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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
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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 yesterday at Feast of Music
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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 2 days ago at Feast of Music
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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“Music remains for me not sacred, but a spiritual moment. I’m devoted to God because I think I was gifted by him, and I know that my mission during my years here on this earth is just to try and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Feast of Music
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by Dan Lehner It's often hard to see the forest for the trees at an event like Winter Jazzfest. WJF has set itself apart from other jazz festivals through its expansiveness, its large physical presence, and its commitment to inclusion... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Feast of Music
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Winter Jazzfest 2018 Artist-in-Residence Nicole Mitchell has spent more than three decades on the vanguard of jazz as a composer and flutist, and has developed a unique voice that blends technical innovation with a spiritual outlook. Her latest project, Mandorla... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Feast of Music
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By Dan Lehner and Pete Matthews Night two of the 2018 Winter Jazzfest Marathon began in the intimate fifth floor theater at The New School, where a crack team of trombonists were paying homage to the uniquely blithe and expressive... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Feast of Music
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By Dan Lehner and Pete Matthews New York is nothing if not a land of contrasts, so it was jarring if not totally surprising to slog through a warmer-than-usual rain storm on Friday’s Winter Jazzfest Marathon having just experienced a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Feast of Music
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by Nick Stubblefield On Tuesday, drummer and composer Mark Guiliana and his Jazz Quartet treated audiences at the Jazz Standard to the group’s first at-home show since their latest release, Jersey. Guiliana, a New Jersey native, kept the Jersey theme... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Feast of Music
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by Steven Pisano In the Playbill for his solo concert at Carnegie Hall, the portrait of Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov taken by celebrity photographer Dario Acosta shows a groomed young man, hair slicked down, short beard well-manicured, his steady gaze... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Feast of Music
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by Steven Pisano and FoM Last weekend, BRIC hosted its third annual three-night JazzFest marathon, which back in 2015 instantly became a mecca for adventurous jazz fans looking to hear a wide-ranging array of jazz styles. This year's festival kept... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Feast of Music