Get Classical lauch at the Rose Bar May 6th – update- Terrance McKnight, WQXR's acclaimed radio host joins Get Classical's launch as emcee

Where: Gramercy Park Hotel, Rose Bar (one drink min.required) When: May 6th, 6 pm. RSVP at getclassicalrosebar@gmail.com The launch of Get Classical at the Rose Bar, an intimate evening of classical performance and commentary over aperitifs, brings the grandeur of the 19th-century salon to the 21st-century lounge. Hosted by Ilona Oltuski of GetClassical.org, Get Classical reflects a changing cultural landscape within the classical scene and reaches out to a new listener, creating a bridge...
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ETHEL’s CD release Heavy at Joe’s Pub April 24th.

Exactly a year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing violinist/composer Cornelius Duffalo of ETHEL. The string quartet is a forerunner of the current movement interested in transforming how we experience classical music in the 21st century, questioning boundaries between tradition and technology, performer and audience. (See also my article: http://english.getclassical.org/2011/06/01/ethel-quartet%e2%80%99s-violinistcomposer-cornelius-duffalo-treks-without-baggage/) Made up of traditionally trained, classical musicians, ETHEL has taken a post-classical personal approach to broadening the spectrum of their music making which...
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Heilende Musik

In der Zeit ihres sechsjährigen Kampfes gegen Krebs hat er seiner geliebten Ehefrau Célia Cooke, mit der er dreißig Jahren verheiratet war, unterstützend zur Seite gestanden. Um den großen Schmerz über ihre Krankheit und dann am 30. März diesen Jahres ihren Verlust zu verkraften, schaut Pianist/Komponist Jed Distler bei einigen alten Freunden und in der Welt der Musik, in der er zuhause ist, nach Trost. Eine Nebenerscheinung seines Bedürfnisses nach Heilung ist seine jüngst...
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Musical healing

  Jed Distler The agony of having supported side by side the six-year battle of his beloved spouse of thirty years, Célia Cooke’s, illness and then having to endure her loss to cancer on March 30th of this year, pianist/composer Jed Distler looks to some old friends for solace and to his life in music. An outgrowth of his need to heal is his recently released CD, “Meditate with the Masters”, produced during these...
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Cornelius Dufallo, der Violinist/Komponist von Ethel reist ohne Gepäck

Als ich mich mit dem Violinisten/Komponisten Cornelius Dufallo traf, den ich als Mitglied von Ethel, einer sehr originellen, postmodernen und ein bisschen premiere-bezogenen Gruppe von Musikern kenne, gab er mir sogleich die wichtigen Neuigkeiten bezüglich der Gruppe preis: Mary Rowell, eine von Ethels Gründungsmitgliedern wird die Gruppe mit dem 1. Juni verlassen, um anderen Prioritäten im Leben nachzugehen und Jennifer Choi, die wie Dufallo selbst der jüngeren Generation von Julliard Alumni angehört, wird sich...
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Ethel’s violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo treks without baggage

When I met with violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo, whom many know as a member of the very original, postmodern, somewhat premiere-focused group f string players called Ethel, he gave me the big news about the group straight away: Mary Rowell, one of Ethel’s founding members, will be leaving the group as of June 1st, to pursue different lifestyle choices and Jennifer Choi, of the same younger Juilliard Alumni generation as Dufallo himself, will be joining...
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