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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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…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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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