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John Poole https://www.classicalmusicdaily.com/2021/09/johnpoole.htm Music and Vision urn:uuid:719d39bf-400d-a216-5c67-d52524c26f43 Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Today's memorial concert for British conductor John Poole will be live-streamed from London Combining Western classical with Native American musical culture: I chat to composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate http://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/combining-western-classical-with-native.html Planet Hugill - A world of classical music urn:uuid:1c2c07da-4357-5bab-7b5d-de31faf3f2a8 Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:53:16 +0000 <p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KFlavgY2ge8/YT2t6XLicII/AAAAAAAAdHM/xemja76i1G8c842QeIl7Gd8Z9okWyBvXACLcBGAsYHQ/s720/Lowak71.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Lowak Shoppala' - premiere in 2009" border="0" data-original-height="486" data-original-width="720" height="432" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KFlavgY2ge8/YT2t6XLicII/AAAAAAAAdHM/xemja76i1G8c842QeIl7Gd8Z9okWyBvXACLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h432/Lowak71.jpg" title="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Lowak Shoppala' - premiere in 2009" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: <i>Lowak Shoppala' </i>- premiere in 2009&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p></p><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: large;"> The composer <a href="https://jerodtate.com/" target="_blank">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate</a> is both a citizen of the USA and the <a href="https://chickasaw.net/" target="_blank">Chickasaw Nation</a> in Oklahoma and his music reflects this dual heritage, combining the Western classical tradition with that of Native American cultures. His work, <i>Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light),</i> expresses Chickasaw identity through classical music theatre. <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i> premiered in 2009 and the premiere recording was released in June 2021 on <a href="http://azica.com/" target="_blank">Azica Records</a>, featuring Jerod conducting <a href="https://chickasaw.net/Services/Culture/Chickasaw-Nation-Choir-Program.aspx">Chickasaw Nation Children's Chorus</a> and <a href="http://nashvillestringmachine.com/" target="_blank">Nashville String Machine</a> with baritone <a href="https://www.stephenclarkopera.com/" target="_blank">Stephen Clark</a>, sopranos Chelsea Owen and Meghan Vera Starling and narrators <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926172/" target="_blank">Richard Ray Whitman</a>, <a href="https://hof.chickasaw.net/Inductees/2016/Lynn-Moroney.aspx" target="_blank">Lynn Moroney</a>, and <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0836071/" target="_blank">Wes Studi</a>I recently chatted to Jerod by Zoom to find out more about the work.</span></div><p></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">The Chickasaw Nation is a federally recognized Native American nation, with headquarters at Ada, Oklahoma. They are indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands and the Chickasaw language, Chikashshanompa’, is primarily an oral language. Today the Chickasaw Nation is the thirteenth largest federally recognized tribe in the United States with a population of 38,000, the majority residing in Oklahoma.</span></p><div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: verdana;">Jerod's father is a Chickasaw lawyer and tribal judge as well as being a classically trained pianist and baritone,&nbsp; whilst his mother is of Manx descent and was a professional choreographer and dancer. This resulted in the young Jerod growing up on a diet of theatre, from classic to modern to ethnically diverse. He loves Irish musical culture and fell in love with <i><a href="https://riverdance.com/" target="_blank">Riverdance</a></i>, and the way the work modernised traditional Irish music resonated with Jerod. He liked what they were doing and felt that similar things were happening with Native American culture.</span></div><p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zKq-FBQXZ_U/YT2udbWuL2I/AAAAAAAAdHU/wA0U6A4I7uckmkq_65qBYmfxP7rg4u9kgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1024/_MG_7729.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate at the recording sessions for Lowak Shoppala'" border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1024" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zKq-FBQXZ_U/YT2udbWuL2I/AAAAAAAAdHU/wA0U6A4I7uckmkq_65qBYmfxP7rg4u9kgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h426/_MG_7729.jpg" title="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate at the recording sessions for Lowak Shoppala'" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate at the recording sessions for <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i></td></tr></tbody></table><a name='more'></a><br />It was at this point that the <a href="https://composersforum.org/" target="_blank">American Composers Forum</a> approached him with a commission for a new work. Their Continental Harmony Program was pairing composers with communities to create new works, but using non-obvious pairings such as a Black composer with a Jewish community. In Jerod's case, they suggested his own tribe, so a classically trained Native American writing music for his own people.<br /><br />And just as <i>Riverdance</i> expressed Irish culture in a series of independent scenes, Jerod envisaged his new piece doing the same for the Chickasaw Nation. It just so happened that the Pulitzer Prize finalist and Chickasaw poet <a href="https://www.lindahoganwriter.com/" target="_blank">Linda Hogan</a> had just composed a poem, <i>Fire and Light</i>, which encompassed the history of the Chickasaw Nation, and this formed the basis for the new work along with new poetry written especially by Hogan.<br /><br />Luckily for Jerod, the Chickasaw Nation is prosperous and was supportive of the enterprise, and the first performance of <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i> brought together choirs and a dance troupe from the tribe, and the designers were Chickasaw too, whilst the orchestra was the local <a href="https://www.okyomusic.org/" target="_blank">Oklahoma Youth Orchestra</a>. To a certain extent, this was all serendipitous, but the premiere at the Chickasaw tribal headquarters pulled the community together. The work is finally on disc, 12 years later, but Jerod has left the work unchanged (bar a handful of notes). He comments that whilst he accepts that some things can use revision, he largely tries to avoid it and quotes Shostakovich who said that if you feel you need to revise a work, then write a new piece. Jerod has a piece being performed at <a href="https://www.carnegiehall.org/" target="_blank">Carnegie Hall</a> in June 2022 and the work premiered in 2005. When the 2022 performance was being planned, Jerod considered whether he needed to revise the piece and decided to leave it alone.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PF8abkT18TE/YT2uuPTI4lI/AAAAAAAAdHc/DahrA0P9mg4XY8AzdNzoUqFHdBT_P0gagCLcBGAsYHQ/s1024/_MG_7760.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Lowak Shoppala' - recording session" border="0" data-original-height="683" data-original-width="1024" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PF8abkT18TE/YT2uuPTI4lI/AAAAAAAAdHc/DahrA0P9mg4XY8AzdNzoUqFHdBT_P0gagCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h426/_MG_7760.jpg" title="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: Lowak Shoppala' - recording session" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i> - recording session</td></tr></tbody></table><br />Whilst the combination of the Western classical tradition with Native American musical culture might, at first sight, seem something new, Jerod is at pains to put it in the wider context and point out that composers as diverse as Debussy, Bartok, Tchaikovsky and Takemitsu were combining their own musical culture with the wider classical tradition. And that the combination of ethnic and national identities is something that has been widespread in the performing arts for centuries. <br /><br />For the more ethnomusicological aspect of this combination, Jerod was very much inspired by Bartok, pointing out that Bartok's music started out like that of Liszt but Bartok's work collecting and transcribing folk-melodies had a transformative effect on his own musical style. And Bartok's processes inspired Jerod's own as he transcribed Native American music. The process involves finding musicians who are comfortable with the process as Jerod has worked with not just Chickasaw but that of other tribes, and he explains that the diverse tribes are comfortable thinking on multiple levels when it comes to mixing their cultures. <br /><br />And the mixing of Western influence and Native American is, of course, not restricted to music. Native American visual art is over 150 years old, with Native American artists working with the work of Western cultural icons and abstracting them, and of course, the materials that contemporary Native American artists work with are usually not aboriginal but from the wider world. The same is true in dance, where choreographer Martha Graham was a big influence, whilst in the 1940s and 1950s, there were Native American ballerinas, including Georges Balanchine's wife. Jerod comments that everyone affects everyone and that Native American culture is very robust. And not just culture, other professions, there is a Chickasaw astronaut. For Jerod, there is so much inspiration to be found for the combining of the two cultures, and he adds that people are born beautiful and creative as well.<br /><br />His work is aimed at both Native Americans and others, after all, every artist desires an audience, and he has enjoyed the variety of responses to his work, positive responses from what he calls Indian country, very focused on the Native American aspects, and diverse responses from outside. Jerod cites as an example a performance of one of his works, which was in the Chickasaw language, where a young Lithuanian woman was in the audience. It was her first visit to the USA, and Jerod found her response to his music refreshing. He returns to the point that an artist desires a relationship with the audience, and this anticipation brings energy when creating the work in isolation.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r4TLr6adP-U/YT2wdD-2xuI/AAAAAAAAdHo/Zsh5-b8P4PUqg_g3XBEToIzyzguZQW6OACLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Margaret%2BWheeler_Costume_Set%2BDesign_Jerod_Linda%2BHogan_Poetry.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate with Margaret Wheeler (costume &amp; set design), &amp; Linda Hogan (poetry) at the premiere of Lowak Shoppala' in 2009" border="0" data-original-height="1361" data-original-width="2048" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r4TLr6adP-U/YT2wdD-2xuI/AAAAAAAAdHo/Zsh5-b8P4PUqg_g3XBEToIzyzguZQW6OACLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h426/Margaret%2BWheeler_Costume_Set%2BDesign_Jerod_Linda%2BHogan_Poetry.jpg" title="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate with Margaret Wheeler (costume &amp; set design), &amp; Linda Hogan (poetry) at the premiere of Lowak Shoppala' in 2009" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate with Margaret Wheeler (costume &amp; set design), &amp; Linda Hogan (poetry) at the premiere of <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i> in 2009&nbsp;&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br />Jerod is a classically trained pianist (he studied at <a href="https://www.northwestern.edu/" target="_blank">Northwestern University</a>) with, as I have mentioned, a wide influence of musical theatre and dance from his parents. Initially his classical and his Chickasaw identities were separate. But he started to compose when he was 23, and his mother commissioned a work from him for a new ballet on Native American themes. To a certain extent her decision was practical, he understood her practice and method and was well placed to write music inspired by Native American culture. But in effect she was asking Jerod to be all of himself, to combine the classical and Chickasaw sides, something that he had been unconsciously training for.<br /><br />The response was positive from Native Americans, but Jerod did not initially plunge in, he felt he had a responsibility artistically, but then he resumed his studies and added composition to his study. From then on his music would focus on Chickasaw culture. Jerod started learning the piano at the age of eight, and three months later he announced that he was going to be a concert pianist, and it was this focus of purpose that he brought to his studies as a composer. But years later, he still loves what he does.<br /><br />His current project is a new opera, <i>Shell Shaker: A Chickasaw Opera</i>, which is based on a Chickasaw legend about how they received the shell shaker as their main percussion instrument. But Jerod sees it as a classic hero story, a journey into an unknown place to discover themselves, so his opera will express Chickasaw culture in classical archetypes. The work was commissioned by <a href="https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/music/orchestra" target="_blank">Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra</a> and premiering at the <a href="https://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">University of Massachusetts Amherst College</a> on 4 March 2022. For the libretto, Jerod is working with Lokosh (John D Hinson) as interpreter/translator for the original Chickasaw, but Jerod explains that traditionally Native American languages did not have poetry so that they are creating something new. He has scored just over 50% of the work and is currently 'working like a mad man'.<br /><br />He tells me about a Chickasaw song that he sings with his son when getting him ready for school, a traditional one where you go through the names of parents, grandparents and so on, and now this has found its way into the opera, creating one of the happy moments in the new work. Jerod enjoys the synergy of such moments, cool stuff like that make his life grand.<br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M80k2EASZWo/YT2wRjsuSXI/AAAAAAAAdHk/TRgzSY3N8PcnjBvneCn5O7pko5rb_QqEgCLcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Tate%2B123.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate" border="0" data-original-height="1365" data-original-width="2048" height="426" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M80k2EASZWo/YT2wRjsuSXI/AAAAAAAAdHk/TRgzSY3N8PcnjBvneCn5O7pko5rb_QqEgCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h426/Tate%2B123.jpg" title="Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate</td></tr></tbody></table><br />Whilst Jerod has written large scale works with words, oratorios and cantatas, <i>Shell Shaker</i> will be his first full-blown opera. It is in fact part of a planned trilogy, with the second one dealing with a Cherokee legend. Also coming up he has an enviably large order book, including a new work for the <a href="https://turtleislandquartet.com/" target="_blank">Turtle Island Quartet</a>, a new <i>Violin Concerto</i>, a work for the <a href="https://www.verdigrismusic.org/" target="_blank">Verdigris Ensemble</a> in Dallas and much else. He is also planning a music theatre work based on the accurate story of Pocahontas. He feels both lucky and grateful to have so much new work, but he has to concentrate on one work at a time. <br /><br />Another exciting venture ahead is his time as composer in residence at the <a href="https://www.albamusicfestival.com/index.php/en/" target="_blank">Alba Music Festival</a> which is North of Milan in Italy, something he describes as exciting and amazing.<p></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: medium;">Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate: <i>Lowak Shoppala'</i>&nbsp; -&nbsp; Chickasaw Nation Children's Chorus, Nashville String Machine,&nbsp;Stephen Clark, Chelsea Owen, Meghan Vera Starling, Richard Ray Whitman, Lynn Moroney, Wes Studi, conductor Jerod Tate - Azica Records [available <a href="https://amzn.to/2XduLsI" target="_blank">from Amazon</a>, <a href="https://open.spotify.com/album/2h8WRNkDzgaN5NqUyxr7oH" target="_blank">Spotify</a>]</span></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><p><br /></p><p><b><span style="font-family: verdana;">Never miss out&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family: verdana;">on future posts by&nbsp;<a href="https://follow.it/planethugill?action=followPub." target="_blank">following us</a></span><b><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-family: verdana;">The blog is free,</span></b><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;but I'd be delighted if you were to show your appreciation by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/planethugill" target="_blank">buying me a coffee</a>.</span><br /></p><p><font size="4"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Elsewhere on this&nbsp;</b></span></i><span style="font-size: large;"><b>blog</b></span></span></font></p><ul><li><b>Not just a fine debut recital: </b>Julian Van Mellaerts &amp; James Baillieu are joined by family &amp; friends for their exploration of <i>Songs of Travel and Home</i> on Champs Hill Records - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/not-just-fine-debut-recital-julian-van.html">record review</a>&nbsp;<b> <br /></b></li><li><b>Sheer diversity: </b><i>The Boulanger Legacy</i> - music for violin and piano from the Boulanger sisters and three of Nadia's pupils, one Polish, one American, one Argentinian<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/sheer-diversity-boulanger-legacy-music.html">record review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Light and shade: </b>In Soleil Noir, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro takes us on a voyage around the art of Francesco Rasi, the first Orfeo in Monteverdi's opera<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/light-and-shade-in-soleil-noir-tenor.html">record review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Mixed blessing: </b>Bach's <i>St Matthew Passion</i> at the BBC Proms with never quite solves the problem of how to fill the Royal Albert Hall with this profoundly contemplative work<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/mixed-blessing-bachs-st-matthew-passion.html">concert review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>A Companionship of Concertos: </b>Tedd Joselson returns to the studio for concertos by Grieg and Rachmaninov - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/a-companionship-of-concertos-tedd.html">record review</a></li><li><b>Ancient and Modern:&nbsp;</b>Helen Charlston &amp; Toby Carr premiere Owain Park's new piece for mezzo-soprano and theorbo&nbsp;<b>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/ancient-and-modern-helen-charlston-toby.html">concert review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Arthur Honegger</b>:&nbsp;<i>Mélodies et Chansons</i>&nbsp;from Holger Falk &amp; Steffen Schleiermacher -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/arthur-honegger-melodies-et-chansons.html">record review</a></li><li>The last piano solos by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov in a recital of power and subtlety by Nikita Lukinov at Pushkin House<b>&nbsp; -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/the-last-piano-solos-by-tchaikovsky-and.html">concert review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>The history behind:&nbsp;</b>17 June 1800 - Puccini's&nbsp;<i>Tosca</i>&nbsp;and Sardou's&nbsp;<i>La Tosca</i>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/the-history-behind-17-june-1800.html">feature article</a></li><li><b>A sequence of vivid characters:&nbsp;</b>William Walton's&nbsp;<i>A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table</i>&nbsp;alongside Puccini, Verdi and Finzi in a superb recital from Elizabeth Llewellyn and Simon Lepper&nbsp;<b>-&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/a-sequence-of-vivid-characters-william.html">concert review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Composing is not something that you decide to do, it chooses you:&nbsp;</b>I chat to composer Richard Danielpour about his new work which arose directly out of the events of 2020 -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/composing-is-not-something-that-you.html">interview</a></li><li><b>Quite an occasion:&nbsp;</b>Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts early Handel and Bach for his 60th appearance at the BBC Proms -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/quite-occasion-sir-john-eliot-gardiner.html">concert review</a><b><br /></b></li><li><b><a href="http://www.planethugill.com/">Home</a></b></li></ul><p><span style="font-family: verdana; font-size: medium;">&nbsp;</span></p> Not just a fine debut recital: Julian Van Mellaerts & James Baillieu are joined by family & friends for their exploration of Songs of Travel and Home on Champs Hill Records http://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/not-just-fine-debut-recital-julian-van.html Planet Hugill - A world of classical music urn:uuid:920a9341-7887-6cb2-16db-f09f3969a50a Sat, 18 Sep 2021 08:27:35 +0000 <div class="hreview"> <span style="font-family: verdana;"><span class="item"> <span class="fn"><i><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QsHF9WT2cRg/YTybajOI4TI/AAAAAAAAdGE/lppmBck7GdQ4Bw4Gp-WxRqgnyD6DUeo1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1500/81IDmWDKUDL._AC_SL1500_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Songs of travel and home - Quilter, Bridge, Gareth Farr, Ravel, RVW; Julien Van Mellaerts, James Baillieu, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Sofia Castillo, Raphael Wallfisch; Champs Hill Records" border="0" data-original-height="1488" data-original-width="1500" height="317" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QsHF9WT2cRg/YTybajOI4TI/AAAAAAAAdGE/lppmBck7GdQ4Bw4Gp-WxRqgnyD6DUeo1QCLcBGAsYHQ/w320-h317/81IDmWDKUDL._AC_SL1500_.jpg" title="Songs of travel and home - Quilter, Bridge, Gareth Farr, Ravel, RVW; Julien Van Mellaerts, James Baillieu, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Sofia Castillo, Raphael Wallfisch; Champs Hill Records" width="320" /></a></div><br />Songs of travel and home</i> - Quilter, Bridge, Gareth Farr, Ravel, RVW; Julien Van Mellaerts, James Baillieu, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Sofia Castillo, Raphael Wallfisch; Champs Hill Records</span></span> <br /> Reviewed by <span class="reviewer">Robert Hugill</span> on <span class="dtreviewed"> 11 September 2021<span class="value-title" title="2021-09-11"></span></span> Star rating: <span class="rating">4.0</span> (★★★★) <br /> <b><span class="summary">A debut recital which explores baritone Julien Van Mellaerts' diverse origins, what home means and explores identity through song</span></b><br /> <br /> <span class="description">For a young artist, the question of programming their debut recital disc is a large one, the balance between making something personal and making something which forms a musically satisfying whole. For his debut recital on <a href="https://www.champshillrecords.co.uk/" target="_blank">Champs Hill Records</a>, baritone <a href="https://www.julienvanmellaerts.com/" target="_blank">Julien Van Mellaerts</a> is joined by pianist <a href="https://james-baillieu.com/" target="_blank">James Baillieu</a>, viola player <a href="https://bryonyviola.wixsite.com/bryonygibsoncornish" target="_blank">Bryony Gibson-Cornish</a>, flute player <a href="https://www.sofiacastilloflute.com/" target="_blank">Sofia Castillo</a> and cellist <a href="http://www.raphaelwallfisch.com/" target="_blank">Raphael Wallfisch</a> for a programme of music by Roger Quilter, Frank Bridge, <a href="https://garethfarr.com/" target="_blank">Gareth Farr</a>, Maurice Ravel and RVW.</span></span></div> <p>If the programme seems, at first, somewhat diverse, then Van Mellaerts explains in his introductory note how all the pieces link to his own diverse origins. Born in New Zealand, his mother's family has been in the country since the 1840s, but his half British/half French father immigrated in the 1970s. So, in a way, the programme explores the idea of identity through song.</p><p>There are other links too, viola player Bryony Gibson-Cornish is a friend of Van Mellaerts from 'back home' and they performed Frank Bridge's songs for voice, viola and piano together when studying at the Royal College of Music. The song cycle <i>Ornithological Anecdotes</i>&nbsp;was commissioned by Van Mellaerts and Baillieu for a tour of New Zealand with words by the country's first poet laureate, Bill Manhire, and music by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr [see <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/01/chemin-des-dames-premiere-recording-of.html">my review</a> of a recent disc of Farr's <i>Cello Concerto: Chemin des Dames]</i>. And the cycle examines some of the unusual birds which are unique to the country. Van Mellaerts is not only part French, but did his university dissertation on Ravel, and the <i>Chansons madécasses</i>&nbsp;gives him a rare chance to perform with his partner, flute player Sofia Castillo, as well as cellist Raphael Wallfisch with whom Van Mellaerts worked in 2018 for the Royal Ballet.</p><p>The whole would not work if it were not for Van Mellaerts superb performances, aided and abetted by Baillieu and the others. He sings with an engagingly firm sense of line along with a lovely flexibility and admirable freedom in the upper repertoire, plus superb diction so that you never have to worry about checking the words.&nbsp;<span></span></p><a name='more'></a><p></p><p>We begin with Roger Quilter's <i>Go lovely rose</i>, in a performance which brings out the poetry and the way Quilter's music respects it. Then comes a trio of wonderfully passionate Bridge songs with viola player Bryony Gibson-Cornish. I have heard these in their version for mezzo-soprano but Van Mellaerts is finely convincing in this version for baritone, viola and piano. Gibson-Cornish's viola is warmly plangent and having a male voice creates an interesting relationship between voice and instrument. The first song is intense, questing and restless, whilst the second moves from thoughtful poeticism to real power. We end with the flowing Heine translation, the performers creating a sense of real chamber music. Another Quilter song, <i>Now sleeps the crimson petal</i>&nbsp;comes next, full of the virtues of the first Quilter song and making you think that someone needs to ask Van Mellaerts and Baillieu to explore this repertoire properly on disc.</p><p>Gareth Farr's <i>Ornithological Anecdotes</i>&nbsp;sets five poems by Bill Manhire, each poem describing a particular and rather odd New Zealand bird. Farr's music is imaginative with a variety of interesting textures in the songs, and it sounds as if it is quite singer-friendly. 'Dotterel' creates an intriguing atmosphere, describing a bird that pretends to be injured to lure predators away form the nest. 'Takahe' is a flightless bird that was thought to be extinct, but the last remaining dozen or so were discovered in the late 1940s and it has become something of a conservation success. The song is one with voice over a quasi-ground-bass in the piano, and the words and music really draw you in. 'Huia' is a bird which is now extinct and so little is known about it that there isn't even a recording of its call. The song is rather intense and brings out the rather pointed words. 'Kiwi' is, of course, the best known and the performers bring out the wit and the swagger in the song. Finally the delightfully characterful 'Tui' which has the singer mainly speaking in rhythm over and imaginative piano part.</p><p>From here we move to Ravel's <i>Chansons madécasses</i>, where Ravel sets poems by the 18th century poet, Évariste de Parny, which the poet claimed were translations from original Madegascan verse. Ravel's settings use an accompaniment of flute (Sofia Castillo), cello (Raphael Wallfisch) and piano (James Baillieu) to create a really atmospheric setting for the words, which are prose poems. 'Nahandove' introduces us to Van Mellaerts' rather seductive manner in these songs, complimented by Wallfisch's warm, high cello. Words are prime here, with the performers making the music flow according the text, the voice surrounded by the instruments. And for all the pleasure described in the first song, there is an underlying melancholy. 'Aoua!' is intense, with an opening that cuts like a knife leading to a striking performance which has a sense of steadily pressing forward to an intense, insistent climax. Finally, the flute, cello harmonics and piano set the eerie atmosphere for 'Il est doux'. The almost incantatory vocal line brings out the narrative, but the instruments give it an uncertain atmosphere.</p><p>Ravel's <i>Don Quichotte à Dulcinée</i>&nbsp;was a trio of songs from a project for a film, but Ravel's failed to deliver them in time and the trio has become a concert standard. Baillieu brings out the engaging Spanish sense in the opening song, complementing Van Mellaert's mellifluous vocal line. The second song is darkly atmospheric, with a sense of slow build, whilst the final one combines the Spanish atmosphere with a swaggering approach and a bit of humour.</p><p></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qryfP6r-PNU/YTydBWb68WI/AAAAAAAAdGU/sEbQBUMfEvUKWj99xMMXbhnCF0ddabJGACLcBGAsYHQ/s602/Stevenson_vailima.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img alt="Robert Louis Stevenson, his wife and their household in Vailima, Samoa, c. 1892" border="0" data-original-height="500" data-original-width="602" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qryfP6r-PNU/YTydBWb68WI/AAAAAAAAdGU/sEbQBUMfEvUKWj99xMMXbhnCF0ddabJGACLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Stevenson_vailima.jpg" title="Robert Louis Stevenson, his wife and their household in Vailima, Samoa, c. 1892" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Robert Louis Stevenson, his wife and their household in Vailima, Samoa, c. 1892</td></tr></tbody></table><br />Robert Louis Stevenson's <i>Songs of Travel</i>&nbsp;were published posthumously in 1896 and were written largely in the South Seas where Stevenson had settled. RVW chose nine of them to set, and despite Stevenson's original setting, RVW's songs give the impression of an English vagabond indeed. There are many ways to approach these songs and the story they tell, here was have very much a young man's performance. For all the steady tread in the music, 'The vagabond' is full of a sense of anticipation for what is to come. Throughout the cycle, I appreciated Van Mellaerts' attention to the sense of line and to the poetry, with both him and Baillieu giving a performance full of lovely details. 'Let beauty awake' has great beauty of tone, but real engagement too, whilst the curiously sexist 'The roadside fire' [try singing the words 'And you shall wash your linen and keep body white' with a straight face with your wife/girl friend in the audience] is full of delicacy. 'Youth and love' is thoughtful, but grows in power, then 'In dreams' leads us to the more mystical side of the cycle. Van Mellaerts' vagabond is, perhaps, more down to earth than some, but he and Baillieu give us some gloriously magical moments, so 'The infinite shining heavens' is full of practical mysticism. 'Whither must I wander?' is full of a very poetic melancholy, and the opening swagger of 'Bright is the ring of words' quickly unwinds, leaving to the finely poetic final song.<p></p><p>This is not just a fine debut recital, but is one of those programmes which manage to be engaging not just because of the performers' musicality but also because they seem to enjoying the music so much. There is real personality here, for all the beauty of Van Mellaerts' voice, he makes us listen to the music and the poetry with Baillieu forming a superb comrade on the journey, and the CD has a lovely image of the two of them on the back, t-shirts, shorts, broad grins, standing on rock in a New Zealand landscape.</p><p></p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1FZMejY_zfU/YTyblpm1DYI/AAAAAAAAdGI/2JWFBdsagiw79Wrc-8tGCRWhqpEMnB38QCLcBGAsYHQ/s500/51mri3%252BEoNL._AC_.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Songs of travel and home - Quilter, Bridge, Gareth Farr, Ravel, RVW; Julien Van Mellaerts, James Baillieu, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Sofia Castillo, Raphael Wallfisch; Champs Hill Records" border="0" data-original-height="391" data-original-width="500" height="313" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1FZMejY_zfU/YTyblpm1DYI/AAAAAAAAdGI/2JWFBdsagiw79Wrc-8tGCRWhqpEMnB38QCLcBGAsYHQ/w400-h313/51mri3%252BEoNL._AC_.jpg" title="Songs of travel and home - Quilter, Bridge, Gareth Farr, Ravel, RVW; Julien Van Mellaerts, James Baillieu, Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Sofia Castillo, Raphael Wallfisch; Champs Hill Records" width="400" /></a></div><br />Songs of Travel and Home<br />Roger Quilter - Go, lovely rose<br />Frank Bridge - Three songs for medium voice, viola and piano<br />Roger Quilter - Now sleeps the crimson petal<br />Gareth Farr - Ornithological Anecdotes<br />Maurice Ravel -&nbsp;Chansons madécasses&nbsp;<br />Maurice Ravel - Don Quichotte&nbsp;à Dulcinée<br />Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) - Songs of Travel<p></p><p>Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone)<br />James Baillieu (piano)<br />Sofia Castillo (flute)<br />Raphael Wallfisch (cello)<br />Recorded 10-13 November 2020, Music Room, Champs Hill,<br />CHAMPS HILL RECORDS CHRCD164 1CD [70:00]</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><p><br /></p><p><b><span style="font-family: verdana;">Never miss out&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family: verdana;">on future posts by&nbsp;<a href="https://follow.it/planethugill?action=followPub." target="_blank">following us</a></span><b><span style="font-family: verdana;"><br /></span></b></p><p><b><span style="font-family: verdana;">The blog is free,</span></b><span style="font-family: verdana;">&nbsp;but I'd be delighted if you were to show your appreciation by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buymeacoffee.com/planethugill" target="_blank">buying me a coffee</a>.</span><br /></p><p><font size="4"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Elsewhere on this&nbsp;</b></span></i><span style="font-size: large;"><b>blog</b></span></span></font></p><ul><li><b>Sheer diversity: </b><i>The Boulanger Legacy</i> - music for violin and piano from the Boulanger sisters and three of Nadia's pupils, one Polish, one American, one Argentinian<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/sheer-diversity-boulanger-legacy-music.html">record review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Light and shade: </b>In Soleil Noir, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro takes us on a voyage around the art of Francesco Rasi, the first Orfeo in Monteverdi's opera<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/light-and-shade-in-soleil-noir-tenor.html">record review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>Mixed blessing: </b>Bach's <i>St Matthew Passion</i> at the BBC Proms with never quite solves the problem of how to fill the Royal Albert Hall with this profoundly contemplative work<b> - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/mixed-blessing-bachs-st-matthew-passion.html">concert review</a><br /></b></li><li><b>A Companionship of Concertos: </b>Tedd Joselson returns to the studio for concertos by Grieg and Rachmaninov - <a href="https://www.planethugill.com/2021/09/a-companionship-of-concertos-tedd.html">record review</a></li><li><b>Ancient and Modern:&nbsp;</b>Helen Charlston &amp; 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But the need is the same, to reach out to more people in a friendly environment. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/opinion/2021/09/17/with-its-new-waterfront-home-rady-shell-the-san-diego-symphony-has-taken-an-important-step-toward-its-future.html">Toronto Star</a></em></p> FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jaap van Zweden Performs Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 https://www.theviolinchannel.com/flashback-friday-jaap-van-zweden-performs-paganini-violin-concerto-no-1/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:c7e4bbe3-f994-6946-e80a-9d41f8dc38aa Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:27:23 +0000 <p>&#160; Having served as the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic since 2018,  Jaap van Zweden this week made the announcement to step down. He originally planned to leave the role in 2023 when his initial contract was to expire. However, according to NY Phil’s President and CEO Deborah Borda, he will stay on [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/flashback-friday-jaap-van-zweden-performs-paganini-violin-concerto-no-1/">FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jaap van Zweden Performs Paganini&#039;s Violin Concerto No. 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/jaap-van-zweden-to-resign-from-new-york-philharmonic/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Having served as the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic since 2018,  Jaap van Zweden this week made the announcement to step down.</a></strong></p> <p>He originally planned to leave the role in 2023 when his initial contract was to expire. However, according to NY Phil’s President and CEO <strong>Deborah Borda</strong>, he will stay on an extra year to give the ensemble time to return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall in 2022</p> <p>A violin student of <strong>Dorothy DeLay</strong>, he was awarded the concertmaster's position of the <strong>Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra</strong> aged just 19 — a position he served for 16 years.</p> <p>After transitioning to conducting, Maestro Zweden served as the Music Director of the <strong>Dallas Symphony</strong> from 2008-2018 and is currently Music Director of the <strong>Hong Kong Philharmonic</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Jaap van Zweden speelt Paganini 1987" width="696" height="522" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WmP6sok3_Tc?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/flashback-friday-jaap-van-zweden-performs-paganini-violin-concerto-no-1/">FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jaap van Zweden Performs Paganini&#039;s Violin Concerto No. 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Body-Shaming In Opera https://van-magazine.com/mag/body-shaming-in-opera/ ArtsJournal urn:uuid:2aa1b019-4e6e-50f9-3907-df2f0939057b Fri, 17 Sep 2021 20:01:00 +0000 <a href="https://van-magazine.com/mag/body-shaming-in-opera/" title="Body-Shaming In Opera" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.17-09_26_50-The-Perfect-Voice-in-the-Wrong-Body-•-VAN-Magazine-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.17-09_26_50-The-Perfect-Voice-in-the-Wrong-Body-•-VAN-Magazine-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.17-09_26_50-The-Perfect-Voice-in-the-Wrong-Body-•-VAN-Magazine.jpg 270w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>“Diversity applies to pretty much everybody except fat people,” opera critic Uwe Friedrich tells me. 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Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Open to cellists aged 14 to 30, this year's first prize winner will receive CHF 20,000 plus an invitation to join the competition's two-year career development program — providing valuable career advice and coaching plus concert and recording opportunities.</p> <p>Approximately 10 laureates, from this year's competition, will also be invited to join a special workshop to discuss important industry and career-starter topics with a panel of experts, including career strategies, how to get the appropriate attention of agents, presenters and producers, and the basic know-hows of contracts, rights and health.</p> <p>As the official media and broadcast partner, all rounds of this year's cello competition will be streamed right here on The Violin Channel and will be available for playback.</p> <p class="p1">"We will be hosting a hybrid competition this year — virtual for the first round and live in-person, in Geneva, for the semi-final and finals rounds," <strong><a href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-interview-didier-schnorhk-geneva-competition-secretary-general/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Didier Schnorhk, Secretary General of the Geneva International Music Competition, told The Violin Channel.</a></strong></p> <p class="p1">"We this year have also lowered the application fee, to take into consideration the financial difficulties of our young artists, and we have also provided financial and technical support for all first round candidates with the recording of their videos. This year, we have also made the decision to cover the cost of all semi-finalists invited to Geneva in the October," he has said.</p> <p class="p1">"As you can imagine, these are all important changes we felt necessary to support our young musicians."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="www.concoursgeneve.ch"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-149887 size-full" src="http://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/cdg_2021_the_violin_chanel_banniere_728x90px_v3.gif" alt="" width="728" height="90" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION NINE</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 9 (Macherel, Croisé, Doninelli)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bhszBRXnMX0?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h5></h5> <p><strong>Constantin Macherel</strong> (30, Switzerland)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> </ul> <p><strong> Christoph Croisé </strong>(27, Switzerland)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prélude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for cello solo</li> <li>C. Croisé | Clouds above the C</li> <li>Tchaikovsky | Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62</li> </ul> <p><strong>Alessandra Doninelli</strong> (26, Switzerland)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Cassado | Dance of Green Devil</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION TEN</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 10 (Ko, Balzat, Heesch)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/430ZLM0sGAA?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Leland Ko</strong> (23, United States)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven |Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Dutilleux | 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher</li> <li>Faure | Cello sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117</li> </ul> <p><strong>Matthias Balzat</strong> (22, New Zealand)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ginastera | Puñena 2</li> <li>Popper | Dance of the Elves, Op. 39</li> </ul> <p><strong>Christoph Heesch</strong> (26, Germany)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 4 in E flat major | Prélude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Rossini | Une larme | Theme and Variations</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION ELEVEN</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 11 (Huang, Fliedl, Quennesson)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/30W69BGRkgU?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Stéphanie Huang</strong> (25, Belgium)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 4 in E flat major | Prélude, Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>R. Schumann | Adagio und Allegro</li> </ul> <p><strong>Jeremias Fliedl </strong>(21, Austria)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major |Allemande, Courante, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No.1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Dvorak | Silent Woods, Op. 68</li> </ul> <p><strong>Maxime Quennesson</strong> (26, France)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Sarasate | Zigeunerweisen</li> </ul> <h5><strong>THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION SEVEN</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 7 (Huh, Wolff, Pons)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PnCE6M0pF08?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jakyoung Huh</strong> (23, South Korea)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite N°3 in C major | Prelude, Bourrées, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Poulenc | Cello Sonata</li> </ul> <p><strong>Aaron Wolff</strong> (27, United States)</p> <ul> <li>Bach |Suite N°3 in C major | Prélude, Allemande, Courante</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> </ul> <p><strong>Florian Pons</strong> (26, France)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 4 in E flat major | Prélude, Allemande, Courante</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Dutilleux | 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher</li> <li>R. Schumann | Adagio und Allegro</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION EIGHT</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 8 (Kim, Fernandez, Ueno)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zlYrpmYbwOU?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Min Ji Kim</strong> (26, South Korea)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Bourrées, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ginastera  | Puñena 2</li> <li>Dinicu/Heifetz | Hora Staccato</li> </ul> <p><strong>Rolando Fernandez</strong> (30, Mexico)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prélude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Tchaikovsky |  Pezzo Capriccioso</li> </ul> <p><strong>Michiaki Ueno</strong> (25, Japan)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Bourrées, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Hindemith |  Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Davidoff | At the Fountain, Op. 20</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION FIVE</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 5 (Shadrin, Park, Thorell)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3BXoMMxoNVE?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oleksiy Shadrin</strong> (28, Ukraine)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Hindemith |  Sonata for solo cello</li> </ul> <p><strong>Chase Park</strong> (23, United States)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 2 in D minor | Sarabande, Menuets, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Cello Sonata No. 4 in C minor</li> <li>Dutilleux | 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher</li> <li>R. Schumann | Adagio and Allegro</li> </ul> <p><strong>Daniel Thorell </strong> (23, Sweden)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prélude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti: Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Chopin (Arr. M. Gendron) | Introduction and Polonaise Brillante</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION SIX</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 6 (Lin, Hack, Kits)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZDs6YZ3Apfk?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>En-Chun Lin</strong> (20, Taiwan)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 4 in E flat major |Allemande, Courante, Sarabande</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>R. Schumann | Adagio und Allegro</li> </ul> <p><strong>Anouchka Hack </strong>(25, Germany)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prélude, Courante, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>R. Schumann | Fantasiestücke</li> </ul> <p><strong>Marcel Johannes Kits</strong> (26, Estonia)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 2 in D minor |  Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Menuet, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION THREE</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 3 (Han, Niederhauser, Twaddle)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CdAY-oz_wAs?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jaemin Han</strong> (15, South Korea)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Prelude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen</li> </ul> <p><strong>Samuel Niederhauser</strong> (23, Switzerland)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 4 in E flat major | Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Crumb | Sonata for cello solo</li> </ul> <p><strong>Joanna Twaddle</strong> (25, United Kingdom)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Bourées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Penderecki | Per Slava</li> <li>Schumann | Adagio and Allegro</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION FOUR</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital - Session 4 (Skanavi, Jouan, Carter, Cheng)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MmElAMuQjaM?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Ivan Skanavi</strong> (24, Russia)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Suk (Arr. W.E. Schmidt) | Love Song No. 1</li> </ul> <p><strong>Raphaël Jouan</strong> (27, France)</p> <ul> <li>Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major |  Prélude, Allemande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Dutilleux | 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher</li> <li>Debussy | Cello sonata in D minor</li> </ul> <p><strong>Willard Carter</strong> (19, United Kingdom)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 in C major | Courante, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Paganini | Variations on a Theme of Rossini</li> </ul> <p><strong>Bryan Cheng</strong> (24, Canada)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 No. 1</li> <li>Hindemith | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Boulanger | Trois Pièces (No. 1 and No. 3)</li> </ul> <h5></h5> <h5><strong>MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION ONE</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">For the opening rounding, recorded and sent in by the candidates, each cellist will perform selected movements from a Bach Solo Cello Suite and a 20th Century Solo Cello Sonata, Beethoven’s Cello &amp; Piano Sonata in </span><span class="s1">C Major plus one or two short pieces of their own choice.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The entire opening round recital is not permitted to exceed 45 minutes in total.</span></p> <p>The 2021 jury comprises <strong>Ivan Monighetti</strong> (Chair), <strong>Thomas Demenga</strong>, <strong>Michaela Fukačová</strong>, <strong>Ophélie Gaillard</strong>, <strong>Clive Greensmith</strong>, <strong>Qin Li-Wei</strong>, and <strong>Shauna Rolston</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital 2021 - Session 1 (Gray, Monopoli, Choi)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AjG9LmDjc4o?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Johannes Gray</strong> (24, United States)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue -</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Ducros | Encore</li> </ul> <p><strong>Mauro Paolo Monopoli</strong> (21, Italy)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 4 in E flat major |  Prélude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly | Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8</li> <li>Martinu | Variations on a Theme of Rossini</li> </ul> <p><strong>Hayoung Choi</strong> (23, South Korea)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prélude, Sarabande, Gigue</li> <li>Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op.102 N°1</li> <li>Kodaly: Sonata for solo cello, Op. 8 (1st movement) - N. Paganini: Le Streghe, Op.8</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5><strong>MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 | 1:00 PM (ET)</strong></h5> <h5><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b>2021 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION</b></span></h5> <h5><b>OPENING ROUND — SESSION TWO</b></h5> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Cello Online Recital 2021 - Session 2 (Spronk, Umiglia, Zaytseva)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/i7tLkGVoY_o?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Anton Spronk</strong> (27, Switzerland/Netherlands)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 3 in C major | Prelude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Ligeti | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Martinu | Variations on a Theme of Rossini</li> </ul> <p><strong>Milena Umiglia</strong> (23, Switzerland)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prelude, Sarabande, Menuets</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Kodaly: Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Cassado | Dance of the Green Devil</li> </ul> <p><strong>Maria Zaytseva </strong>(19, Russia)</p> <ul> <li>J.S. Bach | Suite No. 4 in E flat major | Prelude, Sarabande, Bourrées</li> <li>Beethoven | Sonata No. 4 in C major No. 1</li> <li>Hindemith | Sonata for solo cello</li> <li>Rostropovich | Humoresque</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-live-2021-geneva-international-cello-competition-livestream/">VC LIVE | 2021 Geneva International Cello Competition [WATCH NOW]</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> VC INTERVIEW | Newly-Formed Washington Arts Ensemble's 'Dynamic' Series https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-interview-washington-arts-ensemble-natalia-kazaryan-christopher-schmitt/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:51e7624a-454c-782b-46d8-67c230c09b34 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:07:07 +0000 <p>&#160; The Violin Channel recently discussed the launch of the Dynamic Chamber Music Series in Washington D.C. by the Washington Arts Ensemble with Co-Founders Natalia Kazaryan and Christopher Schmitt. &#160; Tell us about the newly-formed Washington Arts Ensemble? How did you come together and what would you say is your collective vision? Christopher: By chance, Natalia [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-interview-washington-arts-ensemble-natalia-kazaryan-christopher-schmitt/">VC INTERVIEW | Newly-Formed Washington Arts Ensemble&#039;s &#039;Dynamic&#039; Series</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Violin Channel</strong> recently discussed the launch of the Dynamic Chamber Music Series in Washington D.C. by the <strong>Washington Arts Ensemble </strong>with Co-Founders <strong>Natalia</strong> <strong>Kazaryan</strong> and <strong>Christopher Schmitt.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about the newly-formed Washington Arts Ensemble? How did you come together and what would you say is your collective vision?</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Christopher:</strong> By chance, Natalia and I reconnected in D.C. years after studying at Juilliard together. Soon we discovered a mutual aspiration to found a new type of chamber music series that would bring new audiences to classical music and create a unique concert experience that emphasizes the connection between artist and audience. </span></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;">The goal is to enrich and reinvigorate the classical music scene in our nation’s capital, not just revive the same way things were done pre-pandemic. We are challenging norms with new and diverse programming of underrepresented composers, and a cultivation of a vibrant audience of lifelong classical music lovers alongside those just hearing it for the first time. As our series grows, we plan to offer many more concerts in varying settings and share our rehearsal process, excerpts of performances, and interviews on <strong><a href="http://washingtonartsensemble.org">washingtonartsensemble.org</a></strong>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What unique musical experience do you want to create for your audience?</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Natalia:</strong> We want our audience to come away from our events feeling elated. Not only will they experience music-making at the highest level, but they will also connect with our artists in a way that has not been done before. Rather than briefly greeting the musician </span><span style="color: #000080;">after the performance, they will be able to meet and really get to know our musicians before, during, and after the concerts over wine and hors d’oeuvres. </span></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;">We want our audience to feel like they are a core part of the cultural community, making a personal connection </span><span style="color: #000080;">with the artists as well as fellow listeners that lasts and makes them look forward to seeing each other at the next event. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Reading about your ensemble, there seems to be a positive focus on lowering the physical and metaphorical boundaries between your musicians, your audiences, and your wider community. Why is this important and can you tell us more about this greater pursuit?</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Christopher:</strong> Classical music is often seen as inaccessible to newcomers, with high barriers to entry to understanding the music and norms of concertgoing. Many believe classical music is only for high society types, but we believe it should feel accessible to anyone. </span></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;">One way we hope to achieve this is by performing in nontraditional venues that are more familiar to people who do not yet attend classical concerts, and another is that the increased interaction with the musicians helps the audience perceive the artists as people like them, members of</span><br /> <span style="color: #000080;">the same community they can feel a connection towards.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>To celebrate your inaugural concert, you will stream the first in the series here on The Violin Channel this evening. Can you tell us what your in-person and online audience can expect?</strong></span></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Natalia:</strong> Our concerts are designed to be experienced in person. There is a community and fellowship aspect, as well as the culinary experience that we emphasize. We meet, connect over a glass of wine and food, and experience live music together. </span></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;">However, for many people, this is not an option. Whether they are located in D.C. but prefer to stay home or they are tuning in from out of town, we want to bring them in by giving them a window into our community. We are partnering with a professional video/live-streaming team, and are committed to bringing our remote listeners the highest quality musical experience, too. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>When programming and putting this season together, what would you say were your core idea? </strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Natalia:</strong> A balanced, diverse program is extremely important to us, but only without compromising on the quality of music. In our fall season, we are programming beloved works by older masters, great works by women, lesser-performed gems of the past, contemporary works, and works by POC.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are your plans for the ensemble? Where would you love to see yourselves expand with this concept? </strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Natalia:</strong> As the series grows, we hope to offer many more informal performances and gatherings, in addition to the larger concerts. While continuing our partnership with the Arts Club, we want to curate musical experiences in unusual venues in and around D.C., in a way that celebrates culture, creativity, and building a community that helps revitalize the hard-hit performing arts scene in D.C. and eventually beyond. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Tell us about the beautiful Arts Club of Washington, where your inaugural series is taking place. How does this opulent historical venue add to your mission to cultivate an unforgettable classical experience? </strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Natalia:</strong> The Arts Club is a warm, inviting space. Its rich history, beautiful architecture, and frequently changing art collections is a fitting venue for our series. It’s a place that celebrates history, creativity, and a sense of community. Fun fact: ever since it </span><span style="color: #000080;">founding in 1916, they have welcomed both women and men to join.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What other concerts do you have programmed in the series, and if audiences would like to attend or tune in online, how can they go about doing this?</strong></p> <p style="padding-left: 40px;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>Christopher:</strong> We have three additional concerts programmed in D.C. with more on the way, all of which listeners can buy tickets to attend in-person or stream online. Tickets and livestream information is on our website, which is also the best place to check for future concerts and other content. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tune into <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/theviolinchannel">The Violin Channel's Facebook page</a></strong> at 7:30 PM EST to watch the concert live.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-interview-washington-arts-ensemble-natalia-kazaryan-christopher-schmitt/">VC INTERVIEW | Newly-Formed Washington Arts Ensemble&#039;s &#039;Dynamic&#039; Series</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Yo-Yo Ma Receives Japan's Praemium Imperiale Award https://www.theviolinchannel.com/yo-yo-ma-receives-japanese-praemium-imperiale/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:697a28d7-55d7-fbd6-16a2-92966a9c8cdb Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:50:37 +0000 <p>&#160; In its 32nd year, the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale awarded four recipients for their exceptional achievements, impact, and enrichment to the arts globally. Each recipient receives an honorarium of $136,000, a medal, and a testimonial letter. Yo-Yo Ma’s fellow laureates in their respective categories comprise Brazilian-French painter Sebastião Salgado, American sculptor James Turrell, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/yo-yo-ma-receives-japanese-praemium-imperiale/">Yo-Yo Ma Receives Japan&#039;s Praemium Imperiale Award</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In its 32nd year, the </span><b>Japan Art Association</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s </span><b>Praemium Imperiale </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">awarded four recipients for their exceptional achievements, impact, and enrichment to the arts globally. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Each recipient receives an honorarium of $136,000, a medal, and a testimonial letter.</span></p> <p><b>Yo-Yo Ma</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s fellow laureates in their respective categories comprise Brazilian-French painter </span><b>Sebastião Salgado</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, American sculptor </span><b>James Turrell</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and Australian architect </span><b>Glenn Murcutt</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Theatre and Film category was not awarded this year due to the impact of the pandemic, where many of the candidates were unable to fulfill the category’s award requirements.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Praemium Imperiale also recognizes a group or institution that encourages young people to engage in the arts. The 2021 Grant for Young Artists was awarded to Italy’s </span><b>Advanced Training School of the Central Institute for Restoration</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, who will receive $45,000 and an official diploma for their achievement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Due to concern for the health and safety of participants, an in-person award ceremony will not be held in Tokyo. Instead, each recipient will receive an award in October at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate General of Japan in the recipient's country of residence.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"This year's Praemium Imperiale laureates represent the pinnacle of artistic achievement in each of their fields and have inspired, engaged, and connected global communities through their exceptional talent, dedication and work," said </span><b>Hisashi Hieda</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, chairman of the Japan Art Association. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"We are deeply honored they have chosen to accept this year's award and join the distinguished past laureates who have redefined how the arts can build and shape a better world."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I am deeply honored,” said Yo-Yo Ma in the press release. “I have tried to live not seeking honor but to do my best to live honorably, so to receive this unexpected honor is very humbling. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I can only accept by thanking those who have made me, helped form me, and helped me on a journey of exploration and discovery, and to them, I am deeply grateful," he continued. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Previous winners of the award include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ingmar Bergman, Shirin Neshat, Mona Hatoum, Leonard Bernstein, Judi Dench, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Phillip Glass, David Hockney, Steve Reich, Robert Rauschenberg, Ravi Shankar, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Billie Tsein, and Tod Williams. </span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/yo-yo-ma-receives-japanese-praemium-imperiale/">Yo-Yo Ma Receives Japan&#039;s Praemium Imperiale Award</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Afghan Singers Recount Their Flight From The Taliban https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58583217#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:f072f52f-c755-e7a6-a98d-1187679c22e0 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 17:03:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58583217#new_tab" title="Afghan Singers Recount Their Flight From The Taliban" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>The BBC interviewed half a dozen musicians who have had instruments smashed, relatives killed, and threats issued since the extremists took over Afghanistan last month. They now all in hiding in Pakistan, hoping to find refuge in another country. &#8211; BBC <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58583217#new_tab" title="Afghan Singers Recount Their Flight From The Taliban" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/afh.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>The BBC interviewed half a dozen musicians who have had instruments smashed, relatives killed, and threats issued since the extremists took over Afghanistan last month. They now all in hiding in Pakistan, hoping to find refuge in another country. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58583217" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BBC</a></em></p> Kožená, the LSO and Rattle show how the coupling of Adámek and Beethoven worked remarkably wel https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/kozena-the-lso-and-rattle-show-how-the-coupling-of-adamek-and-beethoven-worked-remarkably-wel/ Seen and Heard International urn:uuid:ee38ceff-a5c5-aa96-19ad-694a181cfdb1 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:47:43 +0000 <p><img width="1000" height="665" src="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LSO-Rattle-Kozena-Barbican-160921-1489.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LSO-Rattle-Kozena-Barbican-160921-1489.jpg 1000w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LSO-Rattle-Kozena-Barbican-160921-1489-376x250.jpg 376w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LSO-Rattle-Kozena-Barbican-160921-1489-500x333.jpg 500w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/LSO-Rattle-Kozena-Barbican-160921-1489-768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /></p>Ondřej Adámek, Beethoven: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 17.9.2021. (CC) Ondřej Adámek &#8211; Where Are You? (UK premiere) Beethoven &#8211; Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68, ‘Pastoral’ It was so nice to see such a large audience – not only per se, but there to hear Ondřej ... <a title="Kožená, the LSO and Rattle show how the coupling of Adámek and Beethoven worked remarkably wel" class="read-more" href="https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/kozena-the-lso-and-rattle-show-how-the-coupling-of-adamek-and-beethoven-worked-remarkably-wel/" aria-label="More on Kožená, the LSO and Rattle show how the coupling of Adámek and Beethoven worked remarkably wel">Read more</a> Magnificent Mahler’s Third Symphony inaugurates Zurich’s renovated Tonhalle https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/magnificent-mahlers-third-symphony-inaugurates-zurichs-renovated-tonhalle/ Seen and Heard International urn:uuid:817fce27-d825-326a-0aac-42b719f621db Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:33:59 +0000 <p><img width="1000" height="666" src="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tonhalle-Inauguration-.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tonhalle-Inauguration-.jpg 1000w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tonhalle-Inauguration--375x250.jpg 375w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tonhalle-Inauguration--500x333.jpg 500w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tonhalle-Inauguration--768x511.jpg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 1000px) 100vw, 1000px" /></p>Mahler: Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto), Zürcher Sängerknaben (Konrad von Aarburg, Alphons von Aarburg, chorusmasters), Ladies of the Zürcher Sing-Akademie (chorusmaster Florian Helgath, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Tonhalle, Zurich, 16.9.2021. (JR)  Mahler &#8211; Symphony No.3 Classical music lovers in Zurich and the surrounding area have been waiting patiently for four years for the Tonhalle ... <a title="Magnificent Mahler&#8217;s Third Symphony inaugurates Zurich&#8217;s renovated Tonhalle" class="read-more" href="https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/magnificent-mahlers-third-symphony-inaugurates-zurichs-renovated-tonhalle/" aria-label="More on Magnificent Mahler&#8217;s Third Symphony inaugurates Zurich&#8217;s renovated Tonhalle">Read more</a> New Montreal Maestro Shows Flair For Basics (But Maybe Not French) https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/17/new-montreal-maestro-turns-back-to-basics-but-maybe-not-french/ Classical Voice North America urn:uuid:39e43cb2-05be-99d8-d995-52af0b32aaf7 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:27:51 +0000 <p>MONTREAL – At the season opener for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, music director-designate Rafael Payare received a huge ovation even before the downbeat, a display justified by an affirmative Shostakovich Fifth. </p> The post <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/17/new-montreal-maestro-turns-back-to-basics-but-maybe-not-french/">New Montreal Maestro Shows Flair For Basics (But Maybe Not French)</a> first appeared on <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org">Classical Voice North America</a>. Conductor Henry Charles Smith III has Died, Aged 90 https://www.theviolinchannel.com/henry-charles-smith-iii-music-director-of-the-south-dakota-symphony-orchestra-from-1989-to-2001-has-died/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:1cf499d0-9bad-17ae-1162-c3f2b227c9d3 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:00:10 +0000 <p>&#160; Henry Charles Smith III, a Grammy award-winning conductor, trombonist, and educator has passed away. He spent twelve seasons at the helm of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, as well as leading the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Before transitioning into conducting, Smith was a noted trombonist and advocate [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/henry-charles-smith-iii-music-director-of-the-south-dakota-symphony-orchestra-from-1989-to-2001-has-died/">Conductor Henry Charles Smith III has Died, Aged 90</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Henry Charles Smith III</strong>, a Grammy award-winning conductor, trombonist, and educator has passed away.</p> <p>He spent twelve seasons at the helm of the <strong>South Dakota Symphony Orchestra</strong>, as well as leading the <strong>Minnesota Orchestra</strong>, <strong>St. Paul Chamber Orchestra</strong>, and the <strong>Detroit Symphony Orchestra</strong>.</p> <p>Before transitioning into conducting, Smith was a noted trombonist and advocate of low brass music. For many years, he held the position of Principal Trombone in the <strong>Philadelphia Orchestra</strong>, and also performed separately as a member of the orchestra's Brass Quintet. It was with this group that he won the Grammy award for Classical Record of the Year in 1969, for a recording of Gabrieli's brass music.</p> <p>Smith was also a passionate educator. He taught for many years at the Interlochen Arts Camp and was the conductor of the<strong> World Youth Symphony</strong> for 16 years. He also taught widely at the tertiary level, in the departments of the <strong>C</strong><span dir="ltr" role="presentation"><strong>urtis Institute of Music</strong>, <strong>Indiana </strong></span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation"><strong>University</strong>, <strong>Temp</strong></span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation"><strong>le University</strong>, <strong>St. Olaf</strong>, <strong>Luther and Bethel Colleges</strong>, and the <strong>University </strong></span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation"><strong>of Texas</strong>, where he retained the title of Professor Emeritus upon retirement. </span></p> <p><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql lr9zc1uh a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d3f4x2em fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb iv3no6db jq4qci2q a3bd9o3v b1v8xokw oo9gr5id hzawbc8m" dir="auto">"Henry is most remembered as being the epitome of a gentleman," wrote the <strong>Mississippi Valley Orchestra </strong>on social media. "He was always the bigger person in the room and always lived up to the highest moral compass. His humility and love of music increased those capacities in every musician in the orchestra. He made everyone feel important. To quote one of our musicians: 'he would have been a wonderful leader in any field he chose.' Luckily, he chose music, and even luckier for us, he led MVO."</span></p> <p><span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql lr9zc1uh a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d3f4x2em fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb iv3no6db jq4qci2q a3bd9o3v b1v8xokw oo9gr5id hzawbc8m" dir="auto">"At a time when brass players had a reputation for being the tough guys of the orchestra, Henry eschewed bravado," wrote one of Smith's ex-pupils, </span><span class="nc684nl6"><strong>Bill McGlaughlin</strong></span>, on social media. <span class="d2edcug0 hpfvmrgz qv66sw1b c1et5uql lr9zc1uh a8c37x1j keod5gw0 nxhoafnm aigsh9s9 d3f4x2em fe6kdd0r mau55g9w c8b282yb iv3no6db jq4qci2q a3bd9o3v b1v8xokw oo9gr5id hzawbc8m" dir="auto">"He was always a very gentle gentleman. In fact, he was a natural, both in life and as a musician."</span></p> <p>Our condolences to Smith's family, friends, and colleagues.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Henry Charles Smith Plays Trombone SIDE II" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t5u5yGKz1Jo?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/henry-charles-smith-iii-music-director-of-the-south-dakota-symphony-orchestra-from-1989-to-2001-has-died/">Conductor Henry Charles Smith III has Died, Aged 90</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann? https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/17/robert-schumann-mental-health-diagnosis-radio-3-phil-hebblethwaite Classical music | The Guardian urn:uuid:04ed70cd-d0a1-ee43-bf7d-899798ed05be Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:22:39 +0000 <p>The Romantic composer died in an asylum in 1856, since when musicians, doctors - and even the Nazis – have sought to name the illness that brought his early death. It tells us as much as about the story of modern psychiatry as it does about the man and his music.</p><p>Of all the things, one of Robert and Clara Schumann’s grandchildren, Felix, ended up working as a door-to-door lingerie salesman in a New York suburb. On the morning of 25 October 1941, he was found slumped behind the wheel of his car, parked in a garage behind his house. Carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the New York Times, he had been “despondent because of poor health and financial reserves”. The death was recorded as a suicide.</p><p>In the Schumann family, suffering as a consequence of psychiatric illness stretched back generations. It is thought that Robert’s father had a nervous breakdown; his mother endured bouts of depression and would recover at what is now the Karlovy Vary spas in the Czech Republic; his sister Emilie took her own life. As for Schumann himself, he was troubled by severe psychotic episodes for his entire adult life, and attempted suicide in 1854, aged 44. At his own request he was admitted to the Endenich asylum near Bonn, where he died two years later. Furthermore, a son of Robert and Clara’s spent 31 years in an asylum.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/17/robert-schumann-mental-health-diagnosis-radio-3-phil-hebblethwaite">Continue reading...</a> New York's Columbia University Seeking Assistant Professor https://www.theviolinchannel.com/new-yorks-columbia-university-seeking-assistant-professor-specializing-in-music-theory-and-race/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:80d7f5f0-530b-178d-8ffc-a351a20ee3ff Fri, 17 Sep 2021 14:55:45 +0000 <p>&#160; The chosen candidate must have a completed Ph.D. or Doctor of Musical Arts by June 30, 2022 — the time of appointment. The specialization of this Assistant Professor role may include a scholarly emphasis on critical race theory; historical perspectives on race and music theory; or other issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity as [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/new-yorks-columbia-university-seeking-assistant-professor-specializing-in-music-theory-and-race/">New York&#039;s Columbia University Seeking Assistant Professor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The chosen candidate must have a completed Ph.D. or Doctor of Musical Arts by June 30, 2022 — the time of appointment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The specialization of this Assistant Professor role may include a scholarly emphasis on critical race theory; historical perspectives on race and music theory; or other issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity as they relate to music theory and analysis. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Responsibilities of the position involve research and publication, departmental service, and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses — including required courses in the undergraduate theory sequence. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">All applications are to be completed through </span><b>Columbia University</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Applicants must upload their cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement describing teaching experience and research interests.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Additionally, applicants should include a statement outlining how their scholarship will contribute to building and supporting diverse communities. Contact details for three referees and one writing sample of no more than 30 pages are also expected. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Applications will be reviewed as of November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To apply for this position, click </span><a href="https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/80066?keywords=music&amp;sortKey=keywordScore"><b>here</b></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/new-yorks-columbia-university-seeking-assistant-professor-specializing-in-music-theory-and-race/">New York&#039;s Columbia University Seeking Assistant Professor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Here’s The First-Ever Piano With 108 Keys https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/nine-octaves-108-keys-stuart-sons/#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:d0ec9958-72c4-3d35-37c5-2ad9494752b7 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:35:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/nine-octaves-108-keys-stuart-sons/#new_tab" title="Here&#8217;s The First-Ever Piano With 108 Keys" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>The instrument, designed and handmade by Wayne Stuart of Stuart &#38; Sons in Australia, has a nine-octave range, two octaves more than a standard grand piano and about the same as most pipe organs. &#8211; Classic FM <a href="https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/nine-octaves-108-keys-stuart-sons/#new_tab" title="Here&#8217;s The First-Ever Piano With 108 Keys" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/stuart.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>The instrument, designed and handmade by Wayne Stuart of Stuart &amp; Sons in Australia, has a nine-octave range, two octaves more than a standard grand piano and about the same as most pipe organs. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/piano/nine-octaves-108-keys-stuart-sons/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Classic FM</a></em></p> City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Chief Conductor https://www.theviolinchannel.com/city-of-birmingham-symphony-orchestra-appoints-new-chief-conductor-kazuki-yamada/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:991b8f59-95dc-41e7-1e2b-1e0c7e330137 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:31:10 +0000 <p>&#160; Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1979, Kazuki Yamada has been the UK's City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Principal Guest Conductor since 2018. At present, he is also the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. In fact, Yamada intends to strengthen connections between the two orchestras by taking the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/city-of-birmingham-symphony-orchestra-appoints-new-chief-conductor-kazuki-yamada/">City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Chief Conductor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1979, Kazuki Yamada has been the UK's <strong>City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra </strong>(CBSO) Principal Guest Conductor since 2018.</p> <p>At present, he is also the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the <strong>Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo</strong>. In fact, Yamada intends to strengthen connections between the two orchestras by taking the CBSO Chorus to Monaco for a joint performance of Carl Orff's <em>Carmina Burana </em>in 2023.</p> <p>For a time, Yamada studied under <strong>Seiji Ozawa</strong> and credits Ozawa with what he describes as his "Japanese feeling" for music. He hopes to introduce more Japanese repertoire into the CBSO's programs, including works by <strong>Toru Takemitsu</strong>, <strong>Akira Miyoshi</strong>, and <strong>Toshiro Mayuzumi</strong>. Yamada will also take the orchestra on a tour of Japan in 2023.</p> <p>Yamada began his musical life as a percussionist but added conducting to the mix at the age of 17. His first international success came when he won the <strong>Besançon Competition </strong>at the age of 30.</p> <p>Now aged 42, he worried that he might now be too old for the Birmingham position. However, the CBSO's Chief Executive, <strong>Stephen</strong> <strong>Maddock</strong><em>, </em>felt differently.</p> <p>"We thought: this is silly to extend our search when we’ve got somebody standing here right in front of us who has all that we need,” Maddock said of Yamada.</p> <p class="paragraph-text">“From his very first concerts with us, there was an immediate rapport between Kazuki and our musicians, and enormous respect for his musicianship and craft," said Maddock. "Over time that has only deepened, and I know that those who have already seen Kazuki conduct the orchestra will be as thrilled as we are by this news."</p> <p class="paragraph-text">“His energy, dynamism and precision make for electrifying concerts and I have no doubt that audiences in Birmingham and beyond will very quickly come to await his next performances as eagerly as our musicians already do, as we embark on new musical adventures together,” he added.</p> <p>“For me, the best thing about the CBSO is they know how to enjoy music,” Yamada says. “We always create something fresh and exciting. There is always a very warm atmosphere. I am always happy to see them, and am so happy to be part of their family.”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/city-of-birmingham-symphony-orchestra-appoints-new-chief-conductor-kazuki-yamada/">City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Chief Conductor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Bach, 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, I. Allegro' (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin) https://www.npr.org/sections/now-playing/2021/09/17/1038203120/bach-brandenburg-concerto-no-5 Music Genre: Classical urn:uuid:eca7f1d4-cf2f-37e0-8eee-dff0b7ded43f Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:15:54 +0000 Still a crowd-pleaser after 300 years. <img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/09/17/gettyimages-2661706_wide-7c620c57f40ffbc2fcd4d8c5b789c34f7a1e1878.jpg?s=600' alt='Johann Sebastian Bach'/><p>Still a crowd-pleaser after 300 years.</p><p>(Image credit: Rischgitz/Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=1038203120' /> VC Artist Stefan Jackiw to Premiere Conrad Tao's New Violin Concerto https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-artist-stefan-jackiw-to-premiere-new-violin-concerto-by-conrad-tao/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:9067eb26-f544-b391-a6d3-17635a1d8c68 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:50:18 +0000 <p>&#160; This weekend, composer Conrad Tao's violin concerto will receive its premiere performance by VC Artist Stefan Jackiw at the Atlanta Symphony Hall — alongside Strauss' "Don Juan" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" and Alvin Singleton's "Different River." A pianist as well as a composer, at just 27 years old, Tao's first large-scale orchestral work "Everything [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-artist-stefan-jackiw-to-premiere-new-violin-concerto-by-conrad-tao/">VC Artist Stefan Jackiw to Premiere Conrad Tao&#039;s New Violin Concerto</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This weekend, composer <strong>Conrad Tao</strong>'s violin concerto will receive its premiere performance by VC Artist <strong>Stefan Jackiw</strong> at the Atlanta Symphony Hall — alongside Strauss' "Don Juan" and "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" and Alvin Singleton's "<span class="piece_name">Different River."</span></p> <p>A pianist as well as a composer, at just 27 years old, Tao's<span dir="ltr" role="presentation"> first large-scale orchestral work "Everything Must Go" was premiered by the <strong>New York Philharmonic </strong>in 2018.</span></p> <figure id="attachment_150176" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-150176" style="width: 800px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-150176" src="http://theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez-800x533.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" srcset="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez-800x533.jpg 800w, https://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez-768x512.jpg 768w, https://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez-696x464.jpg 696w, https://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez-1068x712.jpg 1068w, https://www.theviolinchannel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/602bef24f02cbe701adb0f05_Conrad-Tao-Photo-1-credit-Brantley-Gutierrez.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-150176" class="wp-caption-text">Conrad Tao (Photo Credit: Brantley Gutierrez)</figcaption></figure> <p>His new violin concerto will not be the first time Tao and Jackiw have worked together. Tao already wrote a piece, especially for Jackiw, entitled "all I had forgotten or tried to," which the pair performed in a duo recital earlier this year. Their performing relationship has given Tao an intimate understanding of Jackiw's approach to music, which exerted considerable influence on the genesis of the new concerto.</p> <p>"Ultimately it came down to thinking what I wanted to hear from Stefan," Tao said. "That’s always motivated me, knowing [his] playing as well as I do, what can I get that I don’t usually hear, aspects of his playing that I want to get inside of."</p> <p>Tao says that the concerto also reflects on the experience of being isolated during the pandemic, with all social interaction shifted online.</p> <p><span dir="ltr" role="presentation"> "Like many, I found calm in time </span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">spent outdoors," he notes. "Focusing on the ebb and flow of the </span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">Hudson River, listening intently to traffic noise and leaves </span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">commingling in the wind, finding a shore of mysteriously </span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">stacked stones while walking north along the water — it all </span><span dir="ltr" role="presentation">kept me in the present, in my body, and in my life."</span></p> <p>VC Artist Stefan Jackiw was recently appointed to the violin faculty of the <strong>Mannes School of Music</strong> in New York. He has made solo debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, among others.</p> <p>“There’s a lot of humor, in the outer movements, and Conrad describes parts of it as the violin surfing through the orchestra,” said Jackiw of the new piece. “As a violinist, structure isn’t the first thing I’m drawn to. But I was struck by how structurally rigorous it is, especially the first movement. Once that’s pointed out to me, as a performer, that makes the work easier to digest.”</p> <p>You can purchase tickets from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's <a href="https://www.aso.org/events/detail/stefan-jackiw-returns"><strong>website</strong></a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-artist-stefan-jackiw-to-premiere-new-violin-concerto-by-conrad-tao/">VC Artist Stefan Jackiw to Premiere Conrad Tao&#039;s New Violin Concerto</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Classical music news. Joint Commissions https://www.classicalmusicdaily.com/2021/09/moussa.htm Music and Vision urn:uuid:db32580f-a367-020f-13b1-f5bcdd36a1f8 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 Four organisations from different countries collaborate to commission new works from Quebec composer Samy Moussa Recap’s Debut Album “Count to Five” Builds Community Among Women https://icareifyoulisten.com/2021/09/recap-debut-album-count-to-five-builds-community-among-women/ I CARE IF YOU LISTEN urn:uuid:9e6b841e-24c0-18b2-842f-2bd5677e015f Fri, 17 Sep 2021 10:00:00 +0000 <p>As a musician, it&#8217;s often easy to pinpoint the overall themes of an album through instrumentation, genre, and the era..</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://icareifyoulisten.com/2021/09/recap-debut-album-count-to-five-builds-community-among-women/">Recap&#8217;s Debut Album &#8220;Count to Five&#8221; Builds Community Among Women</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://icareifyoulisten.com">I CARE IF YOU LISTEN</a>.</p> Dunedin Consort review – Monteverdi up close and personal https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/17/dunedin-consort-review-monteverdi-lammermuir-festival Classical music | The Guardian urn:uuid:19184f5c-822f-4e22-cdbd-6711153e209c Fri, 17 Sep 2021 09:11:24 +0000 <p><strong>St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington<br></strong>The secular side of the composer’s output was the focus of this imaginative and vivid festival programme</p><p>The Dunedin Consort gave a thrilling, visceral performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers at the Lammermuir festival <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/17/dunedin-consort-review-his-majesties-sagbutts-cornetts-durham-cathedral">a few years ago</a>. For this year’s appearance, the ensemble returned to the composer, but on this occasion it was for an exploration of the secular side of his output.</p><p>Monteverdi’s work <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pwgc5">straddled the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque</a>. It is full of tortured chromaticism that paints the emotion expressed in texts full of sighs and moans. It’s no wonder musicians familiar with the modernism of the 20th century took his music to their hearts during its rediscovery.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/17/dunedin-consort-review-monteverdi-lammermuir-festival">Continue reading...</a> Even More Data On Required Vaccination Policies https://adaptistration.com/2021/09/17/even-more-data-on-required-vaccination-policies/ Adaptistration urn:uuid:61392b82-5753-3e33-e4b4-126c46a3c12f Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:00:55 +0000 <div><img width="1200" height="628" src="https://adaptistration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018.png" class="attachment-full size-full wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018.png 1200w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018-768x402.png 768w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018-1024x536.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></div>Pew Research Center has recently published data on the public’s comfort level in engaging in certain activities during the pandemic and whether they would favor showing proof of vaccination (h/t Ceci Dadisman).  Spoiler: most of the adults they polled favor vaccination requirements for live concert events. The report isn&#8217;t focused exclusively on live concert events and covers a broad range of activity influenced by vaccination status. But that doesn&#8217;t make it any ... <p class="read-more-container"><a title="Even More Data On Required Vaccination Policies" class="read-more button" href="https://adaptistration.com/2021/09/17/even-more-data-on-required-vaccination-policies/#more-52295" aria-label="More on Even More Data On Required Vaccination Policies">Read more</a></p> <div><img width="1200" height="628" src="https://adaptistration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018.png" class="attachment-full size-full wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018.png 1200w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018-768x402.png 768w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Adaptistration-People-018-1024x536.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></div><p>Pew Research Center has recently <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2021/09/15/majority-in-u-s-says-public-health-benefits-of-covid-19-restrictions-worth-the-costs-even-as-large-shares-also-see-downsides/">published</a> data on the public’s comfort level in engaging in certain activities during the pandemic and whether they would favor showing proof of vaccination (h/t <a href="https://artshacker.com/research-data-on-vaccine-mandates/">Ceci Dadisman</a>).  Spoiler: most of the adults they polled favor vaccination requirements for live concert events.</p> <p>The report isn&#8217;t focused exclusively on live concert events and covers a broad range of activity influenced by vaccination status. But that doesn&#8217;t make it any less useful when determining your organization&#8217;s policy.</p> <p>In addition to the <a href="https://adaptistration.com/vax-policy/">Performing Arts Org Vax Policy Database</a>, the President&#8217;s <a href="https://adaptistration.com/2021/09/13/what-you-may-have-missed-from-the-presidents-remarks-on-vaccination-requirements/">appeal</a>, and now Pew&#8217;s <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2021/09/15/majority-in-u-s-says-public-health-benefits-of-covid-19-restrictions-worth-the-costs-even-as-large-shares-also-see-downsides/">research</a>, organizations have no shortage of good reasons to roll out vaccination requirements for all stakeholders.</p> Dudamel’s Conducting Fellowship Program Is Paying Off Big Time https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-09-11/gustavo-dudamel-fellows-fellowship-conductors ArtsJournal urn:uuid:ab34e003-4fd9-52a1-9aec-5dd6cb841106 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:01:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-09-11/gustavo-dudamel-fellows-fellowship-conductors" title="Dudamel&#8217;s Conducting Fellowship Program Is Paying Off Big Time" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times.jpg 270w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>The main thing these former fellows may take home from L.A. is indoctrination. New music here is part of the daily diet. Dudamel’s curiosity has led to a far more varied repertory at the L.A. Phil than that of any other major orchestra. &#8211; Los Angeles Times <a href="https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-09-11/gustavo-dudamel-fellows-fellowship-conductors" title="Dudamel&#8217;s Conducting Fellowship Program Is Paying Off Big Time" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-07_49_28-Gustavo-Dudamel-built-a-ladder.-These-conductors-many-women-are-climbing-—-fast-Los-Angeles-Times.jpg 270w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>The main thing these former fellows may take home from L.A. is indoctrination. New music here is part of the daily diet. Dudamel’s curiosity has led to a far more varied repertory at the L.A. Phil than that of any other major orchestra. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-09-11/gustavo-dudamel-fellows-fellowship-conductors">Los Angeles Times</a></em></p> Day 18 of the George Enescu Festival: concerts with Joyce DiDonato and Orchestre de France https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/day-18-of-the-george-enescu-festival-concerts-with-joyce-didonato-and-orchestre-de-france/ Seen and Heard International urn:uuid:f60c6992-9960-bcf3-aa94-107edca8d05e Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:00:12 +0000 George Enescu Festival 2021 [1]: (SS) Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro, Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, 14.9.2021. Part I: Gli antichi Salamone Rossi – Sinfonia grave (Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde) Monteverdi – Penelope’s aria ‘Illustratevi, o cieli’ (Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria); Sinfonia, Ottavia’s aria ‘Addio Roma, addio patria’ (L’incoronazione di Poppea); ‘Sì dolce ... <a title="Day 18 of the George Enescu Festival: concerts with Joyce DiDonato and Orchestre de France" class="read-more" href="https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/day-18-of-the-george-enescu-festival-concerts-with-joyce-didonato-and-orchestre-de-france/" aria-label="More on Day 18 of the George Enescu Festival: concerts with Joyce DiDonato and Orchestre de France">Read more</a> Opera’s Racial Tragedy Transcends Obstacles Of An Open-Air Staging https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/16/operas-racial-tragedy-transcends-obstacles-of-an-open-air-staging/ Classical Voice North America urn:uuid:59690307-de8d-e277-e347-1cc49b357d2f Thu, 16 Sep 2021 20:53:16 +0000 <p>DETROIT – <em>Blue,</em> composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson's intimate and compelling music drama about a Black cop whose teenage son is shot dead by another cop, struggled against conditions in a 6,000-seat arena.</p> The post <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/16/operas-racial-tragedy-transcends-obstacles-of-an-open-air-staging/">Opera’s Racial Tragedy Transcends Obstacles Of An Open-Air Staging</a> first appeared on <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org">Classical Voice North America</a>. How A Jazz Musician Found 30,000 Facebook Followers During COVID https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2021/09/14/toronto-jazz-musician-jim-clayton-turned-a-personal-facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30000-during-the-pandemic.html ArtsJournal urn:uuid:8ce60713-1c19-757d-2298-8c226a4789ba Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:32:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2021/09/14/toronto-jazz-musician-jim-clayton-turned-a-personal-facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30000-during-the-pandemic.html" title="How A Jazz Musician Found 30,000 Facebook Followers During COVID" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star.jpg 270w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>Since shortly after the pandemic effectively closed the world down in March 2020, Jim Clayton’s Danforth area home — more specifically his dining room — has become Jim’s Piano Bar, with Clayton logging more than 425 performances, turning a personal Facebook following of 250 into an international audience of more than 30,000. &#8211; Toronto Star <a href="https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2021/09/14/toronto-jazz-musician-jim-clayton-turned-a-personal-facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30000-during-the-pandemic.html" title="How A Jazz Musician Found 30,000 Facebook Followers During COVID" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021.09.16-00_12_56-Toronto-jazz-musician-turned-a-personal-Facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30K-during-the-pandemic-_-The-Star.jpg 270w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>Since shortly after the pandemic effectively closed the world down in March 2020, Jim Clayton’s Danforth area home — more specifically his dining room — has become Jim’s Piano Bar, with Clayton logging more than 425 performances, turning a personal Facebook following of 250 into an international audience of more than 30,000. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2021/09/14/toronto-jazz-musician-jim-clayton-turned-a-personal-facebook-following-of-250-into-an-international-audience-of-more-than-30000-during-the-pandemic.html">Toronto Star</a></em></p> Jaap van Zweden to Resign from New York Philharmonic https://www.theviolinchannel.com/jaap-van-zweden-to-resign-from-new-york-philharmonic/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:ae586ae8-f5e0-9137-a61d-6ec3d71042f9 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:22:04 +0000 <p>&#160; Having directed the New York Philharmonic since 2018, Jaap van Zweden made the announcement at the end of a rehearsal this week. According to a report by The New York Times, the pandemic made the 60-year-old conductor reconsider some priorities — explaining that it became increasingly difficult to see his family, especially during the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/jaap-van-zweden-to-resign-from-new-york-philharmonic/">Jaap van Zweden to Resign from New York Philharmonic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Having directed the </span><b>New York Philharmonic</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> since 2018, <strong>Jaap van Zweden</strong> made the announcement at the end of a rehearsal this week. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to a report by <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/arts/music/jaap-van-zweden-new-york-philharmonic.html"><b>The New York Times</b></a>, the pandemic made the 60-year-old conductor reconsider some priorities — explaining that it became increasingly difficult to see his family, especially during the orchestra's busy touring season.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Van Zweden originally planned to leave the role in 2023 when his initial contract was to expire. However, according to NY Phil’s <strong>President and CEO </strong></span><b>Deborah Borda</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, he will stay on an extra year to give the ensemble time to return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall in 2022. <strong><a href="https://theviolinchannel.com/renovated-david-geffen-hall-to-reopen-almost-two-years-early-lincoln-center/">The space is opening two years ahead of schedule, after accelerated construction plans. </a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is also of note that van Zweden will assist in finding a suitable successor. "Jaap’s willingness to extend his contract by an additional year (through the 23/24 season) provides us the time and space to run a search process that is thoughtful and elegant," Borda commented.  </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The pandemic has changed all our worlds, so I recognize and respect the very personal decision Jaap has made about his future,” she continued. </span></p> <p>Van Zweden spent most of the last year and a half at home in the Netherlands — and has since returned to New York to open the new 2021-22 season at Alice Tully Hall <strong><a href="https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/2122/from-silence-to-celebration">with</a><a href="https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/2122/from-silence-to-celebration"> a concert entitled “From Silence to Celebration” on Friday evening</a></strong>.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Of the NY Phil's past music directions, the conductor’s tenure will be the shortest since </span><b>Pierre Boulez</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">, who led the orchestra for six seasons in the 1970s.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“While I love the NY Philharmonic and look forward to continuing as Music Director over the next three seasons, so much has changed because of COVID, including thoughts about my own future, my life, and my family,” said van Zweden in a note to NY Phil's musicians obtained by <strong><a href="https://www.vulture.com/2021/09/jaap-van-zweden-to-resign-from-new-york-philharmonic.html">Vulture</a></strong>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"In life, I think timing is critical: it's important to know when to say yes and when to move on,” he continued. “With that thought in mind, my inner voice tells me the time is right to conclude my tenure as Music Director at the end of the 2023-24 season.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Born in Amsterdam, Jaap van Zweden was 19 when he became the youngest-ever concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His conducting career began almost 20 years later in 1996. </span></p> <p>In addition to being New York Philharmonic's 26th Music Director, van Zweden currently serves as <strong><a href="https://theviolinchannel.com/hong-kong-philharmonic-extends-music-director-jaap-van-zweden-to-2024/">Hong Kong Philharmonic</a></strong>'s Music Director —a role he will also step down from when his contract expires in 2024.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He is the Honorary Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, where he was Chief Conductor from 2005 to 2013, and has also directed the Royal Flanders Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/jaap-van-zweden-to-resign-from-new-york-philharmonic/">Jaap van Zweden to Resign from New York Philharmonic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Il Vologeso review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/il-vologeso-review-mozartists-ian-page Classical music | The Guardian urn:uuid:3e75b2ac-e3c3-0a54-3ff8-823961a018ad Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:31:21 +0000 <p><strong>The Mozartists/Page <br>(Signum)<br></strong>Ian Page’s live recording is a lively introduction to the music of Niccolò Jommelli, who, like the Bee Gees two centuries later, had an ear for a striking harmony</p><p>Niccolò Jommelli, as none but the most committed 18th-century opera nerd will be able to tell you, wrote Il Vologeso in 1766, when the 10-year-old Mozart was a year into his own composing career. That’s how come Il Vologeso qualified for Ian Page’s ongoing Mozart 250 project, putting the great composer’s work into the context of what was going on musically around him. This recording is of its belated UK premiere, an upbeat performance given in April 2016 by Page, his ensemble the Mozartists and an up-and-coming cast.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/il-vologeso-review-mozartists-ian-page">Continue reading...</a> 2021 Busoni Composition Prize Announces Recipient https://www.theviolinchannel.com/2021-busoni-composition-prize-is-awarded/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:3f612b46-0913-8916-576c-ddd430b2c62a Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:25:25 +0000 <p>&#160; Akademie der Künste Berlin's Busoni Composition Prize was donated by Aribert Reimann in 1988 and is presented every two to three years to young emerging composers. Santos’ music is distinguished by a lively richness of sound from “artfully rhythmized and contrasting extensions of the music through everyday sounds, electronics, microtonal diffraction or resonance.” A [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/2021-busoni-composition-prize-is-awarded/">2021 Busoni Composition Prize Announces Recipient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Akademie der Künste Berlin's </span><b>Busoni Composition Prize</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> was donated by </span><b>Aribert Reimann</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in 1988 and is presented every two to three years to young emerging composers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Santos’ music is distinguished by a lively richness of sound from “artfully rhythmized and contrasting extensions of the music through everyday sounds, electronics, microtonal diffraction or resonance.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A graduate of the <strong>University of Chicago</strong>, <strong>Eastman School of Music</strong>, and the <strong>University of South Florida</strong>, Santos is the recipient of prizes at the Luigi Nono International Competition and the RED NOTE Competition. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The sponsorship award of 2500 Euros was given to German composer </span><b>Elias Jurgschat</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The jury of the competition comprised Ludger Brümmer, Chaya Czernowin, and Johannes Kalitzke.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This year, the piano competition and the composition prize have identified their respective prize winners only a few days apart,” the Busoni competition wrote on their social media. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Both initiatives unmistakably celebrate the great figure of Ferruccio Busoni and his ideal of the creative interpreter,” they continued. “Congratulations to the laureates!”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on November 26, 2021, where the prize-winning works will be performed alongside those by </span><b>Ferruccio Busoni</b><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/2021-busoni-composition-prize-is-awarded/">2021 Busoni Composition Prize Announces Recipient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Opera librettist Amanda Holden obituary https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/opera-librettist-amanda-holden-obituary Classical music | The Guardian urn:uuid:541bc496-2bee-e3d3-98dc-b41067d49cdb Thu, 16 Sep 2021 15:17:50 +0000 Scholar of opera who translated librettos into English, wrote ones of her own and edited guides to encourage new listeners<p>In 1985 two professional developments defined the path of Amanda Holden’s work until her sudden and unexpected death at the age of 73. She worked on her first opera translation, Don Giovanni, for <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/nov/27/sir-jonathan-miller-obituary" title="">Jonathan Miller</a> at English National Opera (ENO), which made her realise that, in addition to her profound musical understanding and knowledge, she had the wordsmith’s talent required to craft opera translations. This opened up a fruitful avenue that eventually led to her creating <a href="https://www.amandaholden.org.uk/translations/opera-translations/" title="">more than 60 opera translations</a>.</p><p>At almost the same moment, she conceived the idea of a reference work on opera that was to be an enormous scholarly enterprise. Together with Stephen Walsh and Nicholas Kenyon, and <a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/rodney-milnes-opera-critic-who-delighted-in-being-waspish-on-the-page-but-who-was-warm-and-generous-in-person-a6776031.html" title="">Rodney Milnes</a> as consultant editor, she put together a proposal for a substantial operatic reference based on composers that would sit between the rather limited selection of the Kobbé opera guide and the rather prolix New Grove Opera. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/16/peter-mayer-obituary" title="">Peter Mayer</a> at Penguin decided to go with the idea, and so Amanda faced the daunting task of recruiting and monitoring more than 100 contributors from all over the world.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/opera-librettist-amanda-holden-obituary">Continue reading...</a> Canada's Mécénat Musica Organized Door-To-Door Concerts https://www.theviolinchannel.com/canadas-mecenat-musica-organize-door-to-door-concerts-in-low-income-neighborhoods/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:5fb02c85-91a4-0b61-35a4-a0bf54bf6b63 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:51:18 +0000 <p>&#160; The French-Canadian organization Mécénat Musica launched their Mini-Concerts Santé initiative in 2020, which provided 4,900 concerts to 36,000 members of the public. Small groups of musicians went door-to-door on the streets of Québec and Ontario, with the aim of alleviating the isolation and loneliness brought on by the pandemic. All concerts employed appropriate physical [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/canadas-mecenat-musica-organize-door-to-door-concerts-in-low-income-neighborhoods/">Canada&#039;s Mécénat Musica Organized Door-To-Door Concerts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The French-Canadian organization Mécénat Musica launched their <strong>Mini-Concerts Santé</strong> initiative in 2020, which provided 4,900 concerts to 36,000 members of the public.</p> <p>Small groups of musicians went door-to-door on the streets of Québec and Ontario, with the aim of alleviating the isolation and loneliness brought on by the pandemic.</p> <p>All concerts employed appropriate physical distancing, and no resultant cases of COVID-19 were reported.</p> <p>Over the course of the endeavor, Mécénat Musica was able to provide employment for over 1700 musicians, in a time when very little work was available to performers because of the shutdowns. A total of $464,000 was paid out to these musicians, most of which was raised through donations.</p> <p>The mini-concerts were awarded the Prix Opus by the <strong>Conseil Québécois de la Musique</strong>, a prize that honors the Musical Event of the Year.</p> <p class="p1">"Thank you from the bottom of my heart," said an audience member. "[The concert created] a magical moment which moved me to tears."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="p1">The concerts are the subject of a French short documentary, which you can view below:</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Mécénat Musica : Mini-Concerts Santé – Documentaire / Documentary (Mécénat Musica 132.9)" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HkgLEVKTjA4?list=PLJ1qy__yIjYYK9O8N5YaBL_Ni3BaHVN-b" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/canadas-mecenat-musica-organize-door-to-door-concerts-in-low-income-neighborhoods/">Canada&#039;s Mécénat Musica Organized Door-To-Door Concerts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> San Antonio Symphony Management Demands To Slash Orchestra’s Size By 40% https://sanantonioreport.org/san-antonio-symphony-orchestra-cuts/#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:c2e47b83-d9a8-254e-c46f-3fc4269a7fac Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:31:00 +0000 <a href="https://sanantonioreport.org/san-antonio-symphony-orchestra-cuts/#new_tab" title="San Antonio Symphony Management Demands To Slash Orchestra&#8217;s Size By 40%" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>In renegotiations for the final year (2021-22) of the current contract, management had proposed cutting salaries in half, down to $17,710 per year. Their latest offer, said to be final, is to cut the roster of full-time players from 71 to 42, with 26 part-timers. &#8211; San Antonio Current <a href="https://sanantonioreport.org/san-antonio-symphony-orchestra-cuts/#new_tab" title="San Antonio Symphony Management Demands To Slash Orchestra&#8217;s Size By 40%" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/saso.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>In renegotiations for the final year (2021-22) of the current contract, management had proposed cutting salaries in half, down to $17,710 per year. Their latest offer, said to be final, is to cut the roster of full-time players from 71 to 42, with 26 part-timers. &#8211; <em><a href="https://sanantonioreport.org/san-antonio-symphony-orchestra-cuts/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">San Antonio Current</a></em></p> Beethovenfest Bonn Reveals Turnout For 2021 Festival https://www.theviolinchannel.com/beethovenfest-bonn-reveals-turnout-for-2021-festival/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:66c417a8-5eae-e997-71b1-ed44a833e089 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:30:32 +0000 <p>&#160; Usually held annually in Bonn, Germany, the 2020 Beethovenfest and celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday was cancelled due to COVID-19 and imposed restrictions.  The festival was able to return this year, presenting over 50 concerts between August 20 and September 10, 2021. This year's festival motto was “Resurrect, yes, resurrect!” inspired by Mahler’s “Resurrection” [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/beethovenfest-bonn-reveals-turnout-for-2021-festival/">Beethovenfest Bonn Reveals Turnout For 2021 Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Usually held annually in Bonn, Germany, the 2020 Beethovenfest and celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday was cancelled due to COVID-19 and imposed restrictions. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The festival was able to return this year, presenting over 50 concerts between August 20 and September 10, 2021. This year's festival motto was “Resurrect, yes, resurrect!” inspired by Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony No. 2.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">About 12,200 visitors attended the set 53 concerts, 24 of which were performed to sold-out audiences. Over 1,500 people attended a further 22 concerts which were held at Bonn’s Post Tower with free entry.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">On Beethovenfest’s opening weekend, five top-tier ensembles presented all nine of the composer's symphonies. The </span><a href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/beethovenfest-bonn-concert-flood-victims-rhein-sieg-district-germany/"><b>proceeds of those performances being donated to relief efforts for the flood disaster</b></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in the Rhein-Sieg district, Germany.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This festival was the final one for its director <strong>Nike Wagner</strong>, who upon opening the 2021 edition said:<br /> "Because of his commitment to humanity, Beethoven is not a narcissistic composer or a purely lyrical composer working from an ivory tower. He says 'I,' — but that encompasses 'we.'"</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe loading="lazy" title="Mahler: Symphony No. 2, &#039;Resurrection Symphony&#039; | Mahler Chamber Orchestra &amp; Maxime Pascal" width="696" height="392" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2DdYtiFmK0w?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h6><strong>GUSTAV MAHLER | SYMPHONY NO. 2, “RESURRECTION SYMPHONY” | MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | MAXIME PASCAL | BEETHOVENFEST BONN | 2021</strong></h6> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/beethovenfest-bonn-reveals-turnout-for-2021-festival/">Beethovenfest Bonn Reveals Turnout For 2021 Festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Jaap van Zweden To Leave New York Philharmonic In 2024 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/arts/music/jaap-van-zweden-new-york-philharmonic.html#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:22f72b07-934e-5809-551d-6d32d8e0dd9a Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:30:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/arts/music/jaap-van-zweden-new-york-philharmonic.html#new_tab" title="Jaap van Zweden To Leave New York Philharmonic In 2024" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>&#8220;[The orchestra&#8217;s music director] announced that he would leave his post at the end of the 2023-24 season, saying that the pandemic had made him rethink his life and priorities.&#8221; He&#8217;ll also step down from the Hong Kong Philharmonic that spring. &#8211; The New York Times <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/arts/music/jaap-van-zweden-new-york-philharmonic.html#new_tab" title="Jaap van Zweden To Leave New York Philharmonic In 2024" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/jaap.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>&#8220;[The orchestra&#8217;s music director] announced that he would leave his post at the end of the 2023-24 season, saying that the pandemic had made him rethink his life and priorities.&#8221; He&#8217;ll also step down from the Hong Kong Philharmonic that spring. &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/arts/music/jaap-van-zweden-new-york-philharmonic.html" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The New York Times</a></em></p> Control, élan and vision from Tetzlaff and Andsnes at Wigmore Hall https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/control-elan-and-vision-from-tetzlaff-and-andsnes-at-wigmore-hall/ Seen and Heard International urn:uuid:2e231fa7-ec5e-7e0d-d806-0d413362fad4 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:25:31 +0000 <p><img width="450" height="422" src="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tetzlaff-and-Andsnes.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tetzlaff-and-Andsnes.jpg 450w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tetzlaff-and-Andsnes-267x250.jpg 267w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Tetzlaff-and-Andsnes-355x333.jpg 355w" sizes="(max-width: 450px) 100vw, 450px" /></p>Lutosławski, Dvořák, Bartók: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 15.09.2021. (CS) Lutosławski – Partita for violin and piano (1984) Dvořák – Violin Sonata in F Op.57 (1880) Bartók – Violin Sonata No.1 BB84 (1921) On paper this recital looked interesting: three works for violin and piano linked by Slavic folk influences, ... <a title="Control, élan and vision from Tetzlaff and Andsnes at Wigmore Hall" class="read-more" href="https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/control-elan-and-vision-from-tetzlaff-and-andsnes-at-wigmore-hall/" aria-label="More on Control, élan and vision from Tetzlaff and Andsnes at Wigmore Hall">Read more</a> Parisian Conservatory Drops Charges Against Cellist Jérôme Pernoo https://www.theviolinchannel.com/parisian-conservatory-renounces-dismissal-of-cellist-jerome-pernoo/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:3946eab2-4da8-e7a4-690f-50613f9f2ba6 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:17:52 +0000 <p>&#160; Jérôme Pernoo was originally suspended from the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP) following accusations of sexual misconduct towards male students. He was reinstated in July 2021, following the expiration of this suspension, with talks that the matter would be revisited in September.  Although the school has now renounced the charges of [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/parisian-conservatory-renounces-dismissal-of-cellist-jerome-pernoo/">Parisian Conservatory Drops Charges Against Cellist Jérôme Pernoo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jérôme Pernoo was originally suspended from the Paris National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMDP) following accusations of sexual misconduct towards male students.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://theviolinchannel.com/cello-professor-reinstated-after-previous-suspension/">He was reinstated in July 2021, following the expiration of this suspension, with talks that the matter would be revisited in September. </a></strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Although the school has now renounced the charges of serious misconduct, Pernoo will be excluded from his teaching position for one year, as of </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">September 9, 2021. </span></p> <p>“Following reports from students, then an internal investigation, the CNSMDP noted that Jérôme Pernoo had failed to meet the exemplary requirements required by the conservatory as a higher education establishment," CNSMDP said in a statement. "It emerges from numerous testimonies that his teaching methods disrupt the smooth running of the Conservatory and hinder the exercise of the duty of protection owed to its students."</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pernoo's lawyers </span><b>Hervé Témime</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and </span><b>Chirine Heydari-Malayeri </b><span style="font-weight: 400;">are denouncing the one-year suspension “on the basis of alleged educational grievances, unrelated to these accusations.” </span></p> <p>"He has not been charged with any of the criminal offenses mentioned by the press, despite an investigation carried out exclusively against him, in direct violation of the cardinal principles of due process, objectivity, impartiality, prudence and confidentiality," the statement continued.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They further state that Pernoo “firmly refutes these complaints and will challenge this decision by introducing hierarchical and administrative appeals.”</span></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/parisian-conservatory-renounces-dismissal-of-cellist-jerome-pernoo/">Parisian Conservatory Drops Charges Against Cellist Jérôme Pernoo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> CD Spotlight. Birdsong Fragments https://www.classicalmusicdaily.com/2021/09/mellaerts.htm Music and Vision urn:uuid:8a25b1d6-d4c6-c9a2-cd7a-dac90f6992c0 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 'Songs of Travel and Home' performed by Jullien van Mellaerts, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... a singer with a very expressive voice, a pleasing tone, a great insight into the music he sings ...' Jeremy Denk and friends – an intimate performance that invited the audience in https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/jeremy-denk-and-friends-review-lammermuir-festival Classical music | The Guardian urn:uuid:68d67187-2b04-c193-0e02-cd12944c6d53 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 09:47:52 +0000 <p><strong>Lammermuir festival<br></strong>A chamber music programme of Ives and Schubert saw Denk, the festival’s artist-in-residence, at his best</p><p>Lammermuir festival’s artist-in-residence Jeremy Denk is a multi-faceted, intelligent pianist, equally at home playing solo Bach in recital, as he did over the weekend, or concertos with orchestra <a href="https://www.lammermuirfestival.co.uk/event/jeremy-denk-plays-mozart-concertos/">as he will demonstrate in the closing concert</a>. This concert in the spacious surroundings of Dunbar parish church presented Denk in the guise of chamber musician performing Schubert’s Trout Quintet with an ensemble drawn from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/sep/16/jeremy-denk-and-friends-review-lammermuir-festival">Continue reading...</a> Using Collaboration To Raise That Tide https://adaptistration.com/2021/09/16/using-collaboration-to-raise-that-tide/ Adaptistration urn:uuid:f8d08787-4ba5-6123-aa71-bfac4226396f Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:50 +0000 <div><img width="1200" height="628" src="https://adaptistration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01.png" class="attachment-full size-full wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01.png 1200w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01-768x402.png 768w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01-1024x536.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></div>Get Your Magic is a collaboration of Annapolis Performing Arts organizations joining forces to get you back inside our venues for the best entertainment Annapolis has to offer. Participants include Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, The Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Classic Theatre of Maryland, and Live Arts Maryland. Their idea was straightforward: patrons buy three or more shows from across their collective event list and all seats are priced at a flat $29 ... <p class="read-more-container"><a title="Using Collaboration To Raise That Tide" class="read-more button" href="https://adaptistration.com/2021/09/16/using-collaboration-to-raise-that-tide/#more-52286" aria-label="More on Using Collaboration To Raise That Tide">Read more</a></p> <div><img width="1200" height="628" src="https://adaptistration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01.png" class="attachment-full size-full wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="margin-bottom: 15px;" srcset="http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01.png 1200w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01-768x402.png 768w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Adaptistration-People-302-01-1024x536.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></div><p>Get Your Magic is a collaboration of Annapolis Performing Arts organizations joining forces to get you back inside our venues for the best entertainment Annapolis has to offer. Participants include <a href="https://annapolissymphony.org/">Annapolis Symphony Orchestra</a>, <a href="https://balletmaryland.org/">The Ballet Theatre of Maryland</a>, <a href="https://classictheatremaryland.org/">Classic Theatre of Maryland</a>, and <a href="http://liveartsmaryland.org/">Live Arts Maryland</a>.</p> <p>Their idea was straightforward: patrons buy three or more shows from across their collective event list and all seats are priced at a flat $29 per ticket. It&#8217;s always good to see arts orgs cooperate to this degree, it goes to show that rising tide lifts all boats is a very tangible benefit of this approach.</p> <p>The only hitch was none of their existing ticketing providers could handle those requirements, but it wasn&#8217;t a problem for UpStage, the new Ticketing CRM my company is in the final stages of developing. We were able to put the minimum purchase requirements along with custom reporting function that allows each group to export purchase records for just their events in three short weeks.</p> <p>This project demonstrates a <em>tiny fraction</em> of the flexibility and power UpStage is bringing to the nonprofit performing arts sector.</p> <p>From a design perspective, I love the event card grid layout (very Netflix), dark and light theme options, along with the ability to filter events by group. The backend offers per event sales metrics, inventory control, and those custom reports mentioned above.</p> <p><a href="https://www.getyourmagic.org/"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-52287" src="https://adaptistration.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Get-Your-Magic-Cover-2021.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="628" srcset="http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Get-Your-Magic-Cover-2021.jpg 1200w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Get-Your-Magic-Cover-2021-768x402.jpg 768w, http://24904uv1pb7kcgqm1itr5z1j.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Get-Your-Magic-Cover-2021-1024x536.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px" /></a></p> <p>Visit <a href="https://www.getyourmagic.org/">https://getyourmagic.org/</a> to experience it first-hand.</p> <p>I&#8217;m grateful and excited to be in the right place and the right time to help this idea come to fruition instead of being relegated to the bin of &#8220;What if…?&#8221;. And kudos to the quartet of arts orgs for being willing to step up and embrace something new.</p> <p><a href="https://upstagecrm.io/">Sign up</a> at UpStageCRM.io to get on our mailing list to be the first to get notified when we&#8217;re ready to begin accepting new users in the Fall of 2021.</p> John Ireland: Trio in D for clarinet, cello and piano (1913) http://landofllostcontent.blogspot.com/2021/09/john-ireland-trio-in-d-for-clarinet.html British Classical Music: The Land of Lost Content urn:uuid:d7474f5f-4780-81ac-33b3-16f59d04dd88 Thu, 16 Sep 2021 05:00:00 +0000 <p><span style="text-align: justify;"></span></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RyOIUJOHj4A/YOlB480pogI/AAAAAAAAFyw/VrmfIPXoATsoEhCG_wbCOdBhXCnJqGMhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s900/Ireland%2BTrio.jpg" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="900" data-original-width="900" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RyOIUJOHj4A/YOlB480pogI/AAAAAAAAFyw/VrmfIPXoATsoEhCG_wbCOdBhXCnJqGMhwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Ireland%2BTrio.jpg" /></a></div><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Before listening to John Ireland’s Trio in D for clarinet, cello and piano, I recommend reading the excellent essay by <a href="http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2008/Jan08/Ireland_clarinet_fox.htm">Stephen Fox</a> at <i>MusicWeb International</i>. I have noted before that this is an excellent piece of musical scholarship, that is not technically off-putting. Further contextualisation of this piece can be gained from the liner notes written by Giles Easterbrook for the Prima Facie recording of the work.&nbsp; This explains that the Trio’s history is complex, its chronology uncertain and Ireland’s motivation ‘debatable.’&nbsp;&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Distilling all this information provides the following overview of the Trio’s genesis, development and reception. The work appears to have been composed during 1912-1913. It was premiered during a Thomas Dunhill chamber concert in the Steinway Hall on 9 June 1914. The soloists were Charles Draper, who was known as the grandfather of English clarinettists, May Mukle (cello) and the composer playing the piano. After a couple of performances, the composer withdrew the Trio. Subsequently, elements of the piece were introduced into a conventional Piano Trio. Alas, this itself was abandoned. Eventually, some of the music was included in Ireland’s Piano Trio No.3 in E major, composed in 1938. This has established itself in the repertoire.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">Stephen Fox, the Canadian clarinettist, clarinet maker and musicologist has reconstructed a ‘satisfying work of some beauty, great vigour and a delightful addition to the repertoire’. The above-mentioned essay by Fox explains how this was achieved. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">What does this Trio sound like, and how does it fit into John Ireland’s musical aesthetic? I think that listeners who are au fait with the composer’s music will recognise the present work’s pivotal nature. The influence of Johannes Brahms and Charles Villiers Stanford had been respectfully laid aside to be replaced by something that nods to Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. On the other hand, Fox makes a valid point in declaring that this Trio could not have been written by anyone other than a British composer. Certainly, there are some hat tips to folksong, if not any actual quotations. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">This is a gorgeous work that provides the listener with a beautiful evocation of the landscape heard through the prism of Ireland’s mind. It is hard to believe that there are only two recorded versions of this masterpiece currently available. It seems to me that this pivotal work should be at the forefront of John Ireland’s chamber music repertoire.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit;">An excellent recording of Ireland’s Trio can be heard on the Prima Facie CD label (PFNSCD 009). It is performed by the Tritium Trio: Jernej Albreht clarinet, Joseph Havlat, piano, Lydia Hillerudh, cello. Other works on this disc include John McCabe’s Sonata for clarinet, cello and piano (1969), Kenneth Leighton’s <i>Fantasy on an American Hymn Tune</i>(1975) and Giles Easterbrook’s Trio (2002).</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit; mso-spacerun: yes;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: inherit; mso-spacerun: yes;">The Naxos recording of John Ireland’s Trio in D for clarinet, cello and piano, has been uploaded to YouTube. It is presented as three videos: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-ELexevTII">Allegro non Troppo</a>, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-8tq-ECXNg">Scherzo-Vivace</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-4EHOYDBW0&amp;list=OLAK5uy_k14NWIgCVjywXKB7mdidw26-U3RpDkXFc&amp;index=3">Lento con moto</a>. The artists are Robert Plane, clarinet, Sophia Rahman, piano and Alice Neary, cello. <o:p></o:p></span></p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"><br /></span><p></p> Far-Flung String Players Converge (Virtually) For A Festival Homecoming https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/15/far-flung-string-players-converge-virtually-for-a-festival-homecoming/ Classical Voice North America urn:uuid:880ca6c3-eecd-297f-111c-61e770d6c174 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 23:19:42 +0000 <p>BANFF, Alberta – After the success of last year's streamed Banff International String Quartet Festival, the 2021 event again went digital, spurred by a “moral obligation to be hand in hand with the artists through this pandemic."</p> The post <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org/2021/09/15/far-flung-string-players-converge-virtually-for-a-festival-homecoming/">Far-Flung String Players Converge (Virtually) For A Festival Homecoming</a> first appeared on <a href="https://classicalvoiceamerica.org">Classical Voice North America</a>. The Metropolitan Opera marks the anniversary of 9/11 with Verdi’s Requiem https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/the-metropolitan-opera-marks-the-anniversary-of-9-11-with-verdis-requiem/ Seen and Heard International urn:uuid:8bf297e7-e281-56f9-8086-c63e6f9704db Wed, 15 Sep 2021 22:22:58 +0000 <p><img width="500" height="335" src="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Verdis-Requiem-at-the-Metropolitan-Opera-©-Richard-Termine-The-Met.jpg" class="attachment-post-thumbnail size-post-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Verdis-Requiem-at-the-Metropolitan-Opera-©-Richard-Termine-The-Met.jpg 500w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Verdis-Requiem-at-the-Metropolitan-Opera-©-Richard-Termine-The-Met-373x250.jpg 373w, https://seenandheard-international.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Verdis-Requiem-at-the-Metropolitan-Opera-©-Richard-Termine-The-Met-497x333.jpg 497w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p>Verdi’s Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11: Ailyn Pérez (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Metropolitan Opera Chorus &#38; Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Metropolitan Opera, New York, 11.9.2021. (RP) The Metropolitan Opera observed the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 with a Verdi Requiem that resonated far beyond its walls. Earlier in September, ... <a title="The Metropolitan Opera marks the anniversary of 9/11 with Verdi’s Requiem" class="read-more" href="https://seenandheard-international.com/2021/09/the-metropolitan-opera-marks-the-anniversary-of-9-11-with-verdis-requiem/" aria-label="More on The Metropolitan Opera marks the anniversary of 9/11 with Verdi’s Requiem">Read more</a> This A Cappella Quintet Can Mimic Your Electronic Devices https://www.pri.org/file/2021-09-06/south-korean-cappella-group-tackles-tech-sounds-remarkable-accuracy#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:85a03a6b-163c-72fd-f587-42d98aa4c496 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:03:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.pri.org/file/2021-09-06/south-korean-cappella-group-tackles-tech-sounds-remarkable-accuracy#new_tab" title="This A Cappella Quintet Can Mimic Your Electronic Devices" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>&#8220;Traditional a cappella groups cover pop lyrics and full music beds with impressive skill. But one group in South Korea, called MayTree, is taking the genre further to mimic the digital devices that occupy our lives.&#8221; (audio) &#8211; The World (PRX) <a href="https://www.pri.org/file/2021-09-06/south-korean-cappella-group-tackles-tech-sounds-remarkable-accuracy#new_tab" title="This A Cappella Quintet Can Mimic Your Electronic Devices" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/mmaytree.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>&#8220;Traditional a cappella groups cover pop lyrics and full music beds with impressive skill. But one group in South Korea, called MayTree, is taking the genre further to mimic the digital devices that occupy our lives.&#8221; (audio) &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.pri.org/file/2021-09-06/south-korean-cappella-group-tackles-tech-sounds-remarkable-accuracy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The World (PRX)</a></em></p> OUT NOW | Thomastik-Infeld Launches Expanded Line of the DOMINANT PRO Violin String Set https://www.theviolinchannel.com/out-now-thomastik-infeld-launches-the-expanded-line-of-the-dominant-pro-violin-string-set/ The Violin Channel | The World's Leading Violin, Strings & Classical Music News Source urn:uuid:bb320435-2503-740b-77af-186062d000e7 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:02:52 +0000 <p>&#160; Thomastik-Infeld announced the launch of the Expanded Line of the DOMINANT PRO Violin String Set. Suitable for chamber musicians, soloists, and orchestral musicians, the new set expands upon the possibilities of the legendary DOMINANT strings. "The Dominant Pro Expanded Line allows musicians to individualize their string choices and find the ideal strings to support [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/out-now-thomastik-infeld-launches-the-expanded-line-of-the-dominant-pro-violin-string-set/">OUT NOW | Thomastik-Infeld Launches Expanded Line of the DOMINANT PRO Violin String Set</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Thomastik-Infeld</strong> announced the launch of the Expanded Line of the DOMINANT PRO Violin String Set.</p> <p>Suitable for chamber musicians, soloists, and orchestral musicians, the new set expands upon the possibilities of the legendary DOMINANT strings.</p> <p>"The Dominant Pro Expanded Line allows musicians to individualize their string choices and find the ideal strings to support their instruments' characteristics and playing style," Thomastik representative <strong>Claudia Rotter</strong> told The Violin Channel.</p> <p>The Expanded Line includes the following strings:</p> <ul> <li> <h4>The gold plated E-string DP01AU, which generates a very warm, clear sound that simultaneously conveys brilliance.</h4> </li> <li> <h4>The platinum plated E-string DP01PT, which has the greatest projection of all DOMINANT PRO E-strings.</h4> </li> <li> <h4>The tin plated E-string DP01SN, which has a smaller diameter and is therefore ideally suited to instruments with a normal or high string position.</h4> </li> <li> <h4>The chrome wound A-string DP02B achieves pitch stability immediately after being strung and offers a very high resistance to bow pressure.</h4> </li> <li> <h4>The aluminum wound D-string DP03 is a great choice for musicians who prefer a larger D-string diameter.</h4> </li> </ul> <p>"At Thomastik-Infeld, we collaborate daily with top-class, international musicians who have often requested that we develop an additional set similar, but expanding upon the possibilities of the existing Dominant strings," Rotter added. "With Dominant Pro, we introduce a new generation of strings! The set DP100 is already known for its exceptional power, good balance of brilliance and warmth and its broad range of sound colors. And with the five strings of Dominant Pro's Expanded Line, even more choices are now available."</p> <p>The best place to learn more about Thomastik-Infeld's latest string revolution is <strong><a href="http://www.dominantpro.com/">www.dominantpro.com</a></strong>. You'll find detailed information, descriptions, and ratings of the strings included in the set DP100, as well as the strings of DOMINANT PRO's Expanded Line.</p> <p>Also available is a direct and honest comparison tool to understand the differences of all DOMINANT PRO strings as well as the differences and commonalities of DOMINANT and DOMINANT PRO. An updated soundchart, artist reviews, and a comprehensive information brochure are available on <a href="http://www.dominantpro.com/"><strong>www.dominantpro.com</strong></a>.</p> <p>"DOMINANT PRO violin strings are a revolutionary evolution of the world-famous Dominant string set," <strong>Anton Sorokow</strong>, first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony said.</p> <p>"I am completely fascinated by the tonal warmth, balance, and immense power radiated by these strings. I can warmly recommend these violin strings to all instrumentalists of every level."</p> <p><strong><a href="https://theviolinchannel.com/vc-giveaway-win-1-of-5-personalized-thomastik-infeld-string-consultations-and-dominant-pro-violin-string-sets/">The Violin Channel is this week giving away 1 of 5 personalized Thomastik-Infeld string consultations and DOMINANT PRO Violin String Sets.</a></strong></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com/out-now-thomastik-infeld-launches-the-expanded-line-of-the-dominant-pro-violin-string-set/">OUT NOW | Thomastik-Infeld Launches Expanded Line of the DOMINANT PRO Violin String Set</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.theviolinchannel.com">The World&#039;s Leading Classical Music News Source. Est 2009.</a>.</p> Professional Classical Musicians Have The Same Physical Problems (Other) Athletes Do https://www.sfcv.org/articles/feature/musicians-are-athletes-too-physical-challenge-being-pro#new_tab ArtsJournal urn:uuid:d4648317-9de8-6aa1-20ef-770476f89ca9 Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:30:00 +0000 <a href="https://www.sfcv.org/articles/feature/musicians-are-athletes-too-physical-challenge-being-pro#new_tab" title="Professional Classical Musicians Have The Same Physical Problems (Other) Athletes Do" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a>LA Phil violist Ingrid Hutman: &#8220;When we&#8217;re injured, we tend to go to sports doctors because that&#8217;s what&#8217;s available. It&#8217;s very difficult to find practitioners who understand the peculiarities of musicians and what we do.&#8221; &#8211; San Francisco Classical Voice <a href="https://www.sfcv.org/articles/feature/musicians-are-athletes-too-physical-challenge-being-pro#new_tab" title="Professional Classical Musicians Have The Same Physical Problems (Other) Athletes Do" rel="nofollow"><img width="150" height="150" src="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath-150x150.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px;" link_thumbnail="1" srcset="https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath-150x150.jpg 150w, https://www.artsjournal.com/belknap/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ath.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></a> <p>LA Phil violist Ingrid Hutman: &#8220;When we&#8217;re injured, we tend to go to sports doctors because that&#8217;s what&#8217;s available. It&#8217;s very difficult to find practitioners who understand the peculiarities of musicians and what we do.&#8221; &#8211; <em><a href="https://www.sfcv.org/articles/feature/musicians-are-athletes-too-physical-challenge-being-pro" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">San Francisco Classical Voice</a></em></p>