By Barbara Jepson
NEW YORK – Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, 37, was the focus of a Mostly Mozart Festival concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Her music is not yet widely played in the U.S., but it should be.
By Rebecca Schmid
SALZBURG — In today’s fierce competition, when one can view a world of arts on the computer screen, Salzburg must prove its offerings are not only a cut above but available nowhere else. A new ‘Fierrabras’ does that.
By Kyle MacMillan
CHICAGO – The Grant Park Music Festival has long championed Pulitzer-winning William Bolcom, beginning with his landmark Songs of Innocence and of Experience in 1986. Now comes Millennium: Concerto-Fantasia.
By James Paulk
SANTA FE – Like Tristan und Isolde, but without that last scene, Huang Ro’s new opera about the founder of modern China refuses to resolve itself in the traditional Western way. The result is quite moving and often riveting.
By Nancy Malitz
Do you know the composers shown at right? You will if the American Music Project, founded by Lawrence A. Johnson, succeeds. “There is quality music in great variety that is being ignored,” he says. And he has a plan.
By Colin Eatock
TORONTO – Kicking off a European tour for the city back home, maestro Peter Oundjian and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performed a festival concert for Toronto Summer Music, now in its ninth season. Next stop, Vienna.