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Archive for August 24, 2015

Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20

Emerson String Quartet Recorded in Bennett Gordon Hall July 20 Beethoven: Quartet #16 in F Major, Op 135 Dvorak: Quartet #12 in F Major, Op 96, American

10 Reaction Gifs of Leonard Bernstein Conducting That You Never Knew You Always Needed

08 Jul 1970, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA --- Conductor Leonard Bernstein at the climax of Mahler's  symphony performed by the Boston Symphony in Lenox, Massachusetts. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

To many, Leonard Bernstein was and always will be the great American conductor. To commemorate this modern master, we’re looking back at some of Bernstein’s most performative moments in a postmodern way – gifs!

How Gabriela Montero Uses the Piano for Political Protest

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Pianist, composer, and improviser Gabriela Montero is speaking out against corruption in Venezuela, her home country, using the most powerful way she knows how: music. Montero spoke with me from Los Angeles about her political piano concerto, ‘Ex Patria,’ the role of music in politics, and more.