Guitarist Robert Phillips and the Orange Blossom Dances

Composers of contemporary classical music gravitate toward musicians who are receptive to new repertory. Often, the musicians most receptive to newly composed works are those who play instruments that don’t themselves have big catalogues of canonic pieces dating back hundreds of years. For example, one Read More …

The Accidental Music Festival is No Longer by Accident

An accidental occurrence and a wonderful coincidence at its inception years ago, The Accidental Music Festival is now nearing the end of its sixth season, closing with its second annual marathon this weekend. The AMF, a classical and experimental music marathon, takes place on Saturday, Read More …

The Stories of Christmas at CFCArts

There is no better way to start your holiday season than to experience Central Florida Community Arts’ presentation of The Stories of Christmas. Members of CFCArts’ Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra come together to spread the joy of Christmas through your favorite Christmas songs. Reminisce Read More …

First Contact: Opera Orlando’s Vincent Connor

Vincent Connor, the new General Director of Opera Orlando, appeared on my WPRK radio show, Zero Crossings, to talk about Opera Orlando, their One Voice Orlando concert on September 11, and Opera Orlando’s upcoming season. What follows is an excerpt from a two-hour conversation.   Read More …

The Accidental Music Festival’s 2016 Season

Accidental Music Festival is no stranger to the stranger things in avant garde music and composition. Their season kicked off last night at Will’s Pub with performances by The Living Earth Show and Ensemble AMF, with spoken word via Cole NeSmith of the Creative City Read More …

First Contact: Death, Love, and the Creative Impulse

Stanley Almodovar III, 23 / Amanda Alvear, 25 / Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 / Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 / Antonio Davon Brown, 29 / Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 / Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 / Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25 / Luis Daniel Conde, 39 / Cory James Connell, 21 / Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 / Deonka Deidra Drayton, Read More …