Baltimore Orchestra gives back to community

04.30.15
Marin Alsop
MSNBC

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop joins to discuss why the orchestra decided to give a free concert to promote unity in the city.   ... »

Ensemble Intercontemporain/Pintscher review - bold and brilliant Boulez

04.29.15
Matthias Pintscher
The Guardian

The Barbican’s wide-ranging celebration of Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday closed with this programme by the influential ensemble the French composer founded back in 1976, here conducted by the orchestra’s current music director, Matthias Pintscher.

Pintscher directed a clean and authoritative performance, as he did of Asymétriades, a new, concerto-like work for solo double bass by the young French composer Yann Robin – here the virtuosic Nicolas Crosse – premiered by Ensemble Intercontemporain last November. Using a wide variety of extended playing techniques, it held the attention not only through the fascination of its explosive soundworld, but also in its dynamism and dexterity. By its side, Pintscher’s own Choc (Monumento IV) seemed comparatively diffuse and lacking in impetus.  

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Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

04.29.15
Brooklyn Rider
Fresh Air

Delve deep into Brooklyn Rider's latest release The Brooklyn Rider Almanac on NPR's Fresh Air.

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