MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Getting Ready for Spoleto USA 2017

Farnace with Anthony Roth Costanzo is among the delights of this year’s Spoleto Festival.

Here’s a performance from George Petrou & Concerto Koln:

Filed under: festivals, Vivaldi

Vijay Iyer’s Creative Connections

My feature for the Cal Performances/Ojai at Berkeley edition is now online:

Any portrait of Vijay Iyer is necessarily a group portrait. A composer, pianist, bandleader, teacher, and thinker, Iyer channels his insatiable curiosity into innovative acts of collaboration with like-minded artists—across genres and disciplines. So when the chance came to serve as music director of the 2017 Ojai Music Festival …

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Filed under: festivals, George Lewis, Ojai Festival, Vijay Iyer

Cellissimo

celliIt’s been an exhilarating week at the Piatigorsky Cello Festival in Los Angeles. I’ll have a report for Musical America next week.

Filed under: cello, festivals, photography

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