Each pair locked in conversation, often those inside with headphones had clamped on their ears. And then at four minute intervals a gong would sound, and those on the inside would shift down to their left.This is New Music Speed Dating, and this the New Music Gathering.
The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival has it all: – Live music and dancing with the performances by the very best names in traditional country music.
– Endless opportunities to get together and meet people – from speed-dating to dances and sessions in the pubs.
It began in Lisdoonvarna when visiting gentry came to ‘take the waters’ at this spa town and looked to match their children with someone suitable from the upper classes.
Parents would bring their children together at social gatherings, sporting events and musical evenings – and all being well, courtships would blossom.
Schneider has won Grammys not only for her jazz work but also for her arrangement on David Bowie’s song “Sue.” And for her collaboration with soprano Dawn Upshaw, who will visit BGSU a week before she arrives. Opera composer Jake Heggie, keynote lecture at 8 p.m. By DAVID DUPONT BG Independent News Kelly Rehearsal Hall was alive with 100 conversations Friday noontime.
Visits scheduled are: American Brass Quintet, residency Sept.20-22, with a concert Sept. In two concentric circles composers sat on the outside and performers, producers and presenters on the inside.And all the events related to these residencies are open to public for free. She’s a jazz bass trombonist, and the first guest in September is the American Brass Quintet, a pioneering ensemble that uses bass trombone, not tuba, as its lowest voice. and residency March 19-20, as the Helen Mc Master Professorship in Vocal and Choral Arts.And closing run of guest artists during Jazz Week in late March will be Maria Schneider, the most esteemed living composer for large jazz ensemble. as part of the two-day Orchard Guitar Festival that starts Sept.29. Maria Schneider, residency from March 28-30, with a concert March…By DAVID DUPONT BG Independent News The Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts has some special acts in the wings.Lindsay Gross, the college’s manager of public-community relations, can’t help but show her own enthusiasm for what’s in store for the coming academic year – five internationally acclaimed artists who will share their gifts with the community. Vocal superstar Dawn Upshaw, recital March 18 at 8 p.m. I've been on a lot of bad first dates in the past year.