CORNELL CONCERT SERIES RECOMMENDS

Friday, April 9, 9:30 pm ET: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents Beethoven Serioso. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation through classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. In this episode, concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads a performance of Beethoven’s Serioso String Quartet in F-minor, arranged for string ensemble by Mahler. Cinematographer Michael Elias Thomas is filming from within the orchestra, presenting the audience with a seat on stage. View here.

Monday, April 12, 7:30 pm ET: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents Inside Chamber Music: Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. Bruce Adolphe is joined by Arnaud Sussmann and Gilles Vonsattel to examine Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano. With Ravel’s style considered old-fashioned he deliberately issued a more modern aesthetic statement with this bold, elegant, and humorous sonata. From Stravinsky to Jazz, Ravel seized upon a variety of musical ideas, made them his own, and kept it completely French. Register, view here and on demand for one week.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

march 17, 2021

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For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time GRAMMY Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. It was Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album that introduced Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the world. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” a title the members carry with them with the highest honor.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo sings from a traditional music style called isicathamiya (is-cot-a-ME-Ya), which developed in the mines of South Africa. It was there that black workers were taken to work far away from their homes and families. Poorly housed and paid, the mine workers would entertain themselves after a six-day week by singing songs into the wee hours on Sunday morning. When the miners returned to their homes, this musical tradition returned with them. Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony. 

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