Early on May 29th, the jazz world lost a true legend, pianist Mulgrew Miller. Miller, known for being top-notch sideman and versatile leader, lost his life to a stroke. His work with artists like Ron Carter, Steve Nelson and Russell Malone allowed him to pass on his musical legacy to young lions like Derrick Hodge and Karriem Riggins, who appear on some of Miller's later trio albums. He was staunchly committed to mentoring new generations of musicians and shared his immense talent by working with students at William Paterson University where he served as the Director of Jazz Studies.
Discoveries from the Fleisher Collectionbroadcasts Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 5-6 pm.
We call Joseph Haydn the “Father of the Symphony,” but he didn’t invent the form. A symphony is a multi-movement work, usually for orchestra, usually including a first movement that develops a theme, and another that’s a dance. When Haydn started producing these, people had already been writing them for about 20 years. His first is from around 1758 or so; fellow Austrian Georg Matthias Monn wrote one in 1740.
This Sunday it's Symphony in C with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, The Creation. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.