Welcome to Jonathan Wentworth
Associates, a respected resource for world-class fine arts music programming on
tour. Look to us for special projects including mask and puppet theatre for
orchestral collaboration, and music events featuring large-scale projected
images. Check this home page for news on artists and special projects in the
Fanfare section, and click on the links above to visit the artists by
NPR's All Things Considered featured
The Crossroads Project.
Hear the story.
Aziz Shokhakimov conducts
the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the Magdeburgische Philharmonie, followed by a
triumph with the Edmonton Symphony. Aziz makes his debut with the Frankfurt
Radio Symphony in a program including Debussy's La Mer.
Weiss-Kaplan-Stumpf Trio appeared at the Tonhalle Dusseldorf performing
Beethoven, Smetana and
Lera Auerbach's "Triptych". With the Sioux City Symphony, the trio will premiere
a new concerto by Michael Gilbertson and the Beethoven Triple
Concerto in the spring before heading out to Vancouver for three concerts.
new video series, Pop-Unpopped, is a set of solo cello pieces inspired by #1 US
Billboard hits (including Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, Taylor
Swift's Shake if Off, and much more.
NPR choses Jason Vieaux "perhaps the most precise and soulful classical
guitarist of his generation" for one of NPR Music's 50 Favorite Songs of 2014
Sheng Cai performs
the five Beethoven piano concertos in spring 2015 with the Ontario Philharmonic.
The first three concertos in February, the last two in May.
Dalí Quartet: "forged a
near-instant rapport with the audience... In no time, the 300-plus audience
members were on their feet"
Trio Galilei: Music to the ears of wounded veterans recuperating at Walter Reed
feature in the Washinton Post
Pianist Christopher Taylor
performs Messiaen's towering "Vingt Regards" in Milwaukee and at the
Metropolitan Museum of Art -- "remarkable" and "poetic" says The New York Times
Fanfare -- News & Events
award for Best Classical
Instrumental Solo, for his exceptional CD,
We congratulate Jason,
and his team at Azica Records for his remarkable CD already acclaimed: If you ever want to give friend a disc
that will cement his or her love for the guitar, this is a perfect
candidate" writes Soundboard Magazine. While the Huffington
Post declares that
“part of the revitalized interest in the classical guitar.” Preview
Read more... Congratulations!
The Crossroads Project -
Science correspondent Joe Palca's piece for NPR, Climate Scientist
Tries Arts To Stir Hearts Regarding Earth's
Fate, which aired in February, is an excellent intro to The Crossroads
Project as well as the award-winning
Fry Street Quartet.
A multi-disciplinary performance incorporating live music, visual art,
and compelling science featuring the Fry Street Quartet with physicist and educator Dr. Robert Davies.
The experience includes large screen projections of images from noted
environmental photographer Garth Lenz, paintings by Rebecca Allan, and a new
work by composer Laura Kaminsky, to explore
the impacts of society’s unsustainable systems, Earth’s rapidly changing
climate, and humanity’s opportunity for a new direction.
the Fry Street Quartet on NPR.
Aziz Shokhakimov -- This winter the young
phenom Aziz Shokhakimov lead the Nürnberger Symphoniker and the Magdeburgische
Philharmonie, followed by a triumph with the Edmonton Symphony. Upcoming on his
schedule: Aziz makes his debut with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in a program
including Debussy's La Mer, followed by a set of three performances with the
Dusseldorf Symphoniker, and another set of nine concerts leading the Symphoniker
at La Follee Journée in Japan later this
spring. Continuing his remarkable rise (including his Mahler Competition prize win at
age 21), his recent debuts include: the
Stuttgart Radio Orchestras, Orchestra Filarmonica
del Teatro La Fenice, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Winnipeg
Symphony, and at the Teatro Comunale di Bolgona for Eugene Onegin.
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
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.
Together, the new CD from Yolanda
Kondonassis & Jason Vieaux. The gorgeous CD is comprised entirely of
original works for harp and guitar including two world premieres of works
commissioned by Jason and Yolanda: Knock on Wood, by Keith Fitch, and
Hypnotized, by Gary Schocker.
Hear interview and samples from WRCJ Detroit.
Dali Quartet perform
Concerto for Quartet and Wind Symphony
Dali Quartet -- Classical Roots, Latin Soul -- was invited to give an
immediate return engagement at Michigan State to perform Joel Puckett's
"Short Stories" concerto in collaboration with
University's Wind Symphony. Following their appearance at last year's "Latin
IS America" festival, the quartet was excited to bring this special concerto
to life. The performance at the Wharton Center, which was streamed live
on March 19th, followed the quartet's engagement at the University of
Wisconsin, Eau Claire, where they gave a master-class and an all-Latin
program of works by Efrain Amaya, Villa-Lobos, Turina, Valdez and Paquito
Francesco Lecce Chong has been
selected as a featured conductor in the David Zinman Masterclass with the
National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, and at the 6th
International Conducting Masterclass of Mr. Zinman with the Tonhalle
Orchestra Zurich this spring. The young Associate Conductor of both the
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Grand Teton Music Festival appeared with
the Las Vegas Philharmonic this winter, and will make his debut next month
with the San Diego Symphony.