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March 1, 2014

 

Conductor Leo Brouwer

Leo Brouwer: WFIU’s Contemporary Composer For March

Internationally renowned composer, guitarist and conductor, Leo Brouwer has become a major figure in Cuba's music establishment.

February 27, 2014

 

Dark Zone

Exploring Underwater Life With Light And Sound

Aaron Travers and Arthur Liou collaborate on a piece of art that emulates bioluminescence, and the resulting presentation provides an otherworldly experience.

February 20, 2014

 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Extensions of the Tradition Concert Showcases Chamber Works

The "Extensions of the Tradition" concert series from the African American Arts Institute highlights the broad spectrum of classical music by Black composers

February 10, 2014

 

The Lady cuts her hair

Thi Kinh, Her SimpleTale Becomes A 21st Century Opera

P.Q. Phan admits that comedy in the midst of a western style grand opera is a tricky thing.

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.

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