#Contemporary Music

Connecticut Post

Warner Theatre welcomes Melissa Etheridge Nov. 2

TORRINGTON — The Warner Theatre will welcome Melissa Etheridge to the Main Stage on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 8 pm. This concert was originally scheduled in April 2020, and all original tickets are valid for the Nov. 2 show. In 2022, Tig Notaro and Peabo Bryson have joined the...
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Majid Jordan "Wildest Dreams" Review

In any era of contemporary music, there are always unsung heroes. Whether eclipsed by others in the same lane or doomed to seemingly never obtain the perfect combination of timeliness and luck that creates a hit single, these artists will always be successful, but never quite ascend to the distinction of a globe-trotting, arena-rocking force in music.
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St. Olaf College

St. Olaf resumes on-campus Christmas Festival

This year’s St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Love Divine, will take place live and in person on the St. Olaf College campus December 3-5. Safety is a top priority as St. Olaf resumes on-campus performances of this beloved holiday tradition, and the college will be implementing a number of COVID-19 safety protocols for visitors and participants. St. Olaf Broadcast Media Services will also provide a free live video stream of the Sunday, December 5, performance for all those who would like to experience the musical celebration of the season virtually. Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast the same performance.
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Chloe Flower Is Hitting All the Right Notes

Click here to read the full article. In recent months, Chloe Flower has had many accomplishments to toast: the release of her debut album, a fashion week performance with Prabal Gurung and an onstage performance with Meek Mill. And, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Krug Champagne, she’s well equipped to celebrate. The classical pianist and composer recently debuted two new compositions for the Champagne brand, with six intimate live performances at Brooklyn performance venue National Sawdust. It was her first time performing back-to-back since before the pandemic — and brought her full circle, since her last in-person performance was for...
Mercury News

Bay Area weekend: ‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Hip-Hop Halloween’

It’s a packed weekend for stuff to see and do in the Bay Area; here are several shows music, theater and dance fans should know about. Disinformation and conspiracy theories are ubiquitous these days, so it’s easy to forget they have been part of the American landscape for a long time. A case in point is Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, in which he borrowed text from the H.G. Wells classic novel about a Martian invasion and convinced panicked listeners that Earth was really under attack.

International Contemporary Ensemble Performs Works by Nathan Davis, Phyllis Chen, and Nicholas Houfek at Target Margin Theater

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents November Residency. Performances at Target Margin Theater, November 4 & 5. New York, NY (October 27, 2021) — On Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7pm and Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7pm, the International Contemporary Ensemble returns to the Target Margin Theater in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to present two residency performances that feature the experimental work of Nathan Davis, Phyllis Chen, and Nicholas Houfek. The Ensemble will also share improvisations and other projects workshopped at Target Margin. Both performances are free and have in-person and livestream options.

Ruthven Debuts “Don’t Keep It To Yourself”

UK artist has release his brand new single “Don’t Keep It To Yourself.” The track is out today via Jai and A.K Paul’s Paul Institute. The song, follows previous releases “Have You Decided?” and “Hypothalamus/Evil.” Speaking on the track, Ruthven says “’Don’t Keep It To Yourself’ is about your ‘someone’ confiding their secrets with you & you enjoying… and perhaps being kind of spurred on by what you’re hearing. Bedroom feels.” This lyrical inspiration is certainly as amorous as the track itself, a slinky number that’s sure to raise the temperature and lower your pulse rate.

Hamburg Lexington, KY Calendar – November 2021

The 2021 National Horse Show returns October 27 – November 7! Don’t miss the Kentucky Horse Park’s biggest show jumping event of the year. SCAPA of the Bluegrass presents Disney’s Moana Jr at 7 pm, Lexington Opera House. FRI NOV 5. Allison Speer performs at Eastland Church at 7:30 pm.

Learning to Listen from Deaf Communities (Casting Light #6)

“Casting Light” is a 10-part series that explores the often invisible inequities in contemporary arts spaces. Commissioned by ACF and I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, the goal of the series is to highlight the conversations that we need to be having more openly and transparently in order to build diverse, inclusive, and equitable artistic communities. Building on our commitment to anti-racism, a culminating collection of these articles and other resources will be shared for continued learning and dialogue.

Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents contraBAND: Rítmicas, featuring percussion soloist Samuel Solomon on November 14

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s fall Center Stage performance season continues on Sunday, November 14 with a free music concert featuring contraBAND, the school’s contemporary classical music ensemble. The program will be directed by Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni, and percussion faculty member Samuel Solomon will make a special appearance as a featured soloist.
Yes Weekly

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus Presents “Soul of the World: A Hymn to St. Cecilia”

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October27, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus under the direction of Dr. Christopher Gilliam will present a concert honoring the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia, on Sunday, November 21 at 5 p.m. The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorus is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is delighted to be back performing in front of a live audience. The concert will take place at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.
Norwalk Hour

Crescendo to perform in Lakeville, Great Barrington this weekend

LAKEVILLE — Crescendo presents an orchestral concert Oct. 29-30, devoted to the famous Baroque solo concerti from Bologna, Venice and London. According to Crescendo, the concerto form was popularized by Rome-based composer Arcangelo Corelli,, and by the end of the 18th century it dominated Italian instrumental music. Violin virtuosity reached a new height around the year 1700. Composers like Corelli, who was a virtuoso violinist, were the first to enjoy international recognition for their strictly instrumental ensemble works at a time when vocal music, mainly opera, was still predominant in Europe.

Verde Valley Sinfonietta Concert, November 7

Sedona AZ (October 27, 2021) – Guest pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Verde Valley Sinfonietta, under the direction of Music Director Kevin Kozacek, on Sunday, November 7th in the Sedona Performing Arts Center at 2:30 PM. Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career, which has taken him throughout the United [...] The post Verde Valley Sinfonietta Concert, November 7 appeared first on Sedona.Biz - The Voice of Sedona and The Verde Valley.

Women Trailblazers in Music: Film to Premiere at RIC

Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky — when thinking of great composers, there is no shortage of household names. It is unlikely, however, that many, if any that come to mind are female. Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman is remedying that imbalance. Stillman is a professor of music and RIC’s artist-in-residence and has...