Tag Archives: classical music

A new competition to give young black pianists the chance to shine

CINCINNATI — Awadagin Pratt believes his “great breakthrough” came in 1992 when he won the Naumburg International Piano Competition — one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the world for young pianists. At just 26, he became the first African-American instrumentalist to win the award. What do you want to know Awadagin Pratt created the Nina Simone ...

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Offer of the baroque concert hall for Tynte Street

A classical composer has applied to host public performances in a heritage-listed house in North Adelaide which he has converted into a Baroque concert hall, saying it will give Australians the chance to enjoy classical music in a European or Russian style. The Concert Hall at 104 Tynte Street in North Adelaide. Photo: Supplied Composer and pianist Julian Cochran, who ...

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Score comparison – Derek Scally on Bach and Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolayeva

As another German train journey begins, I slip on my headphones and let Johann Sebastian Bach slice through the clutter of my mind. Voluntarily returning to Bach as an adult is something my teenager could never have imagined. While my peers in 1990s Dublin played football or experimented with glue, I struggled with Bach’s two-part inventions, the French Suites and ...

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PYO Music Institute Launches 9th Annual Ovation Awards

It’s time, once again, to recognize outstanding music teachers as PYO Music Institute (PYOMI) and its partners announce the 9th Annual Ovation Awards. This award recognizes inspiration and leadership in music education. Starting March 1, 2022, current and former students of all ages are invited to nominate “the music teacher who changed my life” in a 250-word essay. Nominations are ...

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Is there a second part to your lie in April?

I had a lump in my throat and something flew into my eyes, or maybe I looked too much ‘Your lie in April.’ Remember how you felt the first time you saw “The Fault in Our Stars”? Multiply that bittersweet feeling by ten, and that’s precisely how you’ll feel once you’ve finished watching all 22 episodes of “Your Lie in ...

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Athens Library Grants Showcase Opportunity to OU Faculty of Music

The Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., hosts the Ohio University Piano Trio on Saturday, January 29. The trio is made up of OU teachers, with Emely Phelps on piano, José Rocha on cello and Christine Li on violin. This concert is the first official performance that the group will do together. Phelps said the event had been in the ...

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From South Charleston to the Kennedy Center: WV native works with legends as music director | Life & Arts

On a busy vacation afternoon at Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers tried not to seem too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s nearly impossible not to get ecstatic. “I’m the director of jazz, chamber music and new classical music programming at the Kennedy Center,” he said with a laugh and adding, “It’s a bit of an unwieldy ...

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Instead of making a New Years resolution, try something new

“One thing I’m dying to try is cooking the foods that are already in my fridge. I don’t need it to become a habit. I just want to try it. Just once. Once in my stupid and useless life, I would like to skip the take out and say to myself, “OK, arrogant, needy, two-faced baritone, not funny and lewd, ...

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The Academy of Classical Music takes a patriotic approach to the future of music in Armenia

YREVAN, DECEMBER 29, ARMENPRESS. The Cultural Foundation Music for the Future, together with the State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia and the European Foundation for the Support of Culture (EUFSC), hosted the Academy of Classical Music “Music for the Future” in Yerevan, as part of the Armenia International Music Festival. As ARMENPRESS has been informed by the Music for the Future ...

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Katrina Hanson Avery, of Warren, dies at 82

Sunday 05 December 2021 Smith Funeral and Memorial Services Enlarge + Katrina Hanson Avery passed away on December 3, 2021 peacefully at her home in Warren, RI, after a six-month battle with cancer. She was born in September 1939 in Cambridge, MA, to Hilding FC Hanson and Louise Van Voast Hanson. She grew up in Cambridge, attended Shady Hill School ...

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Percussionist James Beauton takes on a new career as a conductor

James Beauton went from percussionist to conductor on the podium, wielding a baton for the Villa Musica Chamber Players. In 2012 Beauton won the Grand Prize of the Southern California Marimba International Artist Competition and since then has worked both as an educator and as an entertainer, expert in playing the xylophone, marimba and other percussion instruments. . Beauton, who ...

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The OSM 2021 competition gathers momentum for its second year online

Rafael Payare, designated music director of the OSM (Photo courtesy of the OSM) With the Orchester symphonique de Montréal The 82nd Competition of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal (OSM) is drawing to a close. The competition, being held online again for the second year, kicked off on September 13, and the awards ceremony will air online on November 27, 2021. ...

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From the basement to the stars

“Behind the Byline” introduces you to those who write stories, take photos, design pages and edit the content we deliver in our print editions and on pressdemocrat.com. We are more than journalists. As you will see, we are also your neighbors with unique backgrounds and experiences that proudly live in Sonoma County. Today we introduce you to art and entertainment ...

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Rubab gives classes at full speed in Hunerkada

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – October 3, 2021): A famous instrument among the Rubab ‘classes of the younger generation is in full swing at the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts. The courses aim to hone the skills of young talent in playing the centuries-old stringed musical instrument. Speaking to APP, Hunerkada Director Amna Shah said, “We ...

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Ramona Irene Anderson, 92, North Platte

Ramona Irene Anderson, 92, of North Platte returned home to her heavenly maker on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Ramona was born on October 25, 1928 in Arapahoe to Willard M. and Irene Houghtaling Baxter. She grew up in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School with highest honors in 1947. During her studies, Ramona participated in almost every activity: music, ...

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Hunerkada will start Rubab teaching classes from tomorrow

Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts would start ‘Rubab’ classes from September 28 (Tuesday) with the aim of refining the skills of young talent in playing the age-old string musical instrument and improving knowledge of music theory ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 27, 2021): Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts would start ‘Rubab’ classes from ...

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Family of boy killed during Yom Kippur fundraiser for his “firefighter robot” project

Big ideas and undiminished dreams have been a big part of the short life of 12-year-old Barak Houry. He was an avid musician, artist, competitive swimmer, knitter and sewer, and in the past year a self-taught amateur coder, electronics technician and robotics engineer. After being killed by an alleged drunk driver while riding his bike last week on Yom Kippur, ...

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At 75, the Ojai Music Festival remains focused on the future

OJAI, Calif .– The return is a process. It is rarely linear. The Ojai Music Festival, for example, returned September 16-19 to celebrate its 75th anniversary after a long pandemic absence. But there have been setbacks among the returns. Compromises were made to accommodate her move from spring to the last days of summer. An artist has been detained in ...

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Pianist Wemberly Ponder to perform on September 24 at the Emma Kelly Theater

By ANGYE MORRISON [email protected] The ONE series continues on September 24 with a performance by Wemberly Ponder from Statesboro. Born to parents Sanford and Harriett Ponder, Ponder is a graduate of William James High School, as well as Georgia Southern University. He says he was raised primarily by his mother, as his father was hospitalized for most of his childhood. ...

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A famous virtuoso on an instrument she wasn’t supposed to play

MANCHESTER, England – The ethereal sound of the kora, a century-old West African instrument, echoed as Sona Jobarteh, a virtuoso from one of Gambia’s most famous musical families, plucked her strings with her index fingers and fingers. inches. Under the purple lights of the stage at the Manchester International Festival in July – her first performance since the start of ...

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Opera arrangements, symphony numbers and worship standards highlight the fall musical program

Musical performances at the MC this fall will be enriched by the presence of community members in the audience, according to Dr. Benjamin Williams, president of music. Please note that this article contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward MageeNews.com a small commission – at no additional cost to you. After an exclusive 2020-21 musical ...

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Met Opera Opening Night Livestream and Steinway & Sons Presents: THE 5 BROWNS LIVE

Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage is delighted to announce two new free partner performances this month. On Monday, September 27, a free premiere of the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night, Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Terence Blanchard, will be broadcast live in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. The next day, Tuesday, September 28, Steinway & Sons will present ...

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Raleigh teacher becomes NCMA artist in residence

RALEIGH, NC – Carolyn Colquitt has always had a love for music. “I got my first piano when I was 2 or 3, started lessons when I was 4 and have been in love with it ever since,” said Colquitt. What would you like to know Carolyn Colquitt is the first artist in residence in the 74-year history of the ...

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Maltese classical composers receive well-deserved attention

Maltese classical music compositions were the showcase for this year’s edition of Inclassica’s International classical piano competition with its participants and eventual winner performing pieces by Malta’s most famous composers. Taking place in Dubai, far from Malta due to the limitations of COVID-19, the performance was the culmination of a two-year project, which saw 14 preliminary competitions held at prestigious ...

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Bringing the Music Back: Central Basin Community Concert Series Returns to Stage Tonight

While the venue may be different to start the season, the quality of performances and community enthusiasm will be the same as the Central Basin Community Concert Association hosts its first performance since the pandemic on Friday night. Award-winning duo Shea-Kim, consisting of classical musicians Brendan Shea and Yerin Kim, will begin the concert series this evening at 7 p.m. ...

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Alberto Vilar, arts patron convicted of fraud, dies at age 80

Alberto W. Vilar, an opera-loving fund manager who used his fortune to become a notorious patron but fell from grace when he reneged on his promises and was ultimately jailed for defrauding clients, is died Saturday at his home in Reines. He was 80 years old. Her sister and only immediate survivor, Carole Vilar Williams, said the cause was a ...

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40 quotes from Lang Lang about music and hard work

What are your favorite quotes from Lang Lang? Lang Lang is a Chinese concert pianist. He is best known for several of his performances with prominent orchestras across China, the United States and Europe. He has notably given concerts for many dignitaries from various regions of the world, including “Queen Elizabeth”, “President Obama” and “Vladimir Poutine”. Throughout his musical career, ...

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“The 10th anniversary edition of the InClassica international music festival will be a wonderful event for Dubai”

This summer the European Foundation for the Support of Culture (EUFSC) partners with SAMIT Event Group to present the 10eanniversary edition of its famous InClassica International music festival. For the first time in its history, the festival will be held in the Middle East, with the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, which has been chosen as the host of ...

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Vivace Music Festival brings world-class classical music to Wilmington

Wilmington has a music festival – great music performed at the highest level. The Vivace music festival debuted on July 22 and continues through August 9 with concerts at the Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College, St. James Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church. Vivace (pronounced Vee-VAH-chey) is the second classical music series to come to Wilmington this summer. ...

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SSSB organizes the Summon the Heroes concert | Lifestyles

After an 18-month hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass is preparing a new season of “Premium Entertainment” concerts. This 30-piece professional instrumental ensemble will kick off its 2021-’22 season with a free concert titled Summon the Heroes on Saturday, September 4 at 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on The Grove’s new outdoor performance stage at ...

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Dark and Stormy Rewards – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Saturday night’s threatening weather in Tanglewood anticipated not only Brahms’ first piano concerto, but also Prokofiev’s brilliant, succinct meditation on modern life and its multicolored umbrella rituals. With the rise of Dadaism in New York and Zurich, a similar revolutionary avant-garde movement was developing in Russia when Prokofiev composed his Symphony No.1 in D major, Op. 25, and nicknamed it ...

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Bienen Releases First Video in Three-Part Black Composer Showcase Series

Daily archive photo by Daniel Tian The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, home to the Bienen School of Music. Bienen has launched a three-part Black Composer Showcase series featuring student performances in voice and instrumentals, as well as presentations on the works and composers by professors and student musicologists and guests. The Bienen School ...

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John McLaughlin: “The purists disappear like the dodo”

John McLaughlin remembers his first meeting with Miles Davis, just two days after the English guitarist moved from London to New York in 1969. He was recruited for Davis’ album In a silent way, a daring exercise in what would become fusion – hybrid jazz with rock and electronic elements that sparked both contempt and adulation when it was released ...

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Well done! Vail Music Festival returns for its 34th season

Well done! Vail is already off to a good start after two weeks of distinguished performances.Tomas Cohen / Daily Special World-class orchestral music is in the air, and that’s because the Bravo! The Vail Music Festival is back in the valley for its 34th season this summer. Over the past three decades, Bravo! Vail gained a reputation as one of ...

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Copper Area News Publishers providing media coverage of the counties of East Pinal and South Gila | A young pianist will perform at a friend’s benefit concert on July 10, 2021

through Annalupe Rodriquez will perform at a benefit concert for her friend’s grandfather. By Gayle Carnes Miner of San Manuel If you want to talk about music, 17-year-old Annalupe Rodriquez from Oracle might be a good place to start. She played the piano for 11 years under the training of Oracle’s Elaine Helzer, as well as taking voice lessons. But ...

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Kuke (KUKE) stock increases after inclusion of Smart Piano content in Chinese curriculum

What’s going on with Kuke Music Holding? Kuke Music Holding (KUKE) announced today that it will integrate its exclusive educational content for smart piano into from China preschool music education program, which will be available in over 4,000 kindergartens across China. The company’s shares were trading up 3.19% at $ 5.17 per share on Thursday. What does this mean for ...

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