The Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series will present Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman in A Violinist Explores Bach's Cello Suites, 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos. Gandelsman will perform as part of the 40th annual Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series.
Since its inception by founder Rose Knoles in 1981, the concert series has brought widely acclaimed classical artists to perform in intimate spaces in the Santa Ynez Valley. Noted for its acoustics and serene ambiance, St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church has been the home of the series since 2007. "We are very much looking forward to hearing Johnny Gandelsman's interpretations of Bach's timeless and transcendent music," said Robert Cassidy, artistic director. "A magical sonic environment will be experienced with the sound of the solo violin resonating off the long-grain fir, high-ceiling interior of the church."
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The Met Opera's Live in HD series for the 2019-20 season continues this Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 with a transmission of "Agrippina," which was composed by Handel to a libretto by Grimani.
The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, will feature Joyce DiDonato in the title role with Brenda Rae as Poppea, Iestyn Davies as Ottone, Matthew Rose as Claudio, Kate Lindsey as Nerone, Dunan Rock as Pallante, and Nicholas Tamagna as Narciso. Harry Bicket directs the production by Sir David McVicar. Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here. PHOTO (Credit: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera)
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Referred to as "the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele," Jake Shimabukuro is a true virtuoso, and exhibits his talents once again with the release of ‘Trio', available through Music Theories Recordings. It's been a decade and a half since covering Jake's cover of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral and propelled Jake to a level of success most never plausible with a ukulele. Now, with nearly twenty albums already under his belt, Shimabukuro enlists the help of bassist Nolan Verner and guitarist Dave Preston, as well as legendary producer R.S. Field, in presenting the ambience of a classic jam session taken into a studio and transformed into a captivating 13 track album.
In conjunction with the alum release, Jake has made some time TODAY!! Feb. 24, 2020 to discuss the tracks with US radio.
Welcome to theartsdesk - Classical CDs Weekly: Beethoven, Bruckner, Notice Recordings. Definitive box sets of sonatas and symphonies, plus striking new music from a US independent label by Graham Rickson for Saturday, 22 February 2020.
"Beethoven paid no attention at all to the conventions of his own time In fact, he only ever wrote music for the future." One strength of Igor Levit's magnificent traversal of Beethoven's piano sonatas is how contemporary, how disarmingly modern he makes many of them sound. Speeds in outer movements are generally swift, the dynamic contrasts extreme. Try No. 25's tiny last movement, pushed to the limit here and almost buckling under the strain. But there's so much energy and joy; you suspect that Beethoven would have approved. He would also have grinned at Levit's fizzing account of No. 25, the grace and flamboyance perfectly matched. One of this set's many attractions is hearing Levit doesn't underplay the earlier, less familiar sonatas. The first three, dedicated to Haydn, are wonderfully handled. No. 2's first movement is laugh-out-loud funny, and No. 3's finale closes with a nicely emphatic full stop.
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In the episode n ° 907 of "ANIMAJAZZ", conceived and conducted by BRUNO POLLACCI , broadcast TUESDAY 25 February at 20.30, on PUNTORADIO, also streaming on www.puntoradio.fm will be the protagonists of the evening will be
TODD MOSBY - CD "Open Waters" Produced by Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman, and with a sound described as "an album to daydream to", Open Waters finds Mosby once again embarking on a creative journey navigating through elements of Jazz, New Age, Folk and Indian music. Coming from a family of inventors (he is the co-inventor of the Imrat guitar along with Kim Schwartz and Imrat Khan), Mosby's early musical DNA was formed from his love of Bluegrass and Folk music, which eventually expanded into Fusion and Jazz.
We remind you that "ANIMAJAZZ" can be heard on TUESDAY at 20.30 in immediate podcast on http://animajazz.eu Happy listening.
Pulsations, Angele Dubeau's new album, brings together works that evoke strong images and possess a profound emotional intensity. "A pulsation marks time, it infuses its rhythm in it and also evokes the heart. Just like those composers whose music calls out to me and who, with their unique signatures, mark time, our time. Features the music of; Olafur Arnalds, Jean-Michel Blais, Ludovico Einaudi, Alex Baranowski, Craig Armstrong, Peter Gregson, Yann Tiersen, Abel Korzeniowski, Johan Johannsson, Max Richter and Dala.
This week's Pulsations with Angele Dubeau is Craig Armstrong's 'Far From the Madding Crowd." LISTEN
A pianist of real character and refinement – plus a huge career in Europe – Lucas Debargue was on hand to lend his musicianship to a relatively rare outing of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 2.
It's hard to argue with the lineup of soloists Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) have brought to town this season. Their trend of finding and presenting some of the most striking artists of the day continued Thursday night at Sanders Theatre with the local debut of Lucas Debargue. A pianist of real character and refinement – plus a huge career in Europe – Debargue was on hand to lend his musicianship to a relatively rare outing of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 2.
Premiered in 1857, the Liszt Second turns the piano concerto genre on its head, cast as it is in a single continuous movement (instead of three or four individual ones) and generally eschewing glittering, bravura displays for something a bit more contemplative (though its technical difficulties remain Herculean).
For this effort, Debargue proved the perfect collaborator. He's a pianist of terrific facility, who's equally comfortable as a chamber musician and no-holds-barred soloist, and his performance on Thursday was strongly directed, as well as precisely articulated and carefully voiced. Indeed, the lightness of Debargue's touch was, at times, astonishing: the opening of the Concerto's short final section, for instance, had a kinetic, elfin quality that simply shimmered. Photo: Paul Marrotta.
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‘Love Letters' marks a different direction for the internationally celebrated artist; it offers a shift in intimacy and content and comes at a pivotal time in her career as she signs to her new record label, Mercury KX.
Milan Records today releases THE NEW POPE (ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE SKY – HBO – CANAL+ SERIES produced by FREMANTLE'S THE APARTMENT and WILDSIDE, co-produced with HAUT ET COURT TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) with music by LELE MARCHITELLI.
Referred to as "the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele," Jake Shimabukuro is a true virtuoso, and exhibits his talents once again with the release of ‘Trio', available February 14th through Music Theories Recordings.
Liebert is a five-time Grammy nominee with multiple gold and platinum records. He has sold millions of records across the globe. A skilled practitioner of contemporary flamenco guitar, he is always a surprise on stage. He plays with lots of textures - contrasting traditional and electric instruments. Liebert will play songs from prior albums as well as songs from his latest albums.
Liebert's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11 and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his rock and roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he abandoned the frustrations and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In 1989, he formed Luna Negra and he has become one of the most successful instrumental artists, thrilling audiences worldwide and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. Best known for his Nouveau Flamenco guitar playing style, his debut album sold double-platinum and is still one of the bestselling guitar albums of all time.
"The Complete Santa Fe Sessions," Liebert's previous album, was released in May 2018.
Sante Fe, New Mexico - Stepping outside the creative box, Ottmar Liebert delivers something different on his new release Petals On The Path. POP' goes Ottmar Liebert, on this project where he straddles genres, pairs down to a trio format and, as always, delivers masterful guitar work. Evocative, moving and fresh Petals On The Path' will be will be available in three formats: CD from conventional and online retailers, via Burnside Distribution; Mp3 from the usual download stores (iTunes, Amazon etc.) as well as from Liebert's Listening Lounge'In Addition, audiophile fans can buy and download high definition 24bit/88.2KHz files from HDTracks.com, and Ottmar's label SSRI will also sell a special double CD package that contains the files in FLAC form. This HD FLAC package will be a very limited run and will only be available from his website and at concerts. Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra will be on tour all summer throughout the Western region of the U.S. Concert dates & updates can be found at www.ottmarliebert.com and below.
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One Guitar, Ottmar Liebert's haunting new CD of solo acoustic guitar music is beautiful and deep. With 13 tracks of contemplation, meditation, exhalation, levitation and exquisite solitude, Liebert presents ghosts of Spanish flamenco, and dreamscapes of the New World. Ottmar Liebert has always been a creative thinker and doer, and 'One Guitar' absorbs musical traditions.
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Ottmar Liebert has put a fresh bloom on an inspiring collection of traditional, non-traditional, and new songs in his latest CD, the appropriately titled "Winter Rose." Liebert breathes new life into holiday favorites with sensitive, arrangements of O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Holy Night. The CD also includes fresh interpretations of rarely heard Holiday songs, including Les Roses D'Isphahan and Tchaikovsky's Le Cafe
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra - release their first new recordings since the award winning 2004 outing "La Semana. The Scent of Light available on CD through Burnside Distribution and as digital music files, via IODA Digital Distribution, on iTunes, amazon, emusic, Rhapsody etc. was recorded between Spring of 2005 and Spring of 2008. Ottmar says: "I figured 'One Guitar' was as minimalist as can be, 'Up Close' was the most minimalist one can be with a band (no overdubs, no editing etc.) and it was time to make the image large again. This album has a big sound and reminds me of The Hours between Night & Day which was recorded in Santa Barbara in 1993."
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