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Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis is featured soloist in Jennifer Higdon's "Harp Concerto." (credit: Robert Muller)

CD Review: “American Rapture” showcases three generations of American composers

Olivia Kieffer | 18 JUL 2019 On May 17, Azica Records released the album American Rapture, featuring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Ward Stare. The album contains works by three generations of composers […]

John Luther Adams, composer of "Become Desert." (source: YouTube)

CD/DVD Review: John Luther Adams’ “Become Desert”

Melinda Bargreen | 9 JUL 2019 First there was Become River, a 16-minute John Luther Adams chamber work commissioned by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Then there was Become Ocean, Adams’ soundscape of swirling waves and surging seas, premiered […]

Composer Elizabeth Vercoe (source: elizabethvercoe.com)

CD Review: “Butterfly Effects” reveals composer’s imaginative voice

Melinda Bargreen | 17 Jun 2019 In chaos theory, the “butterfly effect” is a condition in which a small change in one state can result in large differences later on. A distant butterfly flapping its wings could cause perturbations […]

Third Coast Percussion: David Skidmore, Peter Martin, Robert Dillon and Sean Connors. (credit: Saverio Truglia)

CD review: Third Coast Percussion’s “Perpetulum” showcases percussionists with extraordinary abilities

Olivia Kieffer | 30 May 2019 On March 29, 2019, Chicago-based quartet Third Coast Percussion released their newest album, Perpetulum. This is a powerhouse of a recording, with virtuosic performances by the ensemble throughout. It is certainly a “percussionist’s […]