On November 21, 2019 and November 23, 2019, the Louisiana Philharmonic will be performing Mozart’s Requiem, and I highly encourage everyone, even those who are rare symphony-goers to attend.
For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Groupmuse, it is platform designed to pair people who want to perform classical music with people willing to host their performance and people wanting to attend. It’s basically a classical music house party. The event is different from your average classical music concert in that itContinue reading “Announcement: Hosting my very first Groupmuse concert”
Sadly, he is not one of New Orleans’ native sons. But you can’t win ’em all. Quite a talent though! From Wikipedia: Frank Isaac Robinson (born December 28, 1938), known in his early career as a musician as Sugar Chile Robinson, is anAmericanblues and boogie-woogie pianist, singer, and later psychologist, whose career began as aContinue reading “Happy Friday! Watch this 6 year old play Boogie Woogie with Count Basie”
I’ve been obsessed with Allen Toussaint’s version of Tipitina and Me off of the post-Katrina compilation Our New Orleans It’s a really refreshingly different version of the piece. For reference, I’m going to link to a few famous versions first: Professor Longhair: Dr. John James Booker (Randomly, Hugh Laurie) So, here’s the Allen Toussaint versionContinue reading “It’s Mardi Gras! Check out this awesome free sheet music for a New Orleans piano classic..”
Watch five people play one piano! Really creative use of their instrument
Singers singing the names of famous western classical composers in their styles. The Beethoven is especially funny. And I love when they start doing the Strauss waltz and count “Ein, Zwei, drei” and then just say German nonsense. . . oh and Wagner, oh nevermind it’s all great. Watch it!
Van Cliburn died this morning of bone cancer. He is most well known for winning the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 23 (in 1958) at the height of the Cold War. Here he is performing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1: Here is the media coverage of his 1958 win ofContinue reading “Van Cliburn, RIP”
Here’s the link. Streaming is available for free from now until August 17! http://gu.com/p/392nk From Glyndebourne’s website: Purcell’s intoxicating combination of words and music alternates elements of the plot of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a variety of musical interludes. A magical brew has been concocted by director Jonathan Kent in inventive collaboration with designer Paul Brown.Continue reading “Stream Purcell’s The Fairy Queen for free!”
A friend just sent me this video via facebook and it was exactly what I needed to perk me up after the afternoon I’ve had. I hope you enjoy. (Choir nerd alert!)