Daniel Pearl Honored With Flint Jewish Federation Concert, Flint Journal Essay Contest And A Scholarship

Critic’s pick: Free concert with Youth Orchestra LA and L.A. Phil

Entrants are asked to answer the question, “Why does journalism matter in today’s world?” Essays must be emailed to harmonyessay@gmail.com or delivered to The Flint Journal, 540 S. Saginaw Street, Flint. The contest deadline is 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and entries must be received by the deadline, regardless of when they are postmarked. Entries must be written by the student and should include the student’s name, school, grade, phone number, email address and mailing address for contact purposes. Outside of his work as a journalist, Pearl was a violinist who played a variety of musical styles. The Daniel Pearl Foundation aims to focus on his life instead of his death, so organizers began a series of concerts around the world to create “a dialog in music,” according to a press release. The Flint “Humanity in Harmony Concert” lineup includes Michigan’s Troubadour Neil Woodward, playing American folk music, along with Celtic and Irish styles; the Mariachi band Gallosde Ore, Michigan traditional Klezmer band Heartland Klezmorim, Jewish musician Sheldon Low, The Flint Banjo Club and Dort Honors String Quartet. “The idea is to showcase the music of different cultures using the same stringed instruments. We are stringing cultures together, using the string of a violin or guitar or banjo or mandolin,” said Michael J.

Community Board rejects Marty Markowitz’s plan to convert old Childs Restaurant into Coney Island Concert Hall


The program includes a Judy Garland medley, with soloist Jenny Bintiff; selections from Cole Porters Kiss Me, Kate; Carioca, with a tuba solo for Joe Choomack; Stevie Wonders Sir Duke; an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakovs Scheherazade; works featuring the bands Paradise Brass Quintet; and more. Nov. 10: a patriotic concert. Included are Light the Fire Within, by David Foster and Linda Thompson and Lee Greenwoods God Bless the USA, with Amy Bright, vocalist, and the Barron Collier High School Choir, Todd Peterson, director; Armed Forces Salute, again featuring the choir; Home Front Musical Memories from World War II, arranged by James Christensen; and more. Dec. 1: A holiday concert. Among its works will be Rejoice A Festive Carol Celebration by Douglas Wagner, and Mel Tormes The Christmas Song, featuring the Bay Singers vocal ensemble, a singing group of Bonita Bay residents; A Hanukkah Celebration, by David Bobrowitz; and Festival Espanol, a Fantasia of Spanish Carols, by Gene Milford. The coolest septet around, Flute Cocktail, will perform in both the Naples Concert Band and Bayshore CAPA-sponsored Eric Kunzel concert series. Jan. 19: Variety. Flute Cocktail, the flute ensemble, performs Harold Arlens Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and singer Tony Pulera stars in A Salute to Old Blue Eyes, arranged by John Moss. Also on the program: Rossinis William Tell Overture, selections from the Stephen Schwartz musical Wicked and more.

Naples Concert Band building eight-show series

Phil Comments 0 Gustavo Dudamel rehearsing members of YOLA for their Hollywood Bowl debut in 2009. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) By Mark Swed Los Angeles Times Music Critic September 26, 2013, 5:16 p.m. Gustavo Dudamel will do it again. He will begin his fifth season as Los Angeles Philharmonic music director like he did his first — offeringa free concertwith the Youth Orchestra LA, which he founded with the L.A. Phil, before going on to lead a very tony gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The big occasion for this year will be a celebration of Disneys 10th anniversary. What will be different, though, is that the free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday will, this time, be at Disney Hall, not the Hollywood Bowl. Since the tickets have already been distributed, the program will also be shown on a free live simulcast in Grand Park. What will also be different — besides the fact the YOLA players are considerably more advanced and worldly than they were five years ago (some even accompanied the L.A. Phil to London earlier this year) — is that for the first time the young musicians will sit side by side with the L.A.

following a heated meeting. Board members cited concerns over clogged streets, noise from events and the estimated $53 million price tag. The board voted 14-7 against the plan, which calls for knocking a hole in the landmarks restaurantas wall to open it up for the amphitheater. The surprising denial came after the boardas own Zoning and Land Use Committee overwhelmingly voted 10-1 to approve the plan earlier this month. It’s hard to understand what happened, admitted Community Board 13 district manager Chuck Reichenthal, referring to the Monday night vote. Markowitz said he was disappointed by the vote. This project… will generate jobs, economic development and joy for Coney Island and all of Brooklyn for generations to come. In April, Markowitz unveiled the sweeping proposal as one of the major capstones of his legacy in the borough. Community Board 13 rejected Marty Markowitz’s plan to convert the former Childs Restaurant site in Coney into a new amphitheater. Under a complicated agreement, the city plans to purchase the building by the boardwalk, along with an adjoining lot between W. 21st and 22nd St., from Star Financial, a real estate investment company. Howard Weiss, the lawyer for star Financial, defended the plan.