Arab Music Concert Series features Jason Vieaux -- Guitarist
Jason Vieaux puts
his expressive gifts and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of
music. In this unique collaboration, Vieaux and members of
Al-Bustan's Resident Takht Ensemble reinterpret classical Western and Arab
Jason performs Kantigas with Hanna Khoury, Arabic violin and
percussionist Hafez El Ali Kotain,
in this video.
Aziz Shokhakimov -- the young award-winning conductor made his Houston
Symphony debut this weekend in a program that included the Brahms 1st Symphony
on the heels of his stunning debut with the Pacific Symphony [Review].
Continuing his remarkable rise (including his Mahler Competition prize win at
age 21), his upcoming debuts include: London Philharmonic, Frankfurt and
Stuttgart Radio Orchestras, Orchestra Filarmonica
del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Winnipeg
Symphony, Teatro Comunale di Bolgona (in Eugene Onegin), and a tour of Japan.
Return engagements on the schedule include orchestras in Bremen, Warsaw, Milan,
Bologna and Dusseldorf. More.
Mother Goose. The new show for symphony orchestra youth and family
programming from the acclaimed
Company brings Mother Goose tales to life with the music of Maurice
First Person: Seeing America This
beautifully staged concert with actors and large-screen projections
illuminates the American experience from the Wild West to the
Civil War, through the Great Depression to the gift of freedom. This finely crafted
work seamlessly incorporates poetry and prose by some of the country's
finest writers with iconic photographs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
extraordinary performances by two actors, and the soulful music of Ensemble Galilei. "In short, magic was created" Gazettes.com
Newly directed by
First Person: Seeing America tells its story with photographs from the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the words of famous Americans including James
Agee, Frederick Douglass, Calamity Jane and Abraham Lincoln, poetry by
Lucille Clifton, Jim Harrison and Ted Kooser, and music by
South Florida Symphony
audiences enjoyed four
concerts with cellist
last week. The press agrees. Writing about his performance of the Barber
Cello Concerto on the KONK Broadcasting Network, critic Harry Schroeder said
"he lived up splendidly to all of its many demands, giving it everything
one could ask for from a cellist."
Dali Quartet in
New York -
Making its New York debut, the
Dalí Quartet performed at
the Americas Society this spring, bringing to life works by Latin composers. The concert paired the Dalí with
Cuarteto Latinoamericano for the Shostakovich double quartet and
Seresta by Francisco Mignone.
More Info. The Dalí is enjoying a terrific first season on the
Wentworth roster, with engagements from Toronto to Texas. The programming
focus is on classical/romantic repertoire in tandem with Latin American
classical and popular music -- "played with passion and precision".
Committed to working with students and community of all ages, quartet
members showcase their longstanding experience in Venezuela's El Sistema
program in their Dalí Quartet Camp.. read
CD Release Concert in NYC:
Latin Grammy winner
Otero's new CD,
Romance (Soundbrush Records)
was celebrated in concert at
92YTribeca and called"a sensuous blend of tango and classical and chamber jazz"
by the New York Times. Argentinean pianist
and composer Otero won Best Classical Album award at the 11th annual Latin Grammy
Awards for his 2010 CD, Vital, and was hailed by the BBC as “Urbane and exotic, surreal and street-wise, and alive with
invention and emotion.” Otero tours solo, duo, quartet and sextets.
Samples including the hit "Until the Dawn" with Josefina Scaglione.
Photographs from the Met's collection include the iconic works of Walker
Evans, Edward Curtis, Ansel Adams and Arthur Rothstein as well as many
others. The soundtrack is the music of Ensemble Galilei – traditional music
from Sweden, Scotland and Ireland, and new compositions featuring fiddle,
Celtic harp, viola da gamba, banjo, percussion and oboe. First Person: Seeing
Photo: Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975),
Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936. Gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.7 cm (9 5/16 x
7 3/8 in.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Jennifer and
Joseph Duke Gift, 2000 (2000.329) © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art.