Q & A: Composer David Lang on Creating ‘note to a friend’ for Japan Society

Japan Society will premiere Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s newly commissioned opera, “note to a friend,” as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Prototype Festival in January 2023. This new work reimagines three texts written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and navigates the nuanced complexities of a human being’s perspective on his own life and afterlife. OperaWire visited more with Lang about {…}

WQXR Announces 2021 STAR Initiative to Support New York City’s Creative Communities

WQXR, New York City’s only all-classical radio station, announced four platforms to aid the city’s creative community and sustain the arts culture for which The Big Apple is famous. The station’s multi-pronged approach named STAR (Salutes The ARts) represents the first initiative led by WQXR’s new Chief Content Officer and Senior Vice President, Ed Yim. STAR comprises four initiatives: the {…}