Maya Beiser is a cellist, arranger, and producer who is bringing together a group of avant-garde cellists to create a multi-layered sound sculpture to discover innovative dimensions in some of Philip Glass’s most potent and achingly beautiful works. Her new album is Maya Beiser x Philip Glass, which was recorded at Hudson Hall in 2021. The album has multi-cello arrangements of Glass’ piano Etudes Nos. 2 and 5, Mad Rush, Music in Similar Motion, and selections from Naqoyqatsi, part of Glass’s Qatsi Trilogy with filmmaker Godfrey Reggio.
Beiser explains the album, “In making this album, I searched for layers [...]
Stick&Bow is a forward-thinking duet comprised of Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. The classically trained musicians strive to present a broad spectrum of musical styles, ranging from rock to gypsy-jazz, baroque, or tango. “The trailblazing Montreal duo that plays everything from Bach to Radiohead” (CBC Music’ The Intro) also has an eclectic repertoire featuring original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history. Stick&Bow is also strongly committed to our time’s music, commissioning works that are daring yet accessible from [...]
Alexandra Conunova is releasing Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni, on which she is joined by a chamber orchestra for a compelling reading of Vivaldi’s masterwork. Though this is one of the most performed compositions in the classical world, Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni captures the extremely sensitive and imaginative subtitles the composition celebrates about nature’s power and beauty. Alexandra Conunova’s violin playing is the perfect guide through this magical journey through the four seasons. Conunova’s goal in presenting the well-known melodies was to bring joy and fulfill an artist’s role, which is [...]
Brandon Patrick George is a flutist who has gained much attention and accolades with his virtuosity and gorgeous round flute tone. He is a member of the Grammy®-nominated Imani Winds. Patrick George has performed with many of the world’s leading ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). He has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie, the Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dresden Music Festival, and the Prague Spring Festival. As an [...]