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9th International Music Festival holds Kurt Elling Orchestra concert 

Tbilisi, Georgia: With the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Georgia, Tbilisi Music and Cultural Center hosted the 9th International Music Festival, named after Jansug Kakhidze. The festival hosted a joint concert by jazz singer Kurt Elling, a two-time Grammy winner, and the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Vakhtang Kakhidze. In the evening, Georgian Minister of Culture and Sports Thea Tsulukiani attended. Kurt Elling is among the world’s […]

todayMay 21, 2024 1


Bravo! Vail Music Festival Recieves Grant from NEA for Orchestra Residency

The Bravo! Vail Music Festival has announced it has been approved for a $50,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2024 residency of Mexico’s Sinfónica de Minería. In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $37 million as part of its second round of fiscal year 2024 grants. In a statement, NEA Chair Maria […]

todayMay 16, 2024 3


Electric Light Orchestra Keyboardist Richard Tandy Dead at 76

Electric Light Orchestra keyboardist Richard Tandy has died at the age of 76.Bandleader Jeff Lynne confirmed the news in a brief statement paying tribute to his musical partner. “It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of my longtime collaborator and dear friend Richard Tandy,” he wrote. “He was a remarkable musician and friend and I’ll cherish the lifetime of memories we had together. Sending […]

todayMay 1, 2024 2


Top 10 Electric Light Orchestra Songs

When Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood's British band the Move in 1970, it was with the condition that the group blend their basic rock moves with classical music, in a nod to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.After recording two final albums with the Move, Lynne and Wood formed the Electric Light Orchestra, realizing Lynne's dream of pairing classical instruments (cello, violin, french horn, oboe, etc.) with meaty rock 'n' roll […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 2


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij Dead at 49

Vitalij Kuprij, a member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a highly regarded Ukrainian-American pianist and keyboardist, died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 49, according to his friend and musical colleague Lars Eric Mattsson, a Finnish guitarist and producer.Kuprij performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their latest seasonal tour throughout November and December 2023. And before rejoining the symphonic heavy metal band in 2021, he was also included in their lineup from 2009 to 2019.Indeed, the keyboardist […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 4


In a first, jazz orchestra to accompany romantic silent film at Marion’s Lincoln Theatre

Eight months of work have gone into creating a unique musical and cinematic experience for a Feb. 10 performance at Marion’s Lincoln Theatre. The former movie palace will once again show a silent movie but with a newly created soundtrack that will be performed live by the renowned Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra.A patron of the downtown theatre inspired the event.Tracy Thompson, the Lincoln’s executive director, shared that the patron “had a […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 2


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra hosts music workshop for upper limb amputees

A music workshop has given a group of amputees the chance to jam out with members of an orchestra. Peke Waihanga Artificial Limb Centre and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra hosted the event at Mount Eden Village Centre on Monday. Around 20 amputees attended the two-hour session and were taught by five members of the orchestra to play a mix of percussion instruments. Botany resident Martin Grobler, 15, had his left […]

todayDecember 12, 2023 7


Warwick Symphony Orchestra bringing holiday music to library

The Warwick Public Library will host its final concert of the year Sunday, Dec. 10 with a collection of chamber music and holiday tune  by the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brass and string ensembles starting at  2 p.m. The Warwick Symphony Orchestra’s grant-funded “A Little Live Music” chamber series brings music to the community with free concerts by small ensembles, trios and quartets, and a studio orchestra. “A Little Live Music” […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 6


Composer re-creates music written by Auschwitz orchestra in Holocaust

Add to your saved storiesSaveWith the wave of a conductor’s baton, a heartbreaking melody began to resound inside a concert hall in London — a song composed by a prisoner in a Nazi death camp that, until Monday, had not been played in public.“Futile Regrets,” as the composition was titled, unfolded like the pages of a tragic novel. The violin strings reverberated with the weight of unspeakable sorrows. With each […]

todayNovember 29, 2023 5

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