Tag: classical music

Sweet Summer Melodies Concert

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The Steinway Academy presents Sweet Summer Melodies, a very special concert with Orchestra Santa Monica, conducted by Maestro Roger Kalia, and Young Soloists from the Steinway Academy. The program includes Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major and Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor. Buy Tickets! About The Conductor Roger Kalia is one of America’s most exciting

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Was Bach kind of a jerk?

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We definitely put Johann Sebastian Bach on a pedestal, but what do we really know about Bach the man? Here’s an interesting theory from conductor and musicologist John Eliot Gardiner.

An annotated ‘Bolero’

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Here’s an annotated audio file version of Ravel’s “Bolero” that names the instruments playing the melodies with the timings of their entrances. Listen to this: ‘Bolero.’ Pacific Symphony Blog, Dec. 19, 2017.

Orange County Cello Ensemble releases Christmas album

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The Orange County Cello Ensemble (OCCE) has announced the release of a new recording, “Miracle of the Cellos.” The recording by the Placentia-based youth ensemble was made in OC Music & Dance’s black box theater recently with the assistance of our own NextGen Recording Studios. The album features an orchestra of 19 cellos performing original arrangements recorded for the first

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You can play the music, but can you talk about it?

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A fascinating look at a workshop for Colburn School students preparing to audition for “From the Top.” You Can Play the Music, But Can You Talk About It? Colburnschool.edu, Nov. 3, 2017.

Video: Amazing tiny violinist

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Elizabeth Aoki, violin, and Christopher O’Riley, piano, perform Sarasate’s “Introduction and Tarantelle.”

Video: What Gustavo Dudamel did on his summer vacation

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He played violin with the Berlin Philharmonic. The piece is “Berliner Luft” by Paul Lincke. The concert took place at the Waldbühne, Berlin, on July 1 of this year.

Colburn Teaching Fellows program renewed

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As part of an effort to help young musicians develop careers in the field, the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles has renewed its Teaching Fellows program, in which older students hone their pedagogical tools by working with younger instrumentalists. Conservatory Teaching Fellows Program Returns to Colburn. Colburn Featured News, Nov. 2, 2017.

Interview: Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony take on Bruckner’s Eighth

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On Nov. 9-11, at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, conductor Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony will perform Austrian composer Anton Bruckner’s mammoth Symphony No. 8 for the first time in their history. St.Clair wanted to make sure that audiences were prepared for the unusual and rarely performed 90-minute work, so he devised a prelude that

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The story of the International Music Score Library (IMSLP)

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An interview with Edward Guo, founder of IMSLP, the number one source of free music scores online. File Number One: An interview with Edward Guo. Van, Oct. 19, 2017.