Shiny, pretty rocks — jewels and gemstones have fascinated human beings since ancient times. Jewels decorated the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and have been the favorite baubles of kings and queens for thousands of years.
So, you want to be a classical musician. The fun, the glamour — and the big bucks, right? What’s not to like?
Luxury vacations with your dog — what could possibly be better? Holidays are your escape from the everyday. You want to say goodbye to the stresses of work and commutes, daily deadlines, and demanding…
Bassist and composer Alex Lefaivre’s YUL is named after the airport code for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada, and the liner notes say the release was inspired by his home town and its cosmopolitan vibe. Like the fun-loving city, the album’s sound is contemporary and imaginative.
Toronto native Sue Elliott will be moving east to Boston to take on new responsibilities as the inaugural Judith and Stewart Colton Director of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, as well as the $64 million Tanglewood Forever campaign. The Boston Symphony Orchestra made the announcement on July 18.
Multi-instrumentalist Carlos Henrique Pereira offers up an avant take on Brazilian jazz in There And Here. The tracks, all written by Pereira, were inspired by his native Brazil, and many, like “O Choro Do Bebê,” directly reference traditional genres (a choro being a traditional song form).
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