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2013 Winter Newsletter
Artist News Links
I Musici de Montréal
announces 2014-2015 season tour dates. The latest reviews with music
director Jean-Marie Zeitouni are in:
"nothing short of superb" Le Devoir
Jason Vieaux is the
"Genre-Defying Classical Guitarist" on Soundcheck. Hear his performance of an
excerpt from Dan Visconti's Devil's Strum on WNYC's venerable
Soundcheck program, just before his sold out NYC appearance.
Pianist Anton Kuerti
returns to Palm Beach, this time for two concertos, back-to-back. "...a paragon
of technical fluency, insightful musicianship and refined artistry."
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 ...
Cellist Clancy Newman's
new videos are up. Click
here to for superb
performances of Mendelssohn, Chopin and Newman's own "From Method to Madness"
Pianist André Laplante
tours Quebec, including a return to the distinguished
LMMC series in Montréal and the Sherbrooke Symphony before Guelph and London
Conductor Michael Butterman
leads the Cleveland Orchestra in performances of Beethoven excerpts for the
Classical Kids Live! series.
Conductor Aziz Shokhakimov
returns to the U.S. to lead the Pacific Symphony, following return
engagements with Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
new CD receives raves
Guitarist Jason Vieaux announces
collaborations with harpist Yolanda Kondonassis:
"a joy from top to
bottom" (Cleveland Plain Dealer); and and with A Far
Cry: "...a hugely enjoyable performance" (Boston Globe.)
Fanfare -- News & Events
Zealand Quartet: Summer Again
the Adam Chamber Music Festival and Summer School in February, the New
Zealand Quartet return to North America in July to enjoy summer again.
Switching hemispheres is a normal part of life for this globe-trotting
quartet, which is giving residencies in Australia, debut concerts in Sweden
and an exciting new collaborative project in Beijing.The festival
engagements in the U.S. and Canada are packed around a week in the recording
studio for Naxos records to start a new three-year Brahms project. |
Aziz Shokhakimov -- the young award-winning conductor just made a
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 Houston and Winnipeg
Symphonies, 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
Jefferson's Library is now in the concert hall. Thomas Jefferson (in
addition to being our nation's third President) was an avid violinist and
library in his beloved Monticello held a significant collection of music.
Chatham Baroque's ingenious new program brings to the stage music found in
Jefferson's library, including works of Corelli, Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and
more. "The program was fascinating and its execution exquisite" declares
the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. This new program is available on tour.
read the review...
Dali Quartet in
New York -
Making its New York debut, the
Dalí Quartet performed
at the Americas Society this spring, bringing to life the gorgeous “Angelica”
by Venezuelan composer Efrain Amaya and “La Oración del Torero” of Joaquín
Turina among other 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.
First Person: Seeing America Stage, film &
television actors Rob Nagle, Lily Knight and Bill Pullman toured with
Ensemble Galilei this season (Mr. Pullman did a fall tour while
simultaneously filming his new television show!). Newly directed by
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 fiddles,
harp, viola da gamba, banjo, percussion and oboe. First Person: Seeing
This 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.