As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, so do plans to get full orchestras and chamber ensembles back in halls before in-person audiences.
John Corigliano is a magnificent composer and possibly the Beethoven of today. I wondered what he would see in them and what new language he would set to the concerto.
Playing live in an orchestral setting requires careful attention to the nuances of your fellow musicians and the conductor both as a section player and as a soloist.
London Symphony Orchestra music director Sir Simon Rattle has called Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor “a monster... a masterpiece.” Capuçon was up to the challenge.
First appearing in 1796, these delightful duos are ideal for sharing a rainy Saturday afternoon with your playing buddy, or as a post-lesson treat.
Could it be that with a change of weather, patron, or performer, some of Mozart’s most famous works might have been very different—yet still unmistakably him?
You never know what will happen during a live musical performance—that's part of what makes it exciting for the audience, but can make it scary for the performers.
Playing outdoors can present some specific challenges for string players. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your outdoor gigs and avoid potential pitfalls.
The Chicago Sinfonietta Serves as a Model in the Classical-Music Industry’s Elusive Quest for Diversity
The longstanding commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion predates by a generation the present cultural moment’s demand for social justice.
David Milsom has written a guide for violinists and other music lovers who want to get into an authentically Romantic mood.