The symphony is not where you expect to see the guitarist of the world’s leading jam band. Jeffrey Brown talks to Phish’s Trey Anastasio about his 30-year career sneaking "harmonic elegance into rock & roll," being addicted to practicing, having a tight community of fans and his recent performances for classical music audiences. Continue reading
In the 1960s, piano virtuoso Leon Fleisher lost the use of his right hand due to a condition called focal dystonia, but he focused on teaching and continued to play pieces designed for one-handed pianists. Jeffrey Brown and Fleisher discuss how he overcame the disability that nearly ended his playing days. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown chronicles the competition in the “How Sweet the Sound” contest to find the best church choir in America. Continue reading
Lollapalooza 2010 drew more than 240,000 people from all over the country to Chicago’s Grant Park for 156 acts — including headliners Green Day, Soundgarden and pop sensation Lady Gaga.
Jeffrey Brown speaks with rock legend Sting, who just added a 45-piece orchestra to his act. The rock star says it’s his job to keep his older hits alive with a renewed enthusiasm. Continue reading