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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…

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…

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,…

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…

Famed Chinese orchestra makes rare Bay Area appearance – The Mercury News

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Marking its 10th anniversary season, the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra arrives in San Francisco this weekend as part of a six-city U.S. tour. Under music director and conductor Lü Jia, the Beijing-based ensemble plays orchestral concerts and more than a dozen opera performances in its home city each year. The one-night-only concert at Davies Symphony Hall follows tour stops in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Chapel…

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

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 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,…

Ralph Fiennes, royalty and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra celebrate South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

At a gala celebration of South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary, Ralph Fiennes stepped up to the microphone to address the 150 invitation-only guests. Having just enjoyed a concert by the renowned Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Valery Gergiev, all were now seated for a four-course gourmet dinner. “Perhaps of all arts, music is the one that can sidestep language,” said the two-time Academy Award nominee . “Music…

An awe-inspiring holiday performance series presented by the CS Philharmonic – Colorado Springs Gazette

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Three unforgettable events adorn the holiday months to festively fill the Penrose-St. Francis Holiday Performance series. The Nutcracker, Christmas Symphony and New Year’s Eve concert take place at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Each event will be conducted by Thomas Wilson, who has many special arrangements prepared that will come to life. Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker receives rave reviews every year. On Thanksgiving weekend, the Philharmonic will be…

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

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 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 Systems CEO Abbasi says profits coming in 2018 – TechTarget

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“I never had doubt this company was going to make it,” Violin Systems CEO Ebrahim Abbasi said of the all-flash array vendor that emerged from bankruptcy six months ago. If true, that means Abbasi may be the only person who never questioned Violin’s viability. Even Violin customers thought the company was dead, Abbasi said. And now, with Violin Systems back in action, it still faces a tough battle convincing people…