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Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic is a triumph – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

Violin, vocals all that’s needed on former Midlander’s album – Midland Daily News

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Caption Close Violinist and Midland native John “Adidam” Littlejohn said he has just released the first hip-hop album of its kind. The album, titled “Caterpillar Chronicles,” is made up of sounds created from the violin and Littlejohn’s vocals — not drum machines, midi, samples or synths. He also wrote, composed and arranged the album. Currently residing in Vancouver, Canada, Littlejohn is a music producer, vocalist, violinist, songwriter, emcee and educator…

Mukilteo community orchestra to perform an all-Brahms concert – The Daily Herald

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

MUKILTEO — Hear the great Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, live and for free. In fact, Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s season opener — 2 p.m. Sunday at Rosehill Community Center — is all about Johannes Brahms. Directed by Trevor Lutzenhiser, the concert’s guest artist is pianist Dainius Vaicekonis, who will perform the concerto. The program also features Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” and his “Academic…

Beethoven: Violin Concerto CD review – Ehnes is eloquent and understated – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

James Ehnes here for the first time on disc takes on the warhorse that is the Beethoven Violin Concerto, and the result is more than worth the wait: the Canadian violinist does an uncommonly good job of giving this colossal and not unrepetitive masterpiece shape, taking the long view of every phrase, and making the music speak in whole paragraphs. His playing may be understated, but it is as secure…

With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel Philharmonic is a triumph – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra season for wide range of audiences – Uniontown Herald Standard

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Making the symphony an experience for a wide range of audiences is the primary goal of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, making the symphony more accessible is the goal of their 49th season. “It’s for the folks who maybe felt like there were barriers in the past. Maybe you didn’t think it was your style or forte — that’s the folks we’re looking at,” said WSO executive…

LA Phil’s International Youth Orchestra Festival Opens Oct. 23 – Playbill.com

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

L.A. Phil music director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra tonight in Magnus Lindberg’s Chorale, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist and Academy student Juho Pohjonen) and Sibelius’s Lemmink‹inen Suite, a program included in the Philharmonic’s current “Sibelius Unbound” festival. The festival is part of LAPA’s larger Young Musicians Initiative, which provides music education programs for young local musicians. The effort is inspired…

Friends of the Guitar Hour Concert Series kicks off third year with Paul Galbraith – The Spokesman-Review

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

A staple of KBPX airwaves for 26 years, classical guitarist and “Guitar Hour” radio host Leon Atkinson is bringing his show to the stage for the third year via the Friends of the Guitar Hour Concert Series. Atkinson began the concert series with the goal of bringing renowned guitarists to the Inland Northwest. The 2017-18 concert series kicks off with a performance by Paul Galbraith at the Jacklin…

Tetrarch Embrace Their Freakishness on Their Full-Length Debut, ‘Freak’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

(From left) Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Ruben Limas and Josh Fore Jenn Curtis The songs on Freak—the first full-length outing from Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based metal quartet Tetrarch—are built to bludgeon. Between its mix of concrete-heavy, post–nu metal beats and lead guitarist Diamond Rowe’s armor-piercing thrash leads, none of us are safe—not even Tetrarch’s own band members. For instance, during the group’s recent cross-country run with DevilDriver, a particularly ruthless run-through of the new…

Twenty-Five Years Later, Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Looks Back on ‘Core’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo Eilon Paz “You know that thing your mom used to say to you when you were little?” Dean DeLeo asks Guitar World with a Iaugh. “It’s true—time really does fly.” In this case, the amount of time that the guitarist is referring to having flown by is exactly 25 years, which is how long ago his band, Stone Temple Pilots, released their smash debut,…

Guitarist Sharon Isbin, Soprano Isabel Leonard Give Voice to Spanish Soul in ‘Alma Española’ – WOSU Public Media

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

That old guitar that you strum from time to time — did you know it has a soul? If musical instruments are said to have souls, then there is no instrument with a soul more Spanish than the guitar. And now, there is arguably no recording with a more Spanish soul than Alma Española, a new recording of Spanish music performed by two of classical music’s most celebrated artists: guitarist…

DRAGONFORCE’s HERMAN LI Is Working On His First Guitar Instructional Video – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has revealed to Metal Shock Finland that he is working on his first guitar instructional video. “It’s not gonna be the same that you’ve seen out there,” he said. “The reason I’m doing it is because I think everyone has approached a bunch of subjects except these ones that I think are important.” He continued: “All this is coming from touring around the world for years…

With a farewell on the horizon, Zubin Mehta’s concert with the Israel … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are touring North America again — which ordinarily wouldn’t be considered a milestone. But this time it might be, because Mehta has decided to step down as the orchestra’s music director for life in October 2019 — 50 years after he became its music advisor and 42 years after he became its first official music director. With no U.S. tours scheduled for 2018,…

Bienen juniors to make local debut with jazz orchestra – The Daily Northwestern

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Close Bienen juniors Sam Wolsk and Louis Danowsky will perform at Evanston SPACE on Nov. 9 with the D.W. Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra will also feature other NU music students, as well as professionals from the local jazz scene. Source: Kevin Jiang Source: Kevin Jiang Bienen juniors Sam Wolsk and Louis Danowsky will perform at Evanston SPACE on Nov. 9 with the D.W. Jazz Orchestra. The orchestra will also feature…

LA Phil’s International Youth Orchestra Festival Opens Oct. 23 – Playbill.com

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

L.A. Phil music director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra tonight in Magnus Lindberg’s Chorale, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (with soloist and Academy student Juho Pohjonen) and Sibelius’s Lemmink‹inen Suite, a program included in the Philharmonic’s current “Sibelius Unbound” festival. The festival is part of LAPA’s larger Young Musicians Initiative, which provides music education programs for young local musicians. The effort is inspired…

Twenty-Five Years Later, Stone Temple Pilots Guitarist Dean DeLeo Looks Back on ‘Core’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo Eilon Paz “You know that thing your mom used to say to you when you were little?” Dean DeLeo asks Guitar World with a Iaugh. “It’s true—time really does fly.” In this case, the amount of time that the guitarist is referring to having flown by is exactly 25 years, which is how long ago his band, Stone Temple Pilots, released their smash debut,…

DRAGONFORCE’s HERMAN LI Is Working On His First Guitar Instructional Video – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li has revealed to Metal Shock Finland that he is working on his first guitar instructional video. “It’s not gonna be the same that you’ve seen out there,” he said. “The reason I’m doing it is because I think everyone has approached a bunch of subjects except these ones that I think are important.” He continued: “All this is coming from touring around the world for years…

Tetrarch Embrace Their Freakishness on Their Full-Length Debut, ‘Freak’ – Guitar World Magazine

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

(From left) Tetrarch’s Diamond Rowe, Ruben Limas and Josh Fore Jenn Curtis The songs on Freak—the first full-length outing from Atlanta-bred, L.A.-based metal quartet Tetrarch—are built to bludgeon. Between its mix of concrete-heavy, post–nu metal beats and lead guitarist Diamond Rowe’s armor-piercing thrash leads, none of us are safe—not even Tetrarch’s own band members. For instance, during the group’s recent cross-country run with DevilDriver, a particularly ruthless run-through of the new…

Physicist Tests Guitar String Theory – Inside Science News Service

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

(Inside Science) — The leverlike guitar accessory known as a whammy bar is best used to bend and distort a single note — think Jimi Hendrix’s famous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from Woodstock 1969. But it doesn’t sound very nice if used when playing multiple strings simultaneously, such as when strumming a chord. To solve this problem, a researcher from the U.K. has engineered new guitar strings that…