Classical Music Archive

February 1, 2014

 

Composer George Theophilus Walker

George Theophilus Walker: February’s Contemporary Composer

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for his work Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, George Walker became the first African American man so honored.

February 1, 2014

 

a paper design of an opera set

Upcoming ‘Live From Jacobs’ Broadcasts To Include Phan Opera

The 2014 winter/spring series features a world premiere opera, a renowned vocalist, and brand new music from two of Jacobs' flagship ensembles.

January 7, 2014

 

Composer Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For January

An active composer and educator, Danielpour currently serves on the composition faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music.

January 1, 2014

 

Bruce Bransby, double bass

Bruce Bransby: WFIU’s Artist Of The Month for January

Former principal double bass for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bransby has served as Professor of Double Bass at the IU Jacobs School of Music since 1986.

December 28, 2013

 

bloomington-pops-orchestra

Bloomington Pops To Call It Quits After Nearly 20 Years

After canceling the annual Christmas With The Pops, organizers are coming to terms with the difficulty of sustaining a professional orchestra in Bloomington.

December 17, 2013

 

a woman and a man, close-up photo

Wu Han On Pressler: ‘Next To Menahem, I Feel Lazy’

One of the busiest women in classical music takes a moment to reflect on Menahem Pressler's profound impact on chamber music and her life.

December 4, 2013

 

Composer Ezra Laderman

Ezra Laderman: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For December

Ezra Laderman currently serves as a Professor of Composition at Yale University and was Dean of the School of Music from 1989-1995.

December 3, 2013

 

Bela Fleck

Best of a Bad Situation? Bela Fleck at the IU Auditorium

What happens when an orchestra drops out? A Bela Fleck concert at the IU Auditorium creates controversy around Bloomington

November 20, 2013

 

violinist and guitarist

Mauro Giuliani Vol 2

Music of Mauro Giuliani written in Vienna when it was about the size of Bloomington, IN.

November 10, 2013

 

Colin Andrews at organ

Colin Andrews: WFIU’s November Artist Of The Month

A world-renowned recitalist, teacher and lecturer, Andrews is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

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