Author Archive | David Vernier

First Friar To Sign Major Record Deal

London. 22 May 2012.  Young Franciscan Friar from Assisi signs to Universal Music Decca Records/Universal Music announces the global signing of Franciscan Friar, Alessandro Brustenghi, from the original friary founded by Saint Francis of Assisi: the Porziuncola in Assisi. Alessandro is the first Friar in the history of music to land a major record deal. Senior […]

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Midori Receives Honorary Doctorate

On Monday, 21 May 2012, in recognition of her accomplishments as musician, educator, and community engagement activist, violinist Midori was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree (Mus.D.) by Yale University. Since 1702, Yale has conferred honorary degrees in order to recognize individuals of extraordinary accomplishment and service. “It is thrilling to receive this honorary […]

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LISTEN Magazine Focuses on Dance

Whether it’s Baroque suites or Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, much of history’s greatest music has been rooted in dance. The Summer 2012 issue of Listen magazine (available May 28th) takes dance as its theme, ranging from the golden age of Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev to the work of contemporary choreographer Matthew Bourne, from the […]

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French Dance Troupe Compagnie fêtes galantes Launches Bard SummerScape 2012

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The ninth annual Bard SummerScape festival opens on Friday, July 6 at 8pm, with the American premiere of Let My Joy Remain (“Que ma joie demeure”) by France’s Compagnie fêtes galantes. Described as “a show where joy dominates but dignity remains” (Figaro), Let My Joy Remain brings a contemporary edge to Baroque dance, juxtaposing the surpassingly elegant choreography of Béatrice Massin with the […]

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Bang On A Can Marathon to Open River To River Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can Sunday, June 17, 2012 Noon – Midnight 12 hours of FREE Live Music! World Financial Center Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street, NYC Admission: FREE Bang on a Can Marathon information: 718.852.7755 or www.bangonacan.org Full Festival Line-Up: www.RiverToRiverNYC.com FEATURING MUSIC […]

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REJOICE IN THE LAMB-SHANKS BRITTEN

REJOICE IN THE LAMB-SHANKS BRITTEN What more appropriate dish to associate with Benjamin Britten, a composer who centered many of his works around themes related to the sacrifice of innocence? Of course, the center of this easy-to-prepare recipe is lamb, whose universal image of tender, sweet innocence is transformed into a rich, assertively aromatic, intensely […]

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BBQ SAUCE DVORÁK

“If music be the food of love, then why not combine them?” Everyone accepts the fact that music makes an excellent accompaniment to cooking and dining, but here at ClassicsToday.com we look at this phenomenon from a slightly different perspective. Over the years it transpires that just about all of us, editors and writers alike, […]

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BALTIMORE CONSORT ENCHANTS WITH SPANISH CONCERT

Alumni Recital Hall, Keene State College, Keene, NH November 14, 2007, Keene, NH— The Baltimore Consort, whose last appearance at this venue was in December, 1999, received a warm welcome back from an enthusiastic audience at this evening’s concert, an all-Spanish program featuring young, golden-voiced Brazilian countertenor José Lemos along with this revered ensemble’s trademark […]

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TRIO MEDIAEVAL GIVES HOT PERFORMANCE AT DARTMOUTH

Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 25, 2003 Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth College exhibited more of the attributes of a sauna than a concert hall last Wednesday night in Hanover, New Hampshire, but the 90-plus-degree temperatures seemed to present virtually no obstacle to the three extraordinary women of Trio Mediaeval, who performed a […]

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Magnificent Messiah in Montréal

Location: Salle Claude-Champagne, University of Montréal: December 6, 2001 If there are bragging rights in the world of Messiah performances, then Bernard Labadie and his Les Violons du Roy orchestra and chorus La Chapelle de Québec can claim a respectable share, owing to their outstanding rendition of the complete oratorio before a sold-out house last […]

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