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Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For … – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Alan Gilbert (center) with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. He has left that orchestra and announced his new position as chief conductor of the NDR Elbphiharmonie, in Hamburg, Germany. Andrew Toth/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Andrew Toth/Getty Images Earlier this month, the New York Philharmonic‘s outgoing music director Alan Gilbert said goodbye to his orchestra in a series of concerts. Today, he is saying hello to a…

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra ‘The Alien’ – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ask any artist and they’ll likely to tell you it’s easier to write when life is dark than when it is going well. Such was the fortunate dilemma — that of happiness — of Manchester Orchestra songwriters Andy Hull and Robert McDowell. So to make A Black Mile To The Surface, the band’s fifth album, the Atlanta-based pair had to do some reinventing. Fortunately, they’d recently learned some new ways…

Kansas City man buys instruments, builds youth orchestra | Miami … – Miami Herald

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The old tympani drum Darryl Chamberlain got for cheap, about $119 on eBay, was pretty beat up — scratches, chipped paint and a soiled drum head he would have to scrap. It was just the kind of “good deal” Chamberlain had been looking for, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2rOSwlb ) reported. He could fix that old drum, give it some love and showcase it in the urban youth orchestra he…

Philharmonic Flip-Flop: Conductor Alan Gilbert Trades New York For Hamburg – KRVS

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Earlier this month, the New York Philharmonic‘s outgoing music director Alan Gilbert said goodbye to his orchestra in a series of concerts. Today, he is saying hello to a brand new job in Hamburg, Germany. This morning, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra is announcing Gilbert as its new chief conductor. He will begin this fall with a designate title, and is scheduled to take over completely in the 2019-2020 season. In…

Kansas City man buys instruments, builds youth orchestra – Miami Herald

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The old tympani drum Darryl Chamberlain got for cheap, about $119 on eBay, was pretty beat up — scratches, chipped paint and a soiled drum head he would have to scrap. It was just the kind of “good deal” Chamberlain had been looking for, The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2rOSwlb ) reported. He could fix that old drum, give it some love and showcase it in the urban youth orchestra he…

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

He added, “It’s a real opportunity now in that city — to use the excitement.” The orchestra is well respected, but has never been in the front ranks of German orchestras — an august group that includes the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, and Munich’s orchestras. But Hamburg has been making a big investment in music, and officials there said that they were pleased to have…

Watch Manchester Orchestra’s Video for New Song “The Alien” – Pitchfork

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Manchester Orchestra have shared another new video from their forthcoming album A Black Mile to the Surface. It’s called “The Alien.” Directed by Mike Dempsey, the clip is told in reverse. A destructive force that ripped apart a home slowly reverses its course until everything is put back together. In the midst of that chaos, the band performs their new track. Watch below. Frontman Andy Hull said about the song,…

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra ‘The Alien’ – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ask any artist and they’ll likely to tell you it’s easier to write when life is dark than when it is going well. Such was the fortunate dilemma — that of happiness — of Manchester Orchestra songwriters Andy Hull and Robert McDowell. So to make A Black Mile To The Surface, the band’s fifth album, the Atlanta-based pair had to do some reinventing. Fortunately, they’d recently learned some new ways…

Star Wars showings accompanied by NY Philharmonic orchestra coming this fall – SYFY WIRE (blog)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

One of the greatest moments of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida this year was a total surprise: when John Williams emerged from behind a curtain with a full symphony orchestra, and did a medley of his incredible and instantly recognizable themes from the film. This fall in New York City, fans can double down, hearing his iconic film scores live as played by the New York Philharmonic while watching the films that…

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra ‘The Alien’ – NPR

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ask any artist and they’ll likely to tell you it’s easier to write when life is dark than when it is going well. Such was the fortunate dilemma — that of happiness — of Manchester Orchestra songwriters Andy Hull and Robert McDowell. So to make A Black Mile To The Surface, the band’s fifth album, the Atlanta-based pair had to do some reinventing. Fortunately, they’d recently learned some new ways…

Watch Manchester Orchestra’s Video for New Song “The Alien” – Pitchfork

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Manchester Orchestra have shared another new video from their forthcoming album A Black Mile to the Surface. It’s called “The Alien.” Directed by Mike Dempsey, the clip is told in reverse. A destructive force that ripped apart a home slowly reverses its course until everything is put back together. In the midst of that chaos, the band performs their new track. Watch below. Frontman Andy Hull said about the song,…

Why my guitar gently weeps – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all…

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra ‘The Alien’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ask any artist and they’ll likely to tell you it’s easier to write when life is dark than when it is going well. Such was the fortunate dilemma — that of happiness — of Manchester Orchestra songwriters Andy Hull and Robert McDowell. So to make A Black Mile To The Surface, the band’s fifth album, the Atlanta-based pair had to do some reinventing. Fortunately, they’d recently learned some new ways…

The death of the electric guitar – Washington Post – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The convention couldn’t sound less rock-and-roll — the National Association of Music Merchants Show. But when the doors open at the Anaheim Convention Center, people stream in to scour rows of Fenders, Les Pauls and the oddball, custom-built creations such as the 5-foot-4-inch mermaid guitar crafted of 15 kinds of wood. Standing in the center of the biggest, six-string candy store in the United States, you can almost believe all…

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra ‘The Alien’ – NPR

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ask any artist and they’ll likely to tell you it’s easier to write when life is dark than when it is going well. Such was the fortunate dilemma — that of happiness — of Manchester Orchestra songwriters Andy Hull and Robert McDowell. So to make A Black Mile To The Surface, the band’s fifth album, the Atlanta-based pair had to do some reinventing. Fortunately, they’d recently learned some new ways…

Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Will Be Screened With Live Orchestra – Playbill.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Disney’s 2017 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast will be screened at London’s Royal Albert Hall, accompanied live by the Philharmonia Orchestra, December 9. Showtimes are 2 PM and 6:30 PM. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in the title roles of the hit film that also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and…

Classical: Philadelphia Orchestra presents ‘Lord of the Rings’ at the Mann – Allentown Morning Call

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Last summer, the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrated its 40th summer season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia’s Fairmont Park with Academy Award-winner Howard Shore’s score from the blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” The orchestra, under the baton of Ludwig Wicki, accompanied a screening of the film, projected on a giant screen overhead. On Saturday, the orchestra’s opening concert at the Mann is a…

The Jazz Drummer Making His Bombastic Solo Debut – OZY

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ronald Bruner Jr. grew up in a tough, Crips-plagued Los Angeles neighborhood between Compton and Watts. It was so dangerous, in fact, that he was not allowed to play in the front yard out of fear of catching a stray bullet. And yet, the sound of shots is hardly what stuck from his childhood. Instead, 34-year-old Bruner, the son of talented musicians who doled out heavy-handed discipline to…