“Seven or eight years ago, she started making waves with her chamber-ensemble-cum-girl-band, Victoire, a group with a funky alt-classical vibe that she formed as an outlet for performing her own music. Listening to the band’s post-minimalist drones overlaid with expressive spasms of melody in an electronic haze, playing at the Atlas on H Street in […]
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Dave Fanning, an Irish music journalist and one of the first to discover the Cranberries, talks about how Dolores O’Riordan found a place between grunge and Brit pop that catapulted the band to international stardom.
“A California native, [John] Mangum comes to Houston from the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, where he worked as president and artistic director since 2014. He’s also worked for the San Francisco Symphony and New York Philharmonic.”
“It was amazing, yet also absurd; strangely captivating, yet also campy and ridiculous. And in a way, it made the most sense of any of the musical holograms produced so far. More than rock or hip-hop fans — and even more, you could say, than fans of instrumental classical music — opera lovers dwell in […]
The soundtrack “is No. 1 on the Billboard album chart for a second week, with the equivalent of 104,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen. The album, released by Atlantic, was helped by the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, where it won best original song for “This Is Me.” It’s the first time […]
The 15th edition of the event featured 12 groups, from the Guadeloupean blues of Delgres to the diverse grooves of the Congolese group Jupiter & Okwess.
The hall began its life as a vaudeville and movie theatre, but the remodel for the Symphony was a little different: “Unusually for an American hall in the 1960s, Powell Hall was done up in a traditionally European style, with its red, gold and cream de…
Is the question why now, or is the question why did hip hop, which has dominated the music scene for decades, take this long to take over the small screen? “Hip-hop is the soundtrack of at least one, probably two generations now. … People used to be afraid of it or consider it the music […]
To be clear, it wasn’t Babymouse from the eponymous children’s graphic novels. It was a baby mouse running around the first 12 rows of the Kennedy Center’s concert hall. “A spokeswoman for the NSO said the Kennedy Center is an old building and that it …
Both the Opera and the Symphony are on the hunt for new music directors. “There are some telling differences between the two searches, which can be traced back to the different roles filled by a music director in a symphony orchestra or an opera company. But the collective upshot remains the same — sometime around […]