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2010-08-23 11:23:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Classical is proud to announce its debut release "LIVE IN VIENNA" from one of the most thrilling and inspiring musicians of our time, the world-renowned pianist LANG LANG. Recorded and filmed live in Vienna's legendary Musikverein concert hall, the Sony Classical debut will be available on August 24 in multiple formats. This release represents Lang Lang's second live recorded recital to date after the best-selling "Live at Carnegie Hall" in 2004,...

2010-04-29 11:21:00

Allen Toussaint, Take 6, Branford Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Haynes, Manhattan Transfer, Kirk Whalum, and Mambo Legends Orchestra on tap DETROIT, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, festival organizers announced the lineup for the 31(st) Detroit International Jazz Festival (DJF), Friday, September 3 through Monday, September 6, in downtown Detroit. Subtitled "Flame Keepers - Carrying the Torch for Modern Jazz," the Detroit Jazz Fest will feature a veritable "dean's list" of...

2009-06-25 07:20:00

Maestro George Manos Recounts His Time with Truman and Compelling Musical Career NAPLES, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the few people still living who enjoyed day-to-day contact with President Harry S. Truman during his executive term, Maestro George Manos recounts becoming the personal White House Pianist to President Truman and his life in music in "The President's Pianist: My Term with Truman and My Life in Music" (published by iUniverse). "The President's Pianist" follows...

2009-05-17 12:48:06

Pianist Terence Conley says he is working hard to recover from serious head injuries suffered in a traffic accident in New York. The 51-year-old pianist, who was placed into a coma following his 2008 accident, said he longs for the day he can once again play his instrument of choice on stage, The New York Times reported Sunday. Other than my wife and children, I missed my piano the most, the former Count Basie Orchestra member said. I look forward to the day when I can get back on stage...

2009-05-06 08:00:00

Megastar Classical Pianist is Included in Time's Annual List of 100 Most Influential People in the World and Appears on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Monday, May 18 NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been chosen as one of three official worldwide Ambassadors for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, alongside NBA player Yao Ming and the actor Jackie Chan. Lang Lang, the most popular contemporary classical musician in the world, will be involved in various Expo...

2009-04-12 14:06:59

British pianist Nick van Bloss says he is confident his Tourette's syndrome will not impede him during an upcoming concert in London. The 41-year-old pianist said while his medical condition has prevented him from playing in public for nearly 15 years, those attending his April 28 concert at Cadogan Hall won't notice it, The Observer reported Sunday. The tics will go away as soon as I start to play, van Bloss said, referring to physical symptoms associated with his neuropsychiatric disorder....

2008-12-18 14:31:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Belmont Graduate and Violinist, Kristina Siemer, and Vanderbilt Pianist, Leah Bowes team up with Ella Fitzgerald's Pianist, Art Hillery in a holiday musical performance that will serve as a fundraiser for foster children in the city of Nashville this holiday season. Siemer, a member of the Nashville String Machine, will be featured in a major Classical Violin performance of the most gorgeous music in the Classical Violin Repertoire accompanied by...

2008-11-26 13:17:22

An English concert pianist who died 26 years ago has been granted his final wish -- to appear on stage in Hamlet playing the skull in the graveyard scene. Andre Tchaikowsky's skull has been used in rehearsals since he willed it to the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Sun reported. Now, the skull has finished a run of performances in Stratford-on-Avon, with actor David Tennant as Hamlet holding it up while intoning, Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio ... The company didn't let audiences know...

2008-10-07 00:00:18

Physicist who proved the existence of the Fermi surface and was the first President of Clare Hall, Cambridge Brian Pippard was a distinguished physicist and university teacher, a talented classical pianist, a historian of science and an able administrator. He enjoyed discussion and debate and he had an impressive knowledge and understanding of classical physics, quantum physics and statistical thermodynamics. He was the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge University from 1971 to...

2008-08-31 15:00:31

The five siblings who make up a Utah classical pianist quintet say their musical efforts are meant to revitalize the classical music tunes they play. Deondra Brown, 28, says she and her siblings Desirae, 29; Greg, 25; Melody, 24; and Ryan, 22, all openly talk with the audience and shorten longer classical tunes to make the genre more appealing to the masses, the Deseret Morning News reported Sunday. "It's supposed to be entertaining," Deondra said of the group's classical style. "It's not...


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