Esther Yoo NYPhil Debut!!

violinist Esther Yoo makes her debut with the New York Philharmonic this week, performing Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade alongside one of her long-trusted collaborators, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

Photo by Gaby Merz

Tai Murray: Dvorak with Houston and Detroit Symphony Orchestras

Vivacious, technically flawless, and elegantly effortless, violinist Tai Murray builds a special bond with audiences through her musical intelligence and warm presence. In March, Tai Murray performs the Dvorak Violin Concerto, March 3-5 with the Houston Symphony Orchestra led…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin Kicks off Spring Recital Tour

The wonderful Marc-André Hamelin kicked off his February recital tour at Chamber Music in Napa Valley with a uniquely Hamelinian program including his own Suite à l’ancienne. The program also featured works by Prokofiev, Scriabin and Beethoven’s monumental  “Hammerklavier” sonata.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin: Tiny Desk Concert

Marc-André Hamelin has a marvelous, curious mind. While we chatted before his Tiny DESK concert, he snooped around the CD shelves near my desk, commenting on a few rarities and sharing his own eclectic tastes,…

Timothy Chooi performs Bruch with the Liverpool Symphony

Violinist Timothy Chooi performs Bruch with the Liverpool Philharmonic!   Embark on a pastoral journey with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestre under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan and virtuoso violinist Timothy Chooi! The evening begins with Bruch’s Scottish…

Esther Yoo Records a New Album with Deutsche Grammophon

Last week, the wonderful violinist Esther Yoo released her latest recording on Deutsche Grammophon, performing the Barber and Bruch concertos with conductor Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album is available on all streaming platforms.

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Ken-David Masur, conductor. Photo by Chris Lee.

Ken-David Masur Triumphs in Milwaukee Symphony Water Festival

Last week, conductor Ken-David Masur wrapped up a critically-acclaimed three-week festival with the Milwaukee Symphony exploring and celebrating our relationship with earth’s most precious natural resource, which the city of Milwaukee is surrounded by. As the centerpiece of Masur’s…

Zuill Bailey, cello
Zuill Bailey, cello. Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco.

Zuill Bailey and the Library of Congress 2021-2022 Season

Conversations with Zuill Bailey and the LoC Grammy Award-winner cellist Zuill Bailey discusses his virtual program at the Library of Congress. Bailey reflects on his upbringing in Northern Virginia surrounded by music opportunities, shares behind-the-scenes…

Photo by Claudio Papapietro

Paul Jacobs Returns to the Philadelphia Orchestra

Paul Jacobs returns to the  Philadelphia Orchestra in a program with Nicholas McGegan, performing Handel’s imaginative “Cuckoo and the Nightingale” Concerto. Other 22/23 season highlights include the Nashville Symphony with Giancarlo Guerrero; the season opener of the Charlotte Symphony, where he…