Later this season, Lincoln Center will welcome the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two concerts, one of which will feature a new work by the rising composer Daníel Bjarnason. A member of the composer collective “Bedroom Community,” this Iceland artist has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, from the Britten Sinfonia to electroacoustic composer Ben Frost and post-rockers Sigur Rós. This week on Q2, he shared a mixtape, reflecting his wide ranging interests including John Adams, György Kurtag, Benjamin Britten, and Haukur Tómasson, among others. Learn more about the Los Angeles Philharmonic concert with his new work here.
Lincoln Center’s Sunday Morning Coffee Concert series returns with the first offering of the 2013-14 concert season. This Sunday morning, enjoy a concert by the Dublin Guitar Quartet in their New York debut. The quartet is known for their concerts of original arrangements of new music, and this weekend, they’ll perform works by Philip Glass, Gyorgy Ligeti, Leo Brouwer and more.
Check out this video of their performance of Philip Glass’s Sting Quartet No. 3 “Mishima”….all on acoustic guitars of course!
Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Great Performers season kicked off with two performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, led by esteemed conductor Bernard Haitink and featuring pianist Emanuel Ax. Reviewing the opening concerts, The New York Times said: “These London Symphony concerts were a triumph: two tightly focused programs of excellent Mozart and extraordinary Shostakovich.” Read more here.
(Photo: Ruby Washington/The New York Times
This weekend, Lincoln Center welcomes the London Symphony Orchestra to kick off its 2013-14 Great Performers, October 20-21. Each concert surveys music by Mozart and Shostakovich, led by esteemed conductor Bernard Haitink and renowned pianist Emanuel Ax. Learn more about these opening concerts, and the rest of the season here.
(Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)
The 2013-14 season of Great Performers starts in less than a month! Hear the world’s most talented classical musicians, including the London Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and more. Learn more here.
Congrats to Nina Stemme, who was awarded the prize of Best Female Singer at the inaugural Opera Awards in London. The acclaimed Swedish soprano performs with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday evening.