Following the performance, Fuchs and DeLillo joined sculptor Eric Fischl — whose sculpture “Tumbling Woman” is on display at the museum — to share how they created their art in response to the agony of 9/11. Listen to a excerpt of Fuchs’ work below.
E.B. Marks composer, Kenneth Fuchs, has recently been featured in a new edition of Robert R. Reilly’s book, Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music. The book strives to reconcile the great spiritual confusion of the 20th century and modern music’s encouragement of spiritual recovery. It features interviews with many composers in the hopes of drawing attention to some of the more melodic music currently being written.
It is with great pride that we congratulate Paul Lansky for his recent induction into the Department of Music of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Often considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in the United States, this honor is shared with 249 other architects, composers, artists, and writers. On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 Paul Lansky took his seat with the likes of Yehudi Wyner, Garrison Keilor, Meryl Streep, and our very own Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture.
They are currently touring California, Arizona, and New York City with the show And Now, Mozart.
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FIRST, THERE WAS A BIG BANG, …
… then, a little nightmare music, and now, Mozart. For those who listen to Mozart, live with Mozart, gave birth to Mozart, eat, pray, and love Mozart, don’t care at all for Mozart, never even heard of Mozart, this show promises you all that it will contain absolutely NO Mozart! But that’s giving away way too much …
The Knights premiere Leshnoff concerto with Gil Shaham at Shriver Hall
“…Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Baltimore-based Jonathan Leshnoff, received its world premiere Sunday evening. The piece certainly had a great launch, thanks to exceptional violinist Gil Shaham and the adventurous orchestral collective from New York called The Knights.
“The first of its two movements, titled after the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is built around an exquisite song for the violin that rises and falls with an elegant arc that Erich Korngold or Samuel Barber would surely have admired. There is a radiance to this music, tinged with something like nostalgia, something bittersweet.”