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14 April 2014

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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

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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.

nprfreshair:

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

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Check out 's score for Piano Concerto No. 1. The performs it w/Paul Lewis this week!

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:
Victor de Sabata Joseph PulitzerHarry MorganJacques CastérèdeClaude BollingJorge MesterMichael BurgioKatherine Johnson

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:

Victor de Sabata
Joseph Pulitzer
Harry Morgan
Jacques Castérède
Claude Bolling
Jorge Mester
Michael Burgio
Katherine Johnson

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

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Gustav Mahler looking dapper in the mountains.

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Gustav Mahler looking dapper in the mountains.

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7 April 2014

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This week @nyphil Paul Lewis plays Brahms piano concerto no. 1. Sounds like a very good thing to have a ticket for.

4 April 2014

Game of Thrones Just GOT Even More Epic

As if you weren’t psyched enough – Members of the New York Philharmonic perform an epic rendition of the Game of Thrones theme song at the Season 4 preview. We can’t wait to catch up on the goings on in Westeros this Sunday!

(Source: youtu.be)

3 April 2014

How Composers Spent Their Time

These snapshots give us just a glimpse of what life was like for these towering figures of classical music. Take a look at some of the quirky, idiosyncratic doings of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and other geniuses of note here.

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