Violinist Daisy Jopling's AWAKENING Concert Coming to Alice Tully Hall
This August 27, the celebrated violinist Daisy Jopling will stage a connective, educational and entertaining performance at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, at once accomplishing all of her professional goals.
First, she will take the stage with a group of extraordinarily talented musicians to play compositions that embody traditional orchestral music aesthetics as well as a wide array of contemporary musical styles from playful gypsy sounds and introspective jazz moods to celebratory gospel grooves and well-established rock songs. She will also be giving a group of talented young musicians a chance to sit in (after a number of rehearsals) and be mentored by those professionals. Lastly, and perhaps as importantly, she will be raising awareness among the young and old in the audience of the beauty of her music, of this kind of ensemble and of this world-renowned concert hall.
Conducted and orchestrated by Dean Fransen and with special performances by Broadway vocal sensations Justin Sargent, Joni Blondell, Nina Blue and Yahli Hilah, the Awakening program is composed by Jopling, Michael Feigenbaum and BrIan Taylor. Through her powerful violin and genuinely sparkling personality, Jopling presents each piece as a touchstone along the path of personal discovery and universal transformation to which people of all ages and cultures can relate.
The professional mentors in the Global Music Academy Orchestra are rehearsing with, and will perform alongside, student musicians of the highest calibre from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, Westchester and Putnam Counties. The concert also includes performances by the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir, members of the Hendrick Hudson High School Treble Makers and the Mahopac High School Chorus.
The mentors will give the students insights into the professional music world. They'll also provide opportunities to enhance various aspects of their playing, expanding their performance abilities in new musical styles while offering life-changing friendships with the power to influence careers.
Tickets are available at the Lincoln Center box office and online at lincolncenter.org. VIP tickets include an invitation to an exclusive VIP no-host after-party at the Empire Hotel Rooftop to meet and greet the artists and celebrate.
Classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling was born in London, and now lives in NY. She has toured the world with the Daisy Jopling Band and with the creative string trio Triology. She has released eight albums, two with BMG's RCA Victor label. Consisting of original music, her latest album "Awakening," was released February 3, 2017 on the Fleur de Son Classics label with Naxos Worldwide Distribution.
Her solo work has included the performance of a Bach concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in London at age 14, playing twice before 30,000 people at the opening of the Vienna Festival, and touring with her band in 23 stunning concert halls in China throughout 2015.
Various ensembles have performed her compositions in major concert halls around the world. For the last three years, she has created her own shows "The String Pulse Experience" and "Awakening" for her band, orchestra, solo singers, dancers, and youth choir, enhanced by custom made lighting design and projections. Both shows give opportunities to young instrumentalists, singers and dancers to perform on world-class stages alongside world-class musicians. Both shows have been filmed for TV, and will be aired in 2017/18. She has written or co-written music for a number of films, and with her band Triology recorded the music of Hans Zimmer for the movies "Spanglish" and "The Road to El Dorado."
Since living in NY, Daisy has become passionate about music education, and her Daisy Jopling Foundation has contributed music lessons for children in need. In June 2013 she premiered Tristan Schulze's "Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra" with the Westchester Putnam Youth Orchestra.
She has performed and toured with some of the world's leading musicians, including Rob Evan, Joe Zawinul, Bobby McFerrin, Omara Portuondo, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Boris Grebenshikov, Shubha Mudgal and Wolfgang Muthspiel. Daisy has performed in many of the major Festivals and concert halls throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.
She has performed at the United Nations Assembly Hall alongside Akon, Gilberto Gil, Ky-Mani Marley, Salif Keita, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg and Carl Lewis. Her upcoming tours in the 2017/18 season include Norway, Austria, Slovenia, England, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States.
The non-profit Daisy Jopling Foundation creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower youth to become more confident, creative and empathetic human beings. This is accomplished through mentorship by world class musicians for youth to study and perform with them on major stages, removing barriers such as cost for youth to attend world class concerts and supporting low cost and tuition free high quality music programs for children by donating funds and free tuition. For more information, visit www.daisyjoplingband.com/daisy-jopling-foundation.