The late Buddy Rich is well known as an old school big band drummer. His wit won for him many appearances on the Johnny Carson show where the public heard only sanitized stories about him. For example, when he was being prepped for surgery he was asked if he was More >
Hot dog media darling conductor injures himself on the podium. Gustavo Dude I’m Ill does not return after minor injury.
But associate conductor Lionel Bringuier finally got a chance to conduct. Good for him.
American composer John Luther Adams has been named the 2010 winner of the Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. He will receive $100,000 but more importantly he will receive something much rarer for living American composers: performances.
He lives in Alaska and his music is “inspired” by natural phenomena. Here is a piece More >
Philadelphia based composer Jennifer Higdon won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto.
The piece premiered on February 6, 2009, in Indianapolis, Indiana with Hilary Hahn as the soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Mario Venzago.
Here is a video of her most popular orchestral work blue cathedral.
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