21 April 2014
Going to see the @nyphil perform Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Thursday!! #woo
18 April 2014
Bernstein and Koussevitzky Have Their Cake (and eat it too…)
From the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives comes this gem of a photo, taken in the 1940s.
Inspired by: @composersdoingnormalshit
14 April 2014
Pixar in Concert at the nyphil May 1-3. I’m having a really, really difficult time thinking of a reason not to get a ticket..
11 April 2014
Stephen Colbert starred in Stephen Sondheim's “Company" (with Martha Plimpton and Neil Patrick-Harris). On Fresh Air today Colbert explains how Sondheim sent him a letter asking him if he would be in the production:
[He said that] against his instincts, he had a good time on my show [The Colbert Report] and would I consider playing Harry in Company? And he ended the letter with the sentence ‘You have a perfect voice for musical theater.’ And I read it to my wife and she said, ‘Boy, you have to do this. No one, let alone Stephen Sondheim is going to ask you to do Sondheim.’ And I said, ‘You’re right, I have to do it.’
Letterman’s successor Stephen Colbert sang, danced, and attempted some ka-ra-té with the NY Philharmonic in 2011 as Harry in Company. After listening to the NPR story check out our Company rehearsal video from 2011.
11 April 2014
10 April 2014
April 10th Musical Birthdays Abound
New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman is celebrating his birthday today! Woo hoo! Here’s a short list of other (mostly) musical notables who share this most excellent birthday:
9 April 2014
What Music Looks Like
You’re looking at Chladni Figures and this experiment dates back to the 17th century. Ernst Chladni was a physicist and a musician who discovered this phenomenon of acoustics. He was also ridiculed by his peers for theorizing that meteorites came from outer space, not from volcanoes. Boy, were those guys wrong! We digress…
It’s hard to believe that single tones can make such beautiful, intricate designs. It makes us wonder what a symphony must look like!
8 April 2014
Gustav Mahler looking dapper in the mountains.
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