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The Riot Ensemble (source: Facebook; crfedit: Justi Photography, London)

CD Review: Riot Ensemble offers impressive album of contemporary British song

Melinda Bargreen | 26 MAY 2020 Britain’s Riot Ensemble is no stranger to new music: the instrumental/vocal chamber group has premiered more than 200 new works since 2012, by composers from more than 30 countries. The 14-member ensemble (including […]

Cover art for "Six Feet Apart" (left) and "Halocline."Cover art for "Six Feet Apart" (left) and "Halocline."

New albums by Atlanta improv artists to benefit charities assisting musicians, food service workers

Mark Gresham | 14 APR 2020 As a result of the pandemic, three Atlanta artists, each noted for their experimental improvisatory performances — Klimchak, Frank Schultz and Scott Burland — have generously decided that the proceeds from Bandcamp sales […]

Cellist André Laurent O’Neil. (source: InstantEancore)

CD Review: André Laurent O’Neil offers engaging, imaginative performances of Bach’s Cello Suites

Melinda Bargreen | 10 APR 2020 Inspiration, testing ground, source of endless beauty: J.S. Bach’s six Suites for Solo Cello occupy a unique pinnacle in the music world. From their earliest days, most cellists live with the Suites, developing […]

Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi , piano (photos courtesy of Classical Music Communications)

CD review: Precision and solid performance in double concertos by Haydn and Hummel

Giorgio Koukl | 08 APR 2020 It is curious to note the geographical region of the two composers, Haydn and Hummel, who not only share the stylistic vicinity, the national provenance being both sons of the great Austro-Hungarian empire, […]

As real as it gets: music director Robert Soano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. (source: of ASO)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra introduces Virtual Stage, updates concert cancellations

Mark Gresham | 26 MAR 2020 @ 6:00am ET ATLANTA, GA— In the face of continuing concert cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as state and local governments place increasing restrictions on public gatherings and individual movement while urging […]