Boston Philharmonic's theme of geographic connectivity among the three composers on its program at Sanders last night resulted in a concert significantly more interesting than a Trip Advisor's ‘Three-in-One Visegrád Group' excursion.
Lucas Debargue, who played this concerto in the final round of his successful stint at Tchaikovsky Competition, was just the ticket. In the concerto known for its ambiguous role of the piano - which seems to oscillate between accompanying other instruments and raging on its own - making some sense of the piano line seems to be the best way to make sense of the whole concerto. Debargue provided this core understanding at his first chance: he played the first big piano solo that ascends from chthonic rumblings with deliberate tension and seriousness. Whatever monstrous hero was being born in front of us, crawled out of his primordial mess with difficulty and determination. This sense of seriousness shone a light on the whole concerto, as it jumped between extremes. A sweet cello solo, beautifully played by the principal Rafael Popper-Keizer, got dutifully swept away by the monstrous march, crass enough despite lack of power in the brass section. This nasty transformation of a perfectly benign main theme carries a long tradition of alienating listeners. But it all magically made sense this time.
'Albare', Dadon is a jazz guitarist and composer. He has recorded two albums with Festival Records in Australia and produced A History of Standard Time, Joe Chindamo's first solo recording and featuring Ray Brown. His latest albums are Midnight Blues (2007), After the Rain (2009), Travel Diary (2010), Long Way (2012), The Road Ahead (2013), 2 Decades of Jazz (2014), Only Human (2015) and Dream Time (2016). Dadon is currently signed to Enja Records. Dadon, is also known an Israel activist. He discusses two of his many passions. February 22, 2020 installment of The David Suissa Podcast.
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Having earned high honors in the Jazz world, Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist Laila Biali's genre-bending sound has been described by the Washington Post as masterfully mixing jazz and pop, while bringing virtuosity and unpredictability to songs that are precise and catchy. Biali will be performing at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.
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Last month, Angelique Kidjo won her fourth Grammy in the 'Best World Music' category. But it wasn't quite like every other year she had been nominated for the award. This time she shared the nomination with fellow African act Burna Boy, the first artist of the continent's current afropop scene to earn a nomination. While there's no question that Kidjo, who won for her 2019 album Celia, was beyond deserving (this was by no means a Kendrick-Macklemore scenario), Kidjo made the conscious decision to dedicate her award to Burna and urged viewers to pay attention to the wealth of new talent coming from the continent. "The new generation of artists coming from Africa are going to take you by storm and the time has come," said the artist.
'Take Africa Out of It and There's No Music for Y'all,' OkayAfrica caught up with the legendary Beninese singer following her recent Grammy win and her feature on the collaborative electronic track 'Milambi.'
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SoulTrackers responded big time last year when we debuted the song "Leaving LA" by the New York-based collective, Snack Cat. Mixing elements of Yacht Rock with 80s R&B – and even a touch of jazz, the band consistently delivers high infectious pop/soul with strong instrumentation. They've become "go to" musicians for many of the soul and rock artists in the region, and are popular at music festivals.
The band's newest single, "Young Love," comes out today, and it is another tasty slice of accessible – though deceptively complex - music. The song was born on an L.A. rooftop, where guitarist and bandleader Aleksi Glick was ruminating on his first serious relationship back in college, and all of the passionate twists and turns it took.
The band deftly handles the number, and hands us another winner we're enjoying. For (February 21, 2020) 'Young Love' is the SOUL TRACKS: First Listen
There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the annual New Year's Concert from Vienna. Directed by Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic ushered in 2020 with music from the Strauss family and more in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, the 2020 Concert marked the first time that a work by Beethoven was performed at a New Year's Concert.
For Friday, January 21, 2020 the Vienna Philharmonic - 2020 New Year's Concert is the WFMT: Chicago 'Featured New Release'
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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.
IUP's Lively Arts Program set to present Project Trio / The Penn
Posted: January 20, 2020 12:00 AM
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IUP's Lively Arts Program and the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex both have a wide range of performances and events planned for the upcoming 2020 spring semester. On Tuesday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall, there will be a chamber music ensemble titled "Project Trio" which features three composers and performers that come from Brooklyn. Their performance will showcase their classical training and an assortment of musical tastes and styles. All audience members can enjoy free admission to this unique event and are promised a surprising and high-energy musical experience.
A continuation of their journey of exploration of contrasting musical genres, Instrumental features 11 tracks of rhythmically charged PROJECT Trio originals and covers ranging from classical to gypsy jazz, Brazilian and slow jams. The originals include Djangish, an homage to the great Django Reinhardt, Shir and 2against3, both with the classic PROJECT Trio sound, and Sloeberry Jam, a slow jam with a hip-hop/pop/gospel feel. Four more originals, 99 Mondays, The Anthem, BBR and Now were made with a new voice inspired by the sounds of today. The album is balanced by an eclectic collection of covers including, Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5, the classic Brazilian "Chorro" song Andre de Sapato Novo, and a PROJECT Trio rendition of Saint-Saëns' Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah.
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PROJECT Trio: 'When Will Then Be Now' includes five original pieces: ‘Classique,' a true crossover in the classical tradition, 'Raga Raja,' a highly rhythmic up tempo Indian style composition, the fun crowd favorite ‘TV Theme Show,' '6th Row Middle,' which begins with a beautiful chorale and turns into a rhythmically charged jam, and ‘The Stacks,' which bassist and composer Peter Seymour describes as "just a cool tune that is very PROJECTy." The album is balanced by some of the world's great landmark covers including, '3 Bach Sinfonias,' a jam on ‘Beethoven's 5th Symphony,' the classic Charlie Parker/Miles Davis tune ‘Donna Lee,' and a Project Trio rendition of ‘Rossini's William Tell Overture.'
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Harmonyville Records is proud to release: PROJECT Trio's third studio recording a self-titled album that continues the ensemble's unique and heralded musical exploration. Following the success of their first two CD's, "Winter and June" & "Brooklyn", this effort yields far more musical innovation than one might expect from a traditional chamber ensemble.
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