Monthly Archives: August 2022

Jazz Area Ensemble Placement Auditions for Fall 2022

The U of A music department invites all students to participate in the Jazz Area Ensemble Placement Auditions for the Fall 2022 semester! The Jazz program offers a wide range of ensemble opportunities in jazz, world music and popular music. All instruments and all disciplines are welcome …

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David Frizzell will be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall o

CMA and ACM award winner and Grammy nominee David Frizzell will have the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame this weekend in Carthage, TX. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame celebrates outstanding contributors to the industry and will also induct Buddy Holly …

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Larry Rachleff, former music director of Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, dies at 67

Larry Rachleff, former musical director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, died Aug. 8 in Houston, TX. He served as Music Director from 1996 to 2017 and conducted his last concerts with the orchestra in May 2017, his farewell as Music Director. This concert featured his wife, mezzo-soprano Susan Lorette …

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Rice University Shepherd School of Music conductor Larry Rachleff dies at 67

HOUSTON – The music world and Rice University mourn the loss of longtime conductor Larry Rachleff at the Shepherd School of Music. He was 67 years old. Rachleff died Aug. 8 after a long battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, depending on the university. He will always be remembered in the classical …

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Sinclair launches citywide youth jazz ensemble

Auditions will take place in person on Monday, August 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. The deadline for online submission is Friday, August 19. The ensemble will rehearse at Sinclair on Mondays from 5:30-7 p.m. There is no cost to participating students. “The way it works is basically any music …

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Pop and country great Olivia Newton-John Passes

Olivia Newton-John. Photo: Michelle Day Grammy and CMA award winner Olivia Newton John died at the age of 73, after a long battle with cancer. Yesterday her husband John Easterling announced her passing on social media. She died at her Southern California ranch on Monday, August 8. Olivia Newton-John had …

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Beethoven’s Eroica (The Australian Haydn Ensemble)

There is something poignant yet strange about experiencing music as people would have consumed it hundreds of years ago. Today, music is everywhere, its accessibility so ubiquitous and effortless but largely beyond our control. You can hear the sounds of a full orchestra on your phone and book tickets for …

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Youth conductor hands over after 42 years

After 42 years, Gearóid Grant conducted his last concert with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland before retiring last night. He began conducting the orchestra in 1980 and generations of young musicians learned from him. After a two-and-a-half-year pandemic hiatus, the 115-person orchestra performed in three venues over the weekend, …

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Ensemble Theater announces 2023 season

The Ensemble Theater kicked off its 2023 season, featuring 10 plays, including three world premieres by Melanie Tait, Hilary Bell and Mark Kilmurry with Jamie Oxenbould. The lineup also includes the Australian premiere of the 2021 Tony Award-nominated play. Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, …

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Local Man Hooks Up With Country Star

August 03, 2022 As someone who’s had two heart attacks, the potential for another is on local musician George Smith’s mind every time he takes the stage – and on his lips. “My wife said, ‘George, you should tell everyone where your nitro is,'” Smith said of the advice he …

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Wilco returns to Country Sound…with a twist | Features

The group travels to Interlochen in August By Ross Boissoneau | August 6, 2022 With a discography of a dozen studio albums, Grammy Awards, tours and highly acclaimed live recordings, Wilco’s success is almost a given. That’s despite the fact that the group, which appears at the Interlochen Center for …

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“Reich/Richter” by Steve Reich, recorded by the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by George Jackson, now on vinyl

https://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-richter-ensemble-intercontemporain-george-jackson-vinyl-2022-08-05 “Reich/Richter” by Steve Reich, recorded by the Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by George Jackson, now on vinyl Steve Reich’s first recording Reich/Richter, performed by the Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by George Jackson, released on CD and digital in June, is now available on vinyl on Nonesuch Records. The composition was …

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Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents the Women of Genius concert

Since 1982, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Eliot Bailen, has inspired audiences with creative programming and brilliant performances. On Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s signature summer concert series continues with Women of Genius. The Friday evening concert at 7:30 p.m. …

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Third Eye Theater Ensemble Presents Midwest Premiere of Han Lash’s BEOWULF

Third Eye Theater Ensemble celebrates its ninth season with the Midwest premiere of Han Lash’s Beowulf at The Edge Off Broadway, 1133 W. Catalpa Ave, Chicago, September 2-11. Collective trauma has not been lacking in our community for the past few years. Yet, in these common struggles, we are surrounded …

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Kelowna Community Theater Celebrates 60 Years of Success

This year, the Kelowna Community Theater (KCT) celebrates its 60th anniversary. The venue has been bringing world-class music, dance, theater and comedy to the central Okanagan since 1962. The festivities are planned for September, with the public invited to an open house on September 13, to showcase recent upgrades to …

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Big set of the year

By Philippe LutzIAugust 3, 2022 “I appreciate musicians who really enjoy not playing, listening and waiting for the right time to come in,” Schneider said. (Photo: Briene Lermitte) A year ago, Maria Schneider was, like many people, stuck in a pandemic waiting pattern. With live concerts for the Maria Schneider …

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Martin Hayes on the Common Ground Ensemble: “A directed project at the heart of music”

Irish music in its most cosmopolitan form yet deeply rooted in tradition comes to this year’s Edinburgh International Festival in the form of Martin Hayes, who brings his Common Ground Ensemble to the Leith Theater on 16 August. The internationally acclaimed violinist from East Clare last appeared at the Festival …

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Sean Jones and his National Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble are heading to Detroit this weekend

TRANSCRIPTION: Michael Jewett: Friday night in Detroit, the NYO National Youth Orchestra of Carnegie Hall is in Detroit at the Fisher Center for, well, their first performance in our area. And to tell us all about the ensemble, the trumpeter and musical director of the NYO, trumpeter Sean Jones. Welcome …

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Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute Announces “Phladelphia Youth Sonic Band”

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute (PYOMI) is committed to increasing access to excellent music education and performance opportunities for students. As part of the organization’s commitment to growth, President and Music Director Louis Scaglione announced the introduction of a new program division, the Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB). The …

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