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‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, part-time jazzman and full-time dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

No hard feelings: Philadelphia Orchestra musicians give $74K to help employer reach fund goal – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

After a dissonant start in the fall, musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are ending the season in unison, contributing a total of $74,000 to the organization that employs them. The donation represents 100 percent participation by the orchestra’s 96 members, according to leaders of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. “I don’t remember another occasion in my nearly 40…

‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, part-time jazzman and full-time dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

Peter Grimes; Bergen Philharmonic/ Gardner; René Pape & Camillo Radicke – review – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Amid the drab blues and greys, a child’s red Norwegian sweater left its bright mark: visual dissonance, token of doom, stain. There were few props in Bergen National Opera’s spellbinding semi-staging of Britten’s Peter Grimes at Usher Hall, conducted by Edward Gardner and performed by top soloists, led by Stuart Skelton, with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the Edvard Grieg Kor, the voices of Collegiûm Mûsicum and students from…

‘La La Land’ at the Mann jazzes out with terrific Chamber Orchestra combo – Philly.com

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Near the end of La La Land, Ryan Gosling’s character Sebastian, part-time jazzman and fulltime dreamboat, plays an unharmonized version of a simple piano tune. Without the chords to give it context, “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme” might come across in a minor key. When it’s given chords a few bars in, the melody gets reoriented in the mind’s ear to…

USD Orchestra Auditions Are Aug. 21 – Vermillion Plain Talk

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Courtesy Photo USD Symphony Orchestra The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra invites community members to audition for the ensemble on Monday, August 21. Pictured is USD symphony orchestra conductor Professor Luis Viquez. Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 12:00 am USD Orchestra Auditions Are Aug. 21 By Elyse Brightman elyse.brightma@plaintalk.net PlainTalk.net | 0 comments The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra invites all orchestra musicians from the community to audition for…

Cello, orchestra concertos to close out music festival – The Lake Country Echo

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Conductor Christian Reif will give a lecture half an hour before each free performance. This year’s music festival has explored faraway places. The renowned Czech composer Antonin Dvorak spent three years in the United States starting in 1892 and composed his cello concerto during that time. It is widely considered to be the greatest cello concerto ever written. Joseph Johnson, the cello soloist, is principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony…

Our view: Philharmonic is certainly worth saving – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017

The plot of the beautiful and clever 2008 Japanese film “Departures” begins with the protagonist playing the cello in a live orchestra performance of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, fourth movement finale. The movement is known as “Ode to Joy,” and the scene is joyous. Then we learn the orchestra is being dissolved, and the protagonist owes money for the new cello he bought after landing the orchestra position. While the orchestra…

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

Humanoid robot to conduct Italian orchestra playing Verdi works alongside tenor Andrea Bocelli – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“This is an incredible step forward given the rigidity of gestures by robots until today,” said Colombini. “Yumi can become a valid helpmate.” The only precedent was when the Sony humanoid robot ASIMI directed an orchestra in 2008, but in that case the robot mainly used only its right hand, Fatto Quotidiano said. “Here we have very advanced technology that guarantees incredibly expressive nuances,” Mr Colombini added. However he said robots such as YuMi are not likely to put…

Exclusive: How Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s winter tour will honor late founder Paul O’Neill – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will honor late founder Paul O’Neill with a musical tribute during its annual Winter tour. USA TODAY Trans-Siberian Orchestra will introduce an upgraded light and stage show when it heads on its annual winter tour this November.(Photo: Jason Douglas McEachern) Christmas won’t be the same without Paul O’Neill.  When Trans-Siberian Orchestra hits the road for its annual winter tour later this year, it’ll…

Cue the carrots! Strike up the squash! It’s a vegetable orchestra – The Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments and played the first notes of a Bach chorale. The conductor stopped them. The snake gourd had not hit the D and the butternut squash had come in a little sharp. Take it from the top, he told the players….

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

To build her orchestra, Nwanoku had to call on players overseas, including Tai Murray, a violinist, and Wayne Marshall, an organist. She has also created the Chineke! Junior orchestra for players aged 11 to 18, which aims to bridge the gap between the gifted young BME musician and institutions of higher education. Here, just as with white players, it’s parental encouragement and a supportive school environment that make the difference….

Cue the carrots! Strike up the squash! It’s a vegetable orchestra – Seattle Times

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

On a muggy day in July, in a Long Island backyard, a group of musicians had gathered for rehearsal. As their conductor gently raised both hands, they steadied their instruments and played the first notes of a Bach chorale. The conductor stopped them. The snake gourd had not hit the D and the butternut squash had come in a little sharp. Take it from the top, he told the players….

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic preps major new series for Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In May, Chicago cultural commissioner Mark Kelly invited key players in the city’s jazz scene to help him reshape the Chicago Jazz Festival. “How do we make it stronger and better, so that it supports the jazz landscape of the city?” he asked the club owners, musicians, promoters and others he’d invited to his first Chicago Jazz Convening. It didn’t take long before trumpeter-bandleader Orbert Davis and colleagues from his…

Violin-playing protester freed from jail in Venezuela – ABC News

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Venezuelan violinist who is a well-known face of protests against his country’s socialist government has been freed after more than two weeks in prison. The office of Venezuela’s chief prosecutor said Tuesday night that a court granted its request for Wuilly Arteaga to be let out on parole. He was detained last month during a protest and his lawyers have said he was beaten with his violin while during…

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic preps major new series for Millennium Park – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In May, Chicago cultural commissioner Mark Kelly invited key players in the city’s jazz scene to help him reshape the Chicago Jazz Festival. “How do we make it stronger and better, so that it supports the jazz landscape of the city?” he asked the club owners, musicians, promoters and others he’d invited to his first Chicago Jazz Convening. It didn’t take long before trumpeter-bandleader Orbert Davis and colleagues from his…

Case of the stolen violin ends happily ever after – KMSP-TV

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – In the underbelly of St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre it’s 30 minutes until show time and violinist Frank Almond is just getting warmed up. As Concertmaster for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Frank often travels the country accompanied by a 300-year-old, $6 million Stradivarius violin. He’s had it on loan for nine years, but he performed in St. Paul recently not as a culmination of the…