"Feast of Music was one of the first sites I began following when I moved to New York in 2008, so I've been a fan for a long time. I have your site bookmarked, because you go to a lot of shows, and you help me figure out what to go see. Thank you so much for what you do." -- Caroline Shaw, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Feast of Music covers live music in NYC, and occasionally other places. Launched in 2007, it aspires to give equal voice to all kinds of music: everything from an indie show in a Williamsburg dive, to an orchestra concert in Carnegie Hall. As Duke Ellington once said: "There are only two kinds of music: good music...and the other kind."
Pete Matthews is a digital media and marketing professional who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. As an undergrad, he was Program Director for his college radio station, which played everything from Mahler to Mudhoney. After that, Pete briefly did PR for opera singers before coming to his senses and switching careers to digital media. At night and on weekends, he goes to shows.
Michael Cirigliano II is a Manhattan-based writer, copy editor, and classical musician. He learned at a young age that music can be the voice of rebellion, frustrating his Led Zeppelin/Black Sabbath-listening parents by developing a love for Mahler and Tchaikovsky. His world quickly expanded, and now he takes great joy in discussing the career arcs of both David Bowie and Shostakovich over tea.
Nicholas Fernandez is a Brooklyn-based writer, composer, and jazz historian. After a brief academic career in civic engineering, he switched tracks to study jazz composition. His compositions have been played at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Music Hall, and middle school auditoriums across the country. He spends his days writing words and notes while trying to figure out what to do with too much education.
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