On June 5, Duke Performances’ 2013 Music in the Gardens summer series begins with a performance by JKutchma & the Five Fifths, a Durham-based Americana and rock combo led by Jason Kutchma of Red Collar—a band that conjures an alternate universe where Springsteen and Dischord Records-style punk blend seamlessly.
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Interview: Jason Kutchma Considers the Past, Present & Future of Red Collar
On June 5, Duke Performances’ 2013 Music in the Gardens series begins with JKutchma & the Five Fifths, a Durham-based Americana and rock combo led by Jason Kutchma of Red Collar. In Part 1 of our interview, Kutchma discusses how a Hollywood rejection saved him from quitting music and the future of Red Collar.
Interview: Incoming Emerson String Quartet Cellist Paul Watkins
On Saturday, longtime Emerson String Quartet cellist David Finckel passed the bow to Paul Watkins. We speak to the distinguished cellist and conductor about the considerations he made in uprooting his family from England, maintaining the quartet’s standard of quality, and how it feels to occupy a position so deeply molded by Finckel.
Interview: Victoire’s Missy Mazzoli on Composing for the Kronos Quartet
In Baldwin Auditorium next March, the Kronos Quartet plays a new piece by Victoire mastermind Missy Mazzoli, You Know Me From Here. We reached Mazzoli, one of the brightest lights among younger New York composers and musicians, to learn more about this exciting Duke Performances co-commission as well as her work with Victoire.
Interview: Scott Lindroth on the Premiere and Future of his String Quintet
The Ciompi Quartet and guest cellist Ashley Bathgate recently gave a persuasive account of the extraordinary new string quintet by Duke Vice Provost for the Arts Scott Lindroth. Now we follow up with the composer, learning how the piece represents an exciting new stage in his music and where it might go next.
Interview: Jazz Bassist Dave Holland on Kenny Barron [Part 2]
This Friday, the great jazz bassist Dave Holland comes to Duke Performances in his duo with pianist Kenny Barron. On Tuesday, we spoke with Holland about his illustrious entrance into jazz legend with Miles Davis. Today, we explore Holland’s rapport with Barron and learn about his next moves.
Interview: Jazz Bassist Dave Holland on Getting Started with Miles Davis [Part 1]
One of the greatest jazz bassists alive, Dave Holland, visits Reynolds Theater on April 26 as a duo with the equally storied pianist Kenny Barron. In Part 1 of our interview, we learn about Holland’s early days in England, his gateway to the States via Miles Davis, and recording Bitches Brew.