I just wanted to have a balance to the season. The 2013-14 concert lineup is impressive and already shows the touch of Levinsons guiding hand. Among the highlights are the Fort Worth debuts of the Grammy Award-winning Diaz Trio and of the Berlin-based Atrium Quartet. In January, a program called Levinson and Friends will bring Eugene Levinson in from New York to play with a distinguished group that includes cellist Carter Enyeart, former co-artistic director of the Chamber Society. The younger Levinson will perform in several of this seasons concerts on the Stradivarius violin that comes with his job at the Dallas Symphony. A real highlight, he promises, will be the reunion of the Vermeer String Quartet on April 19 the day before Easter to perform its signature work, Haydns nine-movement The Seven Last Words of Christ. This is a group that doesnt play together anymore, he says. But they are getting back together just for us. The concert will take place in the Kimbell Art Museums new Renzo Piano Pavilion auditorium. Meditations given by local community leaders will intersperse with the movements of the music. For a city of Fort Worths size to not only have, but have nurtured and supported, a chamber music society for more than 25 years is somewhat unusual, especially in recent years, when large cities rich in culture such as Philadelphia and Nashville have seen their big symphony orchestras struggle to stay afloat. Robert Davidovici is credited with the idea to start the Chamber Music Society in the late 1980s, when he was the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concertmaster. He worked with beloved businessman and local arts supporter Leon Brachman to found the organization and remained its artistic leader for its first 25 years. (Davidovici did not respond to a request for an interview.) The Chamber Music Society has chosen as its theme for the year A Season of Reflection, a way to connect the music in a timeline our past, present and the future, it says.
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This year also marks the creation of a single of the year category. Comments 0 Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer, Ryan Lewis, are among the performers announced for the Grammy Award nominations concert Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, along with Drake, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban. (Carlo Allegri / Invision/Associated Press) Also By Gerrick D. Kennedy October 10, 2013, 7:30 a.m. A few things dominated the pop music conversation this year. A British boy band, a pop comeback king, a pair of hip-hop outliers and a NSFW music video – all of which drives the nominations for the 2013 American Music Awards , which were announced Thursday morning. Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis led the pack with six nominations, while Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake followed with five nods apiece. Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke received four, and Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons both scored three nods. After a banner year, thanks to the success of Thrift Shop the bestselling digital song of the year Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will vie for new artist, favorite pop/rock band, favorite hip-hop act and artist of the year along with Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Thirft Shop is also up for single of the year, a new category being introduced this year that will pit the single up against Robin Thickes inescapable song of summer, Blurred Lines, and the inexplicable Flordia Georgia Line and Nelly collaboration, Cruise. Although Daft Punk s Get Lucky was surprisingly snubbed for single of the year, the French dance duo made it in the electronic dance music category, which was introduced last year.
And they ended up dancing to it.” Morton Subotnick And Joan La Barbara On Q2 Music’s ‘Spaces’ Credit: WQXR Subotnick’s interest in new sounds goes back a long way. As a child prodigy in 1950s Los Angeles, playing clarinet with symphony orchestras, he sensed that something new was brewing. The miniaturization that led to things like the transistor radio meant you no longer needed a room full of equipment to make electronic sounds. Subotnick and Ramon Sender, his partner in the San Francisco Tape Center (a nonprofit dedicated to tape music), collaborated with electronics engineer Donald Buchla to develop the first compact analog electronic synthesizer. Their goal was to turn people’s living rooms into concert halls. “What I loved about it was I could be in my studio and be the composer, the interpreter, the performer and the listener,” Subotnick says. “It would be like being a painter. I could make my music until I really loved it, just perfect and then it would become a record and go into someone’s home. For me, it wasn’t recording something; it was creating something new for that medium.” Subotnick’s interests in music and technology didn’t end with the synthesizer: He’s moved on into digital media and its interactive possibilities. In 1995, he released a CD-ROM titled Making Music for kids, ages 5 and up, to experiment with sounds on the computer. It sold in the hundreds of thousands. Early last year, he released an iPad app called Pitch Painter, which allows even very small children to “compose” by selecting instruments from different cultures and drawing on the screen.
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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Prince releases ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ music video Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 11:12 a.m. EDT October 13, 2013 Prince fans, breakfast is served. Prince performs in concert in Cincinnati in 1985. (Photo: ROB BURNS, ASSOCIATED PRESS) SHARE 225 CONNECT 36 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE There’s no sign of Dave Chappelle, but there’s a Chipmunk (unclear which one), pancakes and a slew of dancers dressed in black a la Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer’s version) in Prince’s Breakfast Can Wait video. There’s no sign of Prince, either. Chappelle dressed up like him for the satrical lyric video. Who knew Prince had a sense of humor? The official one, out on Vevo now, stars the director of the video, 18-year old Danielle Curiel, plays a decidedly sexier version of the purple superstar. Who is she? Prince’s new protege, it seems. He gave her artistic freedom of the video when he read her proposal for it. About halfway through the video, one of the Chipmunks chimes in.
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In a style that could sound cold and shut off, she instead emphasises a vulnerability that draws you into her world; theres nothing here but walls, walls, walls There are some who might pass it off as weird, but for those who are prepared to try something new, Interiors is definitely a grower. Sam Corcoran Dizzee Rascal -The Fifth(2/5) In The Fifth, Dizzee Rascal welcomes us into a world of beaches, booze and debauchery. Its a fun ride for the first few listens, but it lacks the depth to really draw you in. Grime merges into pop, characterised by uninspiring collaborations with Will.I.Am, Jessie J and Robbie Williams that all rely on repetitive sung choruses. The Fifth embraces the main- stream commercialism that began to take root in Tongue n Cheek, but with no trace of Dizzees natural exuberance. The acerbic has been swapped for Arse like That, with a level of objectification that belongs in the early 70s. Elsewhere, lyrics are stretched by a general lack of content, Life is a game of chess, and all the girls want to check me, proving a particular lowlight. Things pick up when the album passes its halfway point. Love This Town and Heart of a Warrior both recapture the aspirational message and joyful bounce associated with Dizzee, the latter track benefiting greatly from Teddy Skys crisp vocals. It can be no coincidence these two were the more prominent among the new tracks debuted when supporting MUSE earlier this year. The standard edition of The Fifth includes Bassline Junkie as the sole bonus track. Its a riotous postscript to what current Rascal fans know and love, heavily contrasting with the first half of The Fifth. Sadly, the tracks inclusion makes it all too clear where the rest of the album falls down. A few good tracks lost in a sea of video game music. Josh Woodcock Sub Focus -Torus(5/5) After four years, Sub Focus needed to deliver something impeccable and with Torus hes done just that.