When music publisher John Stark first heard Scott Joplin play his piano, he knew that ragtime was the music of hope for a new America. But Joplin would never be content with popularity and fame. Joplin committed himself to racial justice in the early 1900s. He was inspired by Booker T. Washington and the Dahomeyan [...]
Karen Kohler has started a campaign to fund her double album LITTLE DEATH: Songs of Coming and Going. In her request she writes: “You dear Friends in Canada, Germany, France, England, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Rumania, Trinidad, India, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa and Australia – I hope you’ll make your pledges this week! Tell people you know who [...]
The exhibition is comprised of 26 poster boards containing photos, text, reproductions of historical documents and quotes that follow the evolution of the Franco-German cooperation and the birth of the Élysée Treaty. It was developed by the German Information Center Paris (CIDAL) and was brought to and distributed in the United States by the German [...]
REDCAT in LA presents: VLN & VLA, featuring Malcolm Goldstein
LOS ANGELES, CA—REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents VLN & VLA, featuring violin virtuoso Malcolm Goldstein. This epic concert of music for solo, ensemble and concerto violin and viola, gathers internationally acclaimed string musicians to perform an exhilarating array of new, recent and older works. Curating [...]
In the context of “The PEN Voice Festival/ The Literary Mews” the German House of the New York University (NYU) presents at May 3rd a discussion about the search for happiness, under the motto “Running after Happiness or Running away from Bad Luck“.
“I think it is impossible to write a novel or screenplay without addressing [...]
CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, presents two nights of music celebrating living legend Christian Wolff (picture).
For 60 years, Christian Wolff has been at the center of composing’s avant-garde, working alongside such figures as John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cornelius Cardew. Two extraordinary performances by The Formalist Quartet and other acclaimed new music players, will [...]
Classical Movements announces the second concert of the brand new Serenade! International Choral Series.
It features the pristine vocal sounds of Calmus Ensemble Leipzig in concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Old Town Alexandria on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
For their concert program, Calmus has decided to bring a little bit of Germany to the United States, along [...]
L’Ensemble Médical was founded in 2009 by the German-American conductor and concert organist Gundi Gabrielle at Munich University (LMU) in Germany.
Initially, a small instrumental and vocal ensemble comprised of doctors, medical students and professors, its volunteer ranks increased quickly to almost 200 members and expanded across the academic spectrum at the University. A large contingency [...]
From February 7 to April 22, 2013, the Neue Galerie New York will present “German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection, an exhibition of prized works that will examine themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the nineteenth century.
The engagement [...]
The most well-known chorals and hymns stand as the foundation for one of the most exciting musical projects of the 1990s.
Critically acclaimed German jazz performers saxophonist Jan von Klewitz and pianist Markus Burger (picture) blend modern improvisation with the art of interpreting baroque music while preserving its integrity.
“Since the traditional notation of church hymns was [...]