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Ukraine-born Las Vegas bandleader hosts benefit concert

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, musicians around the world are mobilizing in support of the Ukrainian people. That includes a concert here in Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon at the Flamingo Library near Maryland Parkway. Taras Krysa is the conductor and artistic director of the …

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Valley News – Art Notes: New Upper Valley Music Ensemble Goes Baroque

When Filippo Ciabatti first came to the Upper Valley, to work as an assistant to Louis Burkot, longtime artistic director of Opera North, he was already used to following his career wherever it takes him. Originally from Florence, Italy, who began his musical training with piano lessons at the age …

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Omega Ensemble announces the composers of CoLAB 2022

The Omega Ensemble Sydney has announced the participants for its CoLAB: Composer Accelerator 2022 program. They are Mark Holdsworth, Julia Potter, Christopher Healey, Sophie Van Dijk and John Rotar. Composers will work with Omega Ensemble throughout the year, benefiting from the guidance and mentorship of Australian and international composers including …

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Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra’s debut in Barcelona

When Mexican Alondra de la Parra considered becoming a conductor, she remembers “they were all men, old and European”. “I am happy that now young women who want to dedicate themselves to this profession have references and do not see it as strange as me, because equality is natural and …

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Shattered Globe Theater Announces New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates

Shattered Globe Theater has announced the addition of six new ensemble members and six new artistic associates. Ensemble members include Demetra Dee, Tina M. Jach, Tina Muñoz Pandya, Hailey Rakowiecki, Jazzma Pryor and Devonte E. Washington. Artistic associates include Mikey Gray, Lawrence Grimm, Jason Lynch, David Antonio Reed, Adam Schulmerich …

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NSU to Feature Sean Jones at 55th Annual Green Country Festival | Culture & Leisure

Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Sean Jones will headline the 55th annual Green Country Jazz Festival in March. The annual Judges Jam performance will take place at 8 p.m. on March 7 at the NSU Jazz Lab. Participants include two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 Rising Stars Poll …

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NSU to Feature Sean Jones at 55th Annual Green Country Festival | Schools

Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Sean Jones will headline the 55th annual Green Country Jazz Festival this month. The annual Judges Jam performance is Monday at 8 p.m. at the Northeastern State University Jazz Lab. Participants include two-time Grammy-nominated organist and winner of Downbeat Magazine’s 2016 Rising Stars Poll Jones, Pat …

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A tribute, from the commitment to peace (Arafura Wind Ensemble)

Darwin in 1942 was a very small tropical town living with the anxious anticipation of war, as local composer Cathy Applegate noted when presenting her commemorative work, Darwin 1942premiered for two special concerts by the Arafura Wind Ensemble (AWE) at Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin on February 18 and 19. The …

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Evanston Dance Ensemble will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a celebration of dance

Evanston Dance Ensemble (EDE), the pre-professional dance company in residence at Dance Center Evanston, is delighted to present the final show of its twenty-fifth anniversary season. Throughout its history, EDE has been highly regarded for its original works as well as its adaptations of classics, including Alice in Wonderland, A …

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Kazakh ensemble FORTE TRIO surprises German audiences with Beethoven’s triple concerto

NUR-SULTAN – Instrumental and chamber ensemble from Kazakhstan FORTE TRIO (piano, violin, cello) performed at the sold-out concert at the Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the most famous concert halls in the world, on February 13, reports the Kazakh state music organizationconcert. FORTE TRIO was created in 2013. Photo credit: cabnews.kz …

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Elegy (Offspring Ensemble)

The Offspring Ensemble has marked the passing of three groundbreaking composers who died last year in the third of their Offspring for All digital concert series. The “revered and esteemed” trio, consisting of Dutchman Louis Andriessen, American Frederic Rzewski and Australian Ian Shanahan, were strong advocates for change, both musically …

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Broadway Musical ‘Girl From The North Country’ Announces Closing – Deadline

Bob Dylan’s acclaimed musical North country girl will play its final Broadway performance at the Belasco Theater on January 23, with producers saying they are in advanced talks with the Shubert Organization to reopen in the spring after Omicron’s push ends. The unusual announcement follows a similar plan confirmed by …

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Westport Country Playhouse announces revised 2022 season

The most notable change of the season is the cancellation of the July production of “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, which will be replaced by “Kim’s Convenience”. The original play, which tells the story of a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store in Toronto, was the basis for the popular Netflix series …

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Mozart’s Prague (Australian Haydn Ensemble)

Two blockbuster films – one from the 1960s, the other from the 1980s – marked what many people think of Mozart and his music. The romance of Swedish director Bo Widerberg Elvire Madigan is forever linked to the slow movement of Piano Concerto No. 20, so much so that the …

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Closure of the Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal

(Image courtesy: The Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal / Facebook) Artistic director and founder of the Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal (ECM +), Véronique Lacroix, Recount Ludwig van that even before the start of the pandemic, there had already been discussions about the conclusion of the package. The news broke in Montreal …

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The Constantinople Ensemble gives the CLAIR-OBSCUR concert alongside A Filetta

The third show in this six-part series will be presented in partnership with the Corsican choir A Filetta. Chiaroscuro is one of Constantinople’s latest creations. Born from two pre-pandemic residences in Corsica, the concert really took shape in September 2020, during the last trip from Constantinople to Calvi to work …

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THE SCOOP | The Ensemble contemporain de Montréal will cease its activities in 2022

Andréa Tyniec, Véronique Lacroix and ECM+ at the Rotonde. (Photo: Jan Gates) Véronique Lacroix, artistic director and founder of L’Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), has announced the closure of its activities. The sad news was announced to a dumbfounded audience in Montreal during what was to be their second last …

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Australian Haydn Ensemble announces 2022 season

The Australian Haydn Ensemble has announced its 2022 concert season, celebrating ten years of musical creation with its greatest season of all time, including a first appearance at the Adelaide Festival, an Australian premiere of period instruments at Canberra International Music Festival and five stage performances. The Australian Haydn Ensemble …

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CINDERELLA to be performed at the Ensemble Theater Cincinnati in December

The Ensemble Theater Cincinnati brings to life one of their most beloved family holiday musicals, Cinderella, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with lyrics by David Kisor and music by Fitz patton, played from December 1 to 30, 2021. In the tradition of ETC’s “fractured fairy tale” holiday productions, Cinderella is …

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Sherman Chamber Ensemble concert program in November, December

SHERMAN – The Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents “Jazzing It Up”, featuring Ted Rosenthal on piano and Eddie Barbash on alto saxophone, with live performances. Rosenthal and Barbash join a group of accomplished New York musicians including Thomson Kneeland on double bass, Chris Parker on drums, Susan Rotholz on flute and …

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2 students from the Shaler region selected for the PMEA District 1 Band Ensemble

Two students from Shaler’s area high school were accepted into the District 1 Band Ensemble of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Junior Grace Cosentino and senior Erika Kenst, who both play clarinet, will represent Shaler Area at the PMEA District 1 Band Festival at Duquesne University on January 28-29, 2022. …

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Nu Deco Ensemble Mines The Beach Boys Catalog With The ‘Still Cruisin’ Suite [Stream]

Nude Deco Set picked up some good vibes on the band’s last sequel, Still Cruisin ‘- An Orchestral Tribute to the Beach Boys. Released Thursday, the nine-track offering hears the progressive orchestra exploring the catalog of the revolutionary 1960s surf-rock band. Always crusin ‘ covers the heyday of the Beach …

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92nd Street Y announces the lineup of three concerts of the Ensemble in Residence, The Knights

The 92nd Street Y, one of New York’s premier cultural venues, presents three evenings featuring The Knights, a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and breaking down barriers between audience and music. Driven by an open spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with dynamic …

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Artist Series Concerts celebrates A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS with Ensemble Frisson

Artist Series Concerts welcomes the holidays with Frisson, a dynamic ensemble of seven young master musicians playing together under the artistic direction of oboist Thomas Gallant, himself an acclaimed artist whom The New Yorker hailed as “a player who unites technical mastery to intention, charm and wit.” Their holiday program …

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Chicago Español Ensemble Dances Until A Storm In Celebration at Auditorium | Chicago News

“Horizonte”, choreographed and performed by Monica Saucedo. (Credit Dean Paul) It was an evening of multiple celebrations on Saturday as Spanish dance company Ensemble Español de Chicago arrived on the scene of the Auditorium Theater in ceremonial dress to mark the return of live performances in the historic hall after …

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EXIT NOW | New ARC Ensemble CD “Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov”

The CD features violinists who are members of the ARC Ensemble Erika Raum and Marie Berardviolist Steven danncellist Thomas wiebe, and pianist Kevin Ahfat. Nominated for three Grammys and the German OPUS Klassik Awards, the Canadian chamber group consisted of seasoned professors and guest artists from Glenn Gould School of …

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AVAILABLE NOW | New ARC Ensemble CD “Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov”

The disc presents violinists who are members of the ARC Ensemble Erika Raum and Marie Berard, violist steven dan, cellist Thomas Wieb, and pianist Kevin Ahfat. Nominated for three Grammys and Germany’s OPUS Klassik awards, the Canadian chamber music group was made up of veteran teachers and guest artists from …

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Naïve joins forces with the Appassionato ensemble

The French record company Naïve has teamed up with the chamber orchestra Appassionato to create ‘Appassionato, the label’. This new label was launched with the album ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, featuring the Metamorphosis, the setting of Respighi from Shelley’s The tramonte and Schönberg Verklärte Nacht – all recorded live at La Seine …

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The Ensemble Contemporain International announces the new members of the Ensemble

the International Contemporary Ensemble welcomes Matana roberts and Fay Victor as new permanent members of the Ensemble and Vimbayi Kaziboni as artist in residence for the 2021-22 season. As the Ensemble approaches its 20th anniversary, Roberts, Victor, and Kaziboni will join and lead creative collaborations, as well as shape programming …

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Voices of Change, Dallas’ Modern Music Ensemble, Performs Seasonally Winning Performances

Voices of Change, the modern music ensemble from Dallas, kicked off its season on Sunday with an engaging mix of works from the 20th and 21st centuries. The concert was presented at the Caruth Auditorium at Southern Methodist University for a virtual and in-person audience. Masks were worn by spectators …

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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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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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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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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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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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WHO IS WHO | Ontario Pops conductor Carlos Bastidas to lead the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in 2021

Ontario Pops Orchestra conductor Carlos Bastidas (Photo courtesy of the artist) Colombian Canadian Carlos Bastidas is artistic director, founder and conductor of the Ontario Pops Orchestra (OPO) in Etobicoke and was invited to conduct the Cairo Symphony Orchestra in Egypt in March 2021, and the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra in Cuba …

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Reno Chamber Orchestra conductor finalists announced

Following:Get 3 months of RGJ access for only $ 1! Click for details There were only two. In the 45-year history of the Reno Chamber Orchestra, only Vahe Khochayan (1974-2003) and Theodore Kuchar (2003-2018) have held the position of musical director and conductor. There will soon be a third one. …

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Florida Orchestra Music Director accepts additional conductor post in Germany

Music director Michael Francis will remain at the helm of the Florida Orchestra, as he recently signed a contract extension that runs until 2024. But he was recently appointed principal conductor of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, based near Frankfurt, Germany. “In December 2016 I made my debut with them, a …

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alexander lazarev: Russian conductor Alexander Lazarev’s pre-performance ritual: a light lunch and music

For Russian conductor Alexander Lazarev, music is not only calming, it also teaches many life lessons. Lazarev, who from 1987 to 1995 was both conductor and artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater, the first person in over thirty years to hold both positions simultaneously, told ETPanache: “The management of orchestra …

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USM veteran conductor Jay Dean retires

It didn’t start out to be a 30-year-old gig. Jay Dean, music director and symphony conductor at the University of Southern Mississippi, said he expected to stay in Hattiesburg for only a few years before moving on to another job. “The longer I stayed here, the less of a desire …

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Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra conductor Brian Groner bids farewell

APPLETON – It’s not uncommon for the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra to call their last concert of the season a grand finale. This time around, however, it’s a bit more grandiose. For longtime music director and conductor Brian Groner, this is truly the finale. The performance, scheduled for Wednesday night …

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor resigns over abuse allegations | Classical music

Charles Dutoit, the principal conductor and artistic director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, quit his roles with immediate effect amid allegations of sexual assault. The 81-year-old, who denies the allegations, was due to resign at the end of his contract in October 2019, but the RPO decided to …

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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra music director Aram Demirjian lands in his place

At no point in his life before applying for the job, Aram Demirjian probably imagined himself as artistic director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. “I never ended up being where I thought I was, but I ended up being where I was supposed to be,” Demirjian says over coffee at …

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor Andrew Litton is a modern maestro – The Denver Post

If Denver loved classical music as it loves football, Andrew Litton would be the next Peyton Manning. The two men are leaders in their field, national figures brought to play with the home team. Each brings a considerable fan base. Of course, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s new artistic conductor doesn’t …

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