On the Town for the week of April 9, 2015

This wscotteek’s On the Town with Scott Blankenship features the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Master Chorale of South Florida, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in Naples, and more. Read or listen to stay on top of all the arts, music and cultural events in South Florida.

Flicks in Five: ‘A Passage to India’

20150414_fishermen-lake-maota-amber-fort-jaipur-india_1One of Hollywood’s most lauded director-composer collaborations was that between David Lean and Maurice Jarre for 1984’s ‘A Passage to India’. This week on Flicks in Five, we’ll hear Jarre conducting his own music for the film.


Lincoln at Gettysburg

lincolnOn the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, American Public Media’s Bill Morelock shares a signal moment from Lincoln’s presidency: the Gettysburg Address. Read and listen to this reflection in words and music.


New Classical Tracks: The radiant music of ‘Lux’

20150414_voces8-lux_1On their new album, ‘Lux’, the vocal ensemble Voces8 provide a musical adventure that spans four centuries of choral arrangements, from the Renaissance to 21st-century pop. Listen to samples of the recording and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.


Sebastian Spreng – a song for the earth – opening April 16

sprengThe Kelley Roy Gallery in Miami will be exhibiting the latest show from renowned visual artist, music reviewer and writer, Sebastian Spreng, April 16 through May 16. The exhibition is entitled a song of the earth and features iPad drawings inspired by Gustav Mahler’s Lied von der Erde. The opening reception is Thursday, April 16, from 6 – 9 p.m.

We recently honored Spreng at the annual Ziff Luncheon in January for his contributions to classical music and the arts in South Florida. We hope you are able to attend the exhibition. Click here for more information.

Creating powerful and engaging game soundtracks

20150409_alexander-brandon_1Composer, audio engineer and voice actor Alexander Brandon joins Emily Reese on this week’s Top Score to talk about creating soundtracks that support the various atmospheres of video games.



Vienna Philharmonic will do 3-year residency at Artis-Naples

vienna philStarting in 2016, the world famous Vienna Philharmonic will be doing a three year residency at Artis-Naples. The commitment will include performances, education classes and more. Artis—Naples CEO Kathleen van Bergen described it as a “coup.” Read more.


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