Posted at 10:40 AM on May 1, 2009
by Gillian Martin
Where's the newest hot spot for classical music?
Surprisingly, it's Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival is in it's sixth year. (A new Guggenheim museum, the Abu Dhabi Louvre gallery, a performing arts centre and concert hall also are all in the works.)
Read more about it here.
Posted at 3:01 PM on May 1, 2009
by Rex Levang
The first selections have been posted on "My Performance Today," the page where you can submit your own classical music performances. They're two pieces played by saxophonist Dave Camwell and the Oasis Saxophone Quartet, and you can listen here.
Don't do as I did, though. In my eagerness, I clicked on both selections, and wound up hearing them simultaneously. It made for some vaguely Nancarrow-like moments, but I bet it wasn't what Dave had in mind.
Keep the submissions coming!