Trevor Harris http://kbia.org en 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 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 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 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.