The fall concert calendar is building up strength and the Otto-Tune blog heads out on a special project tonight.
Summer is a time for festival travel and weekends to the city to catch your favorite band of the moment. You don't have that kind of access to the current must-see acts during most semesters in Syracuse. However, like this past spring session, this fall is slowly turning into something special ... particularly if you enjoy indie rock.
Nearly half the year is behind us so Otto-Tune looks back and creates a playlist of the tracks you need to hear going forward.
The calendar is finally reading "June" so we're almost half way through 2010. Between all the labor that goes into spring semester and finals week, no one should be faulted for being a bit out of the loop when it comes to the year's music releases.
What radio station Syracuse students should listen to.
As music becomes more mobile (iPod, CD players, cell phones), the radio may seem obsolete. When some of you are in your car, you have the luxury of listening to your favorite songs on a CD or your iPod.
But when that gets boring, what else is there to turn to?
Syracuse Opera's multimedia concert of Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" featured excellent singing and a backdrop of studio videos which, at times, left much to be desired.
The Austrian-American composer Max Steiner once said that if Richard Wagner had lived in the 20th century, he would have written for film. Syracuse Opera’s multimedia concert of “The Flying Dutchman” would seem a natural extension of this idea. A montage of student videos were projected onto screens suspended above the orchestra.
A young, cutting-edge string ensemble arrrives in Syracuse tomorrow.
True to its name, the Miro Quartet is breaking new ground. Just as Joan Miro challenged bourgeois conventions of his time with elements of surrealism and Dada, the Miro Quartet brings a vivacious presence to the internet an active website that the musicians update regularly with announcements and blogposts. The young quartet was also the first ensemble in history to receive the Avery Fischer Career Grant.