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SUNDAYARTS VIDEO : Music

For more than two decades, Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. In this SundayArts profile, we learn about his musical upbringing, the influence of his teacher Josef Gingold, his enjoyment of playing music in an intimate environment such as his home, as well as in venues [...]

The opening of each new season of the New York Philharmonic is always a special event in the music world. This year is extra special: it marks the beginning of the Alan Gilbert era at the Philharmonic. This episode of Live from Lincoln Center airs Sunday, September 20th at noon for SundayArts.

As music director of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, Herbert von Karajan remains one of the most discussed, analyzed and written-about conductors of all time. He was called the ‘General Music Director of Europe,’ leading orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan and Paris to become one of the most respected, yet [...]

Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars, exploring a fascinating yet often neglected era in African-American cultural history. After peace was signed at Versailles, many black Americans remained in Europe rather than return to the brutal segregation and racism of America; over the [...]

On August 1, 1966 a new summer series was inaugurated at the still recently-unveiled Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Titled “Midsummer Serenades—A Mozart Festival,” it was the FIRST indoor summer music festival in the United States thanks to the air conditioning in what was then called Philharmonic Hall, now Avery [...]

SundayArts recently sat down with Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center‘s Director of Public Programming. The Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival kicks off August 5th with the Asphalt Orchestra performing for five nights, and continues with a variety of performances through August 23rd.

ABBA composers Andersson and Ulvaeus created their first musical theater work more than a decade before striking pay dirt with their phenomenon, Mamma Mia. It was the inspired idea of lyricist/librettist Rice to match the pair with his cold war tale: the East/West Chess Championship and the romantic triangle that develops between the Russian and [...]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma brings the Silk Road Ensemble to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park bandshell for an outdoor celebration of music from the four corners of the earth. The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of approximately 60 renowned musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers from more than 20 countries. Each member’s career illustrates a [...]

Filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, the producer and director of the film “I Bring What I Love,” discusses the life and international impact of Senegalese artist and humanitarian Youssou N’Dour, the African pop musician with the highest record sales. “I Bring What I Love” focuses on the making of N’Dour’s Grammy Award-winning album “Egypt,” which was meant [...]

Watch a three minute preview of this documentary that lets viewers discover the great musical diversity of Islam. Tunisian director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud delves into the heart of the mystical universe and its most sophisticated musical expression — from the animated litanies of Senegal to the ancestral rites of Egypt and Tunisia, from Indian music to [...]

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.