Monthly Archives: November 2020

Opening phrases of "Conditor alme siderum" - a seventh-century Latin hymn used during the Christian liturgical season of Advent. (English: “Creator of the stars”)

Composer’s Notebook: taking Lessons and Carols online

Mark Gresham | 30 NOV 2020 On Sunday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta did what it always does this time of year: it began the Christian Advent season with an Advent Lessons and Carols service. It is similar […]

Center detail of project promotional image. (source: georgiasymphony.org)

Georgia’s Home for the Holidays builds community, showcases 32 music groups in 35 days

EarRelevant Staff | 27 NOV 2020 This year, the lyrics of a certain popular Holiday song are particularly ironic: Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam If you want […]

Michael Palmer leads the Bellingham Festival Orchestra in a concert with pianist Horacio Gutiérrez in 2010. (source: Bellingham Festival of Music)

Earpiece #4: Beethoven at Bellingham, Symphony No. 3

Mark Gresham | 26 NOV 2020 Episode 4 of Earpiece, a new weekly series of audio and video presentations curated by EarRelevant’s publisher and principal writer Mark Gresham. This week’s episode features the Bellingham Festival Orchestra led by its […]

Pianist Stephen Hough (credit: Sim Canetty-Clarke)

Review: Spivey Hall presents pianist Stephen Hough in its first 2020-21 season streamed concert

Mark Gresham | 25 NOV 2020 Spivey Hall presented its first concert stream of the 2020-21 season on Sunday afternoon: a solo performance by pianist Stephen Hough that was decidedly rooted in the late 19th-century culture of the modern […]

Spektral Quartet (l-r): violinists Maeve Feinberg and Clara Lyon, violist Doyle Armbrust and cellist Russell Rolen. (credit: Jocelyn Chuang)

Review: Spektral Quartet plays into the juxtapositions with Experiments in Living

Karl Henning | 25 November 2020 The Spektral Quartet have released a beguiling, wide-spanning and multilayered double album, Experiments in Living as not only a (linear, or not) program for listening, but as a kind of gaming experience with […]