Friday Sep 12
Picks of the Week: Sept. 12 - 16, 2014
In an attempt to demystify the dance world for the masses, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre's Open House, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. "offers the chance to sample a host of dance styles in a day of free open classes, studio showings and events, from contemporary and flamenco to bellydance and swing.
The Georgia Straight
Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer's love of Bach makes for natural bedfellows
Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinist Chris Thile's latest recording emotionally builds upon what the two learned from cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Chris Thile and freelance bassist Edgar Meyer have had more than a few bonding moments, but one of their strongest links is their shared love of the immortal Johann Sebastian Bach.
Bela Fleck Q&A: On orchestras, the Flecktones and how the banjo became cool
Bela Fleck's made a career out of bringing the banjo where it wasn't expected. The musician, informed by the three-finger bluegrass tradition of Earl Scruggs and others, has walked ably between jazz, classical and world music both alongside greats such as Chick Corea and Edgar Meyer and his own group, the Flecktones, whose 20-plus-year career has been on hiatus since 2012.
The Jersey Journal
Chamber music ensembles announce concert schedules for upcoming season
On the heels of last week's article taking a look at the planned grand gestures of the area's symphony orchestras, we turn our attention next to music-making on a more intimate scale. Chamber and instrumental music of all kinds will be served up by local musical organizations.
The Bluegrass Blog
Free pre-release stream for Bass & Mandolin
Nonesuch Records has made free streaming audio available prior to next week's release of Bass & Mandolin , the aptly-named new album from Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer.