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Classical Discoveries With Marvin Rosen Presents WPRB Radio Tribute To Asian American Photo Classical Discoveries With Marvin Rosen Presents WPRB Radio Tribute To Asian American Composers
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2021

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, for the next two Wednesday mornings (May 12 and May 19) from 7:00 to 10:00am, Classical Discoveries, with host Marvin Rosen, will air two programs completely devoted to music by Asian American composers. The two-part series is called In The Year of The Ox - WPRB Radio tribute to Asian American Composers.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces SMUIN AL FRESCO Photo Smuin Contemporary Ballet Announces SMUIN AL FRESCO
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 21, 2021

East Bay dance audiences may be pondering not ‚Äúto be or not to be‚ÄĚ but whether 'tis nobler to dance when Smuin Contemporary Ballet takes the stage with Smuin al Fresco at the beautiful outdoor Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda.

Derrick Spiva Jr. Named Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Artistic Advisor Photo Derrick Spiva Jr. Named Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Artistic Advisor
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2020

Jaime Martín, Music Director of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), has promoted LACO's Artist-Educator/Composer Derrick Spiva Jr. to Artistic Advisor, announces LACO's Executive Director Ben Cadwallader.

The Broad Stage Announces Classical Hour On Facebook Photo The Broad Stage Announces Classical Hour On Facebook
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2020

The Broad Stage announces The Broad Stage Classical Hour, a new, recurring program featuring live classical performances from intimate rooms. The Broad Stage Classical Hour is part of The Broad Stage at Home, a destination offering new, livestreamed content from artistic partners and archival concert footage.

Harlem Quartet Showcases Music Of African American & Latino Composers In Two Eclectic Photo Harlem Quartet Showcases Music Of African American & Latino Composers In Two Eclectic Programs
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 23, 2019

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is presenting the Harlem Quartet in two diverse concert programs ranging from classical to contemporary, Latino and jazz.  On Friday, October 11 at 8:00 PM, the quartet performs music of African-American composers at Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock in Detroit, on the campus of Wayne State University.  Then on Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 PM, 14-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito D'Rivera joins the quartet at Seligman Performing Arts Center, located at 22305 W. 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills.

Solistas Ensamble interpretar√° m√ļsica sacra de Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mascagni, Verd Photo Solistas Ensamble interpretar√° m√ļsica sacra de Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mascagni, Verdi, Zandonai y Chihara
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2019

El llamado verismo naci√≥ en Italia como una manera realista de plasmar el mundo, lejos de la idealizaci√≥n rom√°ntica y las ilusiones. Este movimiento estuvo presente en la m√ļsica y formar√° parte del pr√≥ximo concierto de Solistas Ensamble de Bellas Artes que ofrecer√° el programaM√ļsica Sacra de Repertorio Verista, con obras de compositores como Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mascagni, Verdi, Zandonai y Chihara.

Noche de Museos y de m√ļsica con el INBAL Photo Noche de Museos y de m√ļsica con el INBAL
by Julie Musbach - Feb 26, 2019

Intensa oferta musical se ofrecer√° durante la Noche de Museos de febrero, que, como cada √ļltimo mi√©rcoles de mes, tiene programada una serie de conciertos en diversos recintos.

Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Royal Scottish National Orchestra With Olga Kern Photo Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Royal Scottish National Orchestra With Olga Kern
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 13, 2019

Soka Performing Arts Center presents the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) with world-renowned pianist Olga Kern on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 8 PM. Founded in 1981, the RSNO is Scotland's national symphonic ensemble and one of the country's five National Performing Companies. The orchestra will perform the US premiere of Paul Chihara's A Matter of Honor, inspired by the words and actions leading up to the forced relocation of Japanese-American citizens during WWII; Rachmaninoff - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; and Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5.

Richard O'Neill Continues Residency At The Broad Stage, 3/3 Photo Richard O'Neill Continues Residency At The Broad Stage, 3/3
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents concerts with violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, its artist in residence.  On Sunday, March 3, O'Neill performs a program of British composers -- Britten, Bowen, Bridge, Carter and Clarke with pianist Steven Lin; he closes on Sunday, May 26 with a program called L.A. Masters with works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Jesse Mills (violin), Fred Sherry (cello), and Orion Weiss (piano).

Solistas Ensamble De Bellas Artes Ofrecer√° M√ļsica Sacra De Compositores Veristas En Photo Solistas Ensamble De Bellas Artes Ofrecer√° M√ļsica Sacra De Compositores Veristas En La Primera Noche De Museos Del A√Īo
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2019

En el marco del programa Noche de Museos y despu√©s de presentarse en el Anfiteatro Sim√≥n Bol√≠var del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso con una gran respuesta por parte del p√ļblico, Solistas Ensamble de Bellas Artes, dirigido por Christian Gohmer, ofrecer√° un concierto en el Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola, Vizca√≠nas, el mi√©rcoles 30 de enero a las 19:00 horas

Emociones y melodías en el inicio de la temporada 2019 de Solistas Ensamble Photo Emociones y melodías en el inicio de la temporada 2019 de Solistas Ensamble
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019

Solistas Ensamble del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), agrupaci√≥n fundada en 1984 por el maestro Rufino Montero, inici√≥ su temporada 2019 el d√≠a de ayer en el Anfiteatro Sim√≥n Bol√≠var, y lo hizo frente a un p√ļblico atento que ansiaba escuchar las melod√≠as.

Inicia la primera temporada 2019 de Solistas Ensamble Photo Inicia la primera temporada 2019 de Solistas Ensamble
by Julie Musbach - Jan 16, 2019

Distinguidos tanto por sus interpretaciones de m√ļsica antigua como contempor√°nea, la agrupaci√≥n Solistas Ensamble del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), bajo la direcci√≥n de Christian Gohmer, arrancar√° su primera temporada 2019.

Four Corners Ensemble Presents Three NYC Concerts In November Photo Four Corners Ensemble Presents Three NYC Concerts In November
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 8, 2018

Four Corners Ensemble is proud to share three upcoming concerts this month in New York City.

Four Corners Ensemble Presents STROLLING ON A WORLD MAP Photo Four Corners Ensemble Presents STROLLING ON A WORLD MAP
by Julie Musbach - Oct 31, 2018

Four Corners Ensemble presents four dynamic mini-concertos from its 'World Map Concerti Series.' Composed by award-winning composer Shying Li, 'World Map Concerti' is a multi-cultural and multi-national collection with virtuosic soloists and a soloist-level 'orchestra'. These concertos focus on each soloist's unique geographical, cultural and personal identities.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents Stars Aligned, Feat. Avi Avital & Ksenija Sidorova Photo Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents Stars Aligned, Feat. Avi Avital & Ksenija Sidorova In A Benjamin Wallfisch Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents Stars Aligned, an exploration of classical works by composers who revolutionized America's collective imagination and cultural heritage through film scoring, at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Stars Aligned features works by composers with deep cinematic roots - Nino Rota, Miklos Rozsa, and Franz Waxman.

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Collaborates With Four Larks For SESSION Photo L.A. Chamber Orchestra Collaborates With Four Larks For SESSION
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2018

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), in collaboration with Four Larks, presents SESSION, an innovative performance experience curated by composer and LACO Artist Educator Derrick Spiva Jr and designed to explore classical music's cutting-edge sounds and challenge traditional concert-going expectations, on Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm), at Hauser & Wirth in Downtown LA's Arts District. The evening of music, linked by sonic metaphors, composed by an array of national and international composers, and performed by LACO musicians and others, also offers a 'hang' with the artists and a drink ticket for ticketholders, plus food available for purchase.

LA Chamber Orchestra Names Rising African-American Composer Derrick Spiva Jr First Ar Photo LA Chamber Orchestra Names Rising African-American Composer Derrick Spiva Jr First Artist Educator
by Julie Musbach - Aug 30, 2018

Derrick Spiva Jr, an esteemed music educator and composer noted for his music influences that reflect Southern California's multicultural fabric, has been named Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) first Artist Educator, it was announced by LACO Executive Director Scott Harrison. Spiva, previously associated with the Orchestra as 2015-16 Composer In Residence, brings enhanced creative vigor to LACO's educational and music programs. The three-year appointment, beginning in this season, runs through the 2020-21 season.

Violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Artist In Residence to Perform At The Broad Stage Photo Violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Artist In Residence to Perform At The Broad Stage
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 10, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents three concerts with violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, its artist in residence.  O'Neill will lead three programs - on Saturday September 8, he performs Schubert and Beethoven in a program title Homage with the Ehnes Quartet; on Sunday, March 3 he performs a program of British composers -- Britten, Bowen, Bridge, Carter and Clarke with pianist Steven Lin; and he closes with a program called L.A. Masters with works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Jesse Mills (violin), Fred Sherry (cello), and Orion Weiss (piano).

Grant Gershon Conducts World Premiere For L.A. Chamber Orchestra 5/19-20 Photo Grant Gershon Conducts World Premiere For L.A. Chamber Orchestra 5/19-20
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) 50th Anniversary season concludes with guest conductor Grant Gershon leading the world premiere of Derrick Spiva Jr.'s From Here A Path, the second part of a trilogy for chamber orchestra, and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, featuring noted cellist and classical music innovator Joshua Roman, today, May 19, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7 pm, at Royce Hall.  In addition, Concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads from the first chair both Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, the first work ever performed when LACO launched 50 years ago, and Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, which wraps the Orchestra's exploration this season of the composer's final three symphonies.  Spiva, describing his work, says, "From Here A Path draws inspiration from Husago, a West African piece from Ghana's Ewe people that includes drumming, dancing and singing, kaval flute playing from Eastern Europe and elements of Hindustani classical music.  The title references the momentum and resistance one gathers to reach a point."

Grant Gershon Conducts World Premiere For L.A. Chamber Orchestra 5/19-20 Photo Grant Gershon Conducts World Premiere For L.A. Chamber Orchestra 5/19-20
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 8, 2018

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) 50th Anniversary season concludes with guest conductor Grant Gershon leading the world premiere of Derrick Spiva Jr.'s From Here A Path, the second part of a trilogy for chamber orchestra, and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, featuring noted cellist and classical music innovator Joshua Roman, on Saturday, May 19, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7 pm, at Royce Hall.  In addition, Concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads from the first chair both Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, the first work ever performed when LACO launched 50 years ago, and Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, which wraps the Orchestra's exploration this season of the composer's final three symphonies.  Spiva, describing his work, says, "From Here A Path draws inspiration from Husago, a West African piece from Ghana's Ewe people that includes drumming, dancing and singing, kaval flute playing from Eastern Europe and elements of Hindustani classical music.  The title references the momentum and resistance one gathers to reach a point."

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