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Today we are going to look at the best of Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra on part 7 of This Is The Best Of. Jimmie Lunceford's band differed from other great bands of the time because it was better known for its ensemble than for its solo work. Additionally, he was known for using a two-beat rhythm, called the Lunceford two-beat, as opposed to the standard four-beat rhythm. His band was also know for its showmanship. There were some great sidemen that played with the Lunceford band. Musicians such as Trummy Young, Willie Smith, Sy Oliver and Snookie Young made the band very popular. I hope you enjoy this look at the band and music of Jimmie Lunceford. Thank you all so much for listening. Please visit this podcast at http://bigbandbashfm.blogspot.com
En este episodio, los niños podrán conocer un poco sobre la vida de Giacomo Puccini y su música, en especial, de sus tres óperas más conocidas: La Bohème, Tosca y Madama Butterfly. LO QUE VAN A ESCUCHAR EN ESTE EPISODIO 00:35 Sonata No. 10 in G Major interpretado por Liuwe Tamminga. 01:53 Marcia No. 45 in D Major interpretado por Liuwe Tamminga. 04:23 Aida, Act I. Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida de Giuseppe Verdi. Interpretado por Andrea Bocelli, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Zubin Mehta. 05:15 Turandot, Act II: Gravi, Enormi Ed Imponenti, interpretado por Alexander Rahbari & Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra. 06:45 Le villi, Act I: Se come voi piccina io fossi... Non ti scordar di me!. Interpreado por Lorin Maazel, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Plácido Domingo & Renata Scotto. 09:33 Tosca, Act III: Io De' Sospiri. Interpretado por David Pearl, Zubin Mehta & Philharmonia Orchestra. 11:18 La bohème, Act II: "Arranci, datteri!". Interpretado por Rolando Panerai, Herbert von Karajan, Schonberger Sangerknaben, Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Gianni Maffeo, Luciano Pavarotti, Berlin Philharmonic & Mirella Freni. 13:04 Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel dì vedremo. Interpretado por Renata Scotto, Orchestra of the Rome Opera House & Sir John Barbirolli. 14:28 Tosca: "Tre sbirri. Una carozza. Presto" - Te Deum. Interpretado por National Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno & Sherrill Milnes. Si te gusta el episodio, califícalo en tu app favorita (Podcasts iTunes, iVoox, Spotify) o puedes dejar tu review. :) No te pierdas ningún episodio. Súscríbete al newsletter en allegromagico.com/suscribirme. Síguenos en: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram y Pinterest.
The Bard College Conservatory of Music presents the Bard Conservatory Orchestra with members of The Orchestra Now performing Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, “Resurrection” conducted by music director Leon Botstein.
The man, the myth, the maestro Gustavo Dudamel joins us this week to talk about the grand opening of the new permanent home of the Youth Orchestra LA in Inglewood. The Venezuelan conductor shares his thoughts on the value of learning and playing music amid a pandemic. Plus, he reveals how audiences have been changed by COVID-19 — for the better. Get in Touch Want to ask Alex a question? Visit the SoCal in 17 page On Twitter using hashtag #SOCALIN17 or her handle @alexcoheninla
A hundred years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the world premiere of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist. Denis Matsuev joins the CSO led by Manfred Honeck to celebrate this milestone with a performance of Prokofiev's exuberant, poetic and witty score. Coincident Dances by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery weaves a multicultural sonic tapestry to evoke the experience of walking through a New York City neighborhood. Schubert's Eighth Symphony bursts with memorable themes that surprise and delight at every turn. Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from these performances due to health reasons. Learn more: cso.org/performances/21-22/cs…-piano-concerto-no-3/
Erik Woods returns to Track Swap. This time, him and host Lasse Vogt have two Video Game scores for you – and since it’s Halloween Season, the tracks are appropriately scary… right? Well, we hope that you will find them at the very least entertaining.
Join Rob for a great feature conversation with Avett Brothers bassist and founding member, Bob Crawford. Hear them talk about Bob's introduction to the Dead and how even a song oriented Americana band can be influenced by the Grateful Dead. We also touch on the Avett's collaborations with Bob Weir and the importance of Robert Hunter and John Barlow, plus much much more. Also on the program is Mark Diomede, as staple on the New Jersey Dead scene to talk about various projects of his, including Solar Circus and The Juggling Suns. In the Black Music Moment when honor the seminal funk band The Meters Support the show (https://www.themusicplaystheband.net) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themusicplays) https://paypal.me/themusicplays Grateful Sweats Subtle and Unique Dead Inspired Gear Sarno Music Solutions Producing the finest musical instrument audio gear, designed and hand-built in St. Louis, Missouri Blue Jade Audio Mastering St louis's primary audio mastering service since 1999 The Authenticity Academy Get in touch with your authentic self. Offering you online courses and private coaching. CLEAN Store Software driven solutions and concierge service for all of your branding and apparel needs https://www.cleanuniform.com/branding-apparel-store/ Support the show (https://www.themusicplaystheband.net) Support the show (https://www.themusicplaystheband.net) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The ensemble, TONALITY, is best known for creating choral concerts that focus on issues rarely presented in choral music, including gun violence, homelessness, refugees, climate change, mental health, women's rights, and exercising democratic rights. Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake joins Garrett to talk about founding TONALITY, queerness in Black spaces, and becoming an artist activist. Scott shines a light on Black Americana, Garrett offers his response to "Fire Shut Up In My Bones", and the guys draw comparisons between law enforcement and arts institutions. TRILLOQUY is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from Springboard for the Arts: https://springboardforthearts.org Playlist: Solo Made - "Freedom for Michael" (https://www.facebook.com/693654909/videos/567477514566233/) Astor Piazzolla - "Oblivion" (perf. Colour of Music Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohasWjnnq_8) Valerie Coleman - "Umoja" Lyles Music - "Worship Music" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XBegehgd04) perf. Angel Blue - "Natural Woman" Buffalo Nichols - Lost & Lonesome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_odIZqss4A) Flutronix - "Life Lines" Alexander Lloyd Blake - "1232 Lyfe" Alexander Lloyd Blake - "America Will Be" Philippe Hersant - Pavane for Solo Viola More: TONALITY: https://ourtonality.org Downbeat (Sis. Karon Phillips Testimony): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEKF-1UTrZQ&t=98s Christopher Columbus Statue Sledgehammered in the Bahamas: https://ewnews.com/the-read-archangel-michael-catalyst-or-just-more-chaos Colour of Music Festival to Perform in Sacramento: https://amp.sacbee.com/news/equity-lab/representation/article255049962.html Ryan McQueen Visual Art: https://www.instagram.com/rydo11a/ The Bible: Jeremiah 20:9 Terence Blanchard Interview: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/27/1040126008/terence-blanchard-metropolitan-opera-first-black-composer State Trooper Fired for Speaking Out Against Police Violence: https://www.blackenterprise.com/louisiana-state-trooper-fired-for-speaking-out-on-death-of-a-black-man-after-violent-arrest/?test=prebid
Gail Williams has had a remarkable career as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. During the course of our conversation, we touch upon all of these creative aspects of her life and how her view of music and life is informed by these many experiences, both in music and in life.In Part 1 of our conversation, I ask Gail about her life growing up on a farm and how that experience has influenced all aspects of her life. We then talk about her early experiences as a player, how she tries to think not only like a brass player, but like a string player and singer as well. We end Part 1 by talking about her first job, playing with the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra.
On the first special episode of Track Swap, host Lasse Vogt is introducing the symphonic album AMERICANA, composed and orchestrated by Marcel Barsotti and available on pretty much every streaming platform out there. You can purchase it from October 18th, 2021 on – so, basically right now! Don’t hesitate and give it a listen. https://www.marcelbarsotti.com/en/
Paul & Liz discuss season 2, episode 2 starring Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Anjanette Comer, James Olson, Myrna Loy, James McEachin, & Pat Morita. We discuss Cassavetes work, the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl, vintage typewriters, Sulphur-crested cockatoos, and the introduction of Dog. This episode's drink & snack are white wine & canapes. If you'd like to add to our conversation, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Instagram at @trenchcoatcigar to see photos from today's episode.
A hundred years ago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the world premiere of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto with the composer as soloist. Denis Matsuev joins the CSO led by Manfred Honeck to celebrate this milestone with a performance of Prokofiev's exuberant, poetic and witty score. Coincident Dances by Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery weaves a multicultural sonic tapestry to evoke the experience of walking through a New York City neighborhood. Schubert's Eighth Symphony bursts with memorable themes that surprise and delight at every turn. Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from these performances due to health reasons. Learn more: https://cso.org/performances/21-22/cso-classical/montgomery-schubert-8-prokofiev-piano-concerto-no-3/
Is this another episode of Checkered Past: The Ska'd Cast? I think it is! Chris Reeves of Ska Punk International joins Celine and Rob to begin a long term series on the deep history of the incredible Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. They discuss bringing international Ska into North America, DIY tactics and the modern state of the culture. PLUS: a scintillating and not at all complicated game of The Shipping Blues. This super-sized episode cannot be missed! Hosts: Celine and Rob Engineer: Joey Producer: Arianne
A nosy trombonist (Melissa Brown) chats to fellow brass professionals about their careers, how they got there, and what music they'd happily put in the bin. In this episode horn player (and vocalist, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire) Shanyse Strickland tells us about pursuing her interests in jazz on the horn, about composing and arranging, and her feelings about Don Juan... This episode is co-hosted by our 8K giveaway winner Jennie Robson. All episodes recorded during COVID-19 lockdown via video call programmes. There are occasional technical glitches - please bear with us! Facebook: Bold as Brass Podcast Instagram: @boldasbrasspodcast Show artwork: Stuart Crane Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
From the audition to rehearsal space Chip offers advice from the choreographer's perspective that'll help actors see the objective vs the subjective. Chip Abbott is a New York City-based choreographer, Director, and actor whose performance career spans the world of concert dance, commercial dance, and Broadway. Chip served as assistant choreographer, dance captain, and swing to Emmy award winner Josh Burgos on the Broadway revival of On the Town (Tony nominee for best choreography) and he was also seen on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His choreography was most recently seen at ACT of Connecticut in their premiere of a newly adapted version of Working, under the artistic advisement of Stephen Schwartz as Director., Chip created to IAAPA brass ring award-winning shows Dance, Dance, Dance, Heartbeat (Best Theatrical Production Worldwide) and the Enchanted Journey (most creative Christmas show) Both produced by RWS entertainment group at Hersheypark. Chip has directed numerous shows for Hershey Park and Azmara club cruise ship in addition to choreographing for Step One Dance Company on Holland American line The Little Mermaid at Red Mountain Theater Company. Chip was associate director/choreographer to Tony Yazbek on the young artist gala 2017 and assistant choreographer to Josh for gosh for Bernstein at 100 Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as Bernstein at 100 Wolf trap and the first national sympathy Orchestra and starring Misty Copeland. Additionally Chip was associate choreographer of On the Town at San Francisco Symphony (Bergasse choreography re-directed.) - https://buff.ly/3lOhaSh More of his credits can be found on his website. PART ONE: -Know how to read the room -The benefits of having a mentor -Let the material (choreography) compliment you HTBISB SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEalNuhok8/AO24ZsZ4wa23LKjJUzPwCQ/view?utm_content=DAEalNuhok8&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=homepage_design_menu https://www.tiktok.com/@htbisb https://www.instagram.com/htbisb/
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What is the link between composition and being a leader? Daniel Wachter's guest on the Talent Magnet Leadership Podcast, Julia Adolphe, shares the answer in this week's episode. Julia is a contemporary composer of classical music. She has received numerous awards, including a 2017 ASCAP Young Composer Award. In this must listen conversation Julia dives into the nitty-gritty of music composition and how leaders can apply those concepts in the business world. Julia introduces herself and gives the audience a brief history of her life and her musical career. [2:29] A musical score tells a story, but the story it tells, while having an intention, is left open for interpretation. The conductor is in charge of making sure that the story is told, and that each part of the orchestra is playing and communicating together. The conductor is the one with all the information. [4:22] Art is different for every person, and as a composer, you create a framework and vision, but you allow other musicians to inhabit that world. You let the music speak for itself, instead of being overly instructive. [7:05] If a musician has feedback for another musician within that orchestra the concerns are brought to the conductor. This same structure exists in business. The leader must be given the opportunity to lead and mitigate any issues, or hear any feedback. [12:38] Never assume to know everything there is to be known about your own piece, despite being the person to compose it. Don't assume to have all the best answers for what's right for your work. You have to let go, whether as a composer or a business leader and allow people to perform your work, or tackle the tasks you've given them, in ways that work for them as long as the end result meets the goal. [14:38] Allow space for feedback. "No matter how many years of experience you have, someone playing the violin is going to know more [about how the music flows for them] than someone playing the tuba," Julia remarks. Leaders must allow for this same type of feedback in business. [17:20] When composing for instruments that she has never played before, Julia stresses that the main key is listening. [19:45] Julia talks about how the 'magical sound of an orchestra' matters to what she composes. [22:20] In adding new people to startup businesses, get honest about what your strengths and weaknesses are. Be open to collaboration and leave room for interpretation so that people can perform in their own ways. Open and honest feedback should be encouraged and nurtured. [25:14] Orchestras are being forced to create online content, and Julia credits this as a boon as it allows for more diverse ways to consume the arts. Going digital and having content online breaks down barriers of accessibility. Resources Daniel Wachter | LinkedIn | Twitter Julia Adolphe | Instagram | Twitter
Ukrainian-born piano powerhouse Alexander Gavrylyuk presents Prokofiev's iridescent and rhythmically animated First Piano Concerto, the work with which the composer made his CSO performance debut, in 1918, as part of its U.S. premiere. James Conlon leads this program framed by Shostakovich's steely Chamber Symphony, an adaptation of his elegiac Eighth String Quartet, and Schubert's mercurial Symphony No. 3, which shines with youthful vigor. Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from these performances due to health reasons. Learn more: https://cso.org/performances/21-22/cso-classical/shostakovich-schubert-3-prokofiev-piano-concerto-no-1/
Daniel Kumapayi doesn't just want to create pathways toward his own artistic success - he's founded an organization called Àkójọpọ̀, which was built to support musicians in Nigeria who, despite lacking essential resources, are still committed to their own artistic successes. He chats with Garrett about the challenges of international arts philanthropy, the ways that people can support Àkójọpọ̀, and a little about his favorite (and not-so-favorite) Nigerian foods. Scott highlights the many sounds of music created by Indigenous artists, Garrett celebrates a fashion shift in orchestral performance spaces, and more. The guys close with a discussion on gun violence, the over-commodification of cannabis, and the problem of a continue reverence of Christopher Columbus. Playlist: Percy Grainger - "Colonial Song" (perf. UMich Symphony Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBI6rdETsk) Ludwig van Beethoven - "Scherzo" from Symphony No. 9 perf. London Symphony Orchestra - "Paint It Black" J25 - "Land Back" John Murphy - "In the House - In a Heartbeat" Louis Ballard - "Katcina Dances" Tiwa Savage - "Koroba" Àkójọpọ̀ Virtual Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zJSh1BZ_pU More: Follow Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.instagram.com/akojopomf/ Support Àkójọpọ̀: https://www.akojopomf.com Downbeat (Common speaks to the Breakfast Club): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i80sikOxvPs&t=18s A Composer Speaks Up In Defense of Bright Sheng: https://slippedisc.com/2021/10/a-composer-speaks-up-in-defence-of-bright-sheng/?fbclid=IwAR1pDQPMIZqFpmX7ddrRcpcehnVCdXsrEp7c6ZvHTYkvDJ_tnj7O8i_dIdw Orchestras Ditch the Tailcoats: https://www.inquirer.com/columnists/philadelphia-orchestra-fashion-white-tie-tails-20211006.html?fbclid=IwAR3wdIJhIXuA1unxouZ96VS9r3x0-4sPEK3ylK0YzzFLAHvLm9fWtrKNPwQ First Indigenous Woman To Judge Grammys: https://www.wpr.org/change-future-music-hip-hop-artist-first-indigenous-woman-judge-grammys Biden restores Utah's monuments: https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/10/8/22716450/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-bidens-decision-on-utahs-monuments-public-lands-tourism-bears-ears
Are you ready to be scared? Then look no further, because Track Swap has got you covered! Rob Rawdon returns to the show to kick off the Halloween season. He has brought a truly terrifying score with him and Lasse tries his best to compete. Take a listen… if you dare!
'Trust Me I'm A Doctor' is back but with a full Orchestra! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/10/11131854/Bressie_1110.mp3"][/audio] The Blizzards have teamed up with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for a brand new recording of their biggest hit - Trust Me I'm A Doctor! It's all to raise funds for our Frontline Heroes. Niall Breslin A.K.A Bressie joined Dermot and Dave to chat about the reasons behind the initiative and how much craic it was to record with an orchestra. You can donate to this great cause by texting HERO to 50300 or go www.gofundme.com/f/heroesaid21. Click the Play button above to hear the full chat.
Step right up and experience a different kind of carnival by the SCF Bradenton Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center. Featuring Hector Berlioz's “Roman Carnival Overture,” the famous trumpet solo the “Carnival of Venice” with guest soloist Brandon Ridenour, and Camille Saint-Saëns' “Carnival of theAnimals," featuring pianists Aza Torshkoeva and Maria Medina, as well as SCF Theatre major William Ashburn as narrator. Take a listen as trumpet soloist Brandon Ridenour tells us about this life's musical work after Juilliard, becoming the youngest member ever of the Canadian Brass, his very unique connection to Sarasota and Bradenton, and why this version of the Carnival of Venice is so special to him.This is one acoustic carnival you won't want to miss! Tickets are available by going to scf.edu/neel or can be purchased at the door 45 minutes prior to the performance.Come along and join the club!• Brandon Ridenour Website & Facebook & Instagram & YouTube• Aza Torshkoeva Website & Facebook & Instragram & YouTube & Spotify• State College of Florida Music Program Website & Facebook & Instagram• SCF Theatre Program Website & Facebook Page & InstagramSupport the show (https://scf-foundation.org/suncoastcultureclub/)
A nosy trombonist (Melissa Brown) chats to fellow brass professionals about their careers, how they got there, and what music they'd happily put in the bin. In this episode London-based freelance trombonist and educator Pete Crocker tells us about finding the career path that works for him and his family, he tells us a nightmare fuel 3-word story, and he tells us about his Bach 'cello suite album adventures! All episodes recorded during COVID-19 lockdown via video call programmes. There are occasional technical glitches - please bear with us! Facebook: Bold as Brass Podcast Instagram: @boldasbrasspodcast Show artwork: Stuart Crane Music credit: Upbeat Forever by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5011-upbeat-forever License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Synopsis On today's date in 1999, the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiered a new opera by the American composer William Bolcom, based on “A View from the Bridge,” a powerful play by Arthur Miller. Now, not all stage plays “translate” well into opera, as Bolcom was well aware: “In theater, you have the text and then below it you have the subtext,” said Bolcom. “In opera it is pretty much the opposite, the subtext is what you are really dealing with first and foremost: big, raw emotions, which are supported by the text. In fact, Miller's play, although set in Brooklyn in the 1950s, has often been likened to a Greek tragedy, a theatrical form in which the chorus plays an important role. Bolcom saw that as a real opportunity: "If you are going to do an opera from a play, it better have a dimension that the play doesn't. In a play, you can't have your chorus speak because it is financially prohibitive: as soon as the chorus opens up its mouth the price goes up because of actors' equity. So, naturally one of the great resources of opera houses is an opera chorus, a resource you CAN use much more easily." Music Played in Today's Program William Bolcom (b. 1938) — A View from the Bridge (Lyric Opera of Chicago; Dennis Russell Davies, cond.) New World 80558 On This Day Births 1585 - Baptismal date of German composer Heinrich Schütz, in Bad Löstritz; 1835 - French composer, conductor and pianist Camille Saint-Saëns, in Paris; 1914 - American composer Roger Goeb, in Cherokee, Iowa; 1938 - Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, in Helsinki; 1940 - John Lennon (of the Beatles), in Liverpool, England; Deaths 1999 - Jazz vibraphone virtuoso, Milt Jackson, age 76, in New York City; He was a member of the famous Modern Jazz Quartet; Premieres 1826 - Rossini: opera, "The Siege of Corinth," at the Paris Opéra; 1891 - Dvorák: "Requiem," Op. 89, in Birmingham, England; 1896 - Dvorák: String Quartet No. 13 in G, Op. 106, in Prague, by the Bohemian Quartet; 1921 - Janácek: "Taras Bulba" (after Gogol), in Brno; 1955 - Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1, by the Leningrad Philharmonic conducted by Yevgeny Mravinsky, with David Oistrakh the soloist; 1963 - Henze: Symphony No. 4 in Berlin, with the composer conducting; 1980 - Jon Deak: Concerto for Oboe d'amore and Orchestra, by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta with Thomas Stacy as soloist; 1985 - Anthony Davis: opera "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X," in Philadelphia; The opera's New York City Opera premiere occurred the following year on September 28, 1986; 1986 - Andrew Lloyd-Webber: musical "Phantom of the Opera," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London; The musical opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theater on January 26, 1988; 1987 - Corigliano: "Campane di Ravello" (Bells of Ravello) for orchestra (a birthday tribute to Sir Georg Solti), in Chicago, with Kenneth Jean conducting; 1992 - David Ott: Symphony No. 3, by the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Symphony, Catherine Comet conducting; 1997 - Robert X. Rodriguez: "Il Lamento di Tristano," by flutist Susan Morris De Jong and guitarist Jeffrey Van, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; 1999 - Bolcom: opera "A View From the Bridge," by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dennis Russell Davies, cond. 1999 - Michael Torke: symphonic oratorio "Four Seasons," at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, by soloists, chorus, and the New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur conducting; Others 1973 - Leonard Bernstein gives the first of six lectures entitled "The Unanswered Question," as the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. Links and Resources On William Bolcom
Ukrainian-born piano powerhouse Alexander Gavrylyuk presents Prokofiev's iridescent and rhythmically animated First Piano Concerto, the work with which the composer made his CSO performance debut, in 1918, as part of its U.S. premiere. James Conlon leads this program framed by Shostakovich's steely Chamber Symphony, an adaptation of his elegiac Eighth String Quartet, and Schubert's mercurial Symphony No. 3, which shines with youthful vigor. Michael Tilson Thomas has withdrawn from these performances due to health reasons.
Composer Augusta Holmès broke gender barriers in 19th-century Paris, studying with Romantic master César Franck and writing symphonic works on a heroic scale. The sumptuous Night and Love offers a snapshot of her remarkable talents. Saint-Saëns' richly melodic concerto highlights CSO Principal Cello John Sharp, and Schumann's Second Symphony expresses triumph after his struggles with illness and depression. Learn more: https://cso.org/performances/21-22/cso-classical/saint-saens-schumann/
Composer Augusta Holmès broke gender barriers in 19th-century Paris, studying with Romantic master César Franck and writing symphonic works on a heroic scale. The sumptuous Night and Love offers a snapshot of her remarkable talents. Saint-Saëns' richly melodic concerto highlights CSO Principal Cello John Sharp, and Schumann's Second Symphony expresses triumph after his struggles with illness and depression. Learn more: https://cso.org/performances/21-22/cso-classical/saint-saens-schumann/
I recently had the true pleasure of chatting with my former teacher: violinist and pedagogue extraordinaire Brian Lewis! He is an exceptionally dedicated and passionate performer who is committed to growing the legacies of his own two incredible teachers, the great Dorothy DeLay and Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. In our conversation we touched on... How Brian's artistic path has unfolded, from his own childhood studies to today's pedagogical pursuits (3:13) Teaching the language of music (11:50) Practicing concentration, and the importance of shifting your focus to refocusing for optimizing your practice (13:00) The legacy of Dorothy DeLay: how she empowered her students (including Brian) through positivity, removing judgement from her instruction, encouraging questions, and presenting the possibilities of playing to help young musicians sort out their own paths (15:01) Leading teaching with love, and the lasting, negative impacts of “abusive teaching” (25:13) Practicing habits (formed by DeLay and Suzuki) that helped set his playing apart, focusing on simplicity, the importance of listening, and repeating your own study of a score (30:01) Brian's advice for collegiate musicians to use your time in conservatory to prepare for a life as a professional musician (35:09) The lineage of musicianship and importance of flexibility (42:15) Brian's answers to a series of rapid-fire questions, including consistent practicing, his most memorable performances, favorite practice room tools, and book recommendation! (44:10) MORE ON BRIAN LEWIS: One of the most versatile violinists on the current scene, Brian Lewis is an exceptionally gifted and charismatic artist. "There are a lot of fine violinists on the concert stage today, but few can match Lewis for an honest virtuosity that supremely serves the music,” reports the Topeka Capital-Journal. Much sought after as a performer and teacher, Mr. Lewis concertizes and teaches around the globe, and is dedicated to growing the legacy of Shin'ichi Suzuki and Dorothy DeLay. Acclaimed performances include concerto debuts in both New York's Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, as well as performances with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Berlin (Germany), Louisiana, Kansas City, Hartford, Syracuse, Odense (Denmark), Lima (Peru), Boulder, Guadalajara (Mexico), Sinfonia Toronto (Canada), ROCO and American Symphony orchestras, among many others. He has released six CDs, including as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra of music by Leonard Bernstein and Hollywood composer Michael McLean for the Delos Label. Mr. Lewis began his violin studies at the age of four, participating in the Ottawa Suzuki Strings program, and traveling to Japan twice to study with Dr. Suzuki. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with the renowned pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay. Mr. Lewis holds the David and Mary Winton Green Chair in String Performance and Pedagogy at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he is Artistic Director of the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School in New York City, Artistic Director and Faculty and the Brian Lewis Young Artists Program held most recently in Fairbanks, AK. He has also recently held positions as the Class of '57 Visiting Professor of Music at Yale University and Visiting Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 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Sold American - first Glenn Miller Orchestra recordings . . these are early, almost prototype records made by Miller in 1937 and 1938 when he was "getting it together" - more jazz than later featuring Sterling Bose, Pee Wee Erwin, Johnny Austin, Irving Fazola, Hal McIntyre, Jerry Jerome, Tex Beneke and others. Also, three early live recordings of his early band. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/john-clark49/support
Nick and Sebastian talk to John Romero, principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra about his tenure process in the times of a pandemic, crazy trips to Russia and how he regained motivation after burnout. Also introducing special features with Patreon: www.patreon.com/tromboneretreat Hosted by Sebastian Vera - @js.vera (instagram) and Nick Schwartz - @basstrombone444 (instagram) Produced and edited by Sebastian Vera Music: Firehorse: Mvt 1 - Trot by Steven Verhelst performed live by Brian Santero, Sebastian Vera and Nick Schwartz NYC sounds: https://freesound.org/people/knufds/sounds/345948/
On this edition of ST, we meet the rock/classical/crossover electric violinist, Mark Wood, who will perform with the Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday the 9th, beginning at 7:30pm. (This show happens at the Bartlesville Community Center; for tickets or more information, please go here .) An original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Wood is also a Juilliard-trained violinist who's widely known for his music-education programs as well as his string-instrument-making company . He'll be joined onstage in Bartlesville by his wife, the vocalist Laura Kaye, for an evening of high-energy orchestral music by Vivaldi and Copland as well as original compositions and tunes by The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
Nu Deco Ensemble's mission is to create compelling and transformative genre-bending musical experiences that inspire, enrich and connect new and diverse audiences and artists. Garrett chats with the group's Artistic Director and CEO, Sam Hyken about his journey as a musician, the work of Nu Deco and his perspective on the future of orchestral performance. Scott highlights Bach with a Latin twist, Garrett shares the music of Twin Cities-based duo, The Muatas, and the guys address a case of blackface in the classroom. Playlist: Nino Rota - "Orchestra Rehearsal" Suite JIMEK - Hip Hop History Orchestrated (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0aLMsh4mvU) Mary J. Blige - "Real Love" (perf. Daniel D.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyl1lttgAGE) Johann Sebastian Bach - Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, BWV 964 Tiempo Libre - Fuga (Cha-cha-chá) The Muatas - "Sandman" Nu Deco Ensemble - "Outkast Suite" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THK6umV6f2g) Nu Deco feat. Larkin Poe - "Mad As A Hatter" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn0kknnsmV4) Lizzo - Grammy Performance 2020 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFlvxnou9UQ) More: Sam Hyken/Nu Deco: https://nu-deco.org/staff/sam/ RIZE Orchestra: https://adriandunn.com Downbeat (Lizzo on the history of twerking): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlSzEw0vmQ0 New Music Decolonization in Eight Difficult Steps: https://www.van-outernational.com/lewis-en/?fbclid=IwAR21rkKTolQGvOAOk-TcUIEW1JgKTQwtVL0H06drYrMfz3sjnapO-0xhR6M Super Bowl 2022 Halftime Show Headliners Announced: https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/super-bowl-2022-halftime-show-snoop-dogg-dr-dre-eminem-mary-j-blige-kendrick-lamar-will-headline/ The Muatas: https://themuatas.com/gallery Blackface in the classroom: https://sammybsussman.medium.com/playing-a-blackface-video-isnt-fireable-it-shouldn-t-be-okay-61083d6f74b9
After some delays, Erik Woods from The Cinematic Sound Radio Podcast finally joins Lasse as a guest on Track Swap. Brace yourselves, since this music will probably make you cry. One movie is about a terribly tragic true story, the other is a coming-of-age adventure about friendship. Big thanks to these talented composers, who delivered […]
Host Silas Farley is back with another Hear the Dance episode of City Ballet The Podcast exploring Balanchine's Chaconne. Farley is joined by legendary former Principal Dancer Suzanne Farrell, who originated the lead role in the 1976 premiere, and current Principal Dancer Maria Kowroski, who inherited many of Farrell's signature roles during her more than 25 years with the Company—ending this fall, when she retires from performing with NYCB. Farrell describes the fast-paced creation of Chaconne and working with Balanchine, and the two dancers share memories from their iconic careers and treasured moments in both Chaconne and the repertory. (1:13:54) Written by Silas Farley Edited by Emilie Silvestri Reading List: Balanchine: A Biography by Bernard Taper Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise by James Steichen Balanchine Ballerinas: Conversations with the Muses by Robert Tracy Following Balanchine by Robert Garis Balanchine's Mozartiana: The Making of a Masterpiece by Robert Mairoano and Valerie Brooks Holding On to the Air: An Autobiography by Suzanne Farrell with Toni Bentley Gluck and the Birth of Modern Opera by Patricia Howard Christoph Willibald Gluck: A Guide to Research by Patricia Howard "Motherhood Reshaped Ballet Dancer Maria Kowroski's Career in a Touching Way," Elle Decor Article by Parker Bowie Larson and Vanessa Lawrence "Like a Prayer" The New York Times #SpeakinginDance Piece by Gia Kourlas Music: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major (1931) by Igor Stravinsky Ballet music from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice (Vienna, 1762 and Paris, 1774) by Christoph Willibald von Gluck All music performed by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.
Canadian-American violinist Nikki Chooi joins us on the Violin Podcast this week. Nikki Chooi is the concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic and is the first prize recipient of the Montreal Symphony's ManuLife Competition, the Klein International Strings Competition, and the Michael Hill International Competition. Website: https://violinpodcast.com Looking for instruments and accessories? Try out Fiddlershop - https://bit.ly/3cBfxmQ Looking for a new website? Get a FREE 30 day trial with Bandzoogle (no credit card needed)- https://bandzoogle.com/?memref=r3a7a2 Violin YouTube Tutorials - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe_sdzIIWklYFtqNAybZaFq_JTUZIEaDO -- Nikki Chooi's Violin String Set: Pirastro Gold E - https://bit.ly/3DaXY71 Vision Solo A - https://bit.ly/3AhoCJX Vision Solo D - https://bit.ly/2WFePzw Vision Solo G - https://bit.ly/3mi41zX -- Follow us on Social Media! Facebook - https://facebook.com/violinpodcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/violinpodcast Twitter - https://twitter.com/violinpodcast YouTube - https://youtube.com/violinpodcast AFFILIATE DISCLAIMER Product links in this description may earn a commission. We only advertise products that we believe in. If you choose to purchase a product through one of our affiliate links, it is no extra cost to you, and it helps us out! -- About Violin Podcast The Violin Podcast is a new podcast that was created in early 2020 to be used as a resource for violinists all around the world to hear professionals in the violin world for practice tips, career advice, and adapting to an ever changing musical landscape. VP host and violinist Eric Mrugala interviews violinists from around the world discussing various topics such as practice tips, career advice, entrepreneurship, and more. The Violin Podcast aims to be more than a podcast. It's a community where we can engage in conversation about the violin, and how to navigate as a musician in the 21st century. Our mission is to bring violinists together and create a useful resource for violinists and musicians alike to help them make an impact.
Today, the Wenatchee School Board members debated returning to in-person meetings -- more than a month after a large group of unmasked people disrupted the August 24th meeting. Also, Over a year since they last performed in front of an audience, members of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra are excited to return to the stage. The 2021-22 season kicks off Saturday with the group's “Diamonds” concert featuring works by Mozart, Haydn and Finzi. This season is noteworthy, as it's the ensemble's 75th anniversary season. Learn more at wenatcheeworld.com Support the show: https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/site/forms/subscription_services/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of "Portraits in Music," Maestro Clay Couturiaux, Executive Director Laurie Garvie and Ross Sivertsen chat about the 60th Anniversary of the symphony, and the season opener. We also have a great conversation with our guest artist Will Hagen.
Suzi Digby was born in Japan and lived in Hong Kong, Mexico, and the Philippines before settling in the UK. She is a leading choral conductor and music educator and has promoted the revival of singing in the schools and communities in the UK. In 2016 she founded ORA Singers. She also founded the following National organizations: The Voices Foundation, a leading Primary Music charity; Vocal Futures, which nurtures young audiences for classical music and the London Youth Choir, which comprises five choirs, drawing singers, aged 8–22, from all of London's boroughs and multiple communities. She is Visiting Professor of Choral Studies at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) and in 2014 launched the professional vocal consort The Golden Bridge in California. She has conducted, annually, 2,000 voices in the Royal Albert Hall, London, in a scratch Youth Messiah. She has also conducted many leading ensembles, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, The English Concert, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She is the official choral conductor for The Rolling Stones and she regularly adjudicates choral competitions and gives workshops and lectures around the world. She was Acting Music Director of Queens' College, Cambridge, where she founded and now runs the Queens' Choral Conducting Programme. Check out Suzi Digby's website: https://www.suzidigby.com/ Check out our YouTube channel: Remember to Share and Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdGhqK_DWpRIKS45ICqN3eQ ***Classroom and Homeschool Teachers*** Find our digital resource to help enhance your classroom HERE! Like us on Facebook! Mr. Fite Check out original fun and educational music from Mr. Fite at https://brucefite.com/music and subscribe to Mr. Fite's YouTube Channel Mr. Henry Are you looking for affordable piano lessons for your 6-10-year-old? Start the music journey with Mr. Henry by taking a sneak peek into the Premier Membership with the free mini-piano course! https://www.mrhenrysmusicworld.com/piano FREE Rock Out Loud Online Music Teaching Platform [Disclosure: The Music Podcast for Kids is an affiliate of Rock Out Loud which means we receive a percentage of sales if a teacher decides to upgrade the service. There is no additional cost to the user. Our link gives access to the app for free as well!]
Synopsis The old adage, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again” pretty much sums up the career of the French composer Georges Bizet. Bizet died at the age of 36 in 1875, the same year his opera “Carmen” premiered. Now, “Carmen” soon became acknowledged as one of the great masterworks of French opera, but poor Monsieur Bizet wasn't around to experience any of that. Moreover, “Carmen” was preceded by Bizet's no less than THIRTY attempts writing a hit opera. Most never made it to the stage, and the few that did, achieved only modest success. The most famous of the “pre-Carmen” Bizet operas premiered on today's date in 1863. It was set in exotic Ceylon, and entitled “Les pêcheurs de perles,” or “The Pearl Fishers.” It ran for 18 performances, and, although applauded by its first audiences, was roundly panned by the press. Only one music critic saw any merit in Bizet's opera, and that critic just happened to be the great French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz. Even so, Bizet's “Pearl Fishers” wasn't revived until long after Bizet's death, and some 30 years after its premiere. Today, after “Carmen” of course, it's Bizet's SECOND most popular opera. Music Played in Today's Program Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) — Prelude, fr The Pearl Fishers (Mexico City Philharmonic; Enrique Batiz, cond.) ASV 6133 Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) — "Au fond du temple saint," fr The Pearl Fishers (Placido Domingo, tenor; Sherrill Milnes, baritone; London Symphony; Anton Guadagno, cond.) BMG 62699 On This Day Births 1840 - Norwegian composer Johann Svendsen, in Christiania; 1852 - Irish-born British composer Sir Charles Villers Stanford, in Dublin; Deaths 1989 - American composer and music critic Virgil Thomson, age 92, in New York City; Premieres 1791 - Mozart: opera, "Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute), in Vienna at the Freihaustheater auf der Wieden, conducted by the composer; 1863 - Bizet: opera "Les Pecheurs de perles" (The Pearl Fishers), in Paris at the Théâtre Lyrique; 1935 - Gershwin: opera "Porgy and Bess," during trial run at Boston's Colonial Theater; According to Opera America magazine, this is one of the most frequently-produced American operas during the past decade; 1944 - R. Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, with soloist Leon Goosens and the Liverpool Philharmonic conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent; 1960 - Barber: "Toccata Festiva" for organ and orchestra, at Philadelphia's Academy of Music, by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy, with Paul Callaway the soloist; 1979 - Penderecki: "Te Deum" in Assisi, Italy; 1989 - Daniel Asia: Piano Quartet, at Wigmore Hall in London, by the Domus ensemble; 1999 - Michael Tilson Thomas: "Whitman Songs for Orchestra," by the San Francisco Symphony, composer conducting. Links and Resources On Bizet
What does it take for a 120-year old institution to change? President and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Matías Tarnopolsky, is determined to find out. In this episode, hear the veteran arts administrator reflect on the hectic year that saw concert halls close, but made hearts and minds open in new ways. In this candid conversation with host Tori Marchiony, Matías talks about why institutions like his can't sidestep social issues, what blind auditions miss, and the "universal values" that drive him. Music in this episode: PRICE Piano Concerto in One Movement, Michelle Cann & The Philadelphia Orchestra MONTGOMERY Starburst—First Philadelphia Orchestra PerformanceVarious Sermon, Davóne Tines III. “You Want the Truth, but You Don't Want to Know,” from X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, by Anthony Davis MARSALIS ImprovisationThanks to Noel Dior & Tim German, Editorial Council Teng Chen, Audio Engineer
Kyle Wright returns to discuss the fantastic Jonathan Briley box set that Kyle released on his Diophantine Discs label. Jonathan had disappeared from the music world for decades, and Kyle tells us how he ended up getting in touch. He also gets into putting together the box itself and more behind this important collection of '80s industrial cassette culture.Get your own boxset at diophantine.netFollow us on Instagram: @noisextraFollow us on Twitter: @noisextraaaSupport us on Patreon: patreon.com/noisextra Episode Sponsors:Trogotronic Check out the new C36 Revolution controller Recent Listening:Bomb the Daynursery "Primitive Perversions 1981-83"Chris Watson "El Tren Fantasma"Vagina Dentate Organ "Un Chien Catalan"Various Artists "Ne Ni"Ord & Murderous Vision "The Astral Pathways of the Inflamed Mind"Internal Fusion "Om Vaira Sattva Hum"Orphx "Primordial State"God Is War "s/t"Crawl Unit "Malfunction for Orchestra"Venerence "Just for You"
The Chicago Philharmonic has instituted changes in both administration and programming, with supporters and audiences alike cheering them on. The organization appointed its new Executive Director, Terell Johnson earlier this year and has recently featured the violin concerto, "Glory" by Marcus Norris. They both join Garrett to talk about their collaboration, their respective approaches to orchestral equity, and what it means not to leave Black communities behind. Scott honors Paula Cole's "Autumn Leaves" and asks the question, "Is a 10th symphony from Beethoven necessary?". The guys spend the weekly TRILLOQUY unpacking claims of "racial anxiety" as it pertains to the firing of a clarinetist from the Nashville Symphony. Playlist: Jean "Rudy" Perrault - "Hope" from Exodus String Quartet (perf. Philadelphia Orchestra Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZRQmcs4eYo) Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No 10, finale Queen - "I Want It All" Paula Cole - "Autumn Leaves" Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (perf. Aston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyeW_wP1k6Y) Marcus Norris - "Glory" Eric B & Rakim - "Don't Sweat the Technique" More: Chicago Philharmonic: https://chicagophilharmonic.org Marcus Norris: https://www.marcusnorris.com Downbeat (Shaq is done with fame): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13PumOCPKe0 Art Change Us: https://artsinachangingamerica.org Anti-Blackness at the Border: https://www.borderreport.com/regions/texas/gov-greg-abbott-vows-to-hire-border-patrol-agents-if-biden-fires-them/ Creating Beethoven's 10th: https://theconversation.com/how-a-team-of-musicologists-and-computer-scientists-completed-beethovens-unfinished-10th-symphony-168160 The MET Opera on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetOpera James Zimmerman Responds to Nashville Symphony Termination: https://freebeacon.com/culture/how-racial-anxiety-conquered-an-orchestra-and-crushed-a-career/
What happens when guest Cole McLeod brings the score of a Spaghetti Western and host Lasse Vogt chooses the music of an Oddball-Fantasy-Action-Horror Comedy? Easy: Fun happens! Join us and listen to Track Swap: Episode 6!
Synopsis Today's date in 1913 marks the birthday of American composer Vivian Fine in Chicago. At the tender age of five she became a scholarship piano student at the Chicago Musical College. As she grew up she became enthralled with the great composers and performers she heard at her regular visits to the Chicago Symphony. Vivian Fine initially intended to be a concert pianist, but theory studies with American composer Ruth Crawford Seeger nudged her towards composition. Vivian Fine became an avid follower of the emerging “Ultra-Modern” school of composers, including Henry Cowell, who proved to be one of her early mentors. Fine's debut as a composer came in Chicago when she was 16, and at 17 she moved to New York City to she studied composition with Roger Sessions and orchestration with George Szell. When Roger Sessions saw her sketches for her “Concertante for Piano and Orchestra” in 1944, he commented: “Now we are colleagues,” and George Szell praised its orchestration. Teaching became an important part of Fine's own professional life, first at New York University and Juilliard, and ultimately at Bennington College. Following a traffic accident in Vermont, Vivian Fine died in March of 2000, at the age of 86. Music Played in Today's Program Vivian Fine (1913 – 2000) — Concertante (Reiko Honsho, piano; Japan Philharmonic; Akeo Watanabe, cond.) CRI 692
Today's pod opens with some KROQ memories, and the brilliant producing mind of Jimmy Kimmel. They go on to talk about the swing revival era of the mid 90s, and Adam talks about doing a father and son football draft with Sonny. Gina also shows the gang a clip from Cher's old TV show, and improvises a scene with Adam as ‘Nancy Grace'. Brian Setzer then joins the show to share his own memories from recording a track for the KROQ Christmas Album, and going from a three-man-band to traveling with huge orchestras. Later they flash back to the history of Stray Cats, and they also talk about Brian's pet peeves. Before the break, Adam talks about the Kanye vs. Drake albums to contrast the orchestral music of Brian Setzer. Please support today's sponsors: Stamps.com enter ADAM Podium.com/ADAM Edmunds.com Miro.com/ADAM SimpliSafe.com/ADAM Lifelock.com enter ADAM Geico.com PlutoTV