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Georgia Symphony Orchestra 71st Concert Season

Georgia Symphony Orchestra 71st Concert Season

Music

Published 12/17/21

The GSO’s Classics series, led by Music Director and Conductor Timothy Verville, features three artistically captivating and musically challenging classical performances at either the Marietta Performing Arts Center or the Bailey Center for the Performing Arts at Kennesaw State University. In an effort to continue its focus on diversity and inclusivity in classical music, the series features the works of two American women composers and two women soloists.The GSO’s “Symphony in the City” commenced December 13th as a virtual series! For this special occasion, GSO music director and conductor Timothy Verville filmed their musicians in performing around their wonderful hometown of Marietta, Ga. These performances, presented in 4k with amazing audio and unique locations, feature music ranging from classical, pops, jazz, world music, and even three never before heard commission/world premieres by metro-Atlanta based composers. Episodes premiere throughout the orchestral season, with …

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Jack Rudin Championship

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Jack Rudin Championship

Music

Published 12/2/21

For the first time since March 2020, students will perform publicly on the Rose Theater stage for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jack Rudin Jazz Championship.Although Jazz at Lincoln Center's hall was temporarily dark to audiences from March 2020 until the organization reopened on November 18, 2021, Jazz at Lincoln Center provided resources for cultural nourishment and comfort in these uncertain times. The organization made available more than 1000 digital programs—including education programs Essentially Ellington, WeBop, Swing University, Summer Jazz Academy, and new programs including A Closer Listen and Inside the Score—to reach people all over the world and bring the healing power of jazz music into homes and communities.Ensembles competing in the 2022 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship hail from the following colleges and universities:Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, …

REVIEW: A REASSURING CLOSURE TO SERAPHIC FIRE’S VIRTUAL SEASON

REVIEW: A REASSURING CLOSURE TO SERAPHIC FIRE’S VIRTUAL SEASON

Music

Published 6/11/21

Miami’s Grammy-nominated choral ensemble Seraphic Fire wrapped up its virtual season, known as Season S, with the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claudio Monteverdi.This last presentation, on May 23, marked the first time these artists gathered after more than one year apart – and the intensity of emotions they exuded made their sacred music shine even brighter.Seraphic Fire cautiously approached every detail in preparing for the first in-person recording in still unstable conditions. Humbly rather than pompously, the ensemble gathered around a finely chosen repertoire. In the ascetic acoustic space, the sonority of evenly employed male and female voices carried an intimate atmosphere over the screen.Conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley, the ensemble’s founder and artistic director, chose five pieces from Monteverdi’s collection, “Selva Morale e Spirituale” (1641). The vocalists and guest instrumentalists elegantly interpreted the first piece, “Beatus vir,” and …

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