Now is precisely the time to break out the streamers and confetti for our culture and our music. And Amy Beach should be at the top of that list. She not only shattered the proverbial glass ceiling for female composers, but she blazed a trail for American composers to come, regardless of gender.
Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from performing nearly a year after her final concert.
Zachary James doesn't accept "no" as an answer. Or if he does, he'll most certainly find another way to get what he wants. As a Musical Theater major at Ithaca College, James realized that his real passion was for opera.
Kevin Doherty's CapRadio interview with conductor and champion of new music, Dennis Russell Davies.