Opus 3 Welcomes Steve Hackman to the Roster

09.23.18
Steve Hackman

Opus 3 Artists is thrilled to welcome visionary conductor, composer, and innovator Steve Hackman to our roster. Steve is a daring voice leading the charge among a new generation of classical musicians intent on redefining the genre. Equally adept in classical and popular forms, his breadth of musical fluency and technique is uncanny; he is at once a composer, conductor, producer, DJ, arranger, songwriter, singer, pianist, and even rapper. He uses those wide-ranging abilities to create ingenious hybrid compositions that blur the lines between high and pop art and challenge our very definitions thereof.  ... »

5 Classical Music Faces to Watch This Season

09.14.18
Conrad Tao
The New York Times

The classical music season sprawls over centuries and the entire globe, a dizzying array of performances that manages to include both multimillion-dollar productions in front of 4,000 spectators at the Metropolitan Opera and intimate electronic experiments at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. A balanced cultural diet would include a bit of both, as well as generous helpings of the five artists featured here; we’re particularly looking forward to seeing what they’re up to in the months ahead. They’re musicians who unite virtuosic technique with boundless curiosity, creating new works and reshaping the way we hear old ones. ... »

SMALL WORLD: MUSIC WITH PURPOSE BY MAGOS HERRERA, MIGUEL ZENÓN

09.14.18
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider , Brooklyn Rider
Bluegrass Situation

“I’m a Mexican in Trump America,” she says. “So this conversation of my situation as an immigrant, in every sense I thought it was a beautiful reaffirmation of my background to celebrate these incredibly huge masters of the word.” These influential poets and composers include Mexican poet Octavio Paz, Spanish martyr Frederico Garcia Lorca, Chilean “Nueva Canción” activist Violetta Parra, amd jailed and exiled Brazilians Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and João Gilberto. ... »