The Harlem Quartet has set out to rewrite the “rules” for what the classical musician looks and plays like. The group began in 2008 as a project created by the Sphinx Organization with the mission of broadening diversity in classical music while also incorporating works from minority composers to grow the classical audience in new directions.
Alejandro Karo, A Talented Minimalist Composer From Mexico
Steve Post was the radio host of “Morning Music With Steve Post,” which was broadcast on WNYC from 9 a. to noon from 1982 to The show featured classical music, which he was “proud to know nothing about,” he told The Star-Ledger of Newark in
In 2014 we said goodbye to some very familiar classical musicians: conductor Claudio Abbado, cellist Alexander Ivashkin and the multi-award winning composer Ian Fraser. Julius Rudel, an Austrian-born American Grammy Award-winning conductor and director who fled Nazi-occupied Vienna and presented 19 world premieres with New York City Opera, died at 93, and Italian-American soprano Licia Albanese lived a long and notable life dying at the age of 105.
Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood was the founder of the Academy of Ancient Music and he was an authority on historically informed performance and a leading figure in the early music revival of the late century.
2014 In Memoriam: Classical Musicians We Lost This Year
Presented by ABC Arts and Melbourne Festival, a remarkable film exploration of the life and works of Peter Sculthorpe, a legendary Australian composer who has devoted a lifetime to the quartet form pioneered by Haydn: PETER SCULTHORPE: THE QUARTETS. With a pre-screening talk featuring Peter Sculthorpe and filmmaker John Weiley. ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image 22 October.