Samora Pinderhughes Explored Incarceration in Song. The Result Is ‘Grief.’

OAKLAND, Calif. — Near the end of a sold-out show earlier this month, celebrating the release of his visionary second album, “Grief,” the vocalist, pianist, composer and activist Samora Pinderhughes asked the audience to sing with him. He was about to hit the coda to “Process” — a heart-baring anthem of solitude and self-forgiveness, More...

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By admin On Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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The ‘Philosopher King’ of Percussion Starts His Next Chapter

SAN DIEGO — Since its first performance, in 1976, Iannis Xenakis’s “Psappha” has been at the core of the solo percussion repertory. Not that it really had competition: When it premiered, a repertory More...

By admin On Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Review: Henry Threadgill’s Music From Two Perspectives

The most reductive observation I can provide about the composer and improvising multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill’s activity at Roulette this weekend is that he debuted some truly exciting new chamber More...

By admin On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
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In Cleveland, Schubert Outsings Even the Mighty ‘Otello’

The soprano Tamara Wilson, as Desdemona, gained authority and tonal richness as the performance went on, her high notes strong and clear. But from the start, the baritone Christopher Maltman oozed juicy seductiveness More...

By admin On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
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Vangelis, Composer Best Known for ‘Chariots of Fire,’ Dies at 79

Vangelis, the Greek film composer and synthesizer virtuoso whose soaring music for “Chariots of Fire,” the 1981 movie about two British runners in the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, won the Academy Award More...

By admin On Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
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‘Pistol’ Mini-Series Captures the Anarchy in the Sex Pistols

LONDON — “Are we doing any spitting?” asked a man in the crowd at the 100 Club, a small, red-walled underground space, redolent of spilled beer, cigarette smoke and a thousand lost nights, just off London’s More...

By admin On Saturday, May 21st, 2022
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‘A form of hope’: As air-raid sirens sound, a Lviv orchestra opens a summer festival with Mozart’s Requiem.

The audience members took their seats among boxes of medicine, first-aid kits and intravenous tubes. The orchestra was missing four men who are now fighting on the war’s front lines. A handful of guest singers More...

By admin On Saturday, May 21st, 2022
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Myles Frost Stars as Michael Jackson in ‘MJ’ on Broadway

Then came college. He started at Belmont University, a Christian institution in Nashville, where he took a break from performance to study music technology. After two years, he transferred to Bowie State University, More...

By admin On Friday, May 20th, 2022
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Review: Grammy-Winning ‘Akhnaten’ Returns to the Met Opera

It wasn’t so long ago this season — just January — that the Metropolitan Opera’s programming was about as classic as it gets: tried-and-true works by Verdi, Puccini and Mozart. But scan the coming weeks, More...

By admin On Friday, May 20th, 2022
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Bob Neuwirth, Colorful Figure in Dylan’s Circle, Dies at 82

Bob Neuwirth, a painter, recording artist and songwriter who also had an impact as a member of Bob Dylan’s inner circle and as a conduit for two of Janis Joplin’s best-known songs, died on Wednesday in More...

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