Violin News

Week’s best classical concerts: Sommerfest continues at Orchestra … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

For cello lovers The CELLOici mini-festival continues with a recital by Silver Ainomäe, associate principal cellist at the Minnesota Orchestra. The pan-national program includes sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy, “Fratres” by Ainomäe’s fellow Estonian Arvo Pärt and “Le Grand Tango” by Argentine Astor Piazzolla. Pianist Timothy Lovelace accompanies. (7:30 p.m. Tue., Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Mpls.; $15-$20, celloanamerican experience.com) New work by Gaelynn Lea The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra…

‘I will be back’: Violin-playing face of Venezuela’s protests injured in clashes – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition have announced a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro following a day of violent clashes in Caracas on Saturday where the injured included a violinist who has become the face of the protests. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight for Venezuela’s independence,” said musician Wuilly Arteaga. The 23-year-old has become famous in Venezuela for playing the national anthem and other tunes on his violin…

Week’s best classical concerts: Sommerfest continues at Orchestra Hall – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

For cello lovers The CELLOici mini-festival continues with a recital by Silver Ainomäe, associate principal cellist at the Minnesota Orchestra. The pan-national program includes sonatas by Beethoven and Debussy, “Fratres” by Ainomäe’s fellow Estonian Arvo Pärt and “Le Grand Tango” by Argentine Astor Piazzolla. Pianist Timothy Lovelace accompanies. (7:30 p.m. Tue., Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Mpls.; $15-$20, celloanamerican experience.com) New work by Gaelynn Lea The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra…

‘I will be back’: Violin-playing face of Venezuela’s protests injured in clashes – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition have announced a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro following a day of violent clashes in Caracas on Saturday where the injured included a violinist who has become the face of the protests. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight for Venezuela’s independence,” said musician Wuilly Arteaga. The 23-year-old has become famous in Venezuela for playing the national anthem and other tunes on his violin…

‘I will be back’: Violin-playing face of Venezuela’s protests injured in clashes – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition have announced a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro following a day of violent clashes in Caracas on Saturday where the injured included a violinist who has become the face of the protests. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight for Venezuela’s independence,” said musician Wuilly Arteaga. The 23-year-old has become famous in Venezuela for playing the national anthem and other tunes on his violin…

‘I will be back’: Violin-playing face of Venezuela’s protests injured in clashes – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition have announced a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro following a day of violent clashes in Caracas on Saturday where the injured included a violinist who has become the face of the protests. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight for Venezuela’s independence,” said musician Wuilly Arteaga. The 23-year-old has become famous in Venezuela for playing the national anthem and other tunes on his violin…

Symphony Orchestra Guild honors outgoing board president – Arkansas Online

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

CONWAY — When Mary H. Mosley was elected president of the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild Board of Directors several years ago, she agreed to serve “a maximum of two years.” “That was seven years ago,” Mosley said, laughing, as she presided over the guild’s annual meeting June 16 at the Hole in the Wall Cafe. “I have loved every minute of it. I want to thank you for allowing me…

Lancaster Festival host families connect with orchestra over decades – Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Buy Photo Lancaster Festival Orchestra members Diane Schick, left, and Amy Shevrin, second from left, laugh as they have dinner with SallyAnn Haase and Bill Haase Tuesday, July 19, 2017, at Ohio University Lancaster. The Schick and Shevrin have stayed with the Haases during the festival since 1995.(Photo: Matthew Berry/Eagle-Gazette)Buy Photo LANCASTER – The Lancaster Festival begins long before crowds hear the first note played. It begins and ends the…

‘I will be back’: Violin-playing face of Venezuela’s protests injured in clashes – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venezuela’s opposition announced a two-day national strike against President Nicolas Maduro after a day of violent clashes in Caracas on Saturday where the injured included a violinist who has become the face of the protests. “Neither rubber bullets nor pellets will stop our fight for Venezuela’s independence,” said musician Wuilly Arteaga. The 23-year-old has become famous in Venezuela for playing the national anthem and other tunes on his violin in…

SMU Opera to perform ‘Singing Violin’ – taosnews

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Free performance at Fort Burgwin is part of the Ima Leete Hutchinson Concert Series A wonderful thing We thought it would be a wonderful thing for the people who attend the Cultural Institute to see a work by an SMU composer. [Simon Sargon] has been a great gift to the university with his talent and skill” Saturday (July 22), 8:15 p.m., SMU-in-Taos, Fort Burgwin, 6580 State Road 518, south of…

Kids’ Orchestra will begin accepting applications for its 2017-18 programming on Aug. 1 – The Advocate

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kids’ Orchestra will accept applications for its 2017-18 programming beginning Aug. 1. Traditional program sites offer kindergarten through fifth-grade students two days of after-school music instruction per week. Instrument selection includes violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, and, new this year, trombone. Foundations classes also are offered for kindergarten and first-graders, introducing young students to basic music concepts. In addition to music…

SMU Opera to perform ‘Singing Violin’ – taosnews

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Free performance at Fort Burgwin is part of the Ima Leete Hutchinson Concert Series A wonderful thing We thought it would be a wonderful thing for the people who attend the Cultural Institute to see a work by an SMU composer. [Simon Sargon] has been a great gift to the university with his talent and skill” Saturday (July 22), 8:15 p.m., SMU-in-Taos, Fort Burgwin, 6580 State Road 518, south of…

Violin vidwan passes away – The Hindu – The Hindu

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Legendary violin vidwan Sriman Kommanduri Krishnamachari passed away in Hyderabad on Saturday. He is survived by his only son and two daughters. Born at I. Bhimavaram in West Godavari district on July, 7, 1936, Krishnamachari moved to Vizianagaram, when he was 11 years old, and started learning music tutelage of Dwaram Narasinga Rao Naidu, according to his son K. Srinivas. He served as a casual artiste of AIR in Vijayawada…

SMU Opera to perform ‘Singing Violin’ – taosnews

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Free performance at Fort Burgwin is part of the Ima Leete Hutchinson Concert Series A wonderful thing We thought it would be a wonderful thing for the people who attend the Cultural Institute to see a work by an SMU composer. [Simon Sargon] has been a great gift to the university with his talent and skill” Saturday (July 22), 8:15 p.m., SMU-in-Taos, Fort Burgwin, 6580 State Road 518, south of…

Johan Dalene Wins 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition – Violinist.com (blog)

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 21, 2017, 10:38 PM · Congratulations to violinist Johan Dalene, 16, of Norrköping, Sweden, who was awarded First Prize in the 2017 Cooper Competition following his performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Cleveland Symphony Friday night. Johan Dalene performs with The Cleveland Orchestra in the 2017…

Toledo Symphony Orchestra helps to reopen Promenade Park … – WTOL.com

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sometimes giving a 5-year-old the best birthday party can be tough. Some require bouncy houses , clowns, you name it. But one special little boy from Perrysburg didn’t ask for much.

Toledo Symphony Orchestra helps to reopen Promenade Park – WTOL.com

Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017

The gingerbread house at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Arizona is in a category all by itself- life-size.

Watch Princess Kate RoyallyConduct the Hamburg Philharmonic – PEOPLE.com

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017

Jane Barlow/Pool/Getty Maestro Kate! Princess Kate had “a go” at conducting on Friday when she led the Hamburg Philharmonic for the opening of one of the greatest pieces in the classical canon. In a video posted by the Kensington Palace Twitter account, Princess Kate can be seen giving strong downbeats for the world-famous opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  “Watch The Duchess have a go at conducting the @Phil_Hamburg orchestra at @elbphilharmonie,”…