Classic Album Review: The Nash Ensemble – Bruch’s Chamber Music

By Jonathan Blumhofer One could hardly ask for a more persuasive Bruch plea than what the Nash Ensemble is proposing here. If one can think of Antonin Dvorak as “Brahms with a smile”, maybe Max Bruch is “Brahms with a frown”? No… that’s not quite true. Of course, Bruch’s approach …

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Lee to present a wind ensemble concert on September 28

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Conn Center on Lee’s campus. The concert will be conducted by Dr David Holsinger, music teacher at Lee and conductor of the ensemble. The performance will feature a diverse collection of composers, …

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American Orchestra: Conductor Wanted. No Need for Whites or Asians – Slipped Disc Slipped Disc

Norman Lebrecht September 19, 2021 Reverse discrimination is endemic at the Buffalo Philharmonic. He is kicked out by the National review. Perhaps the most glaring example to date comes from the recent announcement by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) assignment for a “Conductor Diversity Fellow”, a position whose responsibilities – …

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director undergoes treatment for early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma

KSO’s music director Aram Demirjian was diagnosed with early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, but officials said his prognosis was good. KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – The musical director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has been diagnosed with early-stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma, officials say. They also said that the disease was detected early, that Aram …

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Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble Release Fan Favorite For The First Time – “Mad As A Hatter”

Acclaimed roots-rock duo Larkin Poe teamed up with an innovative hybrid orchestra Nude Deco Set for Paint the Roses: Live Concert – a new album due out tomorrow that reinterprets the music of Larkin Poe, including their 2020 release Self Made Man and more, through an orchestral lens. Fans can …

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Grammy-nominated Larkin Poe and Pioneering Hybrid Orchestra Nu Deco release fan favorite for the first time in “Mad As A Hatter”

Acclaimed roots-rock duo Larkin Poe have teamed up with innovative hybrid orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble for Paint the roses: in concert – a new album to be released tomorrow that reinterprets the music of Larkin Poe, including their 2020 release Self Made Man and more, through an orchestral lens. Fans …

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra Music Director Agrees Contract Extension

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, (WTNH) – The Board of Directors of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra has announced that Alasdair Neale has accepted his invitation to renew his contract until the 2024 season as Music Director of the symphony orchestra on Wednesday September 15. “Alasdair’s talent as a conductor and community …

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Setting sun and rising stars: YSU Wind Ensemble makes its outdoor debut on September 15

Michael Butler, new Director of Groups at YSU The highlight is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, as the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Wind Ensemble kicks off its 2021-22 concert season with a free outdoor performance on Harrison Common Field. This is the first concert under …

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Irish Chamber Orchestra with The Libra Ensemble & Finghin Collins, Piano

Irish chamber orchestraThe Balance SetFinghin Collins, piano Schumann Träumerei from Kinderszenen Op. 15Tchaikovsky Waltz from Serenade for Strings in C MajorGrieg Air by Holberg Suite for stringsGrieg Prelude from Holberg SuiteMozart Concerto K. 414 in A majorDeirdre Gribbin Anfa Virga from the Ros tapestry suiteChopin Scherzo n ° 2 op. …

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The chefless ensemble A Far Cry is still wooing the unknown, perhaps more than ever in its 15th season

However, what struck Fortes about the question of normality was the fact that the AFC was founded, in its own words, “to try to eliminate the concept of normality in classical music.” We have constantly challenged ourselves to reinvent ourselves. So it may have been easier for AFC to adapt …

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The Sound of Music: A Look At Dartmouth Ensembles

Musical ensembles offer performance options at various levels of commitment and experience. by Veronica Winham | 7/9/21 1h05 Dress rehearsal of the Barbary Coast Ensemble photographed in Hanover on May 11, 2017. Copyright 2017 Robert C Strong II. This article is featured in the Freshman 2021 special issue. For those …

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Hungary: Stick up, conductor gets vaccinated

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian conductor received a COVID-19 vaccine booster on stage during a free outdoor concert in Budapest on Wednesday as part of an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. Budapest Festival Orchestra conductor Ivan Fischer has removed his jacket to reveal a white shirt with …

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Dimitri Monstein Ensemble, Landscape | The anachronism of vinyl

I cannot choose a specific genre for the music played on Dimitri Monstein Ensemble Countryside, and yet it’s so familiar, like something I heard everywhere many years ago. Monstein, a Swiss drummer making his debut as a leader and producer, calls it a direct blend of jazz and classical. This …

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Hungary: stick raised, the conductor gets vaccinated

A Hungarian conductor received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on stage during a free open-air concert in Budapest to encourage people to get vaccinated Through JUSTIN SPIKE Associated Press 26 Aug 2021, 11:01 • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article BUDAPEST, Hungary – …

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Stick raised, the conductor gets vaccinated

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – A Hungarian conductor received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday at a free outdoor concert in Budapest as part of an effort to encourage people to get vaccinated. Budapest Festival Orchestra conductor Ivan Fischer removed his jacket to reveal a white shirt with …

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Obituary: Michael Morgan, Music Director of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, dies at 63

Conductor Michael Morgan died on August 20 in Oakland Kaiser. He was 63 years old. Morgan, who had been the musical director of the Oakland Symphony since 1991, was admitted to hospital last week with an infection. He had undergone a kidney transplant in May and returned to work shortly …

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Ensemble Q (Musica Viva Live Stream)

This was to be “the tour of a lifetime” for Paul Dean and Brisbane’s Ensemble Q – a program of music showcasing the band’s prodigious skills, culminating in a performance of his Concerto for Cello and Wind Quintet, written for his wife, cellist Trish Dean. . But, sadly, the closures …

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Grammy-nominated duo Larkin Poe & Pioneering Hybrid Orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble debut “Sometimes” (Bessie Jones) via CMT

About Larkin Poe Called “Self-taught badasses” through American songwriter and “an act of sister with endurance” through NPR, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumental sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe create their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, moving and fragrant with their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently …

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Bramwell Tovey, Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota Music Director | Sarasota

The Sarasota Orchestra has named Bramwell Tovey the sixth musical director in the organization’s 72-year history. He replaces Anu Tali, who held the post for six years before leaving in April 2019. Tovey is a Grammy and Juno winner with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, where he has served since 2000. …

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NYS Fair concert guide: country, reggae, rock (Sunday, August 22)

Welcome to our daily New York State Fair concert guide! We will be posting a list of performers and times for the NYS 2021 fair each day on syracuse.com. The Chevy Park stage, where this year’s biggest concerts will take place, is located in the New York Experience zone at …

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BAILEN, accompanied by Bay Atlantic Symphony & New York Chamber Ensemble, To Perform in Cape May

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 08/20/2021 (CAPE MAY, NJ) – Enjoy a special summer musical evening on the outdoor stage of the Emlen Physick Estate, when the musical tour group BAILEN joins members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony and the New York Chamber Ensemble, performing BAILEN …

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Nanci Griffith | Nashville, Tennessee

Born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas, Nanci Caroline Griffith was a resplendent singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She wrote songs recorded by various artists, including Suzy Boggus (“Outbound Plane”), Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson (“Gulf Coast Highway”) and Kathy Mattea (“Love at the Five & Dime”), and she was …

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His ensemble makes historic debut at Battersea Arts Center in September

The UK’s first female, non-binary orchestra, Her Ensemble, will debut at Battersea Arts Center, celebrating over 2,000 years of female songwriters. The concert, titled Forgotten in History, will take place in the spectacular Grand Hall of the iconic venue on Friday September 17 at 8 p.m. For more information and …

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Inside the Tulsa Race Opera Massacre Episode

Emmy-nominated composers Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq break down the ‘Gothic R&B’ vibe that culminated with the mighty orchestral requiem. When it came to scoring the explosive montage surrounding the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”, songwriter Laura Karpman had the inspired idea to adapt the mighty poem …

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Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Most Gives Artistic Insight from a Veteran in the English Edition of the Memoir “From Silence”

CLEVELAND, Ohio – If there’s one refrain in my career so far, it’s Franz Welser-Most. With his nearly 20 years at the top of the Cleveland Orchestra, the conductor easily ranks as the artist I’ve spent the most time reviewing, interviewing, and simply reflecting. It is only now, however, that …

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Not a string in sight as the Montclair Orchestra Percussion Ensemble performs at the Morris Museum

Jack Grassa From left to right, Montclair Orchestra Percussion Ensemble members Barry Centanni, Christine Chen, Taylor Goodson, Thomas Mulvaney, Erica Mariani and Eric Borghi perform at the Morris Museum. “You can’t play a sad song on the banjo,” said Steve Martin. “It always comes out so cheerful.” The same goes, …

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Bass Hall completes comeback with an array of country icons and FW favorites

Performing Arts Fort Worth, owner and non-profit operator of Bass Performance Hall, unveiled the lineup for the popular 2021-2022 BNSF entertainment series, starting with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig December 1. With the return of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to the venue later this month and the …

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WE Fest reboot gives Minnesota country fans a good time of challenge

DETROIT LAKES – For a music festival fans often don’t remember from the night before, WE Fest’s comeback year involved a surprising amount of nostalgia. Headlining Thursday, members of the Florida Georgia Line recalled their first appearance in Northwestern Minnesota’s nationally renowned country music marathon. “We played and then we …

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Ensemble Nu Deco and Aaron Parks release vibrant live performance video and EP

Today, an innovative hybrid orchestra Nude Deco Set and acclaimed jazz pianist Aaron Parks share together an incredible collaboration that brings home the joy of live music. The EP Ensemble Nu Deco + Aaron Parks: Live from Miami is now available, with the video of their performance from May 2019 …

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NYC FREE Little Island Festival Features International Contemporary Ensemble and Tyshawn Sorey

On Thursday August 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., the pioneer International Contemporary Ensemble and composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey will be presented as part of NYC FREE, a unique new multidisciplinary festival in Small island. The Ensemble and Sorey will perform the composer’s 45-minute Autoschédiasmes. First presented at the Ojai …

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Music: A string ensemble and a Latin band bring their music to Center Park | Free time

MANCHESTER – Suite Sounds, an ensemble of string and flute musicians from the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, perform at Center Memorial Park in Manchester city center today at 4.30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music which starts at 4:30 p.m. The performance is part of the MSOC …

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Arts & Extras: Roanoke Symphony Orchestra conductor David Stewart Wiley celebrates 25th season | Music

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra 2021-22 season August 28, 7 pm, Elmwood Park: “Symphony under the Stars” with the Southwest Virginia Ballet. To free. October 16-17, Jefferson Center, Shaftman Performance Hall: masterpieces, “Maestro Wiley & Friends: From Baroque to Billy Joel. Celebrating 25 Years of Wiley’s RSO Leadership. October 29, Salem Civic …

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Orion Ensemble returns to in-person performance and continues live streaming for 2021-2022 season

The Orion Ensemble returns to in-person performances, while continuing live streaming to reach even more chamber music fans, in its 29th season, with four concert programs at four venues. Guest violinist/violist Stephen Boe and guest violist Roger Chase join the widely acclaimed musical talent of Orion’s core members – clarinetist …

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WA Charity Orchestra’s music of the spheres at the concert hall explores themes of space

Gustav Holst’s Planets suite proved its enduring charm in WA Charity Orchestra’s Music of the Spheres at the Concert Hall on Saturday, bringing out the best of the ensemble amid a program rich in film scores. From the first frenzy in stentor strings and horns to the majestic central anthem …

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New Fort Smith Symphony Staff Bring New Ideas: Orchestral Music

Unearth music created by forgotten composers. Expose children to orchestral music. Improve the quality of life in the river valley. These are just a few of the reasons the Fort Smith Symphony is known. And the three-person staff of the symphony want to continue to expand this reach of the …

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What is the role of the viola in ensemble playing?

It is the place of the viola in the textures of string quartets and orchestral music that is both its essence and its curse. The curse is built into the acoustic compromise of the viola, which is held like a violin, but tuned a fifth lower. What is the role …

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All five music ensemble programs at Lakeland Community College are now holding auditions – News-Herald

Lakeland Community College’s five musical ensemble programs are resuming rehearsals and in-person performances for the fall semester and are looking for new and returning musicians. Musicians with the equivalent of at least two years of high school musical creation are encouraged to schedule an audition, according to a press release. …

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Larkin Poe teams up with Nu Deco Ensemble for “Paint the Roses: Live in Concert”

Acclaimed roots-rock duo Larkin Poe teams up with an innovative hybrid orchestra Nude Deco Set for Paint the Roses: Live Concert — a new album that reinterprets the music of Larkin Poe, including their 2020 release Self-taught man and more, through an orchestral lens. The single from the album “Every …

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Orchestra 914 appoints new musical director to lead the ensemble

Russell Ger has been appointed Music Director of Orchestra 914, formerly The Chappaqua Orchestra. Orchestra 914, formerly known as Chappaqua Orchestra, announced last week the appointment of Russell Ger as Music Director. Co-Executive Directors David Restivo and Amy Harter are thrilled to begin working with Ger, whose artistic energy encompasses …

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Concert preview: Bright Eyes brings a full-size chamber ensemble for West

NEW HAVEN — One of the amazing things about the band Bright Eyes is that, to a large extent, they defy categorization. But no matter what kind of instrumentation the trio of Nate Walcott, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis develop to underpin Oberst’s deeply moving lyrical and melodic inspirations, like …

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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Lio Kuokman and cellist Trey Lee to present a program celebrating Hong Kong’s vibrant culture

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will participate in Hong Kong Week 2021 @ Guangzhou, hosted by the Department of Recreation and Cultural Services (LCSD) of the Hong Kong SAR government. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, this year’s Hong Kong Week 2021 @ Guangzhou combined on-site and online formats …

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Tidewater Winds Ensemble performs original composition by ECSU Music Professor Dr. Christopher Palestrant – Elizabeth City State University

To many, Elizabeth City State University music professor Dr. Christopher Palestrant is known for his many performances and original compositions. An accomplished musician, Dr. Palestrant does it again with the debut of his latest composition, “The Battle of Great Bridge”, premiering with the Tidewater Winds on July 26 and again …

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Announcement of the new conductor of the Evansville Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Evansville, Indiana – The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chun-Ming Chen (Jimmy) as the new conductor of the Evansville Youth Philharmonic Orchestra effective July 12 2021. Born in Taiwan, Dr. Jimmy Chen is currently Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Evansville and …

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FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Wins 2021 Downbeat Student Award | FIU News

By Michelle Vires The FIU Jazz Vocal Ensemble recently received a Student Music Award from Pessimistic Magazinewidely recognized as the most prestigious publication in the field of jazz education. Directed by Associate Professor Lisanne Lyons, the group was named the 2021 DownBeat Winner for Outstanding Jazz Vocal Performance in the …

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Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director signs 5-year contract

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra has announced that music director Stilian Kirov has signed a five-year contract with the orchestra, extending his tenure until 2026. A nationwide search began in 2014 when longtime conductor John Farrer resigned from the orchestra. Nominees were reduced to six finalists and …

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RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra – music for a summer night

RTÉ’s National Symphony Orchestra and a host of Irish soloists present a summer season of concerts live from the stage of the National Concert Hall. Watch above from 7pm and download your digital program here. Better known as one of the great French composers of opera and religious music, the …

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Junior conductor and music teacher

Sunday July 11, 2021, 11:00 p.m. Trafford Council is recruiting a Junior Conductor and Music Tutor to work with Trafford Music Service. Trafford Music Service provides musical opportunities for children across the borough, providing music through curriculum instruction, whole classes or lessons and instrumental ensembles. About you:You are committed to …

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Jeanne Lamon, who led an early music ensemble, dies at 71

Jeanne Lamon, an accomplished violinist who was musical director of the Tafelmusic Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for 33 years, helping to make it one of the most acclaimed Baroque ensembles in the world, died June 20 in Victoria, British Columbia. She was 71 years old. A spokeswoman for the …

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“Rasputin” played by this electronic set is my new jam

GIF: Device Orchestra (YouTube) / Gizmodo If, unlike me, you don’t spend an embarrassing number of hours browsing TikTok every week, you might be wondering why campy disco hit “Rasputin” is climb the charts more than four decades after its original release. Boney M.’s ’70s ode to ‘Russia’s greatest love …

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musical director Louis Langree to leave after 2023-24 season

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will not seek to renew his contract beyond the end of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as Music Director of the Orchestra. Since taking office in 2013, Louis Langrée’s mandate has been marked by a daring program including a Pelléas Trilogy; …

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Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble to honor NEA jazz master Jimmy Heath at Flushing Town Hall – QNS.com

Subscribe to our Policy NewsletterNY for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York The Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble will take the stage at Flushing Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18 for a live tribute to the …

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THE SCOOP | Ensemble Made In Canada wins Classical Album of the Year

Ensemble Made In Canada wins Classical Album of the Year 2021: Solo or Chamber. The 2021 Annual Juno Gala Awards were handed out online last night to 37 winners. Hosted by Angeline Tetteh-Wayoe of CBC Music’s The Block, special honor awards included the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, Humanitarian Award, …

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Heather Lofdahl appointed new musical director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra | Business

ABOVE – Dr Evan Feldman (right) will remain GSO’s Senior Guest Chief under the leadership of Heather Lofdahl (left) Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra Greensboro, NC (June 3, 2021) – The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra (GSO) is delighted to announce that Heather Lofdahl will now lead the Greensboro Youth Symphony Orchestra (GSYO) …

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conductor becomes U.S. citizen

WISN 12 News photojournalist Ivan Lazarevic Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conductor becomes U.S. citizen Yaniv Dinur was born in Israel and has been in the United States for 12 years Update: 7:00 p.m. CDT June 3, 2021 Hide transcription Show transcript FROM THE MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IS NOW AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. …

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Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble to Honor NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall welcomes the Queens Jazz Orchestra Ensemble on stage Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. ET for a live tribute to the late NEA Jazz Master Jimmy heath, continuing to present exceptional jazz in its historic location. Flushing Town Hall will also welcome a small audience to its …

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Paul Weller and the BBC Symphony Orchestra – Music News

Paul Weller, conductor Jules Buckley and the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave a lavish live performance as part of the Live at the Barbican series on Saturday night. Most seasoned musicians would know only too well that to nickname you the “Changing Man” would be tantamount to giving the music press …

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World-renowned conductor arrives in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Cleveland may be the city of rock, but a new leader in classical music is hoping to make the city the gold standard in classical music education. What would you like to know Carlos Kalmar is the new Director of Orchestral and Conducting Programs and Principal Conductor of …

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Mezzo star Joyce DiDonato joins Dallas Opera Orchestra, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, in concert

Airport-style security checks, complete with metal detectors, have arrived at the Winspear Opera House. They were there Monday night, a new imposition from the AT&T Performing Arts Center. With Texas removing gun restrictions, it may be inevitable. But it annoyed at least one person who had their first performance there …

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College of Music Ensemble Week features an array of performances | MSUToday

The MSU College of Music will broadcast a rich assortment of live and recorded classical performances by tight-knit ensembles over a two-week period beginning in late April. Music, orchestra, choir and chamber music groups make up the extraordinary line-up crowned by the rebroadcast of a large-scale musical event during the …

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Johnstown Symphony Orchestra conductor wins Grammy, looks to the future

After years of bringing orchestral music to thousands of people and astonishing countless crowds with music, many in his place would think their job is done, but Grammy-winning conductor James Blachly is far from having completed her quest to symphonize the world. At just 41 years old, Blachly divides his …

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The Hip Hop orchestra L’Ensemble Mik Nawooj celebrates its 10th anniversary

Mik Nawooj ensemble. Courtesy photo. “Be free and courageous.” These are rare words during this COVID-19 pandemic, but composer and pianist JooWan Kim wants people to feel those feelings, especially when it comes to his Ensemble Mik Nawooj, a self-proclaimed hip hop orchestra now in the making. its 10th anniversary …

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Oyster River High School Musicians Selected for National Honorary Ensemble

For immediate release DURHAM — Oyster River High School seniors Madeline Blandini and William Kandle have been selected to join “the best of the best” and performed last month at the National Association for music education. Blandini and Kandle were chosen for New Hampshire’s All State Music Educators Festival last …

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IRON MAIDEN – Conductor of the Swedish Symphony Orchestra to lead the worldwide revival of the classic “Fear Of The Dark”

160 musicians from around the world have come together to perform a classic rendition of Iron Maiden’s iconic track, “Fear Of The Dark”. The idea came from Ulf Wadenbrandt, conductor of the Swedish Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) and principal guest conductor of the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia). Ulf Wadenbrandt normally travels …

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Greek woman is the first female conductor in Conroe, Texas

Anna-Maria Gkouni, originally from Athens, was chosen as Conroe, Texas’ first female conductor. Credit: Facebook / Conroe Symphony Orchestra The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, based in Montgomery County, Texas, near Houston, hired his first female conductor – Anna-Maria Gkouni, originally from Athens, Greece. The Board of Directors of the Symphony Orchestra …

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New York Metropolitan Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor James Levine has died at 77

Levine was Music Director of the Ravinia Festival, the Highland Park summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, from 1973 to 1993. He planned to return to Ravinia in the summer of 2017, but the company severed ties with him that year after sex. allegations of misconduct have been reported. …

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James Levine, former musical director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died at 77

James Levine, former musical director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, has died at 77 Updated: March 17, 2021 at 11:27 a.m. EDT Conductor James Levine, who conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera before being sidelined when his health declined and then was fired for sexual irregularities, has …

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UPDATE: Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director Wins Grammy Award, See You This Weekend | WTAJ

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – James Blachly, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director and 2021 Grammy Award winner, invites the community to come celebrate this historic victory this weekend. The celebration will take place in Central Park in Johnstown this Saturday, March 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and everyone …

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Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director Blachly Wins Grammy; ‘A victory for all of us at Johnstown,’ he says | New

Moments after winning his first Grammy Award on Sunday, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra musical director James Blachly was on the phone, sharing the shock and excitement with some of the 400 or more artists and project partners who made it to that is possible. He said he included the community of …

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For the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, musical education is a priority

When Columbus Symphony principal violinist Joanna Frankel talks about the organization’s “crown jewel”, she is not referring to the opulent Ohio Theater, where the organization gives most of the concerts; or to a precious musical instrument; or even to a favorite piece from the classical repertoire. Instead, Frankel talks about …

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The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra virtual set is a celebration of guitar playing | Guitare.com

Composed by the Chris Woods Groove Orchestra and commissioned by Elixir Strings, Octet is a multi-faceted arrangement by eight musicians from around the world, with each section written with the specific guitarist in mind, as Chris Woods explains. “I started writing the piece by quickly creating a bank of different …

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The “Music for Marquette” initiative of the Orchester symphonique de Marquette introduces the elderly to music

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – In December, the Marquette Symphony Orchestra raised nearly $ 5,000 through Giving Tuesday to launch the Music for Marquette initiative, providing live, professional and trained musical performances to seniors who cannot have in-person visitors during the pandemic. “I just know that playing music for someone can …

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Philadelphia Orchestra music director calls on Biden administration to increase support for the arts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage artistic and cultural institutions across the country, Philadelphia Orchestra musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is pleading with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for a lifeline during what he described as a “tumultuous” time for the industry. In an open letter posted …

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Montreal’s new conductor comes from South America – RCI

Rafael Payare has worked with several European orchestras and will officially become artistic director of the Orchester Symphonique de Montréal in September 2021. (Gérard Collett) The Orchester Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) has appointed 40-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare as the ninth musical director. On September 1, 2021, he will succeed …

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Andrew Grams perform Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker magic

If there ever was a time when we needed magic in our lives – with increasing coronavirus infections and deaths, and bitterly divided politics – this is it. On Friday night, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Andrew Grams came to the rescue. No miracle drug was distributed to …

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Denison Symphony Orchestra: “Music for strings”

Enjoy an evening concert from the string section of the Denison Symphony Orchestra, featuring a wide range of string orchestral literature. The restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have given us a special opportunity to explore this rich repertoire, including Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sinfonia No. 8”, which dates from his early …

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Armenian State Symphony Orchestra conductor denounces conflict | New

The principal conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Sergey Smbatyan, issued a statement in response to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, a region claimed by both Armenia and neighboring Azerbaijan. Recent clashes between ethnic Armenians and Azeris in the region have left more than 300 dead. Supported by Turkish military …

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Paraguayan Quad City Symphony Orchestra conductor hopes to inspire younger generations

Ernesto Estigabribia grew up in a small town in Paraguay playing the viola and that’s when he realized he wanted to be a conductor and hopefully inspire the younger generation of the same way he was when he was 11 years old. “Ever since I was a kid, I have …

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The RI Philharmonic Orchestra and the Music School return with innovative virtual and live offers

The Rhode Island Philharmonic returns with innovative new virtual and live offerings for the orchestra and music school. In these unprecedented times, the presence of music in people’s lives is more important than ever. For this reason, the Rhode Island Philharmonic will continue its mission of enriching and transforming the …

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Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra conductor finalist Glen Cortese

The Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (NFSO) will celebrate its 35th season next year with a new conductor. Jeanette Shires, director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, and the orchestra committee narrowed it down to four finalists. Shires hopes to announce the new conductor in May. Each contestant will spend a …

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