Matthias Pintscher

Go See: Miller Theater 2010-11

The most promi­nent fea­ture at Miller The­ater is the superb Com­poser Por­trait series, the best way to see and hear new and con­tem­po­rary music in New York City. It’s an order-of-magnitude dif­fer­ence to expe­ri­ence a con­cert that focuses on the work of one com­poser, rather than the usual grab bag of con­certs and recitals. The(…)

CONTACT! Live Blogging; “Songs From Solomon’s Garden”

9:27PM …  Schae­fer and Gilbert are speak­ing prior to this last piece, with text in Hebrew from the Megillah … the great Thomas Hamp­son singing for the pre­mier, Pintscher must be ecsta­tic … I would be; man-crush on Hamp­son is totally accept­able … Hamp­son even taller than Gilbert, okay no more gos­sip, time for music(…)

CONTACT! Live Blogging, 1

Nicely mixed crowd, young and old com­ing in.  Haven’t spot­ted any of my fel­low cranks … er, crit­ics tonight.  There’s more Andriessen at Carnegie tonight, of course.  I had been plan­ning on attend­ing the Andriessen con­cert at Zankel Sat­ur­day night, but then this hap­pened: But that’s what us live blog­gers are for, to fill the gaps.(…)

CONTACT! Live Blogging: Prelude

Ensconced in a cozy bal­cony seat, watch­ing peo­ple file in… About fif­teen min­utes until the stated cur­tain time… Musi­cians warm­ing up onstage include harp, vibes, clar­inet, bas­soon and cello… no way to know what they are play­ing, but I keep hear­ing frag­ments of what sounds like Le Sacre du Print­emps … but that’s actu­ally not(…)