KW Symphony’s “The Firebird”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert titled “The Firebird.” It was the 1st concert in their 2019-20 season, so they started with “O Canada.” Here’s the program: Kikimora, op. 63 — Anatoi Liadov Sinfonia concertante for violoncello & Orchestra, op. 125 — Serge Prokofiev The Enchanted Lake, op. 62 — Anatoi Liadov Suite (1919 version) […]

Music lawsuits that don’t make sense

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Here’s a channel called MediaBrighton on the lawsuit against the writers of “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke and Pharrell. The lawsuit was brought by the descendants of Marvin Gaye, who said that the song copies “Got to Give It Up.” Although the songs do sound similar, the point is that the melody, lyrics, and chord progressions […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “There Will Be Rest”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “There Will Be Rest.” This was the last concert of their 20th anniversary season, and they welcomed back 35 alumni to sing 4 pieces with them — I was part of this alumni choir. Here’s the program: Timothy Corlis – Still Stephanie Martin – They will pass through […]

What’s the name of that piano piece

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There’s this pianist named Vinheteiro who has 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Why? Because he posts unique videos. Like this one, where he plays the beginning of 100 pieces that you might have heard but might not know the name. He provides the name and composer. I love the expression on his face. 100 Songs […]

KW Symphony’s “Live by Request”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Live by Request: Music from the Stage & Screen.” Like the last time they did this, they allowed the audience to vote on songs on their cell phones. Here’s the program: Hooray for Hollywood — Williams Semper Fidelis March — Sousa from The Shape of Water, among other things […]

DaCapo Choir’s “Following the Moonroad”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “Following the Moonroad.” Here’s the program: Past life melodies — Sarah Hopkins Lamentatio — Leonard Enns* Tabula Rasa — Don Macdonald Peace — Carlyle Sharpe Vient le jour — Robert Ingari* Following the Moonroad — Christine Donkin* The Moon is a Stone that Shines Flight of the Fugitive Slave […]

KW Symphony’s “The Four Seasons”

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I attended the KW Symphony concert titled “The Four Seasons.” Here’s the program: Denis Gougeon — Le Jardin Mysterieux Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F major, op. 68 “Pastorale” Antonio Vivaldi — The Four Seasons, op. 8 The first piece was an appetizer. The Beethoven and the Vivaldi are 2 of the […]

DaCapo Choir’s “White Lights in Darkness”

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I attended DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “White Lights in Darkness.” Here’s the program: Hear My Prayer — Leonard Enns Amen — Henryk Gorecki White Lights in Darkness — Lavinia Kell Parker At Sunset — Jeff Enns+ My Song — Ivo Antognini In Sweet Music — David Archer Hymn to St. Cecilia — Benjamin Britten “Gloria” […]

Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney

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“Carpool Karaoke” is a segment on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” In it Corden drives around with a singer and they sing some of his or her songs together. Corden has a good voice and always knows all the words. In this episode he drives around Liverpool with Paul McCartney. McCartney visits the […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “This Thirsty Land”

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I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “This Thirsty Land.” From the program: “Today — as a result of climate change, political decisions, wars, industry agriculture, deforestation — access to potable (and other) water is becoming an increasingly significant cause of population displacement, while at the same time flooding and rising waters levels are shifting […]