New York Philharmonic: Philharmonic 360
Park Avenue Armory
Friday, June 29
Better than: Just another night at Lincoln Center, with or without quadrophonic sound.
Upon entering the cavernous Park Avenue Armory's awesome performance space, audience members had to walk around a tableau vivant consist ... More >>
Every day this month, in conjunction with our Feb. 1 cover story "Philip Glass, An East Village Voice," Sound of the City will post excepts of interviews with Glass and his collaborators, as well as reviews of several concerts celebrating his 75th birthday.
Earlier this week, we published our inter ... More >>
American Composers Orchestra
Tuesday, January 31
Better than: A date with Justin Bieber for a 13-year-old girl.
Last night at Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Orchestra ("the only orchestra in the world" dedicated to music by American composers) celebrated Philip Glass's 75th bi ... More >>
This week in the Voice I profiled the Brooklyn composer-songwriter-singer-multiinstrumentalist Gabriel Kahane, whose new album Where Are The Arms (Second Story Sound) is being celebrated at Littlefield next Wednesday. A couple of days before our chat, he posted a provocative rant on Spotify a ... More >>
Maria Schneider laughs at your genre distinctions; like Duke Ellington, she aims for a stylistic plateau "beyond category." For decades, that has meant music that can be both soaringly lyrical--no apologies, academics--even as it finds root in some deeply original orchestration. ... More >>
Mimi Sheraton will host a series of dinners beginning early next year that combine a concert by the New York Philharmonic and a meal prepared by such chefs as Alain Ducasse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Lidia Bastianich, and Daniel Boulud.
More than 200 workers at 25 Brooklyn restaur ... More >>
If President Obama is a dictator-loving socialist, he has a funny way of showing it: his Administration has refused a request to let the New York Philharmonic go to Cuba for some concerts it had planned for the end of the month. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control denie ... More >>
Our favorite New York paper has made a haunting short film from surveillance camera footage of a kid casing, then tagging up a Staten Island deli. The perp is thought to have hit a local tire shop as well.
Frank Miller's Peanuts.
GOP Fight Club: Top Republicans are beating up new RNC chairman ... More >>
The New York Philharmonic has changed its graphic identity from the flowing, music-staff theme of the Lorin Maazel era (left) to a simpler circle-and-baton (right) created by Hall-of-Fame art director Paula Scher. Identity design blog Brand New opens the floor to comments. "My first impression was ... More >>
I-minus zero! Today, in addition to the swearing-in and speechifying, it is announced Obama will attend 10 inaugural balls: five for regions of the country, one apiece for the Obama and Biden home states, a Youth Ball, and the Commander-in-Chief's Ball with the military.
But we are told there has ... More >>