Summer Listening – Composers on Vacation
Have you ever returned from a vacation reenergized and inspired to create? A trip to Italy inspired Englishman Edward Elgar to write an orchestral overture called, “In the South”. Elgar spent time in the Italian Riviera town of Alassio where he had a “eureka” moment. He later wrote: “Then in a flash, it all came to me […]
Sign Up for Summer Listening!
Give your ears and brain what they deserve this summer – good music! Sign up for Summer Listening and listen on weekdays in July at 11am and 4pm.
Taka Kigawa Plays Boulez
Pianist Taka Kigawa will perform Boulez’s piano music later this year at (le) Poisson Rouge. We’re giving you a chance to hear and see Taka Kigawa play Boulez, at Classical 90.5, Thursday, June 19 at 11am. Daniel Gilliam will talk with Mr. Kigawa and we’ll take your questions. The event will be recorded for online […]
ArtsBreak With Erin Keane
Artist & Machine, Border Spaces and Star Wars in
This week on Artsbreak: Ben Katchor speaks at KMAC as part of Press: Artist & Machine, 21c’s exhibition “See You at the Finish Line,” and Star Wars in 60 Minutes of Less at The Bard’s Town.
A Serial Play, Paintings by Sonny Ra and Lady Day
This week on Artsbreak with Erin Keane: Theatre 502 presents their serial play The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn in full, Louisville Visual Art Association shows paintings by Sunny Ra (pictured above: “Within Reach”) and Bunbury Theatre presents Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.
Humana Festival, Anonymous Art and Pogues Tribute
This week on Artsbreak with Erin Keane: more from the Humana Festival of New American Plays, an anonymous art auction to benefit LVAA and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, a Pogues tribute concert.
Mozart’s Unique Quintet
Matthias the Painter
The visual arts have always inspired composers to create music. Remember Nat King Cole singing “Mona Lisa”? The classical music world is full of works inspired by paintings and drawings. Perhaps the most famous classical piece of this nature is “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky. German composer Paul Hindemith wrote an opera inspired […]