1, and Louise Beachs Song for a Maiden Voyage. Peter Seidenberg, who began his studies at age six with Nell Novak of the Music Center of the North Shore (now the Music Institute of Chicago), has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., and Asia. He made his solo debut in 1983 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has since appeared as soloist with Century Orchestra of Osaka (four years as principal cellist), New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic. He was a founding member of the Elements String Quartet and has played with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a masters degree from the New England Conservatory, both with the highest honors. He is currently cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queens Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists. Hui-Mei Lin, a native of Taiwan, received her bachelors degree from the Hartt School of Music, earned the William Petchek full scholarship to the masters program at the Juilliard School, then received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She made her New York solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition, and she has toured to Italy, Canada, and various cities in Taiwan. She is on faculty at the Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. David Macdonald holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Manhattan School of Music, an M.F.A. from SUNY Purchase, and a B.A. from St. Johns College. He is a co-director of the Locrian Chamber Players contemporary music ensemble. Commissioners of his music include The Elements Quartet, The Queens Chamber Band, the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, and Zero Gravity.
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Located in the lush acreage of Piedmont Park, Music Midtown revved its euphonious engine and soared with sublime summer-ending flares this past weekend. Its lineupwhich included Journey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Janes Addiction, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Imagine Dragons, Cake, Capital Cities, Reignwolf, The Black Lips, Queens of the Stone Age, 2 Chainz, ZZ Ward, Mona, The Mowglis Drivin N Cryin, and North Mississippi Allstarscould not have been any more diverse, yet vivifying. Certainly, all festivals provoke their own twists and brands, but theres a delight and exceeding heartiness about Music Midtown thats more than reminiscent of baking cookies with Grandma and then cuddling under a fleece blanket by a fire with a mug of marshmallowy hot chocolate in hand. Chicago is an undeniably multidimensional and melodious music hub, but it could take a lesson or two from Atlanta and recharge its festival batteries a little longer. The first obvious standout about Music Midtown is the artists it brings to the festival. Not only are they up-and-coming, but theyre also timeless classics and utter sound ne plus ultra and eclecticismthis is THE festival where there literally is an act for any type of individual. Staying relevant to the rise of rhythm and rock while also remembering how the contemporary got to where it is today is a refreshing reminder of why music never dies. Music Midtown relishes in the revolution and permits attendees to not only understand how older artists have shaped and continue to shape the music spectrum, but also hear what is currently cleansing and conciliating others. Another major benefit to Music Midtown is the cost efficiency, as compared to other popular festivals, this one is significantly less expensive, though just as enticing. The website doesnt liethat adage more bang for your buck bobs its head and claps its hands vigorously amongst the musical majesty overlooking the festival grounds. Two words: Happy Bellyan Atlanta food truck that takes local, organic, wholesome and healthy eats to a whole new level of moxie and yumminess. That, and it gives five percent of its profits to the local Boys and Girls Club. That is something to feel well about digesting. Side-note: Please order the Happy Hippy.
I dont know what his reaction was. He was probably not stoked. But Ill give Ian MacKaye a free doughnut if he comes in here. Donut Friend isnt just a side project to Trombinos musical career, however. The shop actually marks a complete career reversal. I dont want to admit it yet, Trombino says when asked whether hes completely done with music. But probably. I can still work at home. I have a little setup at home where I can mix or whatever. I knew this would be different than working in music, and thats why I did it. I know nothing about this business. Every minute Im learning something new, which is exciting. Donut Friend is located at 5107 York Ave. in Highland Park. The shop officially opens Tuesday, Sept. 24. It will be open 8 a.m.
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By Associated Press, Three years after the Kings of Leons last record, the edgy, gravely rock foursome return in top shape with Mechanical Bull. The album takes the bands unique sound the recognizable longing guitars and Caleb Followills growl and adds a hint of melancholy and a stillness that gives the songs an aura of contentment. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Nervy desire and wildness is still present in their music, most prominently in Tonight, with its sexy vibes of earlier hits that hinted at mad tumbling into lust, and in the obsessive strummings of Wait for Me. The playful notes of the first single, Supersoaker, set the tone, adding a sense of giddiness to the proceedings. Dont Matter goes full-on rock in the beginning but is gradually imbued with a hint of Billy Joel. Temple starts out noisily and morphs into the confident stage presence of a rock star. Beautiful War rounds up the sound with a heartfelt ballad that showcases Calebs voice. And Family Tree sounds like an old man trying to give advice to the young, who think they know better than everyone else. Despite tackling the familiar themes of drunken nights and tentative love, the songs weave the story of a man who knows the meaning of being lost and who has finally been found. Mechanical Bull isnt the anguished edgy ride youd expect from Kings of Leon but a fun, stirring experience you dont want to end. ____ Follow Cristina Jaleru on Twitter: http://twitter.com/cristinelle7 Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.