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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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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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JAZZING IT UP: NSU Festival Keeps Nation’s Only True Original Art Form Alive | State

Young musicians and world-renowned artists have come together to help develop and cultivate America’s premier art form at Northeastern State University’s Green Country Jazz Fest this week in Tahlequah. The two-day event brought high school jazz kids from across the state to perform, as well as listen to some of …

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Jazz ensemble ANDY OSTWALD TRIO releases its first solo album

Andy Ostwald is a Bay Area-based performer, teacher, and author of Play Jazz, Blues, Rock Piano by Ear. He performs as a conductor, accompanist, solo pianist and member of Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Orchestra. Now, with his very own ANDY OSTWALD TRIO, he is proud to present their first full-length …

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Pianist Orrin Evans joins the jazz at the Creative Large Ensemble in Princeton in concert, April 9

Jazz at Princeton University, led by renowned saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, welcomes special guest pianist Orrin Evans for the Creative Large Ensemble’s Spring Concert under the direction of Darcy James Argue. The show will feature an array of music from the jazz orchestra’s past, present and future and will take place …

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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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The Bristol Press – Plainville Wind Ensemble will give a free concert of ‘The Lord of the Rings Symphony’

PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Wind Ensemble has announced that it will perform a free concert of “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” with renowned composer Johan de Meij at Plainville High School. “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” was first performed by Johan de Meij in 1988. It received the …

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New Britain Herald – Plainville Wind Ensemble will give a free concert of ‘The Lord of the Rings Symphony’

PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Wind Ensemble has announced that it will perform a free concert of “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” with renowned composer Johan de Meij at Plainville High School. “The Lord of the Rings Symphony” was first performed by Johan de Meij in 1988. It received the …

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Symphony Expands Educational Offering with Youth Wind Ensemble | Entertainment

San Bernardino Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (SBSYWE) is a new music education initiative of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra providing a stimulating and creative environment where young musicians can grow musically and holistically through performance. SBSYWE is an Aeolian Symphony for woodwind, brass and percussion students ages 14-21 from the …

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A concert of three returning ensembles at the SUNY Fredonia Choral Festival | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted Students, with accompanist I-Fei Chen, rehearsing on stage at the King Concert Hall during the 2020 Choral Festival. The return of an in-person concert at King Concert Hall featuring three Fredonia State University student ensembles will highlight the School of Music’s 11th Choral Festival …

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Lee’s Wind Ensemble Presents Moday Spring Concert

The Lee University Wind Ensemble will perform Monday 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 include group music from composers such as Charles Ives, Peter Meechan, …

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The Cross-Country Chamber Consortium Announces First Winner of its Black, Latinx And Indigenous Commission Award

In 2021, Atlanta Chamber Players (Atlanta), Decoda (New York), Fifth House Ensemble (Chicago), Musiqa (Houston) and SOLI Chamber Ensemble (San Antonio) announced the creation of a new consortium aimed at increasing diversity in modern chamber music repertoire. We are now proud to announce that Benjamin Horne has received his first-ever …

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Community Music School Announces Spring Programs and New Principal

Appalachian Community Orchestra Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) is beginning another semester of exciting music programs in Boone and Hudson this spring under new Principal Lisl Doughton. Activities are available for a variety of ages and experience levels. Registration is now open at music.appstate.edu/cms. Most programs begin the …

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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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TJC Wind Ensemble to Perform at Texas Music Educators Association Convention | @Player

From staff reports The Tyler Junior College Wind Ensemble is about to take a historic turn in the spotlight. For 102 years, the Texas Music Educators Association has held an annual convention of elementary music programs at the University of Texas, including orchestra, choir, orchestra, and elementary music. It is …

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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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Drum ensemble, the Calypso group promises frenzied rhythms

YOU GUARANTEE A REAL GOOD TIME The HSU Percussion Ensemble, left, and the Humboldt State Calypso Band, right, will perform on Saturday, December 4 in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on campus. Adult tickets are only $ 10. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test is required for entry. Photos …

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Upper Crust: Lima Symphony Orchestra conductor thrives on music

LIMA – One might assume that a conductor spent his childhood raised by parents or guardians, composers and classical musicians. We would be wrong in the case of Andrew Crust. The musical director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra only had family ties with one music maker: his stepfather, Terry, who …

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Westminster Wind Ensemble to be recognized | Community

NEW WILMINGTON – The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr R. Tad Greig, will be recognized in February as a showcase ensemble by the Collegiate Band Directors National Association at the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore, N. Maryland. Demonstration ensembles are selected by blind audition from a …

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The NSU Percussion Ensemble to perform on November 8

The NSU Percussion Ensemble The Northwestern State University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Monday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are requested to follow university regulations and wear a mask at all times in the …

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Westminster Wind Ensemble to be Recognized as Flagship Ensemble at Conference | Lifestyles

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr R. Tad Greig, will be recognized as a showcase ensemble by the Collegiate Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) at the Eastern Region Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, in February 2022. Demonstration ensembles are selected by blind audition from a panel of …

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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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Q&A: Mark Dupere, 2021 State Honorary Orchestra conductor – Watch the concert here!

November 2, 2021 Samantha nash Mark Dupere is Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence University, of which he is the Director. He studied cello at the University of Texas at Austin and continued his studies in baroque cello at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He received his …

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Monday Informer: Gustavus Ensemble State Tour to End with Home Concert | Local News

The free press After a year of very limited live performances, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra kicked off their 2021 Minnesota tour on Saturday. The ensemble performs works by Verdi and Dvorak for concerts in schools and churches across the state. Upon their return, the ensemble will perform a home concert …

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Concert of wind ensemble and jazz orchestra

22 October 2021 The Humboldt State University Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra will perform on Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. at Fulkerson Recital Hall. School of dance, music and theater for a live instrumental concert featuring the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chris Confessore, Conductor Finalist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

The Northwestern Florida Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 35th season next year. He will then have a new conductor. Jeanette Shires, director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center, said she and the Orchestra’s seven-person committee – school administrators and musicians – screened 100 applicants for the job, conducted 15 interviews …

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New conductor of the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra brings “energy” to the podium

Dr. William J. McClain assumes the role of conductor and musical director of MDSO “The Millikin University School of Music is a dynamic program with energetic students eager for a career in music.” These are the words of conductor and violist Dr William James McClain describing the Millikin School of …

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After leaving the Overland Park Orchestra, conductor Shah Sadikov focused on the fifth season of the group NAVO

Shah Sadikov has stepped down as Music Director of the Overland Park Orchestra. Photo file After a year with Overland Park Orchestra, Shah Sadikov left his position as conductor and is now busy preparing for the start of his fifth season with NAVO, his local nonprofit organization that brings classical …

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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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conductor leaves for work at Baptist College in California | Local news

Gene Moon left his position as conductor of the Longview Symphony Orchestra for two years to become conductor at California Baptist University. Moon, who is also leaving his post as conductor and educator at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, said he was moving to Riverside, Calif., To be …

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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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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Supports Performers

When the acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra locked out its musicians in a labor dispute for the second time in two years, then announced this week that it was canceling the start of its 70th anniversary season, its musical director , Robert Spano, found himself worrying about what the set’s silence …

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The former conductor finds his rhythm in football | News

Not for long, however. These days he plays football with as much enthusiasm as he puts on music. “The rule we have is that everyone has to go back to work,” said the retired conductor of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, who conducted it for 20 years. “So no one gets …

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Hershey Symphony Orchestra conductor brings out the talent of musicians

Pretty much every week, conductor Sandra Dackow hops in her car and drives three hours to central Pennsylvania, where she is chairing a rehearsal with members of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra. Or maybe it’s a week of concerts, like this. Or maybe she’s overseeing a day-long rehearsal for the Festival …

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Gustavus announces new symphony conductor

Ruth lin Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to announce the appointment of a new conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lu Lin. She will officially join the faculty and conduct the orchestra from September 1, 2010, however, Lin is already preparing for her new role at Gustavus and will …

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YORK RIVER CONDUCTOR DYES AT 61 – Daily Press

James Herbison, a talented Hampton Roads cellist and bandleader who touched many lives through his performance and teaching, died Monday at age 61 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Since 2006, Mr. Herbison has conducted the York River Symphony Orchestra, which performed regularly at the Yoder Barn Theatre. He performed …

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