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  • Denis Matsuev
    Denis Matsuev charms with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra
    It wasn’t the first time they’d stood on stage together and it probably won’t be the last, but this past Sunday afternoon at the Philharmonie de Paris, Valery Gergiev, Denis Matsuev and the London Symphony Orchestra generated a...
  • Grand piano on the stage at the Steinway gallery in Milwaukee
    She has her own kind of workbench
    Are you ready to hear what promises to be an amazing performance on the keys? This time Sandwich and a Steinway will present Jeannie Yu, with plenty of pianistic prowess. February 11th at noon in the recital room of the Steinway Piano Gallery of...
  • The healing power of love in 'The Last Song'
    The healing power of love in 'The Last Song'
    When a defiant teenager named Ronnie must spend the summer at her father’s beach house, she embarks on a journey that allows a tender romance to be born, and ultimately allows the angry teen to heal her relationship with her estranged father...
  • Piano Dialogue with David Jalbert and Wonny Song
    David Jalbert and Wonny Song put on piano dialogue with masterful sounds
    Piano recitals are nothing new, with one of the biggest upgrades coming in the form of Chopin's etudes performed as recital pieces. However, it's pretty rare for two pianists to perform in one sitting— literally. On December 7 at...
  • Pavel Kolesnikov 2012 Honens Prize Laureate
    Honens 2015!
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall . . . The 2015 Honens International Piano Competition is coming! It’s the eighth celebration of the piano and it’s artisans to take place here, from the 3rd to the 12th...
  • Inon Barnatan
    Preview: Inon Barnatan to play Chopin’s ‘Piano Concerto No. 1’ with NJSO
    “Sentiment without sentimentality, very beautiful and touching.” That’s how concert pianist Inon Barnatan described Polish composer Frédéric Chopin’s output in a telephone interview Wednesday, Nov. 19. The Israeli, who...
  • Marcia Ball to play The Barns of Wolf Trap on Saturday
    Marcia Ball to play The Barns of Wolf Trap on Saturday
    Marcia Ball is bringing her lively blend of New Orleans tinged swamp rock, blues and boogie woogie to the Barns of Wolf Trap on Saturday night. It promises to be a night of high energy blues that will feel more like a wild Louisiana Saturday night...
  • Pianist Laszlo Gordony
    Artist Profile - Pianist Laszlo Gardony
    Pianist Laszlo Gardony came to music very naturally. At five years old, he was improvising on his home's piano., spending his childhood years jamming with his naturally talented father. He later discovered progressive rock, classical and later...
  • Sunny Choi
    Sunny Choi: Interview with a contemporary piano artist
    I recently had an interview with Sunny Choi, a piano artist with a popular YouTube channel. Sunny plays beautiful renditions of today's popular music. When did you start playing the piano. Please explain your background in music.I started...
  • "Lotus Blossom" cover
    Colella and Smith's "Lotus Blossom" culminates twenty-year collaboration
    Pianist Jeff Colella and bassist Putter Smith recently released their new album “Lotus Blossom” on The American Jazz Institute/Capri recording label. The album features arrangements, plus one original piece each by Colella and Smith....
  • David Weiss Sextet celebrates CD release with knockout performance at Smoke Jazz
    David Weiss Sextet celebrates CD release with knockout performance at Smoke Jazz
    With his sextet, David Weiss has found a very attractive middle path in jazz. The sextet focuses on Weiss's own compositions, which, far from traditional, reach toward a modern sound free of deconstruction. The band, both as a whole and...
  • Michael Hope
    The CPO shoots . . . it scores!!!
    Well, a musician’s life in the classical world must have improved in the last century, because Michael has a Cadillac. Of sorts. . .“I play the bassoon: a 5000 Series Heckel instrument that was made in Germany in 1920. It’s...
  • John Chin "Undercover"
    Album Review: "Undercover" - John Chin
    John Chin's sophomore album, “Undercover” clearly demonstrates musical skill and ability to improvise . However, phrasing and themes are not developed in a way that captures the ear. Melodies and dramatic moments that could be...
  • American Classical Orchestra
    Concert preview: Maestro Thomas Crawford to lead ACO in season’s final concert
    Maestro Thomas Crawford 30 years ago founded the ensemble known today as American Classical Orchestra (ACO). On Thursday, June 5, he will direct its final concert of the current season at Alice Tully Hall. Maestro Crawford spoke by phone to...
  • Christina and Michelle Naughton
    Christina and Michelle Naughton: One stage, two pianos and a beautiful night
    The curtains closed on another successful Society of the Performing Arts season with Christina and Michelle Naughton duo pianist. These two sisters provided a dynamic performance and wonderful music by playing on together or solo on pianos.The...