on May 21, 2014
Well, patriarchy, you’ve done it again! The emergence of yet another gender-based double standard has recently been illuminated by the blatant and callous fat-shaming of world renowned opera singer, Tara Erraught. The Irish mezzo-soprano sang Octavian in the Strauss Opera “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Glyndebourne Festival on Saturday night, and this was certainly not her first time at the rodeo. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 11, 2013
Universally-renowned violinist Hilary Hahn, at only 33 years old, is on top of the classical music world. With the release of her latest album, out today, marks a classical music first: an album entirely composed of original encores. Hilary recently spoke with BUST about her new record, "In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores" and beyond. Check out our chat to find out about her process, her current Netflix-obsession, and why she just doesn’t have time for sexism!
Your new record is unprecedented in a lot of ways: both in terms of your work and the work of other musicians. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 27, 2013
Picture a sprawling orchestra tuning up. That dissonant yet somehow warm cacophony emanates from the stage. Suddenly, a hush comes over the room as the conductor enters and proudly bows before the audience. Now, that conductor you envisioned, was it a man or a woman? Statistically speaking, chances are it was a man. Across all United States-based orchestras, only 20% of conductors are female. In “higher-budget” orchestras (about 1/8 of all U.S. orchestras) this number drops to 11%. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jul 10, 2013
How can a film with no conventional score be dubbed “the most musical movie ever made?" Director David Grubin breaks the rules with Downtown Express, a sweet indie flick whose characters, all musicians, create the soundtrack with performances in each soulful scene. The sound isn’t a backdrop to the action. The sound is coming from the action, propelling the story forward and pulling you in with it.
“It's all about the music,” Grubin explains at the soundtrack launch. Read More