Tuesday, July 18, 2006 | Posted by:Swingle Singers
Swingle Singers - Live at Exeter Festival
Tuesday 18th July 2006 7.30pm
Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Tickets: 01392 493493 or on the door
International a cappella sensation the swingle singers come to Exeter for their first visit of 2006. Featuring a dazzling display of jazz classics and favourites, all impeccably sung with generous doses of humour and elegant showmanship.
the swingle singers have been on a mission to surprise and innovate ever since their first concert in Paris in 1963. Ward Swingle formed the group with a repertoire of ëswungí Bach fugues, but the swingle singers have never stopped bringing a fresh and original approach ñ and a new audience - to every kind of music imaginable.
The current line-up of eight amazing young singers is one of the strongest ever and brings new life to an established and highly specialised tradition. The diversity of their repertoire is unmatched ñ from Mozart to Mancini, Bach to the Beatles, film tunes to jazz.
Extraordinary vocal versatility has become one of their trademarks ñ ëSwingle Singingí - and where the original group performed with bass and drums these days the group sings the lead, swing the rhythm, walk the bass as well as imitating virtually every instrument in a band!
In just over 40 years they have delighted audiences at over 3500 concerts, won 5 Grammy awards, recorded 46 albums, appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows worldwide, toured with orchestras, opera, ballet and contemporary dance companiesÖand have fans who span the globe.
ìEverything about the swingle singers is flawlessî Los Angeles Times
ìThe sound of the group is simply ravishing..only an instant return engagement can stave off terrible withdrawal painsî St Louis Globe
Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Posted by:kenwoodscc
Rose City International Conductor's Workshop
Second Annual Rose City International Conductorís Workshop
June 22-25, 2006, Portland, Oregon
The Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Northwestís Player Run Professional Chamber Orchestra, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Second Annual Rose City International Conductorís Workshop. Details on the workshop, repertoire, application forms, tuition information and payment options can all be found on the workshop website, www.rosecityworkshop.org.
Returning faculty include workshop director Kenneth Woods, Principal Guest Conductor of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra and a regular guest of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and Director of Orchestral Studies at the Hartt School of Music. They are joined by leading conductor and pedagogue David Hoose, director of the orchestra program at Boston University and former Music Director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
The inaugural workshop in August 2005 attracted applicants from throughout the US and Argentina, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico, Japan, Spain and South Korea. In addition to standard orchestra and chamber works, the Rose City workshop features a special emphasis on opera conducting and accompanying, and this yearís workshop offers all invited participants a chance to conduct excerpts from Bizetís Carmen with professional singers, as well as sessions on Tchaikovskyís Rococo Variations. Each participant gets to conduct in five teaching sessions and a final concert, and all sessions are professionally video taped. Every student gets to work on every piece, and every student gets to work with every teacher.
The mission of the Rose City International Conductorís Workshop is to provide professional training at the highest level to emerging conductors from all over the world, regardless of age or affiliation. We welcome applications from young conductors just beginning their lives in the field and from experienced professionals who seek a fresh perspective on their work.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 | Posted by:TEC
The English Concert at Cadogan Hall
Internationally acclaimed chamber orchestra The English Concert and its dynamic artistic director Andrew Manze return to London's Cadogan Hall on May 25th with a Mozart programme featuring Richard Egarr in the delightful Piano Concerto No.17. The concert starts with collected dances from Mozart's last years and ends with the darkly turbulent Symphony No.40 in G minor. Andrew Manze gives a free pre-concert talk to all ticket holders. Full details and tickets from the Cadogan Hall: 020 7730 4500 or at www.cadoganhall.com
Visit The English Concert at www.englishconcert.co.uk
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 | Posted by:Tonus Peregrinus
Tonus Peregrinus new CD release
TONUS PEREGRINUS release their latest CD recording on Naxos records, entitled Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion, with words and music by Adam de la Halle.
TONUS PEREGRINUS is one of the most exciting young ensembles in Britain, with major successes in both early music and new music, including the prestigious Cannes Classical Award for the ensembleís debut release of Arvo P‰rtís Passio on Naxos. Recent critical acclaim in the BBC Music Magazine, The Telegraph, and The Gramophone speaks for itself: ìutterly spellbindingî, ìutterly beguilingî, ìcaptivating excitementî.
Adam de la Halle "the Hunchback" is justly the most famous composer of the late 13th century, and his greatest gift to posterity, Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion, is the first-ever opera - a pastoral romp brimming with delightful songs that easily stand the test of over seven centuries.
ìPerforming Robin & Marion for a multi-cultural audience listening to a CD in the privacy of a car or living-room presents a number of challenges that were not present for the late 13th-century trouvËre or troubadourî, remarks TONUS PEREGRINUSí director Antony Pitts. ìThe original play as it survives is mostly (spoken) text with an uneven spread of simple, unaccompanied melodies. Our approach to the music has been to glean instrumental references from the story, and to accompany the melodies with as "live" and improvised a feel as possible.î
Le Jeu de Robin et de Marion is available now from all good record shops and from Amazon.com
Saturday, April 29, 2006 | Posted by:BatonWaver
The Dream of Gerontius
Elgar's materpiece performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Gilchrist (Tenor), Christopher Purves (Baritone), Ann-Marie Owens (Mezzo), Ceramic City Choir, Keele Bach Choir, Keele Philharmonic Choir. Conductor - Matthew Willis.
April 29th, 19.30, Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent.
Sunday, April 23, 2006 | Posted by:kenwoodscc
Mahler's Second Symphony- the piece and a performance by the "most remotely situated full symphony orchestra on the planet." Interactive program notes and behind the scenes reports with the conductor.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006 | Posted by:naimishgohil
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Browse classified ads for second hand musical instruments for sale and wanted. Buy, sell and advertise musical instruments to musicians from across London and beyond. visit http://www.musiqtrader.co.uk today!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 | Posted by:Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers - Live in concert! UK TOUR 2006
27th April 19.30 - St Leonards R.C. School, DURHAM
Tel: 0191 384 8575 Tickets £7.50, £3
12th May 19.30 - Mayfield Festival (Parish Church MAYFIELD)
Tel: 01435 873382 Tickets £20, £14, £7
19th May 19.30 - Newbury Spring Festival, Corn Exchange NEWBURY
Tel: 01635 522733 Tickets £15
26th May 19.30 - Lincoln Cathedral, LINCOLN
Tel: 01522 544544 Tickets £15, £10
31st May 21.00 - St Davids Cathedral Festival, ST DAVIDS
Tel: 01348 831033 Tickets £12
Friday, March 10, 2006 | Posted by:Graham Ross
The Dmitri Ensemble & Chorus: Poulenc / MacMillan
A concert by the 30-strong Dmitri Ensemble, comprised of the best players and choral scholars at Cambridge University. A chance to hear Poulenc's much-loved concerto for organ, strings and timpani in a particularly fine venue, and James MacMillan's vocal masterpiece of our time, commissioned in 1994 by the BBC for Holy Week. This highly moving work is certainly one not to be missed.
Friday 10th March 2006
St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge
The Dmitri Ensemble and Chorus
James McVinnie, organ
Graham Ross, conductor
FRANCIS POULENC: Concerto for organ, strings and timpani
JAMES MACMILLAN: Seven last Words from the Cross
For more information and tickets email [email protected]
Saturday, February 04, 2006 | Posted by:Graham Ross
The Dmitri Ensemble: 20th/21st English repertoire for String Orchestra
An unusual programme featuring the music of four (or rather five) English composers: marking the recent centenary of William Alwyn, and the 60th birthday of Giles Swayne with a piece from 1994 that re-works fragments by Henry Purcell. Also featuring the world premiËre of a setting of a Walt Whitman text for mezzo-soprano, harp and double string orchestra by the Ensemble's conductor, as well as Elgar's much-loved string masterpiece.
Saturday 4th February 2006
Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge
The Dmitri Ensemble
Kate Symonds, mezzo-soprano
Graham Ross, conductor
EDWARD ELGAR: Introduction and Allegro
GRAHAM ROSS: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (premiËre)
WILLIAM ALWYN: Concerto Grosso No. 2
GILES SWAYNE: All About Henry
For more information and tickets email [email protected]
Friday, November 18, 2005 | Posted by:Holly
Christmas Concert - Britten St Nicholas - Camden, London 17th December 2005
Camden Singers' Christmas Concert is on 17th December 2005 at St Michael's Church, Camden, London. Featuring Finchley Children's Music Group and Enfield Strings, this is an all-English programme including Britten St Nicholas, Finzi Part Songs, and traditional carols.
www.camdensingers.org.uk for more info
Monday, June 13, 2005 | Posted by:lbe
LBE music - For all special occasions
Professional musicians for all occasions, specialising in banquets and weddings. Musicians include string quartet, palm court trio, trumpeters and many more.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 | Posted by:katharine
The Bach Choir honours Peter Benenson, Founder of Amnesty Interntional
Royal Festival Hall 7.30pm
Walton Belshazzar's Feast
Richard Blackford Voices of Exile
The Bach Choir
New London Children's Choir
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo soprano
Gregory Kunde tenor
Gerald Finley baritone
David Hill conductor
Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop w/ Simon Carrington, Brian O'Connell and Bronislawa Falinska (in Tuscany) 5-12 August 2005
SARTEANO CHAMBER CHORAL CONDUCTING WORKSHOP, ITALY (TUSCANY)
5-12 August 2005.
This intensive conducting workshop is geared for music
educators and choral conductors with strong vocal ability who
are interested in rehearsing and performing chamber choral
music. There are a limited amount of openings for qualified
singers who are interested in attending the workshop in
either a conducting or a non-conducting capacity; who are
very specifically looking to learn rehearsal and conducting
You will be part of a twenty-four to twenty-eight member
ensemble that will prepare and perform a cappella music from
the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Up to two graduate
credits are available through The Boston Conservatory.
The two-part morning session will consist of vocal pedagogy,
and clinics on developing a vital chamber choir. The
afternoon sessions will consist solely of conducting master
classes with Simon Carrington and Brian O'Connell.
Bronislawa Falinska, our visiting artist in vocal pedagogy,
will join us for daily ateliers using the Rohmert Method of
Functional Voicetraining. This approach guides the singer
towards an awareness of the voice not usually addressed by
most conventional singing methods. Get ready for a sensorial
exploration of the voice, and to explore how self-perception
works in the combination of "hearing-feeling-seeing."
Application forms are available on-line. Please also attach a
resume when applying.
The total cost of the workshop is 525.00 USD. This price
includes a CD of the final concert, and a Gala Farewell
Please visit our website for a detailed description of the
workshop at http://www.sarteanochoralworkshop.com
For further information call Gail Leicher at + 1 781-652-
0158, or email [email protected]
There's nothing more uplifting than to sing fine music in a well-led choir. Nothing does more for body, mind and spirit. The exercise of controlled breathing and voice control relieves stress; the creativity from matching words to music to tell the story the composer intended; knowing that your own individual part is as important as anyone else's, in the teamwork that pulls the whole piece together. Men, especially, enjoy the pride and comradeship of a good choir in full voice.
Aylesbury Festival Choir offers a warm welcome to all singers who have a reasonable singing voice. We do not audition, but you need to be able to follow the part for your voice. We hold the Making Music Equal Opportunities award, and will make arrangements so no-one is excluded.
The thrill and satisfaction of public performance is unbeatable. You can be confident in the
AFC. - having run for more than 40 years and 75 public concerts, we are known for high standards and good reviews. Under our outstanding professional conductor, Justin Doyle, we achieve our motto "Extraordinary results from ordinary people".
We are based in the centre of Aylesbury and usually rehearse at
Aylesbury Grammar School on Walton Street on Thursday evenings. Our season typically starts in
September and concludes in April/May.
We are always pleased to welcome new members to our friendly choir
and although an audition is not required you should be reasonably musical. If you are
interested in joining us or in more information please e-mail us at [email protected],
or fill or the form on our web site. ,Alternatively our details are available at Aylesbury Reference
Sunday, March 20, 2005 | Posted by:kherfig
Voiceover and Translation Services
We also provide media production, voice recording, talent, casting, and directing services for Documentaries, Corporate, Commercials, On hold messages, E-learning, Foreign Languages' services to help you to communicate all around the world.
Monday, February 28, 2005 | Posted by:julgar
Julian Gargiulo Releases 'Live' CD Between Tours
Julian Gargiulo Releases "Live" CD Between Tours New York, NY
Between concert tours in Italy and America, dynamic classical pianist Julian Lawrence Gargiulo has released his second CD "Preludes, Live from Italy" featuring the works of Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, and Gershwin played in the richly resonant cathedrals and halls of northern Italy. Italian reviewers, lauded him as "a romantic pianist with a particular sensibility for Schumann...Beethoven rich in textural subtleties...exquisite Gershwin." (L'Arena di Verona)
Following on the heels of last year's signature album "The Romantic Piano", the new CD both deepens and broadens his available recordings with 14 preludes from Beethoven and Rachmaninoff alongside Debussy's "Cathedral" and "Fireworks" and three lively Gershwin pieces. The album features five - yes, five! - encores from sold-out shows last autumn.
This summer Julian returns to Italy for an encore tour following spring tours in Russia and Australia. Stateside, between regional performances in the Northeast, Julian is working on production of a concert DVD filmed live in San Diego last spring. Anxious fans have already insisted on buying his pre-release demo DVD. CDs are available on independent labels at CDBaby.com and Tower Records.
For concert information, video samples, and more, visit:
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo -- Classical Concert Pianist (and humorist)
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, and a signature style of musicality that brings him public and critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, from Bolshoi Hall in Russia to Carnegie Hall in the U.S. "His powerful energy enveloped the audience" observed State Magazine in Washington, DC while L'Arena di Verona in Italy wrote "a romantic pianist with a particular sensibility for Schumann...Beethoven rich in textural subtleties...exquisite Gershwin". In Germany, the Garmisch-Partenkirchner Tagblatt announced "all the elements of an international career are present: talent, musicality, technique, and charisma" while the St. John Times proclaimed him "a Tour de Force of wit and brilliance" in the Virgin Islands, where he has become an annual event.
Julian's focal genre is Romantic Classical, featuring primarily Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, Schumann, Scriabin, and Shubert. Stylistically he is compared most to Cortot and Rubinstein. His unusual and very engaging stories between sets, telling humorous anecdotes about the music, composers and himself, has been fondly likened to Jerry Seinfeld and Woody Allen. Julian has recently released two CDs, The Romantic Piano, a studio compilation considered his most representative work, and Preludes Live from Italy produced from his 2003 European concert tour. Both albums are available on independent labels at Tower Records and CDBaby.
Press kit and booking information are online at http://juliangargiulo.com/presskit.html and http://juliangargiulo.com/contact.html
Saturday, February 26, 2005 | Posted by:hugillr
A Tre - French and English Sacred Music for 3 Voices - in Oxford
The FifteenB Consort with Julian Littlewood (organ) will be performing music by Robert Hugill, William Byrd, Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saens and Leo Delibes on Saturday 26th February at 7pm at St. Peter's College Chapel, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford.
A Tre - French and English Sacred music for 3 Voices - in London
The FifteenB Consort with Julian Littlewood (organ) will be performing music by Robert Hugill, William Byrd, Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saens and Leo Delibes on Thursday 24th February at 7.30pm at St. Matthew's Church, Great Peter Street, Westminster, London.
Tsunami Appeal Concert: All proceeds go to the DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal
The Tsunami in Southern Asia caused devastation on an astronomical scale and, at present time of writing, the loss of life of a quarter of a million people. Most of us feel powerless; unable to do any real good but happy to donate as much as we can to help those with nothing at all.
If you would like to do something to help and take in a concert at the same time please go along to St Lukeís Church, Sydney Street, London SW3 on Saturday 29th January at 7.30pm. The programmeís main work is Mozartís Requiem, and performers are drawn from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Monteverdi Choir, St George's Chapel Windsor, The Sixteen, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The Royal Academy of Music.
The concert is being recorded by Hyperion Records Limited and will be for a limited release.
All performers, engineers and manufacturers are giving their time and facilities for free and the CD will retail at £10 with all profits to the Tsunami appeal.
Please generously give your support to this worthwhile event.
Saturday 29th January 2005 at 7.30pm
St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, London SW3
Tsunami Appeal Concert
All proceeds go to the DEC Tsunami Earthquake Appeal
Elizabeth Franklin-Kitchen (soprano)
Anna Wall (mezzo-soprano)
Paul Hopwood (tenor)
Giles Underwood (bass)
David Gostick (organ)
Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
Programme also includes music by Elgar, Barber, Tippett and Brahms
Tickets: £15 pounds in advance or £20 on the door
Enquiries and tickets: Tel. 07967 222034
Friday, January 21, 2005 | Posted by:Tim Griffiths
Sevices for musicians with recordings and sheet music
Creighton's Collection www.cccd.co.uk was set up in August 2003 to help Independent Artist and Labels with out full UK distribution to sell their recordings on-line. This means that you will find some fantastic recordings which are simply not normally available from UK high street record shops.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 | Posted by:tiinaents
Who's Who in musical Estonia?
Who is Who in Estonia
Music, suggested by the Estonian Music Council, attempts at offering internationally significant information on the current situation of Estonian music by presenting biographies of important Estonian musicians:
32 composers from Rudolf Tobias to HelenaTulve
22 conductors from Neeme J‰rvi to Olari Elts
12 singers from Mati Palm to Ain Anger
39 instrumentalists from pianist Kalle Randalu to oboe-player Kalev Kuljus
Of course, todayís Estonian music scene is much more versatile and rich than the selection of this book is able to describe; moreover, it is dynamically changing. Therefore, we suggest that this compilation be taken merely as a snapshop of Estonian musical life, as something that awaits a profunder continuation.
Compiled by Mare Pıldm‰e and Priit Kuusk
115 biographies including photos, 188 pages
Estonian Encyclopaedia Publishers, 2004.
Price: 16 USD/12,5 EUR & postage.
Estonian Encyclopaedia Publishers is looking forward to receiving Your orders via e-mail [email protected] or fax nr 372 6999648.
Saturday, January 01, 2005 | Posted by:chris
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Sunday, December 09, 2001 | Posted by:operalover
To hear an exclusive interview with Sir Richard Eyre about his upcoming production of Carmen at the Metropolitan opera become a member of operalovers at http://www.operalovers.net and an e-mail will be sent to you when the podcast is ready.
Right now there's a fascinating interview with rising Star Amanda Echalaz on Tosca, Turandot and the challenges of singing in Bregenz.
Monday, November 30, -0001 | Posted by:kenwoodscc
2007 Rose City International Conductor's Workshop
Third Annual Rose City International Conductors Workshop
July 24-29, 2007
Applications are currently being accepted for the Third Annual Rose City International Conductorís Workshop. The deadline for priority consideration is March 22nd, 2007.
The 2007 symposium and masterclass will be held on the campus of Warner Pacific College in beautiful Portland, Oregon from July 24-29, 2007 . Returning faculty include David Hoose, Director of Orchestral Studies at Boston University and Music Director of Cantata Singers, Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and Chair of Orchestral Conducting at the Hartt School of Music, and director Kenneth Woods, Music Director of the Oregon East Symphony and Chorale and the Surrey Mozart Players.
The musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Northwestís Player-run Professional Orchestra, will be joined by guest soloists Rick Rowley, pianist, Alexis Hamilton, mezzo soprano and Brennen Guillory, tenor. The Emerging Artists program offers a rigorous course for advanced conductors completing their studies or already in the early stages of their careers. Repertoire includes Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Varese Octandre, Stravinksy LíHistoire du Soldat Suite and Verdiís Il Trovatore. Students in the Emerging Artists Program work only with complete orchestrations- no reductions are used. All participants in the Emerging Artists program conduct all of the repertoire and work with all the faculty members, and everyone has an opportunity to conduct in a final showcase concert.
The Discovery Program offers younger conductors, advanced instrumentalists just starting their study of conducting and music educators a chance to work with the faculty and the orchestra in Haydnís Symphony no. 92, Stravinskyís Soldierís March from LíHistoire du Soldat and the first movement of Beethoven Symphony no. 1. The Haydn and Stravinsky are done with full orchestrations, the Beethoven is done in a piano reduction played by our guest soloist, Rick Rowley.
All conducting sessions are professionally videoed with CD-quality audio, and DVDs of each session are available to review and keep on the same day.
The Rose City International Conductorís Workshop has quickly established itself as one of the leading conductor training programs in the world, and draws applicants and participants from Argentina, Israel, Venezuela, Korea, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, Canada and Spain.
Both classes include sessions in score study, physical movement and career development. Tuition for the Emerging Artist Program is $690, Discovery Program $490. Priority application deadline is March 22nd, 2007, after which applications may be considered on a space available basis.
Apply via the workshop website- www.rosecityworkshop.org
Enquires via email- [email protected] .
Of his professional debut, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Daily Telegraph of London wrote, ìContact with the orchestra seemed immediate, the result a reading in which the playing responded keenly to gestures which themselves were expressive both of the symphonyís fiery vigour and of its finer nuances. Christopher Zimmerman revealed a sharp interpretative profile and control of orchestral timbre....a most auspicious London debut.î
Christopher Zimmerman graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Music, and received his Masterís from the University of Michigan. He also studied with Seiji Ozawa and Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood, and at the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. Zimmerman served as an apprentice to Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony and in Prague as assistant conductor to Vaclav Neumann and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Zimmerman made his professional debut in 1985 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He has also conducted the Prague Symphony, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Edmonton Symphony, the Hartford Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra among many other orchestras. In opera he has worked as the assistant conductor for "Carmen" at the Nimes Festival and as the assistant conductor for "Salome" at the Mexico City Opera, where he was immediately re-invited to conduct a production of "Gianni Schicchi". In 1989 he co- founded and became Music Director of the City of London Chamber Orchestra.
In 1993 Christopher Zimmerman became Music Director of the Cincinnati Concert Orchestra. He made his U.S. operatic debut conducting this orchestra in a production of ìSusannahî by Carlisle Floyd, and has since conducted ìThe Turn of the Screw,î ìGianni Schicchi,î ìSuor Angelica,î ìDon Pasquale,î ìThe Song of Majnun,î and ìJulius Caesar,î the last two winning the National Opera Associationís First Prize. In 1999 Zimmerman was a featured conductor in the American Symphony Orchestra Leagueís Conductorsí Preview with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Zimmerman was appointed to succeed Werner Torkanowsky as Music Director of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and in 1999 was appointed Music Director of the Hartt Symphony. In 2001 Mr. Zimmerman was appointed Music Director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas.
Kenneth Woods, director
Hailed by the Washington Post as an ìup-and-coming conductorî and a ìtrue starî of the podium, Kenneth Woods is Music Director and Conductor of the Oregon East Symphony and Chorale, Principal Guest Conductor of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra and a regular guest conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Mr. Woods has also been a member of the conducting staff at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops.
Already known in America as one of the most exciting conductors of the new generation, Kenneth Woods is quickly becoming recognized as major talent on the international scene. He has worked with many orchestras of international distinction including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared of the stages of some of the worldís leading music festivals, including Aspen, Lucerne, Round Top and Scotia. His work on the concert platform and in the recording studio has led to numerous broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, National Public Radio, and the Canadian
In the spring of 2001, Kenneth Woods was selected by Leonard Slatkin as one of four participants in the Kennedy Center National Conducting Institute. At the completion of the Institute, he led the National Symphony Orchestra in a debut concert, drawing great critical acclaim. Toronto Symphony Music Director Designate Peter Oundjian has praised Woods as ìa conductor with true vision and purpose. He has a most fluid and clear style and an excellent command on the podiumÖ a most complete musician.î
Woodsí activities as an active proponent of contemporary music include collaborations as a conductor or cellist with such figures as John Corigliano, Krystopf Penderecki, Peter Lieberson, Oliver Knussen and many others. He is a highly regarded teacher of conducting who has been a clinician for masterclasses offered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and in 2005 was asked by the musicians of the Rose City Chamber Orchestra to found a new training institute for emerging professional conductors, the Rose City International Conductor's Workshop.
As a cellist he has been recipient of the Aspen Fellowship (Mr. Woods has received the Aspen Fellowship as both a cellist and conductor), the Dale Gilbert Award (the only musician to win this award in consecutive years), the Strelow Quartet Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Rural Residency Grant and has recorded and toured extensively as soloist and chamber musician. He has played chamber music with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Chamber Players, the Cincinnati, Chicago and Toronto symphonies, and the Minnesota, Gewandhaus and Concertgebow orchestras. As a student, he coached with members of many of the worlds leading quartets, including the Tokyo, Vermeer, La Salle, Pro Arte, Borodin, Emerson and Vegh.
Mr. Woods pursued his advanced conducting studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and has also studied at leading summer institutes and workshops around the world. He has studied conducting with Leonard Slatkin, David Zinman, Jorma Panula, Murry Sidlin, Robert Spano, Gerhard Samuel, and Larry Rachleff.
David Hoose is Music Director of two distinguished Boston musical institutions, the Cantata Singers & Ensemble, a organization whose repertoire reaches from Bach and Handel to the music of today, with all in between, and Collage New Music, a chamber ensemble devoted to music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and whose members include musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As well, Mr. Hoose has recently completed eleven years as Music Director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. He is Professor of Music at the Boston University School of Music where he is Director of Orchestral Activities and Chairman of the Conducting Department.
Mr. Hoose has just been awarded the 2005 Alice M. Ditson Conductors Award, given in recognition of his commitment to the performance of American Music. He has also received the Dmitri Mitropoloulos Award and, as a member of the Emmanuel Wind Quintet, the Walter W. Naumburg Award for Chamber Music. Mr. Hooseís recordings appear on the New World, Koch, Nonesuch, Delos, CRI and GunMar labels. His recordings of John Harbisonís Motteti di Montale with Collage New Music and Harbisonís Four Psalms and Emerson with the Cantata Singers & Ensemble have been recently released by New World Records, and his recordings of Peter Childís chamber opera Embers and of the complete chamber music of Donald Sur are forthcoming. The recording of the Harbison Motteti di Montale has been nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award.
Mr. Hoose has conducted the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Korean Broadcasting Symphony (KBS), Orchestra Regionale Toscana (Florence), Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Opera Festival of New Jersey, and at the Warebrook, New Hampshire, Monadnock and Tanglewood music festivals. In Boston he has appeared as guest conductor with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Handel & Haydn Society, Back Bay Chorale, Chorus Pro Musica, Fromm Chamber Players, Dinosaur Annex, Auros, and many times both with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and with Emmanuel Music. For many summers he has conducted the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, and he has been guest conductor at New England Conservatory, Eastman School, Shepherd School of Rice University and University of Southern California.
David Hoose studied composition at the Oberlin Conservatory with Walter Aschaffenburg and Richard Hoffmann (student and amanuensis of Arnold Schoenberg), and at Brandeis University with Arthur Berger and Harold Shapero. His horn studies were with Barry Tuckwell, with Joseph Singer, principal horn of the New York Philharmonic, and with Richard Mackey of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His principal study of conducting was at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he studied with Gustav Meier and worked with Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa.
Monday, November 30, -0001 | Posted by:grahamross
The Dmitri Ensemble PASSIONTIDE tour - March 2008
The Dmitri Ensemble announces its PASSIONTIDE 2008 project: a four-concert tour and commercial recording for the Naxos label, to be released in 2009. The disc of works by James MacMillan, to include two première recordings, is the culmination of a UK tour of Passiontide music by MacMillan and Giles Swayne. The Dmitri Ensemble has worked closely with both composers in the past, and looks forwards to renewing these collaborations in this challenging and eagerly-anticipated project.
Performing in four of England’s most prestigious venues in the run up to Easter, The Dmitri Ensemble’s project features James MacMillan’s celebrated Seven Last Words from the Cross alongside Giles Swayne’s striking Stabat Mater for solo quartet and choir. Interspersing the Latin stanzas with texts from the Muslim and Jewish burial services, Swayne creates a collective mourning of grief in a remarkable, powerfully relevant new setting. MacMillan draws on his devout Catholicism in both the rarely-heard chorus version of his …here in hiding… and in his hauntingly beautiful Seven Last Words from the Cross for choir and string orchestra.
Full concert details can be found at www.dmitriensemble.co.uk
The Dmitri Ensemble
PASSIONTIDE tour 2008
Graham Ross, conductor
Jamie Campbell, leader
Sophie Bevan, soprano
Kate Symonds-Joy, mezzo-soprano
Ben Alden, tenor
George Humphreys, bass
James MacMillan: ...here in hiding...
Giles Swayne: Stabat Mater
James MacMillan: Seven Last Words from the Cross
Friday 14 March 2008, 8pm
Trinity College Chapel, CAMBRIDGE, UK
£15, £12, £9 (concessions £2 discount each price band)
Box Office: Cambridge Corn Exchange, City Centre Box Office, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB
tel. +44 (0)1223 457562 | email [email protected]
Saturday 15 March 2008, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral, NORWICH, UK
£15, £12, £9 (concessions £2 discount each price band)
Box Office: Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RL
tel. +44 (0)1603 630000 | fax (0)1603 622777
email [email protected]
Monday 17 March 2008, 7.30pm
FREE pre-concert talk, 6.30pm
James MacMillan and Giles Swayne talk with Anthony Burton
St. John's, Smith Square, London, UK
£20, £15, £12, £9 (concessions 10% discount each price band)
Box Office: St. John’s Smith, Square, London, SW1P 3HA
tel. +44 (0)20 7222 1061 | fax +44 (0)20 7233 1618
online booking www.sjss.org.uk
Tuesday 18 March 2008, 6.30pm
St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK
(performed liturgically as part of St. Paul's Meditation services for Holy Week)
(c) The Dmitri Ensemble 2008
Monday, November 30, -0001 | Posted by:Carlos Alberto