classical music http://kbia.org en 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