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orchestra. The one-night performance featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major” can be viewed on the orchestra’s website and its free “DSO to Go” mobile app as part of its “Live From Orchestra Hall” webcast series. The performance will be Lang’s sixth return to Detroit. He first came to Philadelphia in 1997 as a 15-year-old prodigy from provincial China to attend the Curtis Institute of Music and has since performed across the globe. Six days earlier, the Detroit ensemble will perform in New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall for a program titled “Songs of the Earth: The Symphonic Landscapes of Xiaogang Ye.” Orchestra officials say that appearance will mark other milestones: the U.S. premiere of the complete work and the first time a major American orchestra has played a full stateside concert of music by a single composer of Chinese descent. The performances are part of a three-week series of Chinese-related programming by the orchestra. The group kicks off its classical season Oct. 4 with world premiere of a violin concerto by Bright Sheng, a Chinese composer and University of Michigan faculty member, and the following weekend, Chinese-American pianist Conrad Tao will perform Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.” The series grew out of relationships the orchestra’s management and members have cultivated with the performers, composers and China’s Central Conservatory of Music, of which Xiaogang Ye is vice president, according to Erik Ronmark, the Detroit ensemble’s artistic administrator. Christopher Stager, a marketing consultant for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Central Conservatory’s Beijing Modern Music Festival, said Detroit isn’t alone among orchestras showcasing Chinese artists and composers, but it has few peers in terms of the extent of its embrace. Stager cites “a greater sense of adventure in American orchestras,” which are seeking out diverse programming as volume of works grow and the rapid rise of the Internet makes the music of Asia and elsewhere more accessible to U.S.
Her band, four musicians and two backup singers, wore the same colors, with the singers in striped tops and white Minkoff shoes. Minkoff said that when she was asked by American Express for a wish list of performers to work with on the show, Monae was her first choice. Added Monae: She wanted to make sure that I could see her (clothing) line in me. And I could. Art inspires art. And besides, Monae said: Shes a Sagittarius like me. So I love her even more. For the spring collection, Minkoff said her design inspiration came from Latin America, particularly strong Latin women like Frida Kahlo and Bianca Jagger. I was looking at an old photo of Bianca and Mick Jagger and Lee Radziwill at Andy Warhols home in Montauk, she said later. And I became obsessed with Bianca Jagger. Im interested in strong women with flair. New for Minkoff this season is an emphasis on embroidery and intricate cutting, like laser-cut leather. Weve never done this much embellishment before, she said. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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Carrie Underwood Falls Onstage During Texas Concert, Pulls It Off (VIDEO)
An Instagram video from the concert shows Underwood’s plunge, after which she simply plops down and continues to sing. In typical Underwood fashion, she had no qualms about the incident. The singer took to Twitter to poke fun at herself after the concert. Hey, remember that time in Corpus Christi when that girl busted her butt on stage?! Hilarious! Oh wait, that was me! #5inchheels #klutz Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 6, 2013 I can’t move my toes. Is that bad? Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 6, 2013 Good news, it’s not broken…AND I got some new footwear! pic.twitter.com/chJ2zBLDyX Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 6, 2013 Loading Slideshow
Concert preview: Composer Carl Nielsen’s symphonies ‘an unexpected pleasure’
Grimley wrote that Nielsens is one of the most playful, life-affirming and awkward voices in 20 th-century music. His work resists easy stylistic categorization or containment, yet its melodic richness and harmonic vitality are immediately appealing and engaging. This bold, idiosyncratic style pleases the conductor, and he is anticipating an enthusiastic embrace from Utah Symphony concertgoers and a recognition that Nielsen is one of the distinctive geniuses of latter-day symphonic writing. If with the orchestra I can bring an unexpected pleasure, thats something I very much look for, Fischer said. And I do trust, with the genius of this composer, this unexpected pleasure will arrive each of the six times when Nielsens six symphonies are performed. Nielsen is ubiquitous in his homeland, where he holds the place of national composer and beloved musical hero. His songs are an integral part of the countrys national heritage. Utahn Mogens Mogensen is also Danish-born and, like Fischer, has a strong interest in Nielsens body of works. Carl Nielsen grew up in a musical family. I personally grew up in a very structured family, where music was a main part of family home, Mogensen said. Ive enjoyed his music for these many years and remember bicycling with my father near his birthplace as a young child. We were both born on Funen, Denmarks second-largest island. A nine-year veteran member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mogensen has extensively researched the composer while traveling through Europe and interviewed Nielsen family members and associates, culminating in self-published scholarly books and a biography.