Cory Henry is an in-demand, multi-instrumentalist performer and producer who's worked with an array of musical legends across genres such as P. Diddy, Robert Glasper, Michael McDonald, Boys II Men, NAS, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots and as a member of the Grammy Award-winning group Snarky Puppy. Cory's latest release is a live album and DVD recorded in Brooklyn called "The Revival." Working off his instrument of choice-the Hammond B-3 organ- "The Revival showcases Henry's musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul. "For me, it was playing my favorite instrument in my musical garden," he says. "I just wanted to use my upbringing and the music in my heart and bring it to my listeners." It is a synthesis of Henry's many influences- Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and James Brown. As Henry says, "my way, my take."
Henry is set to play Buffalo Iron Works TONIGHT - July 1 SEE ARTVOICE PAGE
You might remember Choir! Choir! Choir! as the gang of singers that invaded Massey Hall for a tribute to Prince. Or the chorus that took over the AGO to cover "Space Oddity" after David Bowie's death. They're at it again-and, thankfully, no legendary musician had to die this time. During the Luminato Festival, leaders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman invited cabaret crooner Rufus Wainwright to lead their rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in the cavernous Hearn Generating Station, featuring a 1,500-person choir (that just so happens to include former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson).
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To listen to the recorded music of Black Violin, a hip-hop duo composed of two classically trained stringed instrumentalists, is an extremely different experience than seeing them in person. To put it differently, if a picture is worth a thousand words, the imagery of a Black Violin concert is worth a billion – although I promise this review won't be quite that long. "We put two worlds together," Kevin Sylvester – aka Kev Marcus – told the packed audience tonight after taking the Johnson Control Stage at 8 p.m. Sylvester, who is a violinist, was referring to the group's undefined genre of music, which mashes classical with hip-hop and, sometimes, pop and soul. Tonight, he wore a black T-shirt that said, "I defy stereotypes," and indeed, he and Wilner Baptiste, a viola player who goes by the stage name Will B., did just that.
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The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival marks its 30th anniversary. After the downbeat on July 2, Germany's largest-scale classical music festival stages 178 concerts until August 28. Points of focus include the composer Joseph Haydn and the pianist András Schiff. Ten concerts are dedicated to Schiff - or rather, the 62-year-old Austrian-British pianist of Hungarian heritage has set them up himself. "We tell the artists, 'Do what you want," explained Kuhnt. Schiff can be heard solo, in tandem with artists he chose himself and even with the Salzburg Puppet theater.
The stars will also line up for the festival. Among the prominent artists on this year's program are Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich, German clarinetist Sabine Meyer and British violinists Nigel Kennedy and Daniel Hope. Renowned orchestras like the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields from London are also on the playbill. Portuguese fado, Irish folk, chansons, music for winds and electronic beats accentuate the program of mostly classical music, 178 concerts in total, for which 172,000 tickets are available.
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After two decades of spectacular music-making, the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet Cecily Ward, violin; Tom Stone, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; and Jennifer Kloetzel, cello) has decided to disband. During those 20 years the group has immersed itself in performing Beethoven on tours throughout the United States and Europe as well as recording all 16 works plus the "Grande Fugue" (Große Fuge). The completion of the Beethoven cycle recording is a fitting celebration of the Bay Area-based ensemble's 20th anniversary as well as the group's valedictory season. They leave behind a rich discography, including their latest recording - the last in their series of Beethoven String Quartets. Violinist Tom Stone and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel join us to talk about the reasons behind their decision, and to preview their new Beethoven recording, which is now available from Avie Records.
WGTE: Toledo OH's Brad Cresswell spoke with the group about their 20 year run and final recording together. Listen to the interview.
Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang led six Chinese torchbearers participate in the Rio Olympics torch relay on Thursday in the famous Iguacu waterfall city. This Thursday, 30 June, the Rio Olympics torch relay continues its journey across Brazilian Parana state. The distance covered, including transits, 170 km and some 140 torchbearers. Foz do Igua?u is the last town on the Olympic Flame' s route today. Invited by the Coca-Cola sponsorship, six torchbearers including Lang Lang and actress Jiang Yiyan lit the passion of local people. As No. 75 torchbearer, Lang Lang was welcomed by both warm Brazilians and Chinese. Numerous people accompanied him during his 200-meter torch relay journey. "It's my third time to be a summer Olympics torchbearer this time. To get in touch with Olympics and its spirit one more time, I feel more powerful and it will lead me to go forward," Lang Lang said.
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To help celebrate summer, cities in North America are giving away tickets to see a screening of The Music of Strangers: Yo–Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble by acclaimed director Morgan Neville (Best of Enemies, 20 Feet from Stardom, Johnny Cash's America). The Music of Strangers follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble's more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.
The film will screen on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4 (350 King St. W, Toronto ON M5V 3X5). Jeff Beecher (a member of The Silk Road Ensemble) will also be in attendance at the screening and will be doing a Q&A following the screening. To enter just fill out the form below with your name and mailing address and follow us on Twitter @MusicalToronto and RT this Tweet. SEE Musical Toronto PAGE
The film will also screen at San Diego's Landmark Hillcrest Theatres. Enter the Sweepstakes which begin on June 30, 2016 at 8:00pm (PT) and ends on July 7, 2016 at 11:59pm (PT). You must be at least 18 years old, a legal U.S. resident and reside within the station's Total Market Area (TMA) as defined by Nielsen. See Official Contest Rules for more details. One (1) entry per person per day (not e-mail address). Five (5) winners will be notified via e-mail on July 8, 2016. Prize must be claimed at radio station during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm. SEE THE KOGO 660 - IHeart Radio PAGE
You can watch the The Music of Strangers trailer here
Remarkably, while piano maestro Kenny Barron has recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and countless others as a valued sideman, he had never documented his impressive working trio of bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, with him for 20 years, and drummer Johnathan Blake, onboard for the past 10 years.
Rufus Wainwright celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in typically dramatic fashion by releasing a unique collection of nine sonnets in stunning performances by both actors and vocalists.
'Ensemble Caprice: Adagio' is this week's KDFC: San Francisco / Download Of the Week
Posted: November 5, 2013 12:00 AM
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Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute,Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. Performed entirely on period instruments, their new Analekta disc: Adagio is a powerful, emotional recording and is this week's: KDFC: Download Of The Week.
On Chaconne - Voices of Eternity, Ensemble Caprice gathers some of the most beautiful chaconnes and passacaglias from the hundreds of composed during the Baroque period. In the chaconne and the passacaglia, repetition of the same harmonic formula allowed for the representation of a notion of time that transcended that of day-to-day experience – in other words, eternity! As a geometrically variable group, Ensemble Caprice here draws on the talents of seven musicians playing period instruments, who are joined by organist Jean-Willy Kunz, sopranos Dawn Bailey and Jana Miller and mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet. In addition to the instrumental pieces judiciously selected from a vast repertoire, Matthias Maute (conductor and composer) has rearranged certain others for two recorders and bass, including Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Chaconne BWV 1004 for solo violin and Monteverdi's Chi vol che m'innamori (with its closing "Today we are light, and then tomorrow, shadow"). The album also contains hauntingly beautiful 16th-century Czech folksongs. Everything, in a program of heightened feeling, takes us to this indescribable notion of eternity.
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Under the artistic direction of Matthias Maute, Ensemble Caprice renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music records ‘Adagio.' Founded in Germany in 1989, Ensemble Caprice is now well established in Montreal and has achieved national and international success. The Ensemble is often invited to perform in Europe and in the United States.
"The music of the CD Adagio: A Consideration of a Serious Matter lies exactly where real questions begin..." - Matthias Maute
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Winner of one Juno and three Prix Opus from Conseil quebecois de la musique, notably "performer of the year" in 2010, Ensemble Caprice is renowned for its innovative interpretations of baroque music. The New York Times even called it "a group that encourages listeners to rehear the world." This new recording of the Ensemble combines Johann Sebastian Bach's famous Brandenburg Concertos, composed between 1712 and 1721, with a few preludes and one fugue by Dmitri Shostakovich, as arranged by music director Matthias Maute.
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Ensemble Caprice is proud to present: Salsa Baroque. One can describe baroque music of Latin America as a fusion of harmonies and rhythms of Europe and Africa blended with Amerindian nuances and styles. This unique fusion dates back to the 16th century and gave rise to a complex and fascinating multitude of musical forms resulting in a great variety of instrumentations, structures, and rhythmic and melodic phrasing. Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, designating at the same time a dance as well as a family of musical genres in Latin-American music. It is this latter meaning and its ancient roots that, together with a bit of humour, we have taken to give the title Salsa baroque to our project. Despite the human and political tragedies surrounding the colonization of the South-American continent, the multipolar musical culture that resulted is distinguished by its fiery spirit and passion: here is music with a unique character that enriches the repertoire of the 17th century with refreshing novelties.
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The Ensemble Caprice members are putting on their gypsy attire! Following a wild journey along with Vivaldi on the bohemian road, they do it again with Telemann! High-octane performances of the composer's oeuvre are intertwined with sparkling Matthias Maute's arrangements of gipsy pieces. All the colors and opulence of a unique cultural heritage offered to you. From Telemann's own writings, after listening to gypsy musicians and their music: One can hardly believe what wonderful imaginative ideas these pipers and fiddlers have as they improvise. In only a week, a composer could be inspired for an entire lifetime. I have written several major concertos in this style.
8 New ON this week 69 Total Synd: APM/Performance Today, PRI/Classical 24 Direct: SiriusXM/Boundaries, Music Choice/Light Classical, In-Flight on Air Canada Markets include: Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Houston, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, New Orleans, Kansas City, Berkeley CA, Honolulu Online: Taintradio, RadioIO, Beethoven.com