Founded in 1977 by Olga Bloom, Bargemusic is a distinctive chamber music series in large part due to its singular concert venue—a small barge dating back to 1899 and formerly used to transport coffee.Now moored to a dock, the “floating concert hall” is the site of over 200 concerts per year, and affords its audience members with picturesque views of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. The Frick Collection Concerts—featuring various guest ensembles and soloists in recital—are designed to complement the museum collection and its featured exhibitions.On the other hand, modern popular music was just coming to life, especially in America.The lively tin-pan alley tradition of mainstream pop was being developed by George M. At the same time, the amorphous black folk music of the South was shaping up into some of the great musical styles of the century; ragtime was already fading by 1914, but blues and jazz were just taking form in Memphis and New Orleans.It was in these years that American popular music first began to spread abroad.
’ It [turned out to be] the famous bald DJ, Moby.” “The New York Philharmonic has a series there in the summer — it was probably the largest audience I ever played for. This is arguably the last great age of classical music.But there is already a trend toward more esoteric works, and in later decades the general public was to loose much of its interest in modern compositions.That day [in August, 2001] I was going to play the ‘West Side Story Suite’ — quintessential New York — and it was thunderstorming like something out of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Literally five minutes before the concert, the sky cleared…Kristin Chenoweth was singing at that concert and we did a duet together.She and I ended up dating after that for a year.” “I spent three years building my loft from scratch, with the idea of having house concerts.
Gunn promoted the first organised series of concerts in the town, at Holte Bridgman's Apollo Gardens, Sawyer's Assembly Rooms and the Moor Street Theatre, building a programme that featured leading international musicians from continental Europe, of a standard associated with the Three Choirs Festival or Chapel Royal, Windsor.