Logan K. Young

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EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Harmony Stempel on Still Life in 'Human Fruit Bowl'

<i>Human Fruit Bowl</i>, Andrea Kuchlewska's one-woman portrait of live nude modeling performed by Harmony Stempel, won the FringeNYC Overall Excellence …

Springtime for Richter: Brit Composer Max and Violinist Daniel Hope Recompose Vivaldi's Spring Allegro for New Season on DG

Close your eyes.<p>Pretend it isn't raining (though it is at the place and time of writing, here well after the official first day of spring in New …

The Ethics of Jazz: Harvard's Herbie Hancock Delivers First Three Lectures as Norton Professor of Poetry

As one of the more--er, most--prestigious and distinguished lectures, the latest series comes to us from, yes, Harvard's Norton Lectures. And yet, …

10-Year-Old Singer Amira Willighagen of ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ Releases Debut Album of Opera Arias on Simon Cowell's Label

Amira Willighagen received a particularly exciting gift for her 10th birthday last week: a copy of her first album, titled simply <i>Amira</i>.<p>Her album …

Audra McDonald Contends Tony Legacy With a New Interpretation of the Late Billie Holiday in Price's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar Grill'

Audra McDonald Contends Tony Legacy With a New Interpretation of the Late Billie Holiday in Price's 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill'<p>Audra McDonald …

WATCH: Susan Stroman and Jeff Veazey Dance Alongside Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell in 'Begin the Beguine'

This week in the New Yorker, John Lahr profiles Susan Stroman. This time, for an adaptation of <i>Bullets Over Broadway</i>.<p>And yet, earlier in her career, …

The Mile High Club: Lion King Cast Sings "Circle of Life" on Virgin Airways Australia

As on-plane impromptu performances go--and we've had a few--this one is pretty cool.<p>Passengers on board a Virgin Airways flight from Brisbane, …

Lion King

Class, race and classical music

We’ve been this way many times before. Let me paraphrase: how to get those of non-European origin enthralled with what has been traditionally presented as an exclusively European/Caucasian art form?<p>It’s one of those questions – like why do bankers remain unpunished? – that is asked repeatedly, with …

Not Suitable for Reproduction: Chuck Stewart's Unearthed Photos of John Coltrane During 'A Love Supreme' Recording Sessions Surface on NPR

Photographer Chuck Stewart approached his assignments much like any other photographer, and those unpublished documents that record companies decided …

John Coltrane

STREAM: Mica Levi Scores Latest for Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin' Featuring Scarlett Johansson, Via Pitchfork Advance

Keeping you Classicalites abreast of the latest in movie scores, up next comes to us from Mica Levi, frontwoman of Micachu & the Shapes.<p>The rocker …

Scarlett Johansson

A.V. Club: David Aaron Carpenter Plays Bach on $45 Million MacDonald Stradivarius Viola at Sotheby's New York

If this doesn't get David Aaron Carpenter yet another <i>Strad</i> cover, nothing will. And surely, despite all the manufactured discontent about its …

Avant-garde

CORRECTION: Amira Willighagen's Duet with Luciano Pavarotti Was Not Recorded for Debut Album on Sony

<b>CORRECTION: Amira did not record "Nessun Dorma" for her album as a dub-over duet with the late Luciano Pavarotti. The duet was created by a technical</b> …

Google Hangout Colossus: Saxophone's Sonny Rollins Takes to a G-Chat Session on May 5 at Noon EST

Well, Sonny Rollins couldn't get much cooler. The 'Colossus' tenor saxophonist will drop a line at Google for an interesting Google Hangout …

REVIEW: 'Mozart in the Jungle,' Amazon Prime's Symphonic Sex Farce, Plays Sour for Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Gael García Bernal

The long-awaited pilot episode of <i>Mozart in the Jungle</i> is finally available on Amazon Prime's Instant Video. It's based on Blair Tindall's novel of …

Some Kind of Monster: Metallica and Lang Lang (Langtallica?) Rehearse "One" for the 2014 Grammys

Metallica is a band that likes the video camera. A lot.<p>But for a band who clearly over-documents (and has a new studio album forthcoming), footage of …

600-Year-Old Butt Song from Hell in Hieronymus Bosch's 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' Transcribed on Tumblr

It was perhaps written in Dante's <i>Inferno</i>--or wait, maybe the Bible.<p>Actually, you know what? I don't think you could find it anywhere other than …

New York City Proves Worse for Jazz Musicians Than Ever Before, Says Gary Giddins

New York City may be the emblem of the "American Dream," and yet so many have fallen victim to the underbelly of Gotham's music scene.<p>Plenty of …

Visit Charles Ives' Redding House Studio Replica, for Free, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in March

Charles Ives, America's premiere modernist composer, is due a unique tribute next month.<p>On Thursday, March 6, the newly minted Charles Ives Studio …

Off Broadway Listing: John Cariani's 'Almost, Maine' at the Gym at Judson

Valentine's Day might be fully over, but <i>Almost, Maine</i> remains a beautifully written, well-acted production--perfect for couples looking to extend …

League of American Orchestras Launches New Performance and Commissioning Initiative for Women Composers

The League of American Orchestras has announced a new initiative for female composers at the start of their careers. The program will provide a …

German Tenor Jonas Kaufmann Returns, French Mezzo Sophie Koch Debuts in Massenet's 'Werther' at the Metropolitan Opera

Superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann is all set for the title role of the tortured poet in Jules Massenet's <i>Werther</i>, opening February 18 at the Metropolitan …

Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Musical Taking Hit from Molestation Charges, Can Zach Braff Save the Box Office?

The ongoing ignominy of Woody Allen has brought with it a serious inquiry: Will public opinion hinder his career?<p>Ever since Dylan Farrow wrote an …

Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Music Awards Set for May in Memphis

Traditionally, the Blues Hall of Fame has been scarce of saxophonists. In the 34 years of balloting, only one sax player, Louie Jordan, has been …

Stephen Sondheim Totally Approves of Landless Theater Company's 'Sweeney Todd - Prog Metal Version'

If the demon barber of Fleet Street bought an Aphex Twin album, you'd maybe get something approaching the Landless Theater Company's <i>Sweeney Todd -</i> …

Top Pittsburgh Symphony Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley Picked as New Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster

After three seasons in the first violin stand of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley is leaving the Steel City to become …

'Scrubs' TV Show Rushed to Broadway in a Musical Adaptation, Bill Lawrence (and Maybe Zach Braff) Involved

For whatever reason, <i>Scrubs</i> was a successful television show that yielded a pretty loyal fan base.<p>The TV series appealed to a wide array of audiences …

eighth blackbird's Tim Munro on "Still in Motion" Program (Ligeti, Mackey, T. Johnson, Arcade Fire) at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Grammy award-winning new music group eighth blackbird is home to roost here in Chicago for several days, having just returned from a tour of the …

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: Violinist Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (of Thailand?) Finishes Last in Ladies' Giant Slalom

Crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae, who realized her dream earlier this week of skiing in the Sochi Olympics, finished in last place during the Ladies' …

Los Angeles Philharmonic's Gustavo Dudamel Responds to Criticism of Public Appearance with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

In a vicious debate raging throughout the classical and political worlds, Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel has indeed faced …

Black History Month on Hulu: Watch Les Blank's Brilliant Doc 'The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins' for Free

The great Sam John "Lightnin'" Hopkins was immortalized in the late Les Blank's 1968 documentary <i>The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins</i>. And now, …