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10
Jul

HK Gruber’s Appealing “Gloria — A Pig Tale” Opens NY Phil Biennial

ny-phil-biennial-logoOn Thursday, May 29, 2014, Alan Gilbert, the young and enterprising maestro of the New York Philharmonic, introduced New York City to the first ever NY Phil Biennial. Modeled after an established tradition typically associated with the world of visual art, the Philharmonic’s effort similarly celebrated contemporary works and their composers in various venues around the city. This connection to the art world made it all the more fitting, therefore, that the kick-off event in this new endeavor occurred deep inside the hallowed halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on the stage of the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The chosen repertoire was Austrian composer HK Gruber’s slapstick, barnyard opera, ‘Gloria — A Pig Tale,’ which uniquely brought together forces comprised of the Juilliard School’s Axiom ensemble (conducted by Gilbert) and visionary production company Giants Are Small, led by director Doug Fitch. To further compliment the first ever NY Phil Biennial, this production was also the first time such a colorful and elaborately staged production was attempted within the lecture hall setting of the Grace Rainey Rogers, a venue that continues to garner attention for progressive and innovative programming under the leadership of Concerts and Lectures General Manager Limor Tomer.

 HK Gruber's Gloria – A Pig Tale, led by Alan Gilbert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Chris Lee)

HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale, led by Alan Gilbert at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Photo by Chris Lee)

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27
Jun

The Summer 2014 Mixtape is Out!

Summer 2014 Mixtape

It’s here! What’s in it?

The Summer 2014 Mixtape features some fantastic music from solo violin to a Barbara Streisand cover that you won’t forget, from a brass quartet to the best sound collage you’ll hear this year. And much more. In detail:

1. OCTET/Mellissa Hughes/William Susman – Scatter My Ashes (2:08)
2. Alejandro T. Acierto – Invocation (2:14)
3. Russell Podgorsek, Rachell Wong (violin) – Annachronism 1 (1:48)
4. Hans Tammen – Die Schrauber Wind Up (Bonn) (3:28)
5. Alarmist – Bunda Internacionale (4:56)
6. Kirsten Volness – River Rising (8:04)
7. StreisBAND – Piano Practicing (1:07)
8. Alex Temple – O Superfood (8:05)
9. Amy O – My Hand the Thief​ (4:16)
10. Lohit Petikam – Eleven-Twelve (6:23)
11. The Westerlies – Waltz From Woman Of Tokyo (3:29)
12. Girma Yifrashewa – The Shepherd With The Flute (6:48)
13. Robert Honstein – I know the feeling… (4:59)

Clickety-click on the button below to get it for free and let your friends know!

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For more info about each artist, including links to their websites, BUY links, and social media profiles, visit the Summer 2014 Mixtape page.

5
Jun

Our First Anniversary Issue is Out!

If you are a subscriber of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine, you’ve already gotten an alert on your iOS device. If you are not, you’ll be glad to hear that the Issue 7, our first anniversary issue, is out!

Our cover story is Jane Antonia Cornish (stunning photography by Axel Dupeux).

Issue 7

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21
May

How Much of a New Music Nerd Are You?

No 15-question quiz here, but a simple test: Are you excited about the idea of a New Music RUBIK’S CUBE? If so, you might be a New Music nerd…

How can you know? Well, just head over to our New Music RUBIK’S CUBE page (how convenient) and give it a try!

New Music RUBIK’S CUBE®

Did you solve the cube? Tweet us a screenshot at @icareifulisten or post it on our Google+ Page (or on Facebook if you’re still into it).

23
Apr

Exclusive David Lang interview in Issue 6 of our Magazine!

If you are a subscriber of I CARE IF YOU LISTEN Magazine, you’ve already gotten an alert on your iOS device. If you are not, you’ll be glad to hear that the Issue 6 has been out for a week now… What’s in it?

Well, the big news is that David Lang gave us an exclusive interview as collected stories is currently running at Carnegie Hall, and he is our cover story for this issue (stunning photography by Axel Dupeux).

Issue 6 Cover - Photo by Axel Dupeux

Issue 6 Cover – Photo by Axel Dupeux

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