Articles

Excerpts and links to a selection of published features

SO MANY NOTES

The heart and soul of Amadeus is the music written centuries before the movie was filmed.

OUT ON THE WIRES

Multifaceted musician and composer Bryce Dessner prepares to solo with the New York Philharmonic.

EVER EMERGING

Composer John Adams continues to expand the boundaries of new music.

THE SOUNDS OF MANHATTAN, MADE IN MANHATTAN

Woody Allen, George Gershwin, the New York Philharmonic and the Blizzard of ’79. Memories of recording the original soundtrack.

IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR

The summer of 1943 was a watershed for Frank Sinatra. The 27-year-old singer’s solo career was skyrocketing, on the heels of a four-month run at the Paramount Theatre in Times Square and a newly minted contract with Columbia Records. It was time to explore new avenues.”

TRAVEL ALONG THE SILK ROAD

How Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble have gathered music, traditional and new, along the ancient trade route.

IMPACT STATEMENTS

“Sitting on the plaza on a warm summer evening, catching some spray from the fountain and watching as clusters of people meet, greet, and disperse to their respective music, dance, or theater performances, it’s hard to imagine New York City without Lincoln Center.”

HOW BRILLIANT

The very sound of new concert halls is a reflection of contemporary life. (ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Journalism)

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Transparency in performance hall designs and operations mirrors an open approach to community engagement.

STALKING THE CULTURALLY AWARE NON-ATTENDER

How can this elusive creature be lured to live performances? (ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Journalism)

FULL SAIL

The backstory of  L.A.’s architectural icon, Walt Disney Concert Hall.

BIG-SCREEN DREAMS

Opera at the movies: boffo box office, plus popcorn. The Met: Live in HD.