Acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes has published a new book about composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which explores the most turbulent years of Shostakovich's life under the regimes of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
The ensemble joins host Fred Child in the studio to play Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by their friend, composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Members of the Chiara String Quartet also talk about what it means to play music "by heart."
A popular feature of CMS Two performances is the Late Night Rose sessions - a series of shows above Lincoln Center in the intimate Rose Studio. PT was honored to host the most recent Late Night Rose event back in March. Come listen to an excerpt from that concert, plus interviews with the several performers including Ani Kavafian, Michael Brown and Gloria Chien.
Between 1830 and 1840, thousands of Native Americans were removed from their homes in the Southeast and forcibly relocated rural Oklahoma by the U.S. government. The long, brutal walk became known as the Trail of Tears. More than 175 years after the march, composer Michael Daugherty wanted to share the survivors' and descendants' stories.
On Performance Today, we're launching a conversation about the value of diversity in classical music. Does it matter? And if so, what can and should we do about it? Our list of thought-provoking interviews will grow over the course of the year, so keep coming back to see and hear more.