ARTICLES

Excerpts and links to a selection of published features

tumblr_m4fh5wrUUz1r3gb6ao1_1280SO MANY NOTES: The heart and soul of Amadeus is the music written centuries before the movie was filmed.

A Playbill feature delves into the special alchemy of Mozart, Milos Forman, and film. 

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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.

 

(Portrait_of_Frank_Sinatra_and_Axel_Stordahl,_Liederkrantz_Hall,_New_York,_N.Y.,_ca._1947)_(LOC)_(4843758568)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, including a gig with the New York Philharmonic.”

A Playbill snapshot for the Sinatra centennial.

 

TRAVEL ALONG THE SILK ROAD

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How the Silk Road Ensemble has gathered music, traditional and new, along the ancient trade route.

A Playbill spotlight on the project

 

 

IMPACT STATEMENTS:

lincoln center“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.”

  • BRIDGING THE GAP:  Four projects with Yo-Yo Ma, Baltimore kids, the Dakota Music Tour and Frank Gehry illustrate how creative thinking can motive a community, effect change, and spur discussion
  • KANSAS CITY’S NEW STAR:  Reporting from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • BIG-SCREEN DREAMS: Opera at the movies, boffo box office, plus popcorn 
  • HOW BRILLIANT: The sound of new concert halls reflects contemporary life (Winner, ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Journalism)
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT: Transparency in performance hall designs and operations mirrors a new, open approach to community engagement
  • STALKING THE CULTURALLY AWARE NON -ATTENDER: How can this elusive creature be lured to live performances? (Winner, ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Journalism)
  • Image-Disney_Concert_Hall_by_Carol_Highsmith_editFULL SAIL: The back story of  L.A.’s architectural icon, Walt Disney Concert Hall

 

 

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