Monthly Archives: June 2022

North Country’s Future Workforce Begins High School Vocational Training | News, Sports, Jobs

Destiny Roque, 17, from Malone is one of two girls in the FEH BOCES Building Trades program. (Photo provided – Amy Feiereisel/North Country Public Radio) In high school, you can take foreign language, calculus, and band classes, but at some North Country schools, you can also learn how to fix …

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For the future workforce of the North of the Country, vocational training begins in high school

June 22, 2022 — Amy FeiereiselFor the future workforce of the North of the Country, vocational training begins in high school Students working inside the FEH BOCES modular house. Jared Sweet on the far right. May 2022. Photo: Amy Feiereisel In high school, you can take foreign language, calculus and …

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The vocal ensemble Cantus looks back on its past and celebrates its 27th anniversary

It started with a lament. Four freshmen having dinner in the cafeteria at St. Olaf College in Northfield in 1995 shared a common disappointment that their days of singing with an all-male vocal group might be over. While auditioning for the famed St. Olaf Choir the following fall would be …

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Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble will return to Linder Auditorium to commemorate 25 years of great musical creation on July 17th only. Buskaid founder Rosemary Nalden said she first took the stage at Linder Auditorium 25 years ago, at Buskaid’s first concert with 15 school-aged children from Diepkloof, Soweto . …

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Washington Classical Review » Blog Archive » A few shaky ensemble moments, Lin’s playing shines with Apollo Orchestra

Cho-Liang Lin performed music by Mozart and Sarasate with the Apollo Orchestra on Sunday at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Photo: Bruce V. Boyajian Violin superstar Cho-Liang Lin performed a concert with the Apollo Orchestra at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoon. Even after more than four decades of performing, …

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Ambition has trumped caution and there are great performances to be enjoyed at UK’s summer opera festivals. Two other large-scale and highly romantic opera houses opened over the weekend. Now halfway through the season, the Garsington Opera offers its first staging of Dvořák , a production which will be the …

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Carlisle Orchestra conductor Leon bids farewell

The Calrisle Orchestra’s summer concert on Saturday June 25 will be a bittersweet event for local musicians, as Music Director Leon Reimer conducts his last performance with the orchestra after seven years. Leon, who is moving to Copenhagen to be closer to his family and pursue his career in Denmark, …

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Ukraine asks EBU to overrule Eurovision 2023 host country’s decision

Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko demanded that the EBU reconsider its decision to hold Eurovision 2023 outside Ukraine. In a statement signed by the Eurovision winners Ruslana and Oleh Psiuk (leader of the Kalush Orchestra) and Mykola Chernotytsky, the director of the public television channel Suspilne, the minister …

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From oilfield to country music scene, Kersey’s Johnny Day is making a name for himself in Nashville

Nearly 15 years ago, a child from Kersey came face to face with the inspiration that sparked a fire in his belly and a passion in his heart. Alongside hundreds of other country music fans, a young Johnny Day stood in the Greeley Stampede Arena as a then-up-and-coming Brad Paisley …

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Ukraine will not host Eurovision next year as new ‘confirmed’ host country

All the buzz (via Getty Images) Eurovision bosses in talks with the BBC over hosting the 2023 event in the UK. The Eurovision Song Contest organizer said it was in talks with the BBC to “possibly host” the 2023 event, after concluding that next year’s contest cannot be held in …

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The Financing Guide For Your New Instrument

If you decide to finance a vehicle or a new house and have a good credit history, you may simply browse for the ideal financing. This is not as simple when it comes to purchasing a musical instrument. Without further security, a banker is unlikely to grant such a loan …

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Fun soccer workouts return with sessions across the country

McDonald’s Fun Football coaching sessions are back for their second wave, bringing over 800 sessions to England this summer. The new program will see McDonald’s become the largest grassroots involvement program in the UK, providing one million children with over 10.5 million hours of coaching in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland …

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The Chai Folk Ensemble comes back to life

The Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble has appointed a pair of new artistic directors: Jesse Popeski and Sarah Sommer. The ensemble is also no stranger to the ensemble, which has been singing, playing and dancing to Jewish and Israeli music for crowds across the city and around the world since …

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Why Country Opera Is Just the Ticket

Last Saturday I went to the opera for only the second time in my life. It was at the invitation of David Ross, my former boss of the New Schools Network, who organizes an arts festival every summer called Nevill Holt Opera at his home in Leicestershire. Launched in 2013, …

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Angelic evening promised as Eisteddfod-winning harpist joins new vocal ensemble at arts festival

Corvus Louise Thomson Photo: Sara Porter A new addition to the Church Stretton Arts Festival program this year is to pair Eisteddfod-winning harpist Louise Thomson with the innovative and versatile new vocal ensemble the Corvus Consort. And they will present what is described as a rich and varied program in …

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Winners Recognized by Central Okanagan Administrators – Lake Country Calendar

Outstanding achievements were celebrated on many levels at the Central Okanagan School Board meeting on Wednesday, June 8. Sports, arts, music and academia were all in the spotlight for administrators to pass on their congratulations to the various winners. Mike Sodaro Mike Sodaro The KLO Middle School teacher received school …

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Country music trio back at Seymour CityJam

Sweet Tea Trio is made up of Kate Falcon, Victoria Camp and Charity Bowden. Photo submitted The second Seymour CityJam show of 2022 begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the JCBank Pavilion at Crossroads Community Park, 101 E. Tipton St., Seymour. Sweet Tea Trio, an all-girl country music trio, will …

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Bryan Ruby, Out Baseball Player and Out Country Music Star: 2 Icons in 1

NASHVILLE — We know the theme: “Be your authentic self. Many pioneers of different genres embody it. They stand up and publicly declare themselves unique, real and visible. They awaken audiences to the fact that human diversity is the norm and embracing it is not just a badge for them, …

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Dazzle Announces “Move to the Music” Large Ensemble Performance Series

Denver, it’s time to move on to music. Welcome to the Dazzling Age of Denver music scene. Dazzle presents an explosion of Grand Ensemble performances, most Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m., starting July 11. Music engages the senses, stimulates creativity and imagination, and stimulates meaningful interactions between us. Community music-making …

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Antarctica (Sydney Chamber Opera, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble)

The New Australian Opera Antarcticwhich premiered this week at the Holland Festival to standing ovations, is as ambitious as a flying cellist, as expansive as Berlioz’s account of the Trojan Wars and cruel as Wagner’s twilight of the gods: it depicts the crash of the Enlightenment mindset against this vast …

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students from the Carthage group achieve success at the State Solo & Ensemble Contest | New

The Interscholastic University League held its annual state solo and ensemble competition in Austin over Memorial Day weekend. This event includes lectures 1A through 6A, encompasses the band, twirling, chorus, orchestra, and music theory divisions, and spans two and a half days across six campuses at Austin ISD and the …

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Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble Family Concert to inspire children to play

THE Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble Family Concert will take place on Sunday July 10 at 4.30pm in the Methodist Church of Burley-in-Wharfedale. The Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble, who have built a reputation for giving fun and interesting short family concerts in Burley over the past six years, perform their annual longer family …

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Gotham Early Music Scene to Feature Twelfth Night Set in RIVALRY

Renowned specialists in historical performance will perform at GEMS NY on June 26. Twelfth Night, directed by Rachell Ellen Wong and David Belkovski, presents a program of rivalries and feuds in the baroque. From the smallest to the most earth-shattering, rivalries persist throughout the history of music, devouring even the …

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The Broadway Sinfonietta, Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble and more will perform at Bryant Park Picnic Performances in July

The Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America’s Free Live Performance Season this summer will continue with Carnegie Hall Citywide Series, five nights of music spanning all genres every Friday in July. The series begins with jazz collective Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble (July 1); The vocal and drum …

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High Country Jazz Festival Final Lineup, Schedule of Events Announced | New

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The NB Youth Orchestra will play at Carnegie Hall

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra performs at the Wesleyan Celebration Center in Moncton, New Brunswick on February 8, 2020. (Image: Corkum Photographics) Ken Macleod reacted with a mixture of excitement and surprise when he learned that the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) had won a one-way ticket to New York’s …

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In an impassioned speech, the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra addresses gun violence

Last weekend’s gun violence in Philadelphia appears to have affected Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who somberly broached the subject with the orchestra’s Sunday matinee audience. . In the comments before conducting orchestra, choir and soloists in Beethoven Symphony No. 9the driver noted the death toll of those killed …

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Osmo Vänskä to bow out as conductor of Minnesota Orchestra: ‘We play for people’s hearts’ – WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend marks the end of a historic era of music in the Twin Cities. Osmo Vänskä will step down as Music Director and Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra. The world-renowned musician will be featured in The New York Times this weekend as he bids farewell to …

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Billy Dean returns with the first country album in a decade | Music

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Dillsboro Jazz Festival – Eagle Country 99.3

Venue Dillsboro Arts, Dillsboro, 47018 Dillsboro Arts friendship gallery 12926 Bank Street PO Box 381 Dillsboro, IN 47018 dillsboroarts@townofdillsboro.com For immediate release The 2022 Dillsboro Jazz Festival will feature Mandy Gaines and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Dillsboro Arts is proud to present the 2022 Dillsboro Jazz Festival, featuring internationally …

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RI Philharmonic Wind Ensemble: Opportunity for top high school and college musicians

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble (RIPYWE) is currently adding more of the top student musicians in grades 7-12 for its upcoming 2022-23 performing season. RIPYWE is part of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School. Led by Dr. David Neves, nationally acclaimed music educator and bandleader, and coordinator …

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Local News for Friday, June 3, 2022

Dillsboro Jazz Festival Dillsboro Arts Friendship Gallery 12926 Bank Street PO Box 381 Dillsboro, IN 47018 dillsboroarts@townofdillsboro.com For immediate release Dillsboro Jazz Festival 2022 will feature Mandy Gaines and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Dillsboro Arts is proud to present the Dillsboro Jazz Festival 2022, featuring featuring internationally-known jazz vocalist …

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High Country Jazz Festival Final Lineup, Schedule of Events Announced | mountain time

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Wilco – Cruel Country | UNCUT

After the amiable twang of their 1995 debut A M and the more ambitious and conceptual rock’n’roll of the 1996s Be there, Wilco went straight pop on 1998s summer teethswapping the pedalboard for an orchestra and healing beach boys like their new Gram Parsons. Country, even alt.country, was far too …

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Players and Payne Park could be a great set

After the hubbub that erupted in 2019 when the Sarasota Orchestra proposed to build a new music hall on seven acres in Payne Parkit was surprising to hear of an idea floated recently to make Payne Park Auditorium, located in that same bucolic green space, the new home of community …

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The High Country Jazz Festival “takes the stage” June 8-12; Final performances, free events and schedule announced

Now that the final performance lineup and event schedule are confirmed, organizers of the premiere Up Country Jazz Festival have released the full lineup of activities for the five-day festival that will take place June 8-12, 2022. Uniting in an unprecedented partnership, the Appalachian Theater of the High Country (ATHC), …

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Billy Dean returns with his first country album in a decade

The rest is mine is due July 22 90s country hitmaker Billy Dean today announced his first country album in a decade. On July 22, Dean, often dubbed “the James Taylor of country music,” will release The rest is mine via BFD/Audium Nashville, a 10-track collection that reflects a place …

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The Column: summer in the “country” of Long Island

Here comes the summer. Spring was slow to arrive, but one morning the oak leaves fluttered, the lawns turned green, the azaleas turned red. Daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, rhodia – all pointed to duty. Most of the time we plant hostas – lots of them – because anyone can keep them …

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A musician admires the music of the Shen Yun orchestra, the art of the dancers

LUBBOCK, Texas—Shen Yun Performing Arts delighted audiences at Buddy Holly Hall on May 31 with classical Chinese dance and folk dance and music. One audience member impressed with the New York-based performing arts company was musician Clinton Barrick. Mr. Barrick admired “the artistry of the dancers, the beauty of the …

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‘I Vow to Thee, My Country’: Who wrote the British anthem and what are the lyrics?

June 1, 2022, 11:38 Members of the Canterbury Cathedral Girls Choir. Photo: Aliyah With music by Gustav Holst and lyrics by Cecil Spring Rice, the British patriotic anthem has been sung at memorial services and large-scale events, including weddings and funerals. Written in 1918, “I Vow to Thee, My Country” …

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A youth ensemble will perform at Foothills on Sunday

June 1 – Members of the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble have been practicing since March for this Sunday’s concert at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in Oneonta. LYDE’s music director Uli Speth said he was “very” looking forward to this week’s performance. “This is the first time we’ve …

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A group of young people will perform on Sunday at Foothills | Local News

Members of the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble have been practicing since March for this Sunday’s concert at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in Oneonta. LYDE’s music director Uli Speth said he was “very” looking forward to this week’s performance. “This is the first time we’ve played Oneonta again …

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