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Resavoir – “Resavoir”

Resavoir is a Chicago-based jazz collective that performs songs written by the group’s producer and arranger, Will Miller. The Oberlin Conservatory-trained musician is best known for his indie rock act Whitney. For this project, he enlisted nearly a dozen of his friends in the collective to help bring his arrangements to life. Today, they're announcing their first … More »
Tags: Music, Chicago, Whitney, Oberlin Conservatory, Will Miller, Resavoir


Eighth Blackbird Comes Home for 2019 Performances in Chicago

Four-time Grammy Award winner Eighth Blackbird , which aims to move music forward with innovative chamber music performance, comes home to Chicago in 2019 with a series of concerts showcasing the ensemble members together and in smaller configurations, performing new works from its international touring program. Rather than engaging Chicagoans from a single location, as the ensemble did in 2016 with a yearlong MCA residency, this spring Eighth Blackbird brings programs to a var...
Tags: Australia, California, Religion, America, Chicago, Steve Reich, Michigan, Iceland, Elizabeth, Chicago Cultural Center, MCA, Julius Eastman, Steppenwolf, National Endowment for the Arts, St James Cathedral, William J Zick


LASentinel.net: Coloring Book Features Black Musical Composers

“Coloring Book of Black Composers” by the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation.  (courtesy photo) Los Angeles Sentinel February 7, 2019 By Brian W. Carter, Contributing Writer Classical music has been loved and adored throughout the world—Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Frédéric Chopin are just some of the great names that come to mind when one mentions classical music. While their contributions are immeasurable, have you ever heard of Chevalier de Saint-Georg...
Tags: Africa, Religion, Chicago, Brazil, South America, North, Montreal, Mozart, Roland, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pine, MBC, Haydn, Leipzig Germany, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, North America Latin America


WRTI: Pianist Clipper Erickson Plays Works by Nathaniel Dett Live Jan. 21, 12:10 PM

Composer and pianist R. Nathaniel Dett was the first African-American to graduate from the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory in 1908. (Library of Congress, Music Division) WRTI By Kevin Gordon January 17, 2019 Described by The Washington Post as a pianist with "power, precison, and romantic abandon," Clipper Erickson will be our guest on Monday, January 21st at 12:10 PM playing works by R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), an African-Canadian/American composer whose ...
Tags: UK, Religion, Philadelphia, The Washington Post, Erickson, Martin Luther King Jr, William J Zick, Nathaniel Dett, Oberlin Conservatory, Clipper Erickson, WRTI, Dett, Kevin Gordon, R Nathaniel Dett, Congress Music, Kevin Gordon January


Hold On—A Celebration of the Life of Olly Wilson (1937-2018)

“The role of any artist is to reinterpret human existence by means of the conscious transformation of his experience.”—Olly Wilson, “The Black American Composer” (1972) It is difficult to summarize Olly Wilson’s influence on my life as a composer, scholar, and human. (I had similar difficulty distilling my father’s influence on my life a few years back.) I do want to share some thoughts about Olly Wilson to celebrate his contributions to American music, especially African American music history...
Tags: California, Virginia, Religion, America, San Francisco, Indiana, Atlantic, Paris, Rosetta, Berkeley, Giants, UC Berkeley, Memorials, Olly, Bay Area, Bart


TheViolinChannel.com: American Composer & Musicologist Dr Olly Wilson Has Died – Aged 80

Dr. Olly Wilson The Violin Channel March 14, 2018 Prominent African-American contemporary composer and musicologist Dr Olly Wilson has passed away – aged 80. A PhD graduate of the University of Iowa, Dr Wilson served long term teaching positions on faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of California, Berkeley. His symphonic works were performed internationally – including commissions from the Chicago Symphony, Cleveland O...
Tags: Religion, University Of California Berkeley, Wilson, New York Philharmonic, University of Iowa, William J Zick, Oberlin Conservatory, Olly Wilson


Performing Arts Review: Superlative performances all, pianist Clipper Erickson has resurrected an American master. [R. Nathaniel Dett]

R. Nathaniel Dett is featured at AfriClassical.com Performing Arts Review: Pianist Clipper Erickson has devoted an enormous amount of thought, preparation time, energy, and virtuoso pianism crafting this remarkable 2 CD set (over two hours of fascinating music) comprising the complete piano works of Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943). A member of the teaching and adjunct faculties at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton and Temple University in Philadelphia, Erickson’s be...
Tags: Religion, Harvard, Canada, United States, Paris, Philadelphia, Princeton, Erickson, Parma, Temple University, Brahms, Eastman School of Music, Nepenthe, William J Zick, Nathaniel Dett, Scott Joplin


Shuffle: Eclectic Bluegrass Band Punch Brothers Finds Inspiration In Oberlin

Punch Brothers is back in Northeast Ohio this week for the band’s fourth year as artist residents at Oberlin Conservatory . The group that mixes bluegrass, pop and classical is fronted by mandolin virtuoso and A Prairie Home Companion host, Chris Thile , and includes Oberlin College graduate Chris Eldridge on guitar. For this week’s Shuffle, Eldridge talks about the band’s ongoing residency. [Author: Amanda Rabinowitz]
Tags: Northeast Ohio, Oberlin, Amanda Rabinowitz, Oberlin College, Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Prairie Home Companion, Oberlin Conservatory, Shuffle Eldridge


PSG invests in Patron Technology

Providence Strategic Growth has acquired a majority stake in Patron Technology, a provider of tech solutions for arts and culture organizations. No financial terms were disclosed. KPMG Corporate Finance served as financial adviser to Patron Technology on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Patron Technology (“Patron”), a leading provider of technology solutions for arts and culture organizations, today announced a strategic majority investment by Providence Strategic Growth (...
Tags: New York, Trends, Canada, Aol, American Express, Psg, Carr, Juilliard School, Patron, PE Deals, Oberlin Conservatory, Providence Equity, Interlochen, American Symphony Orchestra, Providence Strategic Growth, Providence Equity Partners L L C


StringsMagazine.com: At 95 Composer George Walker Sustains a Creative Life That Is of a Very Rare Order

George Walker (Photography by Frank Schramm) George Walker Composing Strings Magazine June 27, 2017 He occupies more than one slot in the pantheon of American music. Along with breaking through the race barrier multiple times, as a piano virtuoso and as a composer, George Walker continues to sustain a creative life in his 90s that is of a very rare order—one reminiscent of Elliott Carter and Henri Dutilleux. Just before celebrating hi...
Tags: UK, Religion, San Francisco, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times, Boulder, Woods, University Of Colorado, Gregory, George, Philadelphia Orchestra, Rachmaninoff, Curtis, Walker, Town Hall


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I am completely in lov...
Tags: Amazon, Books, England, America, Army, Mars, Caribbean, Ghana, Grimm, Sasha, Malik, Wells, Thea, Isaac, Dan Wells, Eli


Hod O'Brien (1936-2016)

Hod O'Brien, a ruggedly handsome and soft-spoken bebop pianist who came to jazz in the late 1950s, left jazz for 10 years in the 1960s and early 1970s, only to return to the music, becoming one of the most highly regarded and tasteful pianists of his generation, died on Nov. 20. He was 80. Born in Chicago in 1936, Walter "Hod" O'Brien was deeply influenced by boogie-woogie at age 8. Lessons followed from a teacher at his grade school. Fortunately for O'Brien, his teacher was well versed in boo...
Tags: New York, Chicago, Jazz, Denmark, Columbia University, Charles, Cork, New York University, Brien, Greenwich Village, O Brien, Bud Powell, Marian McPartland, McPartland, Sheridan Square, Manhattan School of Music


Raymond Harvey Announces Transition to Music Director Emeritus of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra following 2016-17 Season

Maestro Raymond Harvey Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Kalamazoo, MI - September 14, 2016  The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors and Raymond Harvey, Music Director, announce the transition of Maestro Harvey to Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the 2016-17 concert season. Maestro Harvey has led the orchestra as its Music Director for the last eighteen years. For the past two years, Mr. Harvey has been Associate Professor and Music Director of the ...
Tags: Minnesota, New York City, Religion, America, University Of Houston, Houston, Costa Rica, Rachmaninoff, Raymond, Harvey, Lucretia, Kalamazoo, New York Philharmonic, Samson, Florence Italy, National Symphony Orchestra


Chicago Tribune: Meet Grant Park Orchestra's new 21-year-old wunderkind [Marlea Simpson from suburban Dallas]

Marlea Simpson, a viola player who recently joined the Grant Park Orchestra, rehearses Tuesday at Pritzker Pavillion. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune) Marlea Simpson, shown at rehearsal Tuesday, participated in Project Inclusion, which aims to diversify orchestra ensembles, in 2014.  (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune) The Chicago Tribune Heidi Stevens Jul y 1, 2016 If you're one of the 300,000 people estimated to take in a Grant Park Music F...
Tags: Religion, Chicago, Dallas, Ohio, Chicago Tribune, Simpson, Mercer, William J Zick, Oberlin Conservatory, Chicago Sinfonietta


H. Leslie Adams: "Piano Forte" Interview of Pianist Thomas Otten on "Piano Etudes, Part II" on Albany Records & Videmus Records, Troy 1519 (2014)

 The H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)  Homepage is at:  http://www.hleslieadams.com    H. Leslie Adams   is profiled at AfriClassical.com,  which features a  comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com Thomas Otten: H. Leslie Adams: Piano Etudes, Part II Albany Records & Videmus Records, Troy 1519 H. Leslie Adams:  Piano Etudes,  Part II  is performed  by pianist Thomas Otten.  It is ©  2014 by Albany Re...
Tags: Amazon, Religion, Munich, Italy, Princeton, University Of North Carolina, Adams, Rachmaninoff, CLEVELAND Ohio, Juilliard, William J Zick, Dominique Rene de Lerma, Oberlin Conservatory, Maria Corley, Albany Records Troy, Leslie Adams




TheCabin.net: History Minute: William Grant Still [A noted composer of Popular and Classical Music]

William Grant Still (Photo is the sole property of William Grant Still Music, and is used with permission.) William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma. TheCabin.net Posted: February 20, 2016 William Grant Still was a noted composer of popular and classical music. Though facing a difficult childhood, the Arkansan overcame his early setb...
Tags: New York City, United States, Ohio, Carnegie Hall, Little Rock, El Dorado, William Grant, Harlem Renaissance, New York World, Harlem New York, William J Zick, Dominique Rene de Lerma, Oberlin Conservatory, Woodville Mississippi, Charles Shepperson, W Gibbs High School


Book Notes - Kathleen Spivack "Unspeakable Things"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kathleen Spivack's novel Unspeakable Things is an ambitious and surreal debut that is imbued with music. Shelf Awareness wrote of the book: "In her first novel, poet Kat...
Tags: France, New York City, America, David, Vienna, Louis Armstrong, Emily Dickinson, Kiev, Mozart, Boston Globe, Robert Lowell, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, George Gershwin, Brahms