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 St. Louis Gesher Music Festival opens with cellist Matt Haimovitz http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-gesher-music-festival-opens-cellist-matt-haimovitz <p>The 2014 Gesher Music Festival of Emerging Artists opens this week in St. Louis. This year the festival opening gala features cellist Matt Haimovitz, who is known for pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between classical and popular music.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:26:43 +0000 Camille Phillips & St. Louis Public Radio 54990 at http://kbia.org St. Louis Gesher Music Festival opens with cellist Matt Haimovitz '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 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' New Music Festival kicks off with performance and film http://kbia.org/post/new-music-festival-kicks-performance-and-film <p>This summer as in the past several summers, a festival comes to Mid-Missouri that brings contemporary classical composers, performers and fans together from around the world.</p><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 51519 at http://kbia.org New Music Festival kicks off with performance and film 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? 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 Missouri Symphony Conservatory celebrates the holidays, on KBIA http://kbia.org/post/missouri-symphony-conservatory-celebrates-holidays-kbia <p>Have you ever discovered a new hobby that suddenly and completely consumed you? Whether you meant to do it or not your new hobby demands your time and attention. It requires that you find a teacher or a mentor who can help you take your interest to the next level.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:48:26 +0000 Trevor Harris & Darren Hellwege 44759 at http://kbia.org Missouri Symphony Conservatory celebrates the holidays, on KBIA 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 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 Mizzou music festival offers free rides from Kansas City and St. Louis http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-music-festival-offers-free-rides-kansas-city-and-st-louis <p>The Mizzou International Composers Festival annual music composition festival taking place this summer in Columbia is offering free transportation for a limited number of concert-goers from St. Louis and Kansas City.</p><p>The festival begins July 22 and continues through July 27. Venues include the downtown Missouri Theatre and several concert halls on the University of Missouri campus. &nbsp; Performers include the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:06:26 +0000 Associated Press 36718 at http://kbia.org Mizzou music festival offers free rides from Kansas City and St. Louis 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 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 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 Classical and folk blend in new album, Night http://kbia.org/post/classical-and-folk-blend-new-album-night <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Making music from the classical repertoire is standard fare for Simone </span>Dinnerstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:45:34 +0000 Trevor Harris 32990 at http://kbia.org Classical and folk blend in new album, Night Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder http://kbia.org/post/period-instruments-take-center-stage-viennese-pianist-rudolf-buchbinder <p></p><p><font color="black" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">If a classical musician wishes to replicate a sound from a specific period then the musician needs a period instrument. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Vienna-based pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.</font></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:35:30 +0000 Trevor Harris 30853 at http://kbia.org Period instruments take center stage for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder Columbia Native Lindsey Lang wins Grammy with Kansas City Chorale http://kbia.org/post/columbia-native-lindsey-lang-wins-grammy-kansas-city-chorale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Columbia native Lindsey Lang along with the Kansas City Chorale won a Grammy award last month in the Best Chorale Performance for their CD 'Life and Breath: Chorale Works by Rene Clausen'. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently interviewed Lang. They visited about Lang's Columbia roots, the Grammy award experience and future plans for Lang and the Kansas City Chorale.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:59:07 +0000 Trevor Harris 30009 at http://kbia.org Columbia Native Lindsey Lang wins Grammy with Kansas City Chorale KBIA's Trevor Harris interviews Klaus Heymann, founder of NAXOS http://kbia.org/post/kbias-trevor-harris-interviews-klaus-heymann-founder-naxos <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Klaus Heymann has built NAXOS into one of the world's largest classical music labels. Based in Hong Kong, NAXOS has developed a business model that has led to growth in classical music sales and downloads in a time when sales of physical recordings are generally in decline. KBIA's Trevor Harris recently visited with NAXOS's founder and President Klaus Heymann. Here is their conversation about the economics and politics of recording and distributing classical music in the 21st century.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Trevor Harris 25222 at http://kbia.org KBIA's Trevor Harris interviews Klaus Heymann, founder of NAXOS New album from Pianist Mirian Conti mines Argentinian composer history http://kbia.org/post/new-album-pianist-mirian-conti-mines-argentinian-composer-history <p></p><div>For her most recent recording the Argentinian-American pianist Mirian Conti dug deep into her roots and those of her native Argentina. Based now in New York Conti grew up in Argentina surrounded by a blend of contemporary popular music, as well as tango artists and orchestras. Listen to a recent conversation that KBIA's Trevor Harris had with Conti where she discusses what inspires her musically and why the culture of her native Argentina still draws her back.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:41:27 +0000 Trevor Harris 19385 at http://kbia.org New album from Pianist Mirian Conti mines Argentinian composer history