ASHEVILLE Search Results: “classical music”

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On Listening

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 31, 2015

What does it mean to listen -- physically, emotionally, spiritually? How does sound enrich our lives or distract us from it?

Multi-percussionist, composer and educator River Guerguerian took the audience at PechaKucha Night Asheville: "The Art of Science" on a sonic journey toward greater awareness of the significance of sound in our lives and of the power of listening.

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Coming Out of the Closet

@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Ben Scales, lawyer and political activist, tells the tale of coming clean about his backyard grow-op.

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A Sense of Place

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 20, 2016

"Through hiking and singing, I discovered how deeply in love I was with my culture... With Bulgaria."

In “A Sense of Place" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.

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Kids, Creativity and Vegetables: A Puppet Show Like No Other

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016


Ben Brill shares this story about the amusing start of a unique puppet show for kids that features actual vegetables. The creators do everything possible to create uplifting and goofy content that helps kids explore ideas about ecology, diversity, and being creative

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@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Bridgette Haley takes a look into the fan base of 19th century composer Franz Liszt. Far before Beatlemania, Lisztomania was the beginning of the modern celebrity. What we now see as ordinary, was once seen as a literal disease.

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Getting Back In Tune

@ VOL 14 ON MAR 03, 2017

Marcos Harkness shares his personal story about discovering the thrill of music-making as a child, losing touch with it as an adult, and returning to it with a renewed passion.

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The True Power of the Sound of Your Voice

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

Imagine communicating from a powerfully peaceful place. Tina Firworlf explains to us that it is possible to do so when we use our unique sound to sustain our inner peace.

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Way Up On Clinch Mountain

@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Matthew Toney shares about one old folk song in particular - how it was taught to him, why there are so many versions, and why he think it continues to persist today.

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Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin/Asheville 2019

@ VOL 21 ON NOV 30, 2018

Kym Verhovshek has partnered with Carolina Jews for Justice and other local social justice groups to bring the unique and profoundly motivational multi-media concert-drama, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin to Asheville in June 2019. Music often reaches the heart and soul when words can not. The arts and humanities offer hope and inspiration, and this performance will be led by 8+ weeks of educational programming created for and coordinated with area schools, colleges, and the public. The goal is to create awareness by sharing past experiences, and through education and these conversations to participate in shaping the future.


SITEWIDE Search Results: “classical music”

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Imagen Global y Producción para Proyectos Artísticos, Escénicos y AudioVisuales., Alex Ortíz y Juan David Gómez in Manizales
Steven Henry
bass clarinettist, composer in Eindhoven
Husam Suleymangil
in İstanbul
polona Andrejcic Music
Civil Engineer, Cisum Ltd in Ljubljana
Uvilov Music Band
Músicos in Monterrey
Marilyn Music
in New YorK
Selma Music
Student, Liverpool Girls High School in liverpool


Edinburgh @ Inspace
Dec 06, 2013


Phoenix @ Crescent Ballroom
Oct 18, 2013


Gliwice @ Centrum Organizacji Kulturalnych GCOP
Oct 02, 2015


Long Beach @ Music Tastes Good
Nov 19, 2015


Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Oct 04, 2016


Umeå @ Elite Hotel Mimer
Sep 28, 2016


Coventry @ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults
Oct 03, 2017


Yeysk @ Pizzburg
Jan 28, 2017


Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Nov 09, 2017


Denver @ Stanley Marketplace
Mar 02, 2019

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The Orchestra in Transition

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 17, 2014

Stefan Rosu is the director general and artistic director of the South Netherlands Philharmonic in Eindhoven and Maastricht. The classical symphony orchestra is facing a fast changing environment. In order to survive it needs to adjust. Stefan Rosu's presentation describes how it can do so without losing its basic values. It gives an insight into how musicians and staff can act in that situation.

"Presentation of the Day" on October 15, 2014.

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@ VOL 121 ON JAN 28, 2015

James Greer talks about how Nonclassical was able to impact the music world by incorporating modern environment and beats into classical music. Through Nonclassical, more young and rising musicians will be better supported and new audience will gain the taste for classical music. 

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20th Century Perspectives

@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jenny Jamison and artist Toby Paterson talk through their collaborative project 20th Century Perspectives, held in the 1972 Glasgow modernist monument The Anderston Centre. Within this striking setting, the Scottish Ensemble performed music that spans the 20th C alongside large scale sculptural interventions by Paterson. The Scottish Ensemble aims to perform in as many different venues as possible to reach as many different people as possible, letting people from all walks of life access classical music in a way that is relevant to them. 



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At the Intersection of the Personal, the Historical, and the Musical


Andrew Koehler, Associate Professor of Music at Kalamazoo College + Music Director and Conductor of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia : Yevhen Stankovych is a contemporary Ukrainian composer, and his 1993 Requiem for Those Who died of Famine memorializes one of the most catastrophic, largely overlooked tragedies of the 20th Century: the Holodomor, in which millions of Ukrainians died from an artificial famine created largely by Stalin's orders. The work will receive its US premiere next spring, performed in Chicago and Kalamazoo by the Kalamazoo Philharmonia and the Bach Festival Chorus, led by conductor Andrew Koehler. This music -- by turns haunting and riveting -- bears particular resonance for Koehler, who has studied and taught about the Holodomor and is a heritage speaker of Ukrainian.

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Bach to Bush

@ VOL 22 ON AUG 02, 2017

Louise King is a contemporary classical musician, a cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer.  Louise talks about how her dreams of using music to bring about social change and bringing classical music to regional Australia. 

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@ VOL 21 ON FEB 17, 2018


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IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.

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Indian Classical Music and the Guru-Shishya Tradition

@ VOL 50 ON SEP 04, 2018

Along with learning the techniques of rendering music, when a dedicated disciple shares the values and vision of his teacher, a “Guru-Shishya” bond is established. An insightful guru makes sure that the disciple rises above the aesthetics and connects with the divine, a remarkable tradition of Indian Classical Music.

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Joining paths: materials and music

@ VOL 2 ON NOV 01, 2018

Martha Williford Avrett is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and studied opera at the Manhattan School. She sang leading roles as a classical mezzo-soprano at Houston Grand Opera. Marriage brought her to Stillwater where she found master teacher, metalsmith Chris Ramsay. She taught 3D design and beginning jewelry at OSU and assisted at Penland and Haystack School of Crafts. Two performances as soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic brought her back into music. Presently she teaches classical voice in the OSU Department of Music.

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New Music Scene in Vietnam

Tri Minh is a huge music fan, and in "New Music Scene in Vietnam," he walks us through the evolution of popular music in Vietnam. He also shares how he has been trying to introduce independent and underground music to his countrymen. It was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Hanoi Vol. 3, and is in English.

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Classical versus Romantic

Would you describe yourself as a thinker, or a feeler? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Classical versus Romantic" from PKN Derby Vol. 3, James Rice examines the contrast in approaching an idea from a romantic perspective, versus a classical perspective. He uses a clock as one example of this concept; it could be described classically as functional and mechanical, or romantically as a work of art, a specific time may reference a feeling, and so forth. His presentation features beautiful illustrations by Catherine Sweetman. 

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The Future of Music is Wearable

DJs are the new composers.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "The Future of Music is Wearable" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 108, Gee Daigo Kawai speaks on his time working with wearable technology firm MACHINA to bring the future of DJing to fruition. He discusses the futuristic sensors, fabrics, and gestures that make up the jacket that will allow music-makers the ability to control flow, beats, and switch tracks at will. 

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Collaboration, Invention, Music

Bubble organs, the tinkler, chime forest, the sound swing -- it's quite unlikely you've heard of these musical instruments before. Tim Phillips is a sound artist, musician and inventor whose work aims at making people curious about sounds and rhythms while using participation and collaboration to encourage interdisciplinary and unexpected outcomes. In "Collaboration, Invention, Music" from PKN Santa Cruz, CA Vol. 7 Tim speaks of the numerous experimental instruments he and his good friends put together.  

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Music Moves Me

"It was me, those sweet six strings, and the memory of my father — music healed me." Musician Breanne Tepler shares her passion for making music — something she rediscovered while in a distressing state. In “Music Moves Me” from PKN Duluth Vol. 1, hear how she overcame tragedy twice, and how music has been her one constant strength.

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Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival

"Using the food and the music that we bring together at the event, these are the kinds of moments we are trying to create at the Gonohe Music Festival."In Harmony in Aomori - The Gonohe Music Festival, from Tokyo Vol. 126, Dave Herlich and Michael Warren share how, while living in Gonohe, a small town in Aomori, Japan, they decided to organize a free music festival. The Gonohe Music Festival showcases international music and food that can from a Japan, and brings guests from over a dozen countries to a beautiful secluded park in Gonohe.Mark your calendars! Aomori or BUST!

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A Female's Survival of Music Production

“Really I think part of surviving is communicating, reaching out, creating a dialog with men and women to increase the availability of women in different roles. I think obviously this is a microcosm in music but I think it's probably true in every field” In A Female's Survival of Music Production from PechaKucha Night Portland’s 15th Volume, Musician Natasha Kmeto discusses surviving in the contemporary music industry. From overcoming the music industry's glass ceiling to defying expectations set upon her by gendered stereotypes she admits that her actions are somewhat political. Though reflecting on her upbringing and childhood in relation to the development of her career as a musician, she explains that it did not being so.  

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Halifax Music Co-op

“We are here to knock down the barriers between music, education and people.” In Halifax Music Co-op from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 20, John Bogardus shares what the Halifax Music Co-op is. Bogardus is a curious and passionate conductor, and has been playing in and leading ensembles the majority of his life. In 2010, John started the program that would become the Halifax Music Co-op. Since that time, he has devoted his life to nurturing the organization and its membership as both Executive Director and Music Director of the HMC. His passion for music and musical education has grown the Halifax Music Co-op from humble beginnings to an organization of half a dozen ensembles and over 200 members.

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Music Feeds My Soul

“When words fail, music speaks.” In "Music Feeds My Soul" from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27, a Soulful Singer Letitia George shares her story and deep passion for music. Letitia rose to the spotlight after featuring on series 4 of BBC 1's The Voice UK, where she became a member of Team Ricky and soared her way through to the knockout rounds. 

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PechaKucha Night Townsville VOL. 20, Mango Madness

A delightful evening of Mango Madness, story telling, live music at Tonoirs and shopping at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts ... Thank you Townsville!