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Phelps: Studying Her Sound (The New Yorker)

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When Cynthia Phelps premiered Julia Adolphe’s viola concerto “Unearth, Release” with the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross of The New Yorker met with Adolphe to chat about how she studied Phelps’ sound.while creating her new concerto. Read more of their conversation…

MMF: A Staple of Musical Enthusiasts (Salt Lake Tribune)

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Tom Wharton of The Salt Lake Tribune recently wrote, “The variety of experiences has made the Moab Music Festival a staple on the itineraries of many musical enthusiasts.” The article focuses on some of the loyal and enthusiastic music lovers…

Jalbert: Pro Arte Quartet records “Howl” (PSNY)

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The Pro Arte Quartet recorded Pierre Jalbert’s Howl (for clarinet and string quartet), and Albany Records has released the world premiere disc. Ted Gordon, of PSNY, gives some insight into Jalbert’s work and the new recording. Read more and listen…

Phelps: An Inner Voice (NPR Music)

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NPR Music’s “Morning Edition” profiled violist Cynthia Phelps as being “at the pinnacle of her career,” as she serves as principal violist of the New York Philharmonic. She talks about heading-up the viola section and how they play a key…

Phelps: Bringing Romantic Music (The Buffalo News)

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Known for her mastery of the viola, Cynthia Phelps — the New York Philharmonic’s principal violist — appeared in concert at the University of Buffalo’s Slee Hall. Commenting on her  program which included Bach, Schubert, Enescu and Schumann, The Buffalo…

Karpman: “…We’re changing it.” (The Frame)

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“It is a man’s world and we’re changing it.” – composer Laura Karpman Recently, Michelle Lanz of The Frame (89.3 KPCC Los Angeles) spoke with Karpman about women composers in TV and film, as well as the composer’s new organization,…

Karpman: A Great Feat (Paste Magazine)

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Shannon M. Houston of Paste Magazine notes that composer Laura Karpman “…accomplished a great feat” with her film score for WGN America’s new series “Underground.” She talks with Karpman about the the project and the idea of music as American…

MMF: Catch Festival Fever (The Sunday Times, London)

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Gabriella Griffith of The Sunday Times notes that Moab, UT is “well-known for its rust red rock formations..;” and for the Moab Music Festival, whose concerts are uniquely inspired by this natural setting, “…sandstone makes from some impressive acoustics…” Read…