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  • richardmitnick 1:56 PM on September 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cécile McLorin Salvant-Voice, NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, Sullivan Fortner-piano   

    From Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts: “Cécile McLorin Salvant at NPR Tiny Desk Concert and December for our Fall Benefit Concert supporting our Music Room programming” 

    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

    From Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

    Weekly Inspiration: With Cécile McLorin Salvant’s fifth album The Window released this Friday, the unmatched jazz singer visited the NPR offices for her first Tiny Desk concert. Along with pianist Sullivan Fortner, she shares a selection of four songs — three from her previous Grammy Award winning album — and admits to having a rare case of nerves.

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    CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT by Hector Perez

    We are honored to have Cécile McLorin Salvant along with Sullivan Fortner this December for our Fall Benefit Concert supporting our Music Room programming.

    Saturday December 1 8:00pm
    Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner
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    Join us for an intimate benefit concert in our smallest venue — the 170-seat Music Room of the historic Rosen House to celebrate and support Caramoor’s Music Room programs. Jazz vocalist and Grammy-winner Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Sullivan Fortner return to Caramoor for this special evening.

    As a not-for-profit cultural organization, Caramoor depends on the generosity of individual contributors to help underwrite the music we offer and this exceptional concert is a benefit to raise funds for our Music Room programming featured throughout the year.

    By purchasing a ticket for this evening you will provide both vital financial support for Caramoor, and have the pleasure of experiencing a celebrated artist in a unique and personal setting.

    We hope you can join us for this memorable evening. A cocktail and dessert reception follows the performance.

    “Ever since the earliest days of jazz music, the pairing of piano and voice has frequently attained a deeply personal level of communication. It’s evident in the distinct chemistry between two rising stars of their instruments: pianist Sullivan Fortner and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.” — NPR Music

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    Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and wonderful moments with friends and family. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music.

    Audiences are invited to explore the lush grounds, tour the historic Rosen House, enjoy a pre-concert picnic, and discover beautiful music in the relaxed settings of the Venetian Theater, Spanish Courtyard, Music Room of the Rosen House, and the magnificent gardens.

    The story of Caramoor, the Rosens, Lucie’s Theremin, the Art Collections and our History is rich and diverse.

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  • richardmitnick 3:36 PM on August 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From National Public Radio (NPR): “Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach” 

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    From National Public Radio (NPR)

    August 17, 2018
    Tom Huizenga
    Mary Louise Kelly

    Yo-Yo Ma plays selections from Bach’s Cello Suites at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk by Samantha Clark NPR

    Yo-Yo Ma opened his recent Tiny Desk concert with the gently rolling “Prelude” from J. S. Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1. It’s music Ma has lived with nearly all of his life.

    “Believe it or not, this was the very first piece of music I started on the cello when I was four years old,” he told the crowd, tightly squeezed between the office furniture on NPR’s fourth floor.

    Ma and Bach’s six Cello Suites have remained constant companions. The music — two-and-a-half hours of sounds that map humanity in all its triumphs, joys and sorrows — has become a lodestar for the celebrated cellist. Ma’s first recording of the complete set won him a Grammy in 1984. He released another set in 1997, the result of collaborations with architects, ice skaters and Kabuki artists. And now, a third cycle of the suites has arrived, an album Ma calls Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites.

    What could Ma be looking for in Bach’s Suites now that he’s reached his 60s?

    “You go for content,” Ma tells NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly in an interview held in front of Tiny Desk attendees immediately following his performance. “You try and transcend technique to get to what you think is there. Instead of saying, ‘Here are these notes and this is difficult and I’m going to try and nail it,’ you try to express it.”

    The most expressive music Ma played during his all-Bach Tiny Desk was the “Sarabande” from the Suite No. 6. It’s music that both soothes and celebrates, and Ma says he’s played it in wildly divergent settings. “I’ve played this piece at both friends’ weddings and, unfortunately, also at their memorial services.”

    Ma, always curious, says that in returning to Bach he’s also after perspective. “If you look at a statue from a different angle you’ll see a different view,” he explains. “I feel that’s exactly what a musician, or a scientist — and I think of Bach as a scientist-musician — and what a news organization could do to bring all of the different perspectives of a globe together so we can actually make better decisions.”

    One decision Ma has made, in conjunction with his new album, is to take the Suites on a two-year, worldwide tour, offering himself yet another set of adventures with the music that seems to soundtrack his life. “We go through these different evolutions,” Ma says. “Each time you go through an evolution you’re using all of what you learned from a previous evolution and applying it to your present state. So it’s an additive thing, and I think that’s what culture does.”

    Bach’s suites have undoubtedly played an important role in Ma’s own evolutions. “Music,” he said, “actually was invented, as all of culture was invented — by us — to help all of us figure out who we are.”

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    Great storytelling and rigorous reporting. These are the passions that fuel us. Our business is telling stories, small and large, that start conversations, increase understanding, enrich lives and enliven minds.

    We are reporters in Washington D.C., and in bunkers, streets, alleys, jungles and deserts around the world. We are engineers, editors, inventors and visionaries. We are Member stations around the country who are deeply connected to our communities. We are listeners and donors who support public radio because we know how it has enriched our own lives and want it to grow strong in a new age.

     
  • richardmitnick 6:02 PM on April 16, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From (Le) Poisson Rouge: Rhye: Tiny Desk Concert 

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    Rhye performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 26, 2018 (Eslah Attar/NPR).
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    It seemed only fitting that when Rhye performed the band’s Tiny Desk Concert that it be at night, illuminated by flickering light. The music Mike Milosh sings and writes conjures the evening and a swaying, romantic vibe.

    It was five years ago nearly to the day that we filmed Rhye by candlelight in New York City as the band toured for its enigmatic album Woman. Mike Milosh requested that Rhye’s members be filmed “only in silhouette, with the lights dimmed low” at Le Poisson Rouge show.

    This time around the hundred or so flickering lights set the tone for the sextet of strings, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums to perform music from 2018’s Blood. The sound is warm and velvety, all the instruments gently pulsing, as Mike Milosh softly sings with that high-pitched yearn.

    Tiny Desk Concerts are often awkward by nature — bands playing in the middle of an office in the daytime for musicians used to playing in the evening, with stage lighting. But there was a special transformation that took place at this Tiny Desk the moment the music kicked in. I’m a sucker for a vibe in music — that feeling when a sound completely shifts the mood of a room. This vibe was more like a house show than an office, which put me in a pensive, pleasant place. Sit back and enjoy.

    Set List

    “Please”
    “Taste”
    “Song For You”

    Credits

    Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Bronson Arcuri, CJ Riculan, Dani Lyman; Production Assistant: Joshua Bote; Photo: Eslah Attar/NPR.

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    (Le) Poisson Rouge Event Tortoise at Le Poisson Rouge, 3-16-2016

    (Le) Poisson Rouge

    (Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.

    LPR prides itself in offering the highest quality eclectic programming, impeccable acoustics, and bold design. The state-of-the art performance space, engineered by the legendary John Storyk/WSDG, offers full flexibility in multiple configurations: seated, standing, in-the-round, and numerous alternative arrangements. The adjoining gallery space — The Gallery at LPR — functions as an art gallery, secondary bar, and event space. A work of art itself, the physical facilities are the embodiment of the experimental philosophy that drives the venue.

    LPR is a source you can trust for exposure to visionary work, people of character, and a consistently dynamic environment. We invite you to immerse yourself in a nightlife of true substance and vitality.

    Venue Highlights

    flexible event space fits 250 fully seated, 700 fully standing, or any combination
    138-capacity soundproof Gallery Bar adjacent to the main space
    28’ x 21’ fixed corner stage
    16’ dia. portable, trundled round stage comprised of 3 individual staging sections
    23’ dia. hardwood sprung dance floor
    engineering by John Storyk/WSDG (Electric Lady Studios, Jazz @ Lincoln Center)
    1 downstage cinema-scale projection screen w/ 5.1 Meyer Surround Sound
    2 upstage movable projection screens
    Yamaha S6B 7’ concert grand piano
    elevated VIP Box & 2 private entrances
    full catering kitchen & planning services
    furnished Green Room w/ en suite restroom

    Previous LPR Artists

    Anna Netrebko • Amon Tobin • Anthony Braxton • The Antlers • Arditti Quartet • Atoms for Peace • Battles • Beck • Bela Fleck • Bill Frisell • Brad Mehldau • Broadcast • Caroline Shaw • Cat Power • Chris Thile • Cut Copy • Dan Deacon • Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra • David Byrne • Dean & Britta • Death • Debbie Harry • Deerhoof • Deerhunter • Destroyer • Don DeLillo • Emanuel Ax • Erykah Badu • Fiery Furnaces • Florence & The Machine • Flying Lotus • Four Tet • Glen Hansard • Glenn Branca • Gregory Porter • Hélène Grimaud • Hilary Hahn • Hot Chip • Iggy Pop & the Stooges • J. Spaceman • Jeff Mangum • Jeremy Denk • John Adams • John Zorn • Juana Molina • Junip • Justin Vivian Bond • KD Lang • Kronos Quartet • Lady Gaga • Laurie Anderson • Liars • Little Dragon • Living Colour • Lorde • Lou Reed • Lydia Lunch • Lykke Li • Marc-André Hamelin • Marc Maron • Marc Ribot • Matt and Kim • Max Richter • Medeski Martin & Wood • Menahem Pressler • Mike Watt • Moby • Mono • Múm • Nico Muhly • No Age • Norah Jones • of Montreal • Os Mutantes • Patti Smith • Paul Simon • Philip Glass • Raekwon • Reggie Watts • Regina Spektor • RZA • Salman Rushdie • The Shins • Simone Dinnerstein • Sleigh Bells • So Percussion • Spoon • Squarepusher • Steve Reich • Terry Riley • They Might Be Giants • Throbbing Gristle • Tim Hecker • Tori Amos • Toumani Diabaté • Typhoon • Yo La Tengo • Yo-Yo Ma • Yoko Ono

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    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

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    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


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