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Il tempo per trovare l'abito da sposa

Spose Hi: Come stai? Molte spose hanno scritto me per me porre la domanda: Quanto tempo prima devo comprare l'abito da sposa? Così nel blog oggi vi presento tutte le informazioni su quando iniziare la ricerca abito da sposa. & Nbsp; E 'un fatto che l'abito da sposa è uno dei temi o orecchini di nozze le spose più eccitati. Ma prima di intraprendere la ricerca di indumento speciale è importante conoscere le sei regole per scegliere l'abito da sposa, e una…See More
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Stergios Loustas replied to David S. Milligan's discussion More about string choice for an already bright violin
" For a bright fiddle (like mine) you can also consider having a slightly thicker bridge.  I changed my bridge and my fiddle sounds more mellow, dark and pleasant. I am really happy with the sound now."
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Rocky Mountain Fiddle Club Winter Weekend at Peaceful Valley Ranch

March 27, 2015 at 2pm to March 29, 2015 at 2pm
Rocky Mountain (mostly Scottish) Fiddle Club's 2nd annual winter weekend takes place at Peaceful Valley Ranch, near Lyons, CO.  A weekend of music sessions, workshops, a ceilidh, relaxation and fun!  Indoor/outdoor activities, chamber music and traditional music sessions, fabulous food, and great company.  For detailed information, contact Arlene Patterson 303-776-9960  longmonttrowie@gmail.comSee More
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Hervé chiapparin commented on Hervé chiapparin's video

Roots. 30ème variation de O. Sevcik.

"Thank you Kevin Keating. My camera has a microphone input. The microphone is at the end of a very long extension cable and is hidden behind the second tree on the right. Then I just added some reverb."
Kevin Keating commented on Hervé chiapparin's video

Roots. 30ème variation de O. Sevcik.

"Very nice. Is it amplified or recorded at the instrument? The camera is so far away that it seems the cam mic would never pick it up."
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This the first song I work on with Ann Fontanella my violin teacher! I been with her almost two years started in April!
Feb 24
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Xian Zhang Celebrates Chinese New Year With Los Angeles Philharmonic and Tan Dun's New Triple Concerto

Dateline: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, Saturday evening, February 21, 2015To celebrate the arrival of the Chinese year of the sheep and goat, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Xian Zhang presented its first performances of two Chinese milestones composed almost 60 years apart, and of three Western solo vehicles…See More
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Calidore Quartet Launches New CD at Colburn School

Dateline: Thayer Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles, Saturday evening, January 17, 2015

To celebrate the launch of their first CD, the Calidore Quartet (violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, cellist Estelle Choi) returned to the Colburn School in Los Angeles where it all started in 2010.  Named after the state in which they were  formed and its shining…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on January 19, 2015 at 12:45pm

Auryn Quartet Continues its Neverending Story in Los Angeles

Dateline: Doheny Mansion, Los Angeles, Friday, February 20, 8 p.m., 2015

In the midst of a grueling, month-long US tour, the Auryn Quartet made their third appearance on DaCamera Society's Chamber Music In Historic SItes series with Mozart K.458 "The Hunt," Beethoven Op. 18 No.…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on February 21, 2015 at 6:23pm

Frederick The Great Takes Center Stage at the Great Montréal Bach Festival 2014

Dateline: Bourgie Hall, Montréal, Thursday night, November 27, 2014

In 1747 Frederick the Great, the greatest ruler of his age, sent Johann Sebastian Bach, the greatest composer of his age, a dour, nine-bar theme of his own devising to improvise…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on January 1, 2015 at 6:18pm

Andrew Wan Plays and Records Saint-Saëns's Three Violin Concertos With the OSM in Montréal

Dateline: Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Wednesday night and Thursday morning, November 26 and 27, 2014

Over the course of four live concerts at the end of November, in the shining new Maison Symphonique at the Place des Arts, Andrew Wan, the Orchestre Symphonie de Montréal (OSM) of which he is…


Posted by Laurence Vittes on December 29, 2014 at 8:11am

Download This Jazzy Holiday Version of 'Greensleeves'

“Greensleeves” is a traditional English song, its lyrics giving voice to a disappointed lover. Rumor has pinned its composition to a lovelorn Henry VIII, discouraged by his initial rejection by Anne Boleyn, but “Greensleeves” is more likely an Elizabethan tune. It is believed to have been first published in 1580 under the title “A New Northern Dittye of the Lady Greene Sleeves,” and is referenced in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, first published around 1602, but probably…


Posted by Greg Cahill on December 19, 2014 at 4:50pm

Lara St. John's Letter from Turin—the Odd One Out

From our friend the violinist Lara St. John:

A few days before appearing with the Rai Orchestra, with Steven Mercurio conducting John Corigliano’s Red Violin Concerto, I started to realize I was in one of those puzzles where One of These Things Does Not Fit. It was the first homecoming of my 1779 Guadagnini in over 150 years, playing a concerto by an Italian-American dedicated to his Calabrese father on that father’s bow, with an Italian-American conductor doing an…


Posted by Greg Cahill on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am

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