March 1, 2006 |
A commodities trader who secretly amassed manuscripts handwritten by the titans of classical music has donated his collection to the Juilliard School, the conservatory announced Tuesday. The 139-piece collection ranges from Purcell's opera "Dido and Aeneas," dating to the 1680s, to works by Schnittke written in the 1990s. Also included are works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Mahler and Stravinsky, among others.
October 30, 2004 |
Three weeks after Christopher Reeve's death, his family and friends celebrated him Friday at a place that was central to his life: the Juilliard School, where he first honed his acting skills and later returned to receive an honorary doctorate.
August 25, 2006 |
Ara Guzelimian, senior director and artistic advisor to Carnegie Hall, has been named dean-designate of the Juilliard School in New York. The school says that Guzelimian, 52, will start July 1, after a six-month overlap with the current dean, Stephen Clapp, who is stepping down to teach full time. Guzelimian will continue at Carnegie as an artistic consultant and as host and producer of the "Making Music" series at Zankel Hall, the 599-seat venue beneath the main auditorium.
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July 28, 2010 |
In those early days after we met 5 1/2 years ago, when Nathaniel Ayers slept on the streets of skid row, he was a dreamer. He'd play a two-string violin at the feet of the Beethoven statue and imagine a day when he would figure out how to get the two missing strings, or a day when he might visit a concert hall or play well enough to draw an audience. But he never would have guessed that one day he'd be invited to the White House to meet the president and to perform at a celebration commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. "It's the most incredible thing I ever could have imagined," Mr. Ayers said a few weeks ago on hearing of the invitation through his sister, Jennifer.
April 30, 1991 |
Talk Time: David Frost has been wanting to sit Robin Williams down for a TV interview and now he has found the time and the place. Williams will be in New York on May 17 to receive an honorary degree from the Juilliard School of Music. Frost will talk to him then for the May 29 " . . . Talking With David Frost" on PBS.
August 15, 1987 |
Vincent Persichetti, head of the composition department at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, died Thursday night at his home after what was reported as a brief illness. He was 72. Persichetti was the author of more than 150 works, including nine symphonies and numerous works for chorus, bands and solo instruments.