Listen to pianists Uri Caine and Mario Laginha discuss music with Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel.
American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks about his life and work in a conversation with Derek Bermel, the Institute’s Artist-in-Residence. Sondheim, whose works for Broadway include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures, Into the Woods, and Assassins, received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sunday in the Park with George in 1985. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. He is the author of Finishing the Hat (Knopf, 2010) and Look, I Made a Hat (Knopf, 2011). Sondheim has received seven Tony Awards, an Academy Award, and seven Grammy Awards. He also was among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in 1993.
Listen to pianist Timothy Andres discuss music with Derek Bermel, Institute Artist-in-Residence.
Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker, joins Derek Bermel, the Institute’s Artist-in-Residence, in a discussion of the challenges in writing about music for different formats, including books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
Violinist Steven Copes, flutist Tara Helen O'Connor, and cellist Edward Arron join in a conversation about music with Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel.
Listen to members of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider discuss music with Institute Artist-in-Residence Derek Bermel.