With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk
The NY Phil Bandwagon travels to three unannounced locations around New York City, Friday through Sunday, for an impromptu pullup chamber music concert as part of the New York Philharmonic's Fall 2020 activities. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK – With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx. Fiona Simon tuned her instrument as she prepared for one of her only public performances with the New York Philharmonic in months. On that Friday, Simon and a few colleagues played three corners of the city as part of the series they’re calling the NY Phil Bandwagon. The Philharmonic plans to hold its final Bandwagon concert of the year this weekend, and then resume the program in the spring.
Last solo recording of jazz icon Dave Brubeck to be released
FILE - In this July 2, 1961, file photo, Dave Brubeck, the American Jazz musician, and his 13-year-old son Christopher, also a musician, arrive at London Airport, United Kingdom, from New York. Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz legend Dave Brubeck is set for release Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Brian Calvert, File)Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz pianist legend Dave Brubeck is set for release next month. Dave Brubeck would say the first record he ever bought was by Waller. Brubeck is largely credited for helping spark the Cool Jazz, or West Coast Jazz, movement.