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Touring Cleveland Orchestra receives more praise in Europe for Mahler, ‘Cunning Little Vixen’ performances – cleveland.com (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Favorable reviews continue to pour in as the Cleveland Orchestra tours Europe. From critics in Paris and Vienna last week, the group and its director, Franz Welser-Most, received almost nothing but glowing praise. Listeners in Vienna were especially taken by the orchestra’s high-tech production of Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen.” Below are excerpts from reviews of performances Monday, Oct. 16 in Paris and Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and 20,…

Village echoes (and reverb, and delay): the drums of Nepal’s rural festivals and the booming speakers of urban … – OUPblog (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nepal’s dohori restaurants aim to reproduce festive rural environments in urban areas, with folk music and dance performances onstage, and opportunities for restaurant guests to sing and dance themselves. One of the first things that newcomers notice is how loud these restaurants are. The madal, sarangi and flute are supplemented by the harmonium, sometimes tabla and dholak drums, sometimes khaijadis, sometimes the various drums, shahnais and horns of the Panchai…

Beating the Orchestra drums, sounding the Cymbals, shaking the Castanets – Delco percussionist does all this and more – The Delaware County Daily Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

IF YOU GO For tickets or information about Philadelphia Orchestra concerts this season, visit www.philorch.org or call 215-893-1999 Unlike most musicians in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Angela Zator Nelson of Media does not play one instrument such as the violin or cello. Instead, as a percussionist, she is adept at playing an array of instruments, even though her primary one…

Village echoes (and reverb, and delay): the drums of Nepal’s rural festivals and the booming speakers of urban … – OUPblog (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nepal’s dohori restaurants aim to reproduce festive rural environments in urban areas, with folk music and dance performances onstage, and opportunities for restaurant guests to sing and dance themselves. One of the first things that newcomers notice is how loud these restaurants are. The madal, sarangi and flute are supplemented by the harmonium, sometimes tabla and dholak drums, sometimes khaijadis, sometimes the various drums, shahnais and horns of the Panchai…

Jennifer Koh takes center stage with a violin showcase – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Caption Close Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, which dates from the 1940s (there were some revisions), is one of the great crowd-pleasers of the mid-20th century. Like much of Barber’s music, it’s sufficiently lyrical and accessible to please the more traditional-minded listener, while also being sturdy and strong-minded. And if you don’t care for the first two movements, the finale — which takes a sudden and somewhat mysterious swerve into extroverted…

Travis Barker Parties With Lil Pump at Son Ashton’s 14th Birthday Blowout – Billboard

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Who knew the “best party of the year” would be a 14 year-old boy’s b-day bash? Travis Barker took home dad-of-the-year award for throwing a massive blowout for son Landon, including a performance from Lil Pump and what looks like well over 100 guests.  From the photos and video posted to Instagram, no one would ever guess that the wild backyard concert was all for a middle-school-aged child. Landon posted video of…

Chorus joins Fox Valley Orchestra for concert – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Although it requires a delicate balance, human voices can eloquently enhance an orchestra. Joined by the Fox Valley Orchestra Chorus, the Fox Valley Orchestra will present its “Passionate Mystique” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Crimi Auditorium on the Aurora University campus. “With this concert’s incredible diversity of musical ideas, each audience member will be able to imagine themselves in different times and different places,” said conductor Brian Groner,…

Class Act: Israel Philharmonic, Russian orchestras have concert dates in the LA area – The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In my last column, I noted that Southern California has a dozen or so top-flight orchestras. As it happens, the next fortnight also brings a number of the world’s best ensembles on various tours. The Israel Philharmonic, led by music-director-for-life Zubin Mehta, comes to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 30 for a program that includes Amit Pozansky’s “Footnote,” a suite for orchestra from the 2011 Israeli drama film written…

Nonagenarian jazz drummer keeps the beat in Fremantle bars, cafes – ABC Online

Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Updated October 24, 2017 09:26:27 Photo: Mr Davies says he probably won’t stop until “they put me in the box”. (ABC News: Sarah Collard) At 96, Hubert ‘Bert’ Davies is the oldest member of Fremantle-based jazz band The 78s, which gigs at local cafes and bars — the youngest member is just 19. Mr Davies is a lean man with a tough grip and Welsh accent who first picked…

Famous drummer returns to alma mater to share tips for success – Indiana Daily Student

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Rock ‘n’ roll drummer Kenny Aronoff stood at the front of Ballantine 013 with a list of names projected behind him – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp.  There were more than 40 names on the list, but those were only a portion of the extremely famous artists the Jacobs School of Music alumnus played with throughout his career.  RELATED: Kenny Aronoff, IU alum and drummer…

SHS students prepare for All-State Chorus, Orchestra – Black Hills Pioneer

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

SPEARFISH — After hours of practice, students at Spearfish High School auditioned for All-State Chorus and Orchestra: The results show 13 students headed to perform with their top-performing peers in the state, with three holding the distinction of attending the event every year of their high school career. All-State Chorus members include: Junior Faith Burnett, sophomore Katie O’Shea, and sophomore Ashtyn Reiners in the soprano section;…

Virginia Shore orchestra to honor late musicians Mariner and Dulcie – Delmarva Daily Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Rev. Kirk Mariner played a benefit for Habitat for Humanity at Cokesbury Church in Onancock, Va. on April 1, 2016. The performance included original pieces composed by Mariner. Mariner died Thursday, June 8, 2017 after a long illness. Jay Diem file video Buy Photo Stefan Dulcie(Photo: Eastern Shore News file photo)Buy Photo The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore will honor two local musicians with…

AC/DC pay tribute to ‘beloved brother’, Easybeats guitarist George Young – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Australian rock band AC/DC have paid tribute to “beloved brother and mentor” George Young, who has died. The musician, reportedly aged 70, was previously producer to the world-renowned band formed by his brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC shared the news of his death on Monday morning, with a touching statement posted on Facebook. It read: “It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing…

Marilyn Manson Founding Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dead at 49 – RollingStone.com

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Scott Putesky, who played guitar under the pseudonym Daisy Berkowitz after co-founding Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids with the shock rocker, has died at the age of 49. Related Marilyn Manson’s ‘Antichrist Superstar’: 10 Wild Stories How bathroom trysts, suicide rumors, onstage scorpions and more factored into shock rocker’s breakout second LP Jack Off Jill, Putesky’s former band, confirmed the musician’s death. In August 2013, the guitarist was diagnosed with…

Guitarist steals GNR ‘reunion’ show – Boston Herald

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Many factors contribute to the success of Guns N’ Roses current tour. But let’s cut to the quick: It’s kinda about Slash. The GNR “reunion” (only three of the five original members play in the modern incarnation) has done blockbuster business because the guys are rock gods. The band packed Gillette Stadium in 2016 and the TD Garden last night because Gen Xers who missed them decades ago are making…

Former Marilyn Manson Guitarist Scott ‘Daisy Berkowitz’ Putesky Dead At 49 – Loudwire

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Founding member of Marilyn Manson, Scott Putesky, most famously known as Daisy Berkowitz has died at age 49. According to the San Antonio Current, the guitarist passed away after fighting stage four colon cancer since being diagnosed in 2013, which Putesky Revealed in a Facebook post. Putesky helped bring Marilyn Manson’s early records to life, including Portrait of An American Family and Smells Like Children, being responsible for some of the most iconic…

Guitarist steals GNR ‘reunion’ show – Boston Herald

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Many factors contribute to the success of Guns N’ Roses current tour. But let’s cut to the quick: It’s kinda about Slash. The GNR “reunion” (only three of the five original members play in the modern incarnation) has done blockbuster business because the guys are rock gods. The band packed Gillette Stadium in 2016 and the TD Garden last night because Gen Xers who missed them decades ago are making…

Atlantic Guitar Quartet to perform at Carroll Community College … – Carroll County Times

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

For the past seven years, the Atlantic Guitar Quartet has traveled the region, bringing a passion for classic music and a dedication to the work of contemporary composers to music fans. On Thursday at Carroll Community College, the quartet will perform a concert of works by contemporary composers Olivier Bensa, Roland Dyens, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and Andrew York. The Times caught up with guitarist Kevin Shannon to discuss classical…

AC/DC pay tribute to ‘beloved brother’, Easybeats guitarist George Young – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

Australian rock band AC/DC have paid tribute to “beloved brother and mentor” George Young, who has died. The musician, reportedly aged 70, was previously producer to the world-renowned band formed by his brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC shared the news of his death on Monday morning, with a touching statement posted on Facebook. It read: “It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing…