classical music

Classical Music
6:43 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings"

The Project Trio

Listen to Adam interview Amarillo Symphony director Jacomo Rafael Bairos.

In what may be called the apex of the symphony's vision to rejuvenate the traditional symphonic experience, the Amarillo Symphony's "Reimaginings" this weekend presents a concert full of reconception.

Project Trio, comprised of a string bass, cello and flute, joins the symphony, adding an eclectic flavor of musical styles to the concert.

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Amarillo Symphony
8:01 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Symphony's "Intimate Evening" includes "romantic wine in the classical barrel"

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Listen to Adam interview guest orchestra conductor Yaniv Dinur.

Guest conductor Yaniv Dinur shares his thoughts on "Intimate Evening," the Amarillo Symphony's concert this weekend.

Soprano vocal soloist Sarah Jane McMahon joins the symphony for the concert this Friday and Saturday.

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Classical Music
5:17 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Interview with composer Adam Schoenberg

Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red), 1949, of Mark Rothko, an example of a piece by the artist which Adam Schoenberg used as inspiration for "Finding Rothko."
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Listen to Adam interview Adam Schoenberg about "Finding Rothko."

This weekend, the Amarillo Symphony performs "Finding Rothko," an orchestra work by composer Adam Schoenberg.  The relatively contemporary piece, written in 2006, will be performed next to works like Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" at the symphony's concert titled "Pictures in Music."

Adam Schoenberg joined me from his home in Los Angeles.  I asked him about the inspiration and process behind composing "Finding Rothko."

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Classical Music
8:02 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Interview with Amarillo Symphony's New Conductor

Credit John Graham

The Amarillo Symphony last week announced Jacomo Rafael Bairos as its new musical director.  I sat down with the new conductor to ask him about his influences and his vision for the symphony.

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