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All Moms and Maple Syrup Part of Local Draw – Shaw Local

Here is a list of current events and upcoming activities in the Sauk Valley. Don’t forget to check out 5 things to do for other opportunities. [ 5 Things To Do In the Sauk Valley ] Do you have information about an upcoming event or attraction? Be sure to let us know. …

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Texas Country Reporter co-hosts join MOSC in honoring Texas

Bob and Kelli Phillips have traveled every paved road in every county in the state of Texas for the past 50 years. This means that they have been to the Odessa-Midland region several times. The Texas-loving husband-and-wife duo made a career out of it by traveling around the state, speaking …

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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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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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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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ArtSci Roundup: Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Space Between: Photographs from the Collection, and more

arts and entertainment March 2, 2022 Through public events and exhibits, connect with the UW community every week! Many of these opportunities are broadcast via Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT. Wind ensemble and symphony orchestra March 8, 7:30 p.m. | Wicked …

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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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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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Texas Country Reporter joins MOSC for “A Texas Tribute”

A press release details the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale will celebrate the Lone Star State with “A TEXAS TRIBUTE” presented by Capital Farm Credit at 7:30 p.m. on March 19 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $32-$52, students are $8 with a paying adult or valid college …

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Listen to an eclectic ensemble, see a punk biopic or a Poitiers classic

The Mik Nawooj ensemble mixes classical music and old school hip hop. Pat Mazera Courtesy picture Classic and hip-hop chops Together Mik Nawoojconducted by the pianist/composer Joo Wan Kim, takes classical music in a new direction by mixing it with old-school hip-hop. The Oakland, Calif.-based ensemble, which includes both an …

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The Washington Center for the Performing Arts presents the Mik Nawooj Ensemble, the Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour, Richard Thompson and Judy Collins

Submitted by Washington Center for the Performing Arts Lthe girl and the music arrive at the Center in February. Starting with the Mik Nawooj Ensemble’s unique blend of hip-hop and classical, The Center has something for everyone this month. Richard Thompson, Comedy Underground, An Evening with Judy Collins and the …

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The first orchestra of young musicians of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute

The Young Musicians Debut Orchestra, one of the many ensembles of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute, kicks off 2022 with a concert on Saturday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Giving most students their first introduction …

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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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Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute’s First Young Musicians Orchestra

The Young Musicians Debut Orchestra, one of many ensembles at the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute, kicks off 2022 with a concert on Saturday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. . Providing most students with their first …

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Concerts, sell-out shows at Lake Country, Vernon – Vernon Morning Star

A strong appetite for entertainment has sold a few upcoming shows locally. Country music star Corb Lund takes the stage twice at the Creekside Theater in Lake Country on January 24 and 25 to a sold-out audience. The Glorious Sons are playing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Center …

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Concerts, sold-out shows at Lake Country, Vernon – Lake Country calendar

A strong appetite for entertainment has sold a few upcoming shows locally. Country music star Corb Lund takes the stage twice at the Creekside Theater in Lake Country on January 24 and 25 to a sold-out audience. The Glorious Sons are playing at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Center …

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Toe River Chamber Ensemble active in 2021, looks to 2022 | Community

TOE RIVER VALLEY – The Toe River Chamber Ensemble (TRCE) is a community orchestra established in 1976 largely through the efforts of Susannah Jones, local cellist and then director of Music in the Mountains. Over the years, many musicians of all skill levels and backgrounds have performed in the group. …

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Mansion Tours to Benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras | Local news

Schreiner Mansion Vacation Tours will benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras. All proceeds from these special tours will be used by the HCYO to help pay for music education programs for youth on the Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne HCYO campuses. The Schreiner Mansion, at 226 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, is …

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Pride of Falcon Nation Band Percussion Ensemble to Perform in Chicago | Education

FORNEY, Texas – North Forney High School’s Pride of Falcon Nation Band percussion ensemble has been selected as one of three high school percussion ensembles in the world to perform at the 2021 Midwest Clinic on Tuesday, December 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The North Forney High School Percussion Ensemble, led …

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Washington Arts Ensemble sees bright future after pandemic begins

While the performing arts world is still reeling from extended closures due to a pandemic, two 34-year-old entrepreneurial pianists from Washington have made their long-held dream of an innovative concert series come true. “This may be our only chance for this year,” recalls Christopher Schmitt, thinking of the Washington Arts …

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Christmas concerts across the country feature Hawksley Workman, Andy Kim and all the messiahs you can handle

Jackie Richardson will perform with the Art of Time Ensemble at Koerner Hall in Toronto on December 9.John Lauener / Document Considering that most of the holiday concerts a year ago were virtual-only performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a return to in-person shows this year deserves all the hark, …

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Mansion Tours to Benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras |

Schreiner Mansion Vacation Tours will benefit Hill Country Youth Orchestras. All proceeds from these special tours will be used by the HCYO to help pay for music education programs for youth on the Kerrville, Fredericksburg and Boerne HCYO campuses. The Schreiner Mansion, at 226 Earl Garrett St. in Kerrville, will …

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New ballet ensemble’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’ is back

New Ballet Ensemble’s “NutRemix” returns for its 18th year this weekend at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. “NutRemix,” presented by Nike and the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, is Tchaikovsky’s vacation classic, “The Nutcracker,” which takes place on Beale Street. Experience a fusion of dance, …

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Mariachi Ensemble Gives Music Students a New Way to Have Their Hearts in Chapman

Mariachi is a beloved musical tradition, the cheerful sound of Sunday brunch filling the air of Mexican restaurants, the music that marks celebrations ranging from birthdays to weddings across Mexico and the American Southwest. But for Chapman University students Erandi Sanchez ’22 and Lino Sanchez ’25, it’s family, life and …

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A concert like no other: Music for All by the Symphony Orchestra offers an interactive experience – News

Illinois State Senior Alex Hibbard-Brown has been playing cello with the Illinois State Symphony Orchestra since his first year. Although each school year the orchestra performs six cycles of concerts and plays some of the most difficult music in the orchestral repertoire, its favorite performance is the annual Musique pour …

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Q&A: Jamey Simmons, Conductor of the 2021 State Honors Jazz Ensemble – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Arranger, composer, trumpeter and educator Jamey Simmons grew up in Wisconsin, earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and his Masters in Jazz Music and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. Simmons is currently Director of Jazz Studies …

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Virginia Native Auditioning for Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra

Conductor and Music Director Michael Butterman will audition as the final candidate for the new Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (Courtesy of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra) WILLIAMSBURG – The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will conclude its search for a new Music Director with one final audition before the …

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Q&A with Summerville Orchestra conductor Wojciech Milewski | Community News

The Summerville Orchestra kicked off its new eighth season on October 1 and 2 with its “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” program. The members returned to their new location where they began performing before COVID-19 – the Summer Corners Performing Arts Center. This first concert featured the works of Eric Whitacre, …

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Plymouth Philharmonic conductor signs five-year contract extension

PLYMOUTH – Conductor Steven Karidoyanes is preparing to lead the more than 75 professional musicians who make up the orchestra in a return to live and in-person performances. With his 27-season foundation making him the longest-serving conductor and musical director of the orchestra in the Phil’s 106-year history, Karidoyanes added …

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Indiana Wind Symphony will present Chamber Wind Ensemble • Current editions

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana Wind Symphony music director Charles Conrad said there was an expected need for music for small bands. “The idea was that if the composer wrote pieces for smaller ensembles, he would have a better chance of getting them performed,” he said. “It …

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The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will present a trio of harp, flute and bassoon

The Doansburg Chamber Ensemble will continue its 2021 season with a concert by its flute, herpes and bassoon trio. This performance will also be broadcast as a virtual performance. The show will air from St. Mary in the Highlands Church (1 Chestnut Street in Cold Spring, New York) on Saturday, …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eriksmoen: 15-year-old conductor Fargo became film actor, director – InForum

A young musician who played for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Orchestra was so talented that he became guest conductor of the ensemble at the age of 15. Dave Schickele later became an established musician, composer and film actor, director and producer. After his death in 1999, award-winning director Rob Nilsson dedicated …

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Eriksmoen: 15-year-old conductor Fargo became film actor, director

Dave Schickele later became an established musician, composer and film actor, director and producer. After his death in 1999, award-winning director Rob Nilsson dedicated three films he produced in honor of Schickele. David George Schickele was born on March 20, 1937 in Ames, Iowa, to Rainer and Elizabeth (Wilcox) Schickele. …

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Loudoun Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor brings energy and passion to the podium

When the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-2019 season at the end of September, its 65 musicians will perform under the baton of Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte. Hailed as “very accessible”, “passionate” and “personable”, the new conductor will now lead the orchestra after the death of Marc Allen McCoy in 2016. …

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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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Stilian Kirov to audition for the post of Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra

Andrew S. Hughes Stilian Kirov started his career as a pianist, not as a conductor. But one day, during a rehearsal break with an orchestra in his native Bulgaria which had hired him as guest soloist, he left his piano and approached the conductor’s podium. “(I) hit the stick,” he …

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor kicked out of concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case | Item

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas, described being forced out of his own concert hall by security guards because he was wearing his daughter’s violin case . The conductor posted a video on his Facebook page following the incident at Bass Hall, which took place …

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I am a conductor. What do you want to know? | Tara Simoncic

Tara Simoncic has traveled the world as a conductor. She is part of a growing group of women breaking one of the last glass ceilings in the music industry: wielding the conductor’s baton. As part of The Guardian’s “A Day’s Work” series, Tara has agreed to share her passion for …

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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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