This is Peter Matthews's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Peter Matthews's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Peter Matthews
New York, NY
Pete Matthews is a digital media professional who lives in New York City. At night, he goes to shows.
Interests: Music
Recent Activity
Image
by Steven Pisano Each June, the Northside Festival brings to Williamsburg and Bushwick a long list of interesting conferences revolving around today's tech and media worlds, but what always interests us most at Feast of Music is of course music--lots... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano) You know it's summer when the BRIC Celebrate Festival season starts in Prospect Park (even if Mother Nature won't officially chime in for a couple of more weeks). On Tuesday, thousands of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
Hard to believe it's already June, and while this year's Gov Ball has already come and gone, the music is just starting to move to the great outdoors. Below is a preview of some of our favorites - check out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Katie Zepf The eighth edition of the Governors Ball Music Festival kicked off on Friday, drawing a capacity crowd once again to Randall’s Island. Launched in 2011 by Founders Entertainment, the festival draws in roughly 150,000 patrons every year,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Feast of Music
Actually, there are different casts for each performance, as listed on the Regina Opera website: http://www.reginaopera.org/aida.htm
Toggle Commented May 17, 2018 on "Aida" by Regina Opera in Brooklyn at Feast of Music
1 reply
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Now wrapping up its 48th season, the Regina Opera company in Brooklyn performs in the auditorium of a school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy of Brooklyn, in Sunset Park. It... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Heartbeat Opera is one of a number of smaller opera companies seeking to maintain traditional opera as a vital force in the twenty-first century by reimagining works from the canon in edgy... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
MIAMI BEACH, FL - When most folks plan their vacation to South Beach, Florida, they likely dream of days spent lounging around pools in stylish art deco hotels, or sunning along the long, wide strip of ocean beach. At night,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
The love triangle between Johannes Brahms and Robert and Clara Schumann has often been depicted in music, novels, and film. This week, the Alexander String Quartet appears at Baruch College's Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall with a three-concert series... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Since 2011, the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall has presented collaborative concerts by performers and composers in the alternative and classical music scenes. On Thursday, Julianna Barwick and ModernMedieval teamed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Nick Stubblefield AJ Wilhelm for NPR.org When a solo pianist can fill Carnegie’s two-thousand seat Stern Auditiorium, and has the clout to insist upon bringing his Bosendorfer concert grand to every recital, you know you're in for a world-class... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Nick Stubblefield The Jazz Standard is an ideal venue to hear jazz, thanks to its very dry acoustics and intimate confines. In the front row, you won’t hear artificial or natural reverb, and you won’t notice the amplification through... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) The epic story of Gulayim, a teenage female warrior from Uzbekistan who banded 40 female warriors together to fight off invaders, resonates with today's headlines of women fighting back against male power,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
(All photos by Steven Pisano.) A new work by Meredith Monk is always a cause for celebration. Her performances, which always feature a magical combination of singing, dancing, and visuals, never fail to provoke the mind, even as they entertain.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
In the centennial year of the celebrated conductor, pianist, and composer Leonard Bernstein, there are plenty of options for celebration. Feast of Music is giving away THREE PAIRS of tickets to Bernstein's only opera, A Quiet Place. Next Tuesday's performance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) The sixth annual "Africa Now!" concert co-sponsored by the World Music Institute and the Apollo Theater was focused more on the electronic side of African music. The featured act in the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Nick Stubblefield When SubCulture announced in July 2015 that they were “re-structuring their business model” and cancelling the majority of their lineup, many faithful concert-goers fretted about losing this intimate, inviting venue for good. Luckily, over two years later,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) In the early 1960s, memories of Fascism and Nazism were still fresh in the collective memory of Europe. In Italy, the hateful, xenophobic government of Benito Mussolini had left deep scars on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Proclaimed an instant modern masterpiece when it premiered almost 6 years ago at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's opera Written on Skin recently received its American premiere at the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Nick Stubblefield and FoM Every year around this time, the Vienna Philharmonic makes their annual trip to NYC for a weekend of concerts. And, every year, I have the same conversation I have with myself: Haven't I had enough?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Kettle Corn New Music continues to present some of the most interesting and varied programs in the city, at venues as wide-ranging as the DiMenna Center, the Donnell Library, and Le Poisson... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) On Saturday night, the Apollo Theater presented "Soundtrack '63," a production of Soul Science Lab based in Brooklyn. Using a rich gumbo of archive film footage, photographic slide shows, and live musical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Steven Pisano (All photos by Steven Pisano.) Lincoln Center's American Songbook presents performers from different genres whose songs embody the series credo: "Outstanding voices. Essential stories. Enchanted evenings." On Thursday, the country music stars and sisters Shelby Lynne and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
by Nick Stubblefield It seems unconventional for the Brooklyn-based jazz collective Snarky Puppy to play at Carnegie Hall, but Snarky Puppy isn’t a conventional band. When I walked into Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium last week, an usher handed me a tie-dyed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Feast of Music
Image
Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to see most of this year's PROTOTYPE Festival of new opera, now in it's 6th year, but I did make it out to the Baruch Performing Arts Center last night for the world premiere... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Feast of Music