Classical Radio is 'All In' for Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in  this orchestra's first recording in nearly thirty years  – All In. Released on Decca Gold, All In features a new work composed by Abrams, titled 'Unified Field,' as well as Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto with the conductor as soloist. Chanteuse Storm Large joins the orchestra for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy himself. The Louisville Orchestra has been reinvigorated by the young Abrams, who has been compared to Leonard Bernstein for his commitment to championing new works, education, and community engagement. Since his tenure as music director began, the orchestra has seen an exceptional growth in concert attendance and general reaffirmation of the orchestra as a gem of the Louisville community. In conjunction with the album release, TA has made himself avialable to speak with Classical Radio Stations throughout the US. Watch for our tweets throught the day.
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Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner perform Stevie Wonder's 'Visions' on A Prairie Home Companion

GRAMMY® Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner play Stevie Wonder's "Visions" on APM's - A Prairie Home Companion. Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom, and has now taken another big leap forward with her newMack Avenue Records release -  Dreams and Daggers, her third album for the label.  A Prairie Home Companion Is a live weekly radio variety show created by musician and songwriter Garrison Keillor. In the fall of 2016, Chris Thile took over at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion. "I grew up with the show, says Chris. "I take this opportunity, this job, immensely seriously and with great awe." A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} LISTEN TO THE SHOW   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Stacey Kent Quintet wBenny Benack III, set for MCG: Jazz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vocalist Stacey Kent is somewhat of a rarity - an artist who originally didn't aspire to be one. And even more rare, her musical partner of 26 years, her husband Jim Tomlinson, didn't either. These two accidental touring musicians, part of a quintet, come to the Manchester Craftmen's Guild's Jazz Concert Hall for two shows Saturday behind Ms. Kent's latest album, "I Know I Dream," released in October. The tour, Kent says, is "a mixed bag because some selections are the five of us, and some are with an orchestra, The show that we do at the Guild is with the quintet." READ THE FULL Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Bela Fleck to lead inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp / The Transylvania Times

Grammy winner Béla Fleck will present the inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp to be held Aug. 15-18 at NC's Brevard Music Center. The camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction by Fleck alongside world class banjo players/instructors including; Tony Trischka, Kristen Scott Benson and Mike Munford. The week will culminate with a finale concert in the Music Center's Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic and single string. The Blue Ridge Banjo Camp will provide banjo players with the tools to improve their playing and aims to contribute to the overall growth of the art of the five-string banjo. READ THE FULL The Transylvania Times ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Bill Frisell: A Portrait / Film Journal review

The widely admired guitarist and composer Bill Frisell has lost count of the albums he's appeared on. In addition to his twenty or so solo records, and his appearances in other bands, he's played with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Elvis Costello to jazz legends like Jason Moran. Shot over a five-year period, this documentary provides a broad overview of his accomplishments. Director Emma Franz follows Frisell through several of his musical lives: playing jazz and country in a trio with Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollensen; rehearsing with conductor Michael Gibbs and the BBC Symphony Orchestra; archival footage of the Paul Motian Trio with Frisell and Joe Lovano at the Village Vanguard; joining the Richter 858 Quartet. READ THE FULL Film Journal REVIEW p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Qwest TV, the world's first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms founded by music legend Quincy Jones in collaboration with French jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, announced today its official global launch date set for December 15, 2017. The announcement comes just two months following a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Fall 2017 that raised nearly $170,000 USD, nearly double the platform's target goal. READ THE FULL Broadway World ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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RSO celebrates New Year's Eve with Time for Three / bctv

Transcending multiple musical categories, string trio Time for Three, featuring local favorite Curtis alum Nick Kendall (violin) together with Charles Yang (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass), join the Reading Symphony Orchestra for a special New Year's Eve performance on Sunday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Time for Three blends elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz music to create a unique blend of its own, merging original pieces together with their own arrangements of bluegrass, folk tunes, and mash-ups of popular hits from the 60s to present day. READ THE FULL bctv ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Olafur Arnalds shares trailer for new video series 'All Strings Attached / LEMON WIRE

Pianist and composer Olafur Arnalds has shared the trailer of a new video series with the world. Before he embarks on what he calls his most "ambitious' tour ever, Arnalds has decided to turn the experience into a video series he is calling "All Strings Attached." As Arnalds and his collaborators put together music for the tour, fans will be able to watch the process on each new episode. In the trailer for the series, we get a sneak peek into what we can expect to see and hear in future episodes. Throughout the video, Arnalds describes his favorite parts of making art and collaborating  with others, touching on new technologies (one of them a generative piano device he's been developing) he'll be utilizing to create new sounds, as well as the people helping him along the way. Arnalds will tour with a drummer for the first time, and will also travel with a group of string players, whose parts will be developed over the next few months, which the video series will document.  READ THE FULL LEMON WIRE ARTICLE & WATCH VIDEO p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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KMUW: Wichita marks Walt Disney's 116th with Jazz Loves Disney 2

KMUW: Wichita KS - Night Train joins in with Global Village and Strange Currency to mark Walt Disney's birthday with jazz versions of songs from Disney films – including music from the new Jazz Loves Disney 2 album, Dave Brubeck's Dave Digs Disney album, the Jazz Network's Beauty and the Beast album of Disney music and more. It's also the birthday of two acclaimed Italian pianists Enrico Pieranunzi and Stefano Bollani, and of saxophonist Corey Weeds and Night Train has music from all three, including Weeds' new album featuring jazz versions of songs from Earth, Wind & Fire. The second installment of the Jazz Loves Disney series, Jazz Loves Disney 2: A Kind of Magic features guest artists including Angélique Kidjo, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Jacob Collier, George Benson, Madeleine Peyroux and more, taking on beloved melodies from the Disney canon. Released on Verve Records, the Jazz Loves Disney series celebrates the nostalgia and universal appeal of the music of Disney films. The rich catalogue of Disney songs that span genres and generations inspired producer Jay Newland and arranger Rob Mounsey to continue the series. 
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TENOR-Jared chats with WGTE-Brad in advance of Toledo show

‘Our Christmas Wish' partners The TEN Tenors with Children's Hospital Foundation in Brisbane OZ, and are well on the way to raising nearly $1 million (AU). Producer DJ Wendt says; "This is a show and a project for the entire family." For 2016 the group is bringing their success to the U.S. with the "Our Christmas Wish" release and a nationwide US tour from November Nov. 2016 through Jan. 31, 2017. The Tenors will donate 100% of their net proceeds, no less than $3.50 for every album sold on Amazon and in the U.S., to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  WGTE: Toledo, classical music host - Brad Cresswell chatted with TENOR Jared Newall in advance of the group's Valentine Theatre performance. Listen to the attached interview.
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  Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Cecile McLorin Salvant returns to Bard College - Fisher Center / Chronogram

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant made her sold-out Fisher Center debut in 2015 to a rapturous reception. On December 17, she'll return to the Bard College venue for an afternoon concert accompanied by revered pianist Sullivan Foster. McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she's taken another big leap forward with the GRAMMY nominated - Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. READ THE Chronogram ARTICLE
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Happy one hundred and nineteenth DG

Today is the 119th birthday of Deutsche Grammophon. Since its foundation Deutsche Grammophon has always been a pioneer in the use of new technology but it is during this decade where digital technology is on a level to move beyond familiar audio and video products: the first of these is Beethoven's 9th Symphony released in 2013: an audio-visual, interactive and informative iOS app, combining these three elements into a revolutionary experience. It is followed by the Vivaldi Four Seasons App in 2014 which compares the original Four Seasons by Vivaldi, represented by the acclaimed recording by Trevor Pinnock, with a Recomposed version by Max Richter. In 2015 DG releases the universal iPhone / iPad app „Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood" together with the New York producers Giants Are Small, an unforgettable journey of classical music, visual wonder, and digital play, giving an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev's classic. Narrators of the story are Alice Cooper and, for the german version, Campino. What is a birthday without presents? Join prize draw to win a copy of of Deutsche Grammophon - 50 Classical Masterworks Compilation
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Top 10 Albums for December

Ola Gjeilo :

Winter Songs

Winter Songs is a new album of compositions and arrangements for choir and strings by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. The album features new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols and new, wintry compositions in a beautiful and intimate setting, performed by Gjeilo on the piano, the string group 12 Ensemble, the Choir of Royal Holloway and conductor Rupert Gough.  Piano:  Choir: Choir of Royal Holloway Strings: 12 Ensemble Conductor: Rupert Gough
Seth MacFarlane :

In Full Swing

"MacFarlane is the rare revivalist who knows that the Great American Songbook is more than 100 pages thick" -  Reuters Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, In Full Swing, set for release on September 15 on Verve Label Group / Republic Records. 12 NEW  64 TOTAL SYND: The Bill Miller Show, CBC, AllJazzRadio Direct: SiriusXM, Stingray Markets Include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Wash DC, Detroit, Long Island NY, Louisville, Hartford CT, Honolulu, AL(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Africa Online: Accuradio, bebop spoken here, GreenArrow,, Que4 Radio,The Eclectic Chair
Soundtracks :

Murder on the Orient Express

Sony Music proudly announces the release of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Patrick Doyle, including a song performed by Michelle Pfeiffer with lyrics by Kenneth Branagh. The soundtrack will be released on November 3rd, 2017. The film will be released in the US on November 10th, 2017. ABOUT MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Stacey Kent :

I Know I Dream

With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don't have much left to prove. Kent's brand new album, I Know I Dream, was recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra of around 60 musicians, her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than 15 albums. So when Sony and OKeh asked her about making an album with a big orchestra, she felt this was the moment: "It's not every day that you get a call about a project with 58 musicians! Nowadays everyone tries to be reasonable but Sony had a real artistic vision".  26 NEW  104 TOTAL SYND: CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angelles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Portland, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Memphis, San Antonio, Orlando, Tampa, Hartford CT, Madison WI, Wichita, Honolulu, ME(Statewide), MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), VT(Statewide), Toronto, Barcelona, Berlin, Dublin, Pisa INTER: Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands Online: bebop spoken here,, Jazz & Blues Report, Jazz Weekly, Quisqueya FM, MOJA, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Green Arrow Radio  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} 39 JazzWeek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Sony Classical announces the release of GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-nominated composer Carter Burwell. GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family' 29 NEW  32 TOTAL SYND: The Score Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Portland, Detroit, MI(Statewide), SC(Statewide), Barcelona INTER: Canada, Spain, Romania Online: CalmRadio, XRAY.FM, Zephyr Planet Radio Network   p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060}
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Professor Marston And The Wonder Women

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of Professor Marston And The Wonder Women (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).  Featuring composer Tom Howe's original score, the soundtrack will be available digitally and on CD October 13.  Stage 6 Films' PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. On October 13, the film will be released in U.S. theaters in association with Annapurna Pictures. "Working with Angela was fantastic," exclaims Howe. "I was lucky enough to join the project before Angela filmed anything. Early conversations with her about the characters and story arc meant I was able to write a suite which she listened to on set and this formed the main theme and palette for the Marstons. The music takes us on an emotional journey tracking the ups and downs of the Marstons story infusing a subtle twist by using unusual percussion and bondage sounds."
Soundtracks :

The Breadwinner

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of THE BREADWINNER (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with an original score by Academy Award®-winning composer Mychael Danna and Emmy nominated composer Jeff Danna. The soundtrack will available digitally and on CD November 17. The film will also be released in the U.S. on November 17th. The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all. 27 TOTAL Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Louisville, Sacramento, Reno, Honolulu, CA(Statewide), Canada Online: CalmRadio, Musicas Imaginadas, Global Roots and Culture, Soundtrack Geek  
Katharine McPhee :

i fall in love too easily

Award-winning and gold-selling singer, actress, performer, philanthropist, and American Idol Season 5 breakout star Katharine McPhee reimagines, recharges, and reinvigorates a host of timeless romantic standards on her fifth full-length, I Fall In Love Too Easily, via BMG. The album was produced by the legendary Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) and recorded at the famed Capitol Recording Studios.  9 NEW  50 TOTAL Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Wash DC, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Orlando FL, Madison WI, Tampa, Barcelona, Berlin, Pisa INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, South Africa Online: billboard, GreenArrow,, Jazz Weekly,, Jazz Spotlight On Sinatra, Stage and Cinema p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} PR secured by Donovan Public Relations
Pretty Yende :


Pretty Yende continues her meteoric rise through the world of opera. Her debut album A Journey received the Solo Recital Recording award at the 2017 International Opera Awards and critics were unanimous in showering praise on the beauty of Yende's voice and the intelligence of her singing. ‘Hers is a lyric coloratura voice of real beauty and flexibility' (Gramophone). ‘She displays not only a top-class vocal and dramatic technique but also a high-wire artist's courage and confidence. It's the sheer brilliance of her attack that leaves audiences around the world clamouring for more.' (Daily Mail). 35 TOTAL SYND: C24 CBC Direct: MOOD Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Cleveland, Minneapolis,  Detroit, Austin, Canada Online: AccuRadio
Soundtracks :

JANE - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of JANE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) with a new score of Grammy® and Academy Award ®-nominated composer Philip Glass. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, Academy award nominated director Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists. 35 TOTAL Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Austin, Louisville, Knoxville, SC(Statewide) INTER: Canada, UK, Spain, Romania Online: Zephyr Planet Radio, Musicas Imaginadas,, Journeyscapes