Classical Music http://kbia.org en Thinking Out Loud: Cypress String Quartet and Judith Zaimont http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-cypress-string-quartet-and-judith-zaimont <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A pair of members of the virtuoso ensemble the <a href="http://cypressquartet.com/">Cypress String Quartet</a> recently talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris. That interview and a talk with contemporary American composer Judith Zaimont are the topics on this week's <em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loudhttp://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loud">Thinking Out Loud</a></em> on <a href="http://www.kbia.org">KBIA</a>. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:23:36 +0000 Trevor Harris 55799 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Cypress String Quartet and Judith Zaimont 'The Strong Man' gets the symphonic treatment http://kbia.org/post/strong-man-gets-symphonic-treatment <p>Each summer, Kirk Trevor and the <a href="http://motheatre.org/about_mtca/groups">Missouri Symphony Society</a> take classical music to a range of venues around Columbia and Mid-Missouri. From Stephens Lake Park to Douglass Park to Shelter Gardens, classical music fans get to absorb symphonic and chamber works in a range of diverse settings. This Thursday, the Missouri Symphony Orchestra returns to the Missouri Theatre stage to <a href="http://mosymphonysociety.org/ai1ec_event/the-strong-man/">play film music</a>. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:15:14 +0000 Trevor Harris 54754 at http://kbia.org 'The Strong Man' gets the symphonic treatment Classical music and education in the summertime http://kbia.org/post/classical-music-and-education-summertime <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">Some believe that learning and listening to music, particularly classical music, at a young age is tied to</span> <span style="color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22.100000381469727px;">success in the future.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:46:20 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump & Ryan Famuliner 54299 at http://kbia.org Classical music and education in the summertime Thinking Out Loud: Umi Garrett http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-umi-garrett <p>What were you doing when you were thirteen? <a href="http://www.umigarrett.com/">Umi Garrett</a> is thirteen and she's possibly accomplished more than you and I put together had by that age. And then some. Garrett's been playing professionally since age eight. You can hear her perform this Saturday night when she joins the Missouri Symphony Orchestra at the Missouri Theatre for a concert the <a href="http://mosymphonysociety.org/">Missouri Symphony Society</a> bills as <em><a href="http://www.concertseries.org/shows/umi-returns/">Umi Returns</a></em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:31:43 +0000 Trevor Harris 54133 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Umi Garrett CD of the Week: Jason Vieaux 'Play' http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-jason-vieaux-play <p>This week on <a href="http://www.kbia.org">KBIA</a> we're featuring music from the new release by guitarist Jason Vieaux, <em><a href="http://www.jasonvieaux.com/recordings.htm">Play</a></em>. You can hear tracks from the <a href="http://azica.com/">Azica Recrods</a> release <em>Play</em> this week on KBIA. On this his thirteenth recording, Vieaux offers up a set of seventeen shorter pieces from guitarist-composers including <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Lauro">Antonio Lauro</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Segovia">Andres Segovia</a>.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:32:27 +0000 Trevor Harris 51713 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Jason Vieaux 'Play' A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War http://kbia.org/post/musical-take-missouri-and-civil-war <p>When you think about the Civil War in Missouri what comes to mind? If <a href="http://music.missouri.edu/faculty/freund.html">Stefan Freund</a> has anything to do with it you'll soon be more familiar with the sounds and images that the 1861-65 conflict produced. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Freund, an MU School of Music faculty member about his new <em>Civil War Oratorio</em> that will have its premiere April 24 in Columbia's Jesse Auditorium.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:28 +0000 Trevor Harris 51433 at http://kbia.org A musical take on Missouri and the Civil War Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-jim-brickman-interview <p><strong>Concert alert</strong>: Jim Brickman is coming to Columbia's Jesse Auditorium Monday, March 31. The adult contemporary star talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris recently about Brickman's training, his career and his genre-spanning collaborations.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:54:23 +0000 Trevor Harris 50224 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: The Jim Brickman interview Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers? http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-where-are-female-composers <p>Settle in to listen to an hour of classical music on the <a href="http://kbia.org/programs/classical-music">radio</a> and you'll mostly hear the works of male composers. It isn't that women do not compose in the classical genre, so why don't we hear them more often? KBIA's <a href="http://kbia.org/people/ariel-morrison">Ariel Morrision</a> recently asked two local women what's behind the gender imbalance in classical compositions.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:14:41 +0000 Trevor Harris & Ariel Morrison 49638 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: Where are the female composers? Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-anne-akiko-meyers-interview <p>Rare violins, finding a balance, and revisiting a Baroque masterpiece filled this week's <em><a href="http://kbia.org/programs/thinking-out-loud-kbia-hd">Thinking Out Loud</a></em>. KBIA's Trevor Harris interviewed violinist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Akiko_Meyers">Anne Akiko Meyers</a> about her <a href="http://www.anneakikomeyers.com/fourseasons/">new release</a> featuring&nbsp;<a href="http://www.naxos.com/person/Antonio_Vivaldi/22387.htm">Antonio Vivaldi</a>'s <em>The Four Seasons</em>.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 49506 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: The Anne Akiko Meyers Interview CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak' http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-alisa-weilersteins-dvorak <p>KBIA's CD of the Week this week is the new release from cellist<a href="http://alisaweilerstein.com/"> Alisa Weilerstein</a>. The January 2014 Decca issue pairs Weilerstein with the <a href="http://www.ceskafilharmonie.cz/en/">Czech Philharmonic Orchestra</a> for performances of works written by Czech Antonin Dvorak during a period the composer spent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/arts/music/the-deal-that-brought-dvorak-to-new-york.html?_r=0">in the United States</a>.</p><p></p><p><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kbia/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/alisaweilerstein.jpg" /> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 48075 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Alisa Weilerstein's 'Dvorak' Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-so-percussion-preview <p>This Sunday, February 9 the chamber ensemble <a href="http://sopercussion.com/">So Percussion</a> brings their creative classical performance to Columbia's Missouri Theatre. KBIA's <a href="http://kbia.org/people/trevor-harris">Trevor Harris</a> recently asked So Percussion member Adam Sliwinski about the band's history, their repertoire and their commitment to teaching their craft to a new generation of percussion-oriented classical music students.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:32:21 +0000 Trevor Harris 47693 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: So Percussion preview Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-how-music-can-heal-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Negative experiences that humans live through can be evident or may be deeply buried. Music as an assistive therapy can guide healing from past traumas, help people be more productive or just relax. On this week's episode of <em>Thinking Out Loud</em> KBIA producer Trevor Harris visited with a pair of local musicians working in vastly different venues to heal others. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Trevor Harris 46793 at http://kbia.org Thinking Out Loud: How music can heal St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-symphony-showcases-fast-rising-composer-mu-grad <p>Composer, musician and MU graduate Stephanie Berg will achieve a rare distinction when the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs her composition, “Ravish and Mayhem” at Powell Hall performances on Jan. 10 and 11. Berg, who is in her 20s, appears to be the youngest composer from St. Louis to have a work played by the SLSO during its subscription series.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:18:40 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Terry Perkins & St. Louis Beacon 46306 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Symphony showcases fast-rising composer, MU grad CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-french-pianist-helene-grimaud-and-her-close-encounters-brahms <p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">The pianist&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fhelenegrimaud.com%2f" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Helene Grimaud</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">&nbsp;is garnering increasing attention from fans and critics. Her 2012 release,&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.deutschegrammophon.com%2fus%2fcat%2f4790090" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; "><i>Duo</i></span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">, with cellist&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.solgabetta.com%2f" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Sol Gabetta,</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">&nbsp;is regularly heard on KBIA and was recently nominated for a&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://mail.umsystem.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=r2EEm-f1oUWYsNXW040oR3FZ94623tAIX4upysO5BBlHPXFaeG5hjaFDA5a3jrtJhS6nwRXmK34.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.grammy.com%2fnode%2f161226" target="_blank"><font color="#0C4CA2" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">Grammy</span></font></a><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">. On her latest effort,&nbsp;</span></font><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; "><i>Brahms: The Piano Concertos</i></span></font><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: white; ">, the French-born pianist presents a pair of works for piano and orchestra by 19th century Romantic era composer Johannes Brahms. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:40:52 +0000 Trevor Harris 46191 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: French pianist Helene Grimaud and her close encounters with Brahms CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-levine-returns-new-recording-met-orchestra <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6a8d29a3-ee28-037d-5842-9b6e1c3147d6" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">At an age when many would the considering retirement from active work, the conductor James Levine is back on the podium. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6a8d29a3-ee28-037d-5842-9b6e1c3147d6" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:54:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 45269 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Levine returns for new recording with MET Orchestra Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change. http://kbia.org/post/dont-what-you-see-stick-around-itll-change <p>If you are a fan of classical performance, opportunities were abundant this past weekend in Columbia. Classical music patrons had performances to choose from by the <a href="http://www.odysseymissouri.org/programs.html">Odyssey Chamber Music Series</a>, the <a href="http://mosymphonysociety.org/">Missouri Symphony Societies'</a> Holiday Home Tour, The <a href="http://www.columbiachorale.com/">Columbia Chorale </a>with the <a href="http://cco.missouri.org/">Columbia Civic Orchestra</a> and the <a href="http://www.stlsymphony.org/">St. Louis Symphony</a> at the Missouri Theatre. That we should we be so rich in classical performance every weekend.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 44989 at http://kbia.org Don't like what you see? Stick around. It'll change. CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-makarski-and-jarrett-explore-bach-sonatas <p>When violinist <a href="http://michellemakarski.com/">Michelle Makarski</a> approached her friend, the pianist <a href="http://www.keithjarrett.org/">Keith Jarrett</a> about playing some Johann Sebastian Bach sonatas, recording those works wasn’t necessarily in their initial plans. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:46:10 +0000 Trevor Harris 44329 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Makarski and Jarrett explore Bach sonatas CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions http://kbia.org/post/cd-week-quint-and-maisky-offer-new-violin-piano-opera-transcriptions <p>In the world of opera, many classical music aficionados have their favorites. When it came time to select pieces for their new CD of piano-violin duets,&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Maisky">Lily Maisky</a> and <a href="http://www.philippequint.com/">Phillipe Quint</a> did some soul searching to find works that were most personal for them. The result of that process is the new release <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Opera-Breve-Quint/dp/B00ECJABTK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1379866499&amp;"><em>Opera Breve</em></a>, a CD featuring 13 tracks specifically tailored for Maisky and Quint’s violin-piano duets.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:47:03 +0000 Trevor Harris 43801 at http://kbia.org CD of the Week: Quint and Maisky offer new violin-piano opera transcriptions Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday http://kbia.org/post/russian-american-pianist-eldar-djangirov-murrys-sunday <p>From experience I can confirm that it&rsquo;s hard work to become decent on a musical instrument. No matter the musical genre or instrument, it takes consistent practice to become listenable. I&rsquo;m not saying I&rsquo;ve gotten listenable yet with my bass and guitar playing.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:18:23 +0000 Trevor Harris 41534 at http://kbia.org Russian-American Pianist Eldar Djangirov at Murry's this Sunday Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output http://kbia.org/post/kickstarter-campaign-fund-free-access-chopins-output <p>Classical music fans are increasingly using the web to share music. On any given evening you could curl up with your laptop or iPad and feast on performances of Beethoven’s <em>Ninth</em>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkn8mPGM_S0">Durufle’s <em>Requiem</em></a> and lots more. Services such as the <a href="http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault.asp">Naxos Music LIbrary</a> make recordings available for a membership fee. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 40490 at http://kbia.org Kickstarter campaign to fund free access to Chopin's output Can classical music work outdoors? http://kbia.org/post/can-classical-music-work-outdoors <p>Classical music seems like a genre that was made to be performed indoors. Symphonic music was born in the chambers of European royalty and in Catholic churches. The music was created by <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolaus_I,_Prince_Esterh%C3%A1zy">patrons</a> who wanted to support the arts and also demonstrate their largesse. Take the classical music out of the concert hall and what do you have? Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:38:59 +0000 Trevor Harris 39580 at http://kbia.org Can classical music work outdoors? Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows http://kbia.org/post/alarm-will-sound-updates-expands-classical-sound-two-columbia-shows <p><em>Corrected 10:32 a.m., Aug. 12, 2013</em></p><p><a href="http://www.alarmwillsound.com/">Alarm Will Sound</a> made their fourth annual visit to Columbia last week and went where most orchestras fear to tread: they performed music by living, breathing composers. &nbsp;The two shows by the 20-member ensemble offered a surprising look into the present and future of classical composition.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:38:03 +0000 Trevor Harris 38182 at http://kbia.org Alarm WIll Sound updates, expands classical sound in two Columbia shows Classical music patron keeps genre vital http://kbia.org/post/classical-music-patron-keeps-genre-vital <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the music playing in the Missouri Theatre this week will be heard publicly for the first time ever. That’s because starting Thursday, the University of Missouri School of Music’s annual </span><a href="http://composersfestival.missouri.edu" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mizzou International Composers Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes the stage.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 37649 at http://kbia.org Classical music patron keeps genre vital Live classical music morphs in search of its audience http://kbia.org/post/live-classical-music-morphs-search-its-audience <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-10f48736-7bc7-b7f6-988f-f2a304f5e915" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Do you like live music performances? Classical music connoisseurs know when and where local performances happen. But what about our fellow Mid-Missourians who don’t go to the symphony? What’s keeping them away?</span> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:44:45 +0000 Trevor Harris 36010 at http://kbia.org Live classical music morphs in search of its audience Can classical music make you happier? Sort of. http://kbia.org/post/can-classical-music-make-you-happier-sort <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3113fe72-5385-cdf1-b5d4-aec24ce91084" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Does what we put in our heads impact our outlook on life? The media you consume influences how you feel, but how exactly do one’s choices influence mood? Can a dose of music by </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJYVH_kZkOk" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Aaron Copland</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> get you out of your funk? Will a movement of </span><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tGA6bpscj8" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Igor Stravinsky</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> heard at the wrong time send an emotionally fragile person over the edge?</span></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-3113fe72-5385-cdf1-b5d4-aec24ce91084" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:13:14 +0000 Trevor Harris 35606 at http://kbia.org Can classical music make you happier? Sort of. Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia http://kbia.org/post/born-missouri-live-ragtime-returns-columbia <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-0eb048e0-1fd1-2134-9666-6437de5f6162" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">To call </span><a href="http://extension.missouri.edu/directory/people.aspx?C=1466" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Lucille Salerno</span></a><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> a ragtime champion is an understatement. Salerno was a New York native with a lifelong love of syncopated music. &nbsp;In 1999, she started organizing ragtime concerts in Columbia.</span></p><p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:58:05 +0000 Trevor Harris 35073 at http://kbia.org Born in Missouri, live Ragtime returns to Columbia Classical pianist turned jazz virtuoso Don Shirley dead at 86 http://kbia.org/post/classical-pianist-turned-jazz-virtuoso-don-shirley-dead-86 <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">When the jazz pianist </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Shirley" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Don Shirley</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> died on April 6, his passing was not widely reported.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">A</span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/arts/music/donald-shirley-pianist-and-composer-dies-at-86.html" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;"> New York Times obituary</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> noted that the Jamaican born virtuoso pianist was trained in the classical repertoire. Later, the impresario Sol Hurok advised Shirley “to pursue a career in popular music and jazz.” </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/29/arts/music/donald-shirley-pianist-and-composer-dies-at-86.html" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline;">Hurok warned Shirley</span></a><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;"> that “American audiences were not willing to accept a ‘colored’ pianist on the concert stage.”</span></p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:30:11 +0000 Trevor Harris 33823 at http://kbia.org Classical pianist turned jazz virtuoso Don Shirley dead at 86 Rachel Barton Pine's Violin Lullabies finds new niche for classical violin http://kbia.org/post/rachel-barton-pines-violin-lullabies-finds-new-niche-classical-violin <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6c0ff5d2-8fda-15bf-30dc-d4982f699b90" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">After her daughter was born, the classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine started looking into the range of Berceuse or lullabies written for violin. </span></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-6c0ff5d2-8fda-15bf-30dc-d4982f699b90" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Mon, 13 May 2013 19:20:44 +0000 Trevor Harris 33532 at http://kbia.org Rachel Barton Pine's Violin Lullabies finds new niche for classical violin A whole new Rite of Spring seen in animated video http://kbia.org/post/whole-new-rite-spring-seen-animated-video <p></p><p>Classical music fans who like a little visual to go with their orchestra may enjoy this video featuring an animated graphical score of Igor Stravinsky's <em>Rite of Spring, Part 1: Adoration of the Earth</em>. Tue, 07 May 2013 19:49:55 +0000 Trevor Harris 33306 at http://kbia.org A whole new Rite of Spring seen in animated video Columbia performance series presents classical music of the Show-Me State http://kbia.org/post/columbia-performance-series-presents-classical-music-show-me-state <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri culture might be better known for glittering Branson shows, down home fiddle music and hip-hop from our state’s urban centers, but a local performance organization aims to add </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">classical music</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the list of artistic creations born in the Show-Me State.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 22:41:40 +0000 Trevor Harris 33094 at http://kbia.org Columbia performance series presents classical music of the Show-Me State