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Meet the Folksingers, Part II [slash] Willie Watson

Traditional music has seen its share of revivals in this country. From the first-wave folk rejuvenation of the late 19th century to the Depression-era return to Delta blues and other old-time iterations; the folk revival of the 1960s to today’s reinvigorated interest in Appalachian musical traditions; it’s clear that the roots of quintessentially American music are strong and deep. Read more

Exploring American Favorites [slash] Eric Michael Gillett

The popular music of decades past carries a timeless romance rarely found amongst the autotune-heavy pop hits of today. Whether on the screen, on the stage, or in the dark corners of a crowded lounge, the longing, joy, and passion of a Gershwin showstopper or Sondheim ballad still catches us, rapt, and begs us to listen. Read more

Meet the Folksingers, Part I / Dom Flemons

Folksinger. The term conjures up the likes of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Joan Baez. The charismatic banjo or guitar slinger who keeps it simple, powerfully getting right to the heart of the song.

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Cultivating a passion for classical music

How can passion for classical music be cultivated in the classroom?

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014 the Calidore String Quartet, a promising young quartet focused on technical precision and emotional vibrancy, visited students at The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry, NY). Read more

“If you were an animal…” /
The Evnin Rising Stars get personal

In preparation for Tuesday’s tête-à-tête, Chamber Talk host Max Mandel sat down with some of this year’s Evnin Rising Stars to pick their brains about music, performance rituals, zombies, and more. Want to learn more about these emerging artists and the role of mentorship in their lives and in the classical tradition? Join us on Tuesday, October 21st for our salon-style conversation series Chamber Talk with Max Mandel featuring legendary pianist Leon Fleisher. You can also catch them on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th as these young artists perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, and Dvořák alongside their distinguished mentors.

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