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Texarkana’s Mann conducts Ensemble Bravura on “Finding Home” album

The musicians of Ensemble Bravura love playing together, but that’s not all they have in common. The title of the group’s debut album, “Finding Home,” reflects its members’ shared status as international musicians, said founder Philip Mann, music director of the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. The composers of the pieces on …

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CT Dance School Performance at Westport Country Playhouse, Cameron Carpenter in Goldberg Variations at Saugatuck Congregational Church and more!

Saturday March 12, 12:00 p.m. Opening Saturdays at noon, this exhibit is a partnership with the Ridgefield Historical Society. Celebrating the Society’s 20th anniversary in its current home by featuring an exhibit inspired by Ridgefield’s past, the exhibit will be on view through April 2. Celebrate Women’s History Month at …

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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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The Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble goes on tour

The Sphinx Virtuosi with donor Robert F. Smith (Photo credit: Brian Hatton) the Virtuoso Sphinx is a professional chamber orchestra comprised of 18 young black and Latino classical musicians who are also alumni of the internationally acclaimed annual Sphinx Competition – which held its 25th edition in January this year. …

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Musical Review: SCO Chamber Ensemble & Maxim Emelyanychev, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Maxim Emelyanychev PIC: Chris Christodoulou SCO Chamber Ensemble & Maxim Emelyanychev, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh **** Bit by bit, the pieces are falling back into place as we continue to emerge (keep everything crossed) from the worst of the pandemic. This weekend it was the turn of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s …

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Winners of the Solo and Ensemble Festival

The winners of the Spokane Falls Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, held Feb. 5 at Shadle Park High School, have been announced. Winners will compete in the state competition April 29-30 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. They are: Double bass: Ethan Lotrario, Lewis and Clark Soprano voice: …

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The Ensemble intercontemporain wins the 2022 Polar Music Prize

First given to Paul McCartney in 1992, the 2022 Polar Music Awards was given to Intercontemporary ensemble and punk star Iggy Popwho will both receive a cash prize of one million Swedish kronor (110,600 USD). Founded in 1976 by the late French composer Pierre Boulez — winner of the prize …

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The Mik Nawooj Ensemble brings a new sound to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

A a new sound is coming The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia, one with a life of its own, a score with an energetic mix of vibrant hip-hop and orchestral music. February 3, Mik Nawooj set (EMN), led by talented composer JooWan Kim and MC Rapper Sandman, …

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NY Philharmonic Principal Violin Joins Montclair’s APEX Ensemble for “Immortal Beloved”

Montclair, NJ – APEX Ensemble, formerly The Montclair Orchestra, kicks off 2022 with a program reflecting different aspects of love through music. Music director David Chan will lead the ensemble, which will host the New York Philharmonic’s first violin Frank Huang for the first time in the role of first …

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Youth Jazz Ensemble Audition Set

January 3 – HIGH POINT – The High Point Arts Council announced open auditions next week for its new Youth Jazz Ensemble program, created for young musicians from High Point and surrounding areas. The group will offer young musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate their talents. Auditions will …

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Chatham Baroque will present the Twelfth Night ensemble | Events of regional interest

On January 15, Chatham Baroque will present the early music ensemble Twelfth Night for “Flash and Elegance,” an exploration of the scintillating Italian sonatas of Caldara, Vivaldi and Lanzetti, with a particular emphasis on the cello da spalla. Over the past 31 years, Chatham Baroque has performed on stages around …

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auditions for High Point Youth Jazz Ensemble | Music

The High Point Arts Council is presenting a new Youth Jazz Ensemble program in the town of High Point and surrounding areas. The group will offer young musicians the opportunity to learn, practice and demonstrate their talents! Auditions will take place on Monday, January 10 at 6:00 p.m. at 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 Johann Strauss Ensemble brings Viennese waltzes to Athens for Christmas

ATHENS – The Friends of the Music Society have announced that the next annual Christmas concerts at the Megaron-Athens concert hall will begin with the Johann Strauss ensemble performing Viennese waltzes, bringing the festive music from Vienna to Athens on Saturday 11 December at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday December 12 …

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Viennese Waltzes by the Johann Strauss Ensemble at Christmas in Athens

The magical Christmas atmosphere becomes more festive with the scent of Vienna music! Christmas is coming and its annual concerts established Johann Strauss Ensemble will reopen the festive curtain of the days at the Athens concert hall! The charismatic leader Russell mcgregor and the exceptional soloists of the Johann Strauss …

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Chatham Baroque presents Ensemble Twelfth Night in January

January 15, 2022, Chatham baroque will present the early music ensemble Twelfth night for “Flash and elegance” an exploration of the scintillating Italian sonatas of Caldara, Vivaldi and Lanzetti, with a particular emphasis on the cello da spalla. Over the past 31 years, Chatham Baroque has performed on stages around …

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Westport Country Playhouse presents WINTER FUN FEST next month

The Westport Country Playhouse Youth Council will be hosting a “Winter Fun Fest” on Saturday, December 4, 11 am to 2 pm, in the Playhouse courtyard and in the Lucille Lortel White Barn. “Winter Fun Fest” is the first community event designed, organized and managed by the Playhouse Youth Council, …

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Acclaimed Frisson Ensemble to Present Holiday Concert at SBU’s Quick Center | New

ST. BONAVENTURE – Frisson Ensemble, an 11-member group that would feature the best and brightest rising stars in classical music, will perform at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Université Saint-Bonaventure at 7:30 p.m. on December 3 . This is the third concert of the 2021-2022 Friends …

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‘Bresnan Unplugged Ensemble’ scheduled for November 6 at the OTCA

The Old Town Arts Center is scheduled to host the Bresnan Unplugged Ensemble on Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m., according to a press release. This encore comeback of Bresnan Unplugged brings familiar and new explorations of the jazzy side of the blues, featuring Swing Blues, Big Band tunes, jazz …

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Azrieli Prize winners shine in Talea Ensemble US premieres program

James Baker led the Talea Ensemble on Saturday night at the DiMenna Center in an Azrieli Award winning program. Photo: Chris Lee Even as a subarctic cold front swept through New York City on Saturday night, causing temperatures to drop 20 degrees, onlookers at the DiMenna Center on West 37e …

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Nu Deco Ensemble announces the program for the 2021-2022 season

After a year relegated to livestreams, Nude Deco Set announced his return to performances in person for his 2021-2022 season. The Miami-based organization’s roster that gives the chamber orchestra a modern twist includes five performances at the North Beach Bandshell and the Adrienne Arsht Center. Nu Deco co-founders Sam Hyken …

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Montclair Orchestra, now APEX Ensemble, changes name to expand

The Montclair Orchestra is now the APEX Ensemble after announcing its name change last week.WITH THE AUTHORIZATION OF APEX ENSEMBLE By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERShivers@montclairlocal.news The group known until now as the Montclair Orchestra is changing its name and expanding to provide greater opportunities for its students and audiences across the …

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York Chamber Ensemble returns with live performances for 21st concert season

The first show will be at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Newmarket on Saturday, October 23, featuring Canadian pianist Luke Welch The York Chamber Ensemble is gearing up for its 21st season with four shows scheduled from October to May. The first concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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professor emeritus Joel Jacklich retires as conductor | New

EL CENTRO – Professor Emeritus Joel Jacklich, 72, begins a new era in his professional career after 46 years as director and conductor of the Imperial Valley Symphony, which he founded with Dr Keith MacGaffey in September 1974. Jacklich received his Masters of Fine Arts in Conducting from the School …

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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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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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Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conductor Sir Jeffrey Tate dies at 74 | News | DW

Sir Jeffrey Tate, the conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, died of a heart attack in the Italian city of Bergamo on Friday. “His music made the world a better place, and we are infinitely grateful for the hours, days and years we were able to spend with Sir Jeffrey,” …

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The former conductor of the Midland Woods Symphony Orchestra is known for his musicality and kindness

Carlton Woods is remembered not only as an excellent musician, but also as a kind, patient and gentle man and a good friend. Woods, 75, died of congestive heart failure on February 21 at his home in Westlake, Ohio, near Cleveland. He was conductor of the Midland Symphony Orchestra from …

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Woodstock Chamber Orchestra conductor essay continues

Guillaume Stevens William Stevens’ musical ambitions and accomplishments extend far beyond being an orchestral teacher for the Arlington Central School District. Stevens is principal clarinet with two regional orchestras, the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Newburgh Symphony. His background as a conductor includes leading the Hudson Valley Saxophone …

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Multifaceted Claudia Simpson-Jones lays down the conducting baton of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra

Before becoming conductor of the Olympia Chamber Orchestra, Claudia Simpson-Jones had many adventures, both musical and non-musical. She was a pilot for major airlines. She performed in Las Vegas. She was featured in Glamor magazine. But since the age of 15, Simpson-Jones has been a conductor. On Saturday she will …

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The conductor of the Olympia will give the final performance

By GRAHAM PEREDNIA gperednia@yelmonline.com Longtime Olympia Chamber Orchestra conductor Claudia Simpson-Jones will step off the podium after a concert on June 4. With a simple flick of the wrist, she succeeded in transferring the pure emotion of the pages of sheet music into the soul of the audience. “It’s a …

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Peabody Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marin Alsop to record music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts

Through Tiffany lundquist / Posted March 24, 2015 The music of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Peabody Conservatory faculty artist Kevin puts will appear on a new recording by the Peabody Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marin Alsop, acclaimed Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a member of the …

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New century, new orchestra: the conductor starts afresh and hopes to eliminate the suffocation of music

Tim Farrell / The Star-LedgerGary Schneider, right, will conduct a violin concerto by Daniel Schnyder, left, with violinist Francesca Anderegg Ten years after the collapse of his Hoboken Chamber Orchestra, founder and conductor Gary Schneider is ready for a second chance. “The world has completely changed,” says Schneider. “If I …

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra conductor Kevin Rhodes signs new contract

Archive photo | the republicanSpringfield Symphony Orchestra musical director Kevin Rhodes signed a new three-year contract on Saturday night. SPRING FIELD – Kevin Rhodes signed a new contract this evening that keeps him at the head of Springfield Symphony Orchestra for the next three years. The three-year extension was announced …

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