The Queen Elisabeth Competition, which is dedicated to violinists this year, has announced its 12 finalists.
The finals, which will run from May 25 through May 30…Continue
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Follow the Minnesota Orchestra's historic trip to Cuba. http://mprnews.tumblr.com/tagged/mnorchincuba
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Two-thirds of the way complete, the second installment of violinist Jennifer Koh’s three-part series, Bach & Beyond, Part II, will be released May 12.
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Violins of Hope, a collection of 45 Holocaust-era violins, will arrive in Cleveland this fall for a community collaboration of concerts, exhibits, and educational opportunities focusing on the role of music and musicians during the Holocaust.
The violins have been restored by Amnon…Continue
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“I never had any classical training,” says Kelli Jones-Savoy, singer, fiddler, and guitarist of Feufollet. For now, the timbre of southern Cajun fiddlin’ twang heard throughout the band’s latest album Two Universes…Continue
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Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 2, 2015
Day Two of the 4-day, 63-concert, all-Mozart, Second International Music Festival of Bogotá got into full swing with 19 concerts at the Teatro Mayor and seven other of the Festival's 15, city-wide venues.
The most exceptional string sounds I heard were made by violinists Benjamin Schmid and Guy Braunstein, and by Colombia's national youth…Continue
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The InterHarmony International Music Festival presents the final concert of its 2015 series at Weill Recital Hall on May 7 at 8:00. Members of this year's acclaimed faculty will perform alongside their students, showcasing the young IIMF talent taking the world's stages by storm. For tickets…Continue
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Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s newest concerto for cello and orchestra, “Tales of Hemingway,”…Continue
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During the first four days of April in Bogotá, the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo presented 63 sold-out concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music performed by an international array of world-class classical musicians to play for the city's…Continue
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Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä will lose one of his only vacation weeks in early May, but he couldn’t be happier—a hastily scheduled tour that is due to find the MO performing in Cuba is making history as it becomes the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since President Obama announced steps earlier this year to re-establish diplomatic relations.
“It means that I lost my almost only vacation week of the spring, and I’m really happy,” he told the Minnesota…Continue
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The following statement was posted on Monday:
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I want to reaffirm our institution’s commitment to inclusiveness. The ISO does not discriminate in its hiring of staff, orchestra musicians or guest artists, and our performances and programs are open to all.
The recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought unnecessary negative attention to our…
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The National Orchestra Festival (NOF) winner was announced on March 21 at the 2015 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) conference in Salt Lake City. The winning orchestra, hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada, was Clark High School led by conductor Chuck Cushinery.
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Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony celebrated their 25 years together as Music Director and Orchestra with a concert rooted in proud, deep emotions and sad memories; it was celebrated also by the…Continue
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Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports:
“What’s on your mind? ” asks Heidi Rogers, owner of Frank Music Company, “What do you want to ask me?”
It’s been a long week. March 6 marked the last day Rogers…Continue
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The National Endowment for the Arts’ latest quarterly magazine, NEA Arts, features a series of Q&As with musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and critics discussing their relationship with failure and the arts.
Geoff Nuttall, first violin and…Continue
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