"Feast of Music has been a wonderful resource for learning about concerts I might attend, and reading reviews of the ones that I wish I could have heard." - A reader
Feast of Music covers live music in NYC, and occasionally other places. Launched in 2007, it strives to give equal voice to all kinds of music: everything from an indie rock show in some Williamsburg dive, to a concert by one of the world's great orchestras at 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 the radio station where he planned to work after college changed format from Classical to Classic Rock, Pete worked briefly in PR for opera singers before coming to his senses and switching careers to advertising. 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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