Tyler Butler-Figueroa fought back against cancer and his bullies in a stunning performance of "Stronger."
She lost her right arm in a car wreck and skillfully used a prosthetic for an impressive solo.
These guys are good. Watch out. The third premiere was Andres's arrangement of a characteristically gnomic little movement
I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.
Twice in my life I had devoted time to performing and recording these works; I felt the itch to do it one more time. This, I knew, might be the last time, and I wanted it to be special. I also thought it might be an opportunity to write about this music. In order to do it well, I wanted to do some research.
Prepare to be captivated.
In a series of recent interviews, we had with Jenny Oaks Baker, she had the opportunity to explain about her passion for performance, about her PATREON video sponsors, and how she manages to juggle her career while being the mom of 4 young children.
"The foundation of the Suzuki Method is that every child can learn," Hardie told The Detroit News. "And in my head I'm thinking
Nicki Alarie does not know the word 'can't.' Born with a hand deformity she doesn't have use of her second hand like we do
As adults, it can be challenging to learn new hobbies. We’re usually all pretty set in our ways, but that doesn’t mean we
I became a promising classical violinist by the age of 10. Two years later I joined the orchestra, and then I became leader of the orchestra. Glamorous, neat, classy, we toured everywhere playing classical music in opera houses. I loved it, but with every concert my "little dream" of becoming an astronaut was fading away without me even realizing.
The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.
I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.