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Springs Philharmonic’s music director takes additional position with Colombian orchestra – Colorado Springs Independent

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—On behalf of Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is pleased to announce that in addition his role as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Caballé-Domenech has accepted the position as Artistic Director for Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Columbia. “We’re simply delighted for Josep,” said Nathan Newbrough, Colorado Springs Philharmonic president and CEO. “And it’s no wonder that he’s made his mark in South America….

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

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 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 they were pleased to have landed…

Cuban Orchestra Tours US Amidst Changing International Relations – WGCU News

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

An orchestra from Cuba is making its South Florida debut amidst changing relations between it and the U.S. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is on its first tour throughout the U.S. and will be performing Friday at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The orchestra is one of the country’s most prominent classical music groups composed of conservatory students, graduates and music teachers. With about half of the members of…

Violin Lessons Help Refugee Children Adapt To U.S. | New … – New Hampshire Public Radio

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The U.S. took in more than 96,000 refugees last year, and many were children. Some of those children are finishing their first year in American schools. Diane Orson from Here & Now contributor WNPR reports on an after-school arts program that’s partnered with a local resettlement agency to create a special violin class for some of the 270 young refugees living in New Haven, Connecticut. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Zohra Orchestra: teaching young girls to play the music of their … – The Hindu

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

In one of the many practice rooms of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Zarifa Adeeb is playing the violin with admirable dexterity and concentration amidst a group of students. While this young Afghan girl has long dreamt of becoming a pop singer, her passion for classical music has emerged much more recently. When she was only one year old, Adeeb fled with her family to Pakistan where she…

The Zohra Orchestra: teaching young girls to play the music of their dreams in Afghanistan – The Hindu

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

In one of the many practice rooms of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Zarifa Adeeb is playing the violin with admirable dexterity and concentration amidst a group of students. While this young Afghan girl has long dreamt of becoming a pop singer, her passion for classical music has emerged much more recently. When she was only one year old, Adeeb fled with her family to Pakistan where she…

Cuban Orchestra Tours US Amidst Changing International Relations – WLRN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

An orchestra from Cuba is making its South Florida debut amidst changing relations between it and the U.S. The Havana Lyceum Orchestra is on its first tour throughout the U.S. and will be performing Friday at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The orchestra is one of the country’s most prominent classical music groups composed of conservatory students, graduates and music teachers. With about half of the members of…

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

Vegetable Orchestra plays Glastonbury – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

They were only formed this morning but the Carrot Get Enough Orchestra have already played Glastonbury, appeared on Radio 2 and been booked to play another major festival. Led by Finnish musician Vicky O’Neon (we hope that’s her real name), they’ve been serenading us with a vegetable version of Chic’s Le Freak. And Vicky shared the secret to making your very own Carrot Kazoo. It’s biodegradabale, you know.

Louisville Philharmonia, ‘the musicians’ orchestra,’ offers free concert on Saturday – Insider Louisville

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Louisville Philharmonia has more than 200 members. | Courtesy of Louisville Philharmonia On Saturday, the Iroquois Amphitheater will host the Louisville Philharmonia for a free show featuring popular music from the likes of John Williams, William Tell, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Klaus Badelt, best known as the composer for “The Pirates of the Caribbean” films. Louisville Philharmonia started in 2012 when a few other local orchestras were in transition. The Southern…

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…

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…

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…