and student musicians missing their in-person lessons, the demand for web-based learning is greater than ever.

Michael Zwiebach - July 28, 2020

Stacy Garrop’s The Battle for the Ballot gets a world premiere in 2020 despite the lockdown and the dispersal of Cabrillo’s orchestra across the U.S. It’s just that important.

Richard S. Ginell - July 27, 2020

The box set documents the conductor’s 16 years with the orchestra and the transformations he inaugurated.

Victoria Looseleaf - July 21, 2020

This summer’s online festival offers its courses, master classes, symposium, and keynote addresses to a broader audience than ever.

Andrew Gilbert - July 20, 2020

The celebrated Iranian singer and Kronos collaborator crosses new boundaries with a CD of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry recorded with a Norwegian jazz trio.