Leonard Nimoy hosts a 13-part series that celebrates the American Jewish tradition by exploring the extraordinary range of its music. Each program illuminates a major theme reflected in American Jewish music: biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill and other 20th century masters; Jewish legends in tone poems, film scores and operas; sacred masterpieces and the great cantorial tradition; the joy of klezmer; symphonies and concertos based on Jewish themes; the mysteries of Sephardic music; Holocaust reflections; songs from the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater; and world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by Leonard Bernstein.
Carnegie Hall announces Sound Insights, a new podcast on music, music personalities, and, of course, Carnegie Hall. Beginning September 26, a new episode will be issued every two weeks until the end of the concert season. In these podcasts we will bring you artists speaking about their work and their lives, commentaries from people in the know, and much more.
By Carnegie Hall
Original Ambient, Classical and Jazz music by Eduardo Cervantes. Eduardo Cervantes is a composer, musician, artist and photographer who is influenced by avant-garde, jazz, classical, ambient music, and the beauty of nature. He has worked as a piano accompanist for the modern dance department at James Madison University and composed music for a performance choreographed by Roxann Morgan of Next Reflex Dance Collective In Washington DC. He plays various keyboards, saxophone, cello and other instruments. In July of 2011, Eduardo participated in the introductory (and refresher) class of The Guitar Circle of Europe directed by Robert Fripp.
By Eduardo Cervantes
Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire in the heart of the English countryside is the ancestral seat of the Earls of Lichfield - and was the home of the photographer the late Lord Lichfield, the Queen's Cousin. It is run by the National Trust and each August it opens it gates to another English tradition - a 'last night of the proms' classical music extravaganza with a flypast by a World War 2 Spitfire and a spectacular fireworks finale. Jane Markham goes behind the scenes at Shugborough to find out how it ticks in the run up to this year's event plus a competition to win tickets and a champagne picnic.
By Jane Markham