The ukulele, that diminutive four-stringed marvel that is closely associated with Hawaiian music but also delighted such famous devotees as George Harrison and Paul McCartney (not to mention Don Ho and Tiny Tim), as well as more modern players like Sara Bareilles and former Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes, was once considered a novelty instrument. In recent years, however, it has been taken more seriously and been more ubiquitous.
Don’t believe everything you’ve read about Buffalo! Yes, the city does have occasional epic snowstorms, and for decades has faced the usual rust-belt challenges. What you might not know is that the city of Buffalo is on the rise. Businesses are moving back, building cranes are visible downtown, our extraordinary architecture is being dusted off and restored, and the arts are thriving.
Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Each one has revolutionized the way in which we connect with the world around us. Facebook keeps us connected with our friends old and new. Twitter lets us stay informed to the latest news. LinkedIn is a platform that helps people in many fields find their dream jobs. However, none of these platforms are specialized enough to serve our needs as musicians.
I’ve finally gotten to my last days in London. I can’t believe how fast this amazing adventure went, but I’m thankful that I got to experience it. I’ve finally come to terms with leaving because I do miss my family a lot. However, I’ll be very sad to leave this city. It has become my home and even though I know I’ll always have it to come back to, I’m not so sure when I’ll be landing at Heathrow Airport again. Hopefully that will not be too far into the future.
This past weekend I crossed two things off my London Bucket List in one day. I started out the day visiting the famous Abbey Road crossing with a friend of mine and ended the day by attending an organ recital in another Abbey, Westminster.
Over the last few days, Cuba and the Minnesota Orchestra’s tour there have been in the news again and again, with notification that the U.S. has dropped Cuba from the list of states sponsoring terrorists, and renewed attention on its cultural festivals. Plus, the Star Tribune just had a packed reception where it unveiled large-format photos of the Minnesota Orchestra’s tour, Minnesota Public Radio just unveiled a new four minute video of highlights from the tour, and the local ABC affiliate just ran a tour - related special on Sunday morning.
I’m in the final stretch! Just one month left until I hop on a plane to Munich to meet up with my family for summer vacation. But before I leave this wonderful city behind, for now, I still have a lot to do, so hopefully this month doesn’t fly by too fast.
Learn about this remarkable El Sistema-inspired program based in Durham, North Carolina.
This piece came out of a collaboration with Chicago's bike project, The Recyclery; integrating synchronized biking and industrial recycling with dance and newly-composed music.
Witness the profound impact of this El Sistema-inspired youth orchestra in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
Experience the infectious energy of this versatile trio.
Flutist & musicovation co-founder Elizabeth Erenberg introduces her newly released album "ASCEND" with composer commentary and sneak peaks of the release concert on April 26th.
It's the last day of Amy's internship. Today she'll either get hired for a paid, full-time job so she can stay in NYC to pursue her dream. Or she won't and it'll be time to go home. How will Amy's 59 day adventure end?
After her roommate up and left her, Amy is scrambling to find a replacement and figure out how to stay afloat in the Big City. So when BOSS WOMAN assigns a hardcore new internship task, Amy knows this is her last chance to impress and hopefully win the coveted paid position.
With her budget falling to pieces and her personal relationships heading the same direction, Amy's New York adventure is taking a turn for the worse! As our heroine wonders how she'll make through the mess, she receives a visit from a much-needed voice of inspiration -- Dolly Parton herself.
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