Thursday, November 11, 2010

Classical Spotlight: Busiest weekend so far!

Latin Grammys
The 11th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will air live on the Univision Network on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. Additionally, the telecast will be seen globally in approximately 100 countries.
John Clare spoke with Board Member and conductor Alondra de la Parra about honoring Placido Domingo. Also, Camerata San Antonio is up for two Latin Grammys. Ken Freudigman will be in Las Vegas with the other two producers and talked with John about the awards.

Colors Of Mexico
The San Antonio Symhony performs Friday and Saturday. November 12 & 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Majestic Theatre with Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor and Elena Urioste, violin. The program includes Chavez, Reveultas, Glazunov and Barber. Prieto reached John Clare by phone and talked about the program.

Musical Offerings
Blurring the Lines: Impressionist Music with Musical Offerings at the McNay Art Museum on Sunday, November 14, in the Leeper Auditorium at 2:00 PM in conjunction with Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism.
To get more info, call 210.805.1768. Joan Christenson talked to John Clare about the quartet program.

Copperleaf Quintet at SAMA
Coming up this Sunday, November 14, 2010 it’s a program of vocal music. 1:00 p.m. Meet the Artists Reception, Café des Artistes; then at 2:30 p.m. Gallery Concert, Spanish Colonial Art Gallery.
For more information contact them at 210-912-9555. Ruth Moreland shared insights with John Clare in the TPR studios.

Chamber Music Society features amazing quintet
The Imani Winds
: Valerie Coleman, Flute; Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe; Mariam Adam, Clarinet; Jeff Scott, French Horn; and Monica Ellis, Bassoon play a concert at 3:15pm Sunday afternoon at Temple Beth El (211 Belknap Place). More than North America's premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.
They’ll play Mendelssohn, Coleman and Klezmer music. One of the most exciting groups playing in San Antonio this year!

Symphony of the Hills & Flash Cadillac
On stage at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville, TX, 7:30 PM November 14, 2010!
Flash Cadillac, a group of six energetic and versatile musicians who started playing together in 1969, is well known for their performance in 1973 for the popular film American Graffiti and for 1978 film Apocoypse Now.
Flash will be performing a wild and wonderful evening of their popular renditions of our favorite '50's and '60's music with the Symphony of the Hills . . . the kind of music with a wide audience appeal.
Tickets available at the Cailloux Theater box office or by callng (830) 896-9393. Wayne Knight spoke with John Clare on the phone from his home in Colorado.

Tuesday Music Club
Spencer Myer, piano plays Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm in Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
He spoke to John Clare about the program he’ll perform twice! Master class takes place Wednesday morning at UTSA.

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