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"Other guys give chocolates when they fall in love; Mozart wrote violin concertos." The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day Two:

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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rite of String, Part II InterHarmony Highlights a Prismatic Array of Artists and Music WEILL RECITAL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL May 7, 2015 AT 8PM

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…


Added by llewcellist on April 24, 2015 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Michael Daugherty’s Latest Concerto to Feature Zuill Bailey


Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty’s newest concerto for cello and orchestra, “Tales of Hemingway,”…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Si votre robe de mariée a plusieurs couches de doublure

Dans des conditions défavorables recevoir votre robe de mariée, teinté et ruiner votre nuit. Bonne chose il ya des magasins de soins de blanchisserie qui se spécialisent dans le nettoyage de robes de mariée, et ils offrent aussi des conseils sur la façon de nettoyer sur votre propre. Si votre robe de mariée à partir d'un tissu de polyester, il est un moyen facile de nettoyer ce par le lavage des mains. Vous devez aussi avoir propre et humide nettoyé sec comme solvants de nettoyage à sec ne…


Added by celeese on April 15, 2015 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Rachel Barton Pine’s Global HeartStrings' Donation Heading to Haiti

Global HeartStrings, one of three…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 15, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Bogotá es Mozart: The Second International Music Festival of Bogotá, Day One

Dateline: Bogotá, Colombia, Thursday, April 1, 2015

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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 14, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Minnesota Orchestra Headed for Havana on Historic Trip

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…


Added by Greg Cahill on April 13, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Never play Music in any violin Family instrument without scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands .


   My hundreds of years in Violin making I am strict in the making of Violin. Neber play any violin family innstrument without the scroll. The Scroll signifies good human hands. That will protect and preserve good hands and good mind set of good Musician playing any Violin family Musical instrument - Antonio Stradivari in Jesuschrist in Cruzgomezhowellreynaldodela 

Added by owellchelsea on April 9, 2015 at 9:14am — No Comments

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Added by ST Club on April 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sphinx Organization Announces New Successor

The Sphinx Organization, founded by…


Added by Stephanie Powell on April 1, 2015 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Indianapolis Symphony Speaks Out On Controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on April 1, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

National Orchestra Festival Winner Announced

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.



Added by Stephanie Powell on March 23, 2015 at 12:13pm — No Comments

World Premiere of James Newton Howard's New Violin Concerto

Dateline: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa, Saturday, March 14, 8 p.m., 2015

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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on March 17, 2015 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Last Sheet-Music Store in New York Closes

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…


Added by Stephanie Powell on March 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

NEA Arts Looks at Relationship Between Art and Failure

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…


Added by Stephanie Powell on March 10, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

How To Be A Good Violin Student

Come to your lessons prepared. Practice daily, including what your teacher asked for. Also, use your imagination and practice something your teacher didn’t teach. Be curious. Try things out, and arrive with questions. Assess your weakest skills, and spend extra time on them.


Pay attention. Record lessons and take notes from them. Experiment with bio-mechanics and evaluate the results. Play with expressive dynamics and allow the violin to become your…


Added by Kate Fiddle on March 7, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Glenn Dicterow Teams Up with NCCO

Strings associate editor Stephanie Powell reports:

“Quiet,” says cellist Michelle Djokic of the New Century Chamber Orchestra (NCCO) to her gregarious and chatty cohorts. “The boss has something to say!”

“Which boss?” quips Glenn Dicterow, the New York Philharmonic’s former longtime concertmaster.

It's the March 4 rehearsal at the Kanbar Performing Arts…


Added by Greg Cahill on March 7, 2015 at 4:12pm — No Comments

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, 2015

To 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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on February 24, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments

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.…


Added by Laurence Vittes on February 21, 2015 at 6:23pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Laurence Vittes on January 19, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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