Critic’s Pick: Free Concert With Youth Orchestra La And L.a. Phil

Guinness Arthur Day’s concert to be held at The Promontory@Marina Bay

Entrants are asked to answer the question, “Why does journalism matter in today’s world?” Essays must be emailed to harmonyessay@gmail.com or delivered to The Flint Journal, 540 S. Saginaw Street, Flint. The contest deadline is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and entries must be received by the deadline, regardless of when they are postmarked. Entries must be written by the student and should include the student’s name, school, grade, phone number, email address and mailing address for contact purposes. Outside of his work as a journalist, Pearl was a violinist who played a variety of musical styles. The Daniel Pearl Foundation aims to focus on his life instead of his death, so organizers began a series of concerts around the world to create “a dialog in music,” according to a press release. The Flint “Humanity in Harmony Concert” lineup includes Michigan’s Troubadour Neil Woodward, playing American folk music, along with Celtic and Irish styles; the Mariachi band Gallosde Ore, Michigan traditional Klezmer band Heartland Klezmorim, Jewish musician Sheldon Low, The Flint Banjo Club and Dort Honors String Quartet. “The idea is to showcase the music of different cultures using the same stringed instruments. We are stringing cultures together, using the string of a violin or guitar or banjo or mandolin,” said Michael J.

Phil Comments 0 Gustavo Dudamel rehearsing members of YOLA for their Hollywood Bowl debut in 2009. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By Mark Swed Los Angeles Times Music Critic September 26, 2013, 5:16 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel will do it again. He will begin his fifth season as Los Angeles Philharmonic music director like he did his first — offeringa free concertwith the Youth Orchestra LA, which he founded with the L.A. Phil, before going on to lead a very tony gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The big occasion for this year will be a celebration of Disneys 10th anniversary. What will be different, though, is that the free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday will, this time, be at Disney Hall, not the Hollywood Bowl. Since the tickets have already been distributed, the program will also be shown on a free live simulcast in Grand Park. What will also be different — besides the fact the YOLA players are considerably more advanced and worldly than they were five years ago (some even accompanied the L.A. Phil to London earlier this year) — is that for the first time the young musicians will sit side by side with the L.A. Phil for a performance of the bounding, folk song-inspired fourth movement of Tchaikovskys Second Symphony, known as The Little Russian, as well as for Marquezs just as upbeat and even more danceable Conga del Fuego. What wont likely change, though, is the sheer inspirational fervor Dudamel inspires in student musicians and the likelihood of tears in the eyes of even the hardest-bitten unsentimental music professionals in the audience who think theyve seen it all.

Guinness Arthur’s Day, housed in a purpose-built, air-conditioned arena with amazing views of Singapore’s enviable skyline, is setup in the shape of the iconic Guinness pint glass, situated at The Promontory@Marina Bay (11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940). The brand has truly upped the concert venue ante with Guinness Arthur’s Day this year, promising an enthralling concert-going experience, where guests can kick back and sip on pints of the black stuff at the open-air Arthur Guinness lounge, and rock along with The Fray and hundreds of like-minded fans in the unique concert hall which forms the head of the Guinness pint. Areas with photo walls and two ‘bold challenge’ stations also feature as part of the partially alfresco venue, allowing guests to try their hand at the Boldest Busker and Cheers to Arthur activations that set the heart of the city abuzz in August. Indeed, guests will be partying the night away in a pint, bragging rights that only the 1,759 boldest fans can lay claim to! Upping the novelty factor a notch higher, a Singapore-centred Guinness Heritage Collection will be unveiled at the celebrations, allowing concert-goers to view memorabilia of time past. The previously unrevealed collection is an extension of the ‘Guinness by the Decades’ Exhibition, currently open at the Mint Museum of Toys till 30 September. Steeped in the pages of Singapore’s rich history, the selection of memorabilia showcases Guinness’ 144-year long legacy in the country, which continues to this day. Of the artefacts currently exhibited at the Museum, items such as miniature and stoneware beer bottles to quirky metal show-cards are a rare find, kept in mint condition from the mid-1900s. Guests can reach The Promontory by MRT, alighting at the Bayfront station and taking Exit D, or by taking buses 97 or 97E, alighting by the Breeze Shelters along Marina Boulevard. Guests are not advised to drive to the venue. For further details and detailed maps, please visit http://www.marina-bay.sg/maps.html . Doors to the Guinness Arthur’s Day open at 1759 hours on Friday, Sep 27, 2013. Fans are reminded to keep their eyes peeled for more information on the Guinness Arthur’s Day celebrations on the Guinness Singapore Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Guinness.SG . Photo Gallery: