Join the Southwest Symphony on February 26, 2016 as they present Dr. Keith Bradshaw’s “The Canyons Concerto” featuring internationally renowned percussionist, Dr. Lynn Vartan.
This concerto is based on four areas of Southern Utah: Bryce Canyon, Goblin Valley, Arches and Zion National Park. Each of the 4 movements treat these formations as is they were coming to life - dancing, playing, chatting or just visiting.
Instruments featured in this concerto will be the djembe, toms, marimba, cymbals and the recently created hang drum.
Don’t miss out on this truly remarkable experience.
Again, that is February 26, 2016 at the Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State University, St. George, Utah. The concert begins at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are available through the Southwest Symphony website: www.SouthwestSymphony.co
or call the Dixie State University Box Office 435-652-7800
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Verdi: Stiffelio Verdi's experience in Naples for Luisa Miller had not been a good one and he returned home to Busseto to consider the subject for his next opera. The idea for Stiffelio came from his librettist and, entering into a contract with his publisher, Ricordi, he agreed to proceed, leaving the decision as to the location of the premiere to Ricordi. This became the Teatro Grande in Trieste and, in spite of difficulties with the censors which resulted in cuts and changes, the opera - Verdi's 16th - was first performed on 16 November 1850. This production by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice is now available at our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice
Verdi's experience in Naples for Luisa Miller had not been a good one and he returned home to Busseto to consider the subject for his next opera. The idea for Stiffelio came from his librettist and, entering into a contract with his publisher, Ricordi, he agreed to proceed, leaving the decision as to the location of the premiere to Ricordi. This became the Teatro Grande in Trieste and, in spite of difficulties with the censors which resulted in cuts and changes, the opera - Verdi's 16th - was first performed on 16 November 1850.
This production by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice is now available at our online CD store at: www.ClassicalRecordings.co
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Maestro Yuri Botnari is no stranger to our listeners. Yuri is the principal conductor of the Great Hall Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also the Vice President of the Russian Music Society.
In this broadcast we are pleased to bring to you Yuri Botnari conducting the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform:
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The 1980s were a fun, exciting time in pop culture ... and especially at the movies! 1985 in particular was a cultural lynchpin for a whole generation. We traveled through time in Back to the Future, hunted for treasure with The Goonies and hung with friends in St. Elmo’s Fire. Throughout this year – one film after another of these iconic movies have been celebrating their 30th anniversaries. The Goonies, which originally opened on June 7, 1985 celebrated with a fan-week in Astoria,Oregon, with many events and lots of media coverage. Brat Pack spoke to a whole generation in St. Elmo’s Fire, and this film reaching 30 inspired many press stories looking back on the time and the movement. And the biggest film of 1985 … Back To The Future has received worldwide attention for its Back To The Future Day. In fact, on October 21, Doc and Marty were on the front page of almost every newspaper in the world!
1985 AT THE MOVIES brings them all together!
This is the soundtrack of the era … the soundtrack of the year, for 1985!
The five scores nominated for the Academy Award were Out of Africa by John Barry, Agnes of God by Georges Delerue, The Color Purple by Quincy Jones, Silverado by Bruce Broughton and Witness by Maurice Jarre. The winner was Out of Africa, but they are all here, and together for the first time! James Horner composed one of his most-loved scores for Ron Howard’s Cocoon and Michael Kamen composed an absolute masterpiece for Terry Gilliam’s acclaimed satire Brazil. 1985 saw John Barry compose his second to last James Bond score for A View To A Kill. The music for Rambo: First Blood Part II was one of Jerry Goldsmith’s biggest hit of all time!
To record this amazing collection of great film music from 1985 we created the Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra, an all-star orchestra made up of the best musicians in Los Angeles. We also included an astounding group of brilliant soloists, including flutist Sara Andon, violinists Belinda Broughton and Bruce Dukov, pianist Mike Lang, saxophonist Dan Higgins and singer Bobbi Page, among others. To conduct this astounding group of musicians we had the great composer David Newman! The entire project was produced by Robert Townson, who also wrote the detailed booklet of liner notes.
To this day, now thirty years later, we instantly return to 1985 when we hear any of these scores. How we cherish those days, and the memories of seeing these films for the first time … some with our best friends, some with family, some with early or even first girlfriends and boyfriends.
One of the biggest entertainment stories of 2015 was looking back to 1985 and remembering what a great year it was at the movies!
1. Back To The Future - Music by Alan Silvestri
2. The Goonies - Music by Dave Grusin
3. St. Elmo’s Fire — Love Theme - Music by David Foster, (Mike Lang - piano)
4. Legend — Re-United - Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lyrics by John Bettis, (Suzanne Waters - vocal)
5. Return to Oz - Music by David Shire, (Bruce Dukov - violin, Steve Erdody - cello)
6. Lifeforce - Music by Henry Mancini
7. Revolution - Music by John Corigliano, (Sara Andon - flute)
8. Cocoon - Music by James Horner
9. A View To A Kill - Music by John Barry, (Sara Andon - flute)
10. The Color Purple - Music by Quincy Jones, Arranged by John Williams, (Belinda Broughton - violin)
11. Witness — Building The Barn - Music by Maurice Jarre
12. Agnes of God - Music by Georges Delerue, (Sara Andon - flute)
13. Silverado - Music by Bruce Broughton
14. Out of Africa - Music by John Barry
15. Brazil - Music by Michael Kamen
16. Rambo: First Blood Part II - Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Produced by Robert Townson
Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra Conducted by David Newman
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Welcome to the 31st edition of La Musica Chamber Music Hour.
In this edition we will hear:
Federico Agostini, Rebecca Albers, Dmitri Atapine, Claudio Cruz, Bruno Giuranna, Julie Albers and Derek Han
La Musica’s 30th Season begins on April 4. Now is a great time to order tickets for this landmark season! Please visit their website at: www.LaMusicaFestival.org for complete information on this year’s season and to reserve your seats..
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La Musica’s 30th Season begins on April 4, 2016 at the historic Sarasota Opera House, tickets are available now on their website at “www.LaMusicaFestival.org”
This season also features outstanding events like:
Also on December 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM Eastern don’t miss Sonata a Due a night of pure magic, complete with dinner. Featured musicians are Federico Agostini and Derek Han.
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit La Musica’s website at:
We’ll see you there in April for an event you absolutely will NOT want to miss!
The Battle of Legnano is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don Carlos.
Written as a commission from the Teatro Argentina in the "beleaguered republic" of Rome while the composer was still living in Paris, he traveled to Rome in late 1848 to prepare the opera for its first performance, which was given on 27 January 1849. Musicologist Roger Parker describes the première as "a clamorous success, with the entire final act encored" and the audience wild with enthusiasm. He goes to add that act 4 was encored at every performance of the run. However, we learn elsewhere that the opera failed in its 1850 production in Genoa.
In later years Battaglia was given under different settings and different titles until Italian unification allowed for the opera to be presented as originally written. We know that Verdi considered revising it in the 1850s, but never did. While it has not been performed with any frequency, the succession of performances given after its 1959 revival have kept Battaglia in the public eye to this day.
This new performance is by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and is conducted by Xiao Juan Chen.
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