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Archive for July 2, 2013

From Silk Road to Letterman to Rush Hour

Yang Wei, photo by Todd Rosenberg

A generation ago, few Americans could identify a pipa. It still doesn’t pass spell-check, though westerners are coming around. Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project has been wildly successful, and one of those Silk Road virtuosos

Art and Music Month: Gandolfi

"Guernica" by Picasso, 1937

Hear the music on Tuesday, July 2 at 11:00 AM by American composer Michael Gandolfi who wrote this piece inspired by unspecified drawings by Pablo Picasso for the 10th anniversary of the Concord Chamber Music Society. The composer wrote, “None of my pieces is tethered to a precise Picasso drawing but they are written in the spirit of the Picasso works: concise, clear, written with a sense of immediacy and sureness of ‘stroke,’ light and ‘airy.’”