Articles by Mike Goldberg
Composer Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin composition studies at the Juilliard School. He’s a talented composer and pianist, who is now the composer-in-residence with the British vocal ensemble Voces8. Ola is very interested in film, and his music often draws inspiration from movies.
Renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine has released her 36th album, recorded with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Andrew Litton. The new release features Romantic concertos by Sir Edward Elgar and Max Bruch.
We here at your Community Idea Stations were thrilled to have Fred Child, host of American Public Media’s Performance Today, visit Richmond and our station this week. This was part of PT’s Young Artists in Residence program, with 22-year old violinist In Mo Yang joining Fred and visiting Boushall Middle School in Richmond.
Teddy Abrams is currently in his fourth season as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra. His energetic and engaging personality has revitalized the orchestra’s position in the community. They recently embarked on the orchestra’s first recording in nearly thirty years -- “All In.” The album features a new work by Teddy, “Unified Field” and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with the maestro as soloist!
Energetic conductor Teddy Abrams leads the Louisville Orchestra in their first recording in nearly thirty years, titled “All In.” The album features a new work composed by Teddy (“Unified Field”), as well as Copland’s Clarinet Concerto with Teddy as the soloist. Vocalist Storm Large joins Teddy and the orchestra for three songs: a Cole Porter classic, one of her own original works, and a song by Teddy.
Esteemed cellist Amit Peled is highly respected on the worldwide stage as a performer and teacher. Currently on the faculty of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he leads The Amit Peled Peabody Cello Gang. The ensemble is composed of students from his studio and performs works written for or arranged for cello ensemble. They often tour around the country, performing standard cello concerti with Peled as soloist and the Gang as orchestral accompaniment, as well as cello choir repertoire.
Composer Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to the United States in 2001 to begin composition studies at the Juilliard School. He’s a talented composer and pianist, who is now the composer-in-residence with the British vocal ensemble Voces8.