When Rachell Ellen Wong was awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant, she was described as the first Baroque violinist to win. That’s only part of her story.
In Humble, Texas, a music teacher brings students into the musical and social world of the viola da gamba consort.
In Texas, the competitive spirit pervades everything, even the arts and its funding. Can early music make the cut, and thrive?
Navigating the pandemic with a toddler in tow, the author had few problems in public spaces — till they were kicked out of an early-music concert.
Colonial Williamsburg’s annual antiques forum opens later this week, Feb. 24-28, 2023. Visitors can expect to see and hear historic instruments from CW’s collection. The forum is linked to an illuminating new exhibit, using portraits and instruments to depict the life and sounds of a bygone culture in 18th-century Virginia, when music was heard seemingly everywhere.
European Baroque and Indian classical have freedom within structure. As a singer you have so much agency. You start with melodic brilliance, and then the singer makes their mark on the composition through their use of ornamentation.