06.20.11 Donal Hodgson wins Emmy for 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation'...
Congratulations to Donal Hodgson who has won a 'Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy' award for his work on the A&E Private Sessions programme which featured Sting at Red Rocks on the US Symphonicity tour last year. Donal, together with Production Mixers Blake Norton and Carlos Hernandez won the Emmy for 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation'.
Well done Donal!
''A musical feast with Sting... Sting did not need any embellishments on stage. The audience were won from the opening notes of the first song. Sting began strongly. The first sounds of one of his biggest hits "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" provoked a storm of applause with the audience singing loudly at the first chorus. With a standing ovation in the first rows of after the song, Sting for a moment gestured for fans to sit down. But he soon had to get used to such a reception, because the audience responded enthusiastically to almost every song throughout the two and a half hour concert...''
A decade into her career as a conductor, Sarah Hicks '93 had ''the first of two turning points.'' She was conducting a Minnesota Orchestra program featuring the group Pink Martini, the first pops show she'd ever done. Some classical musicians look at such work as slumming, but Hicks found it a revelation: ''I thought, ‘Wait a second. This is legitimate, well written, evocative. I'm having fun, the orchestra's having fun. What's not to like?''' Sarah Hicks interviewed in Harvard magazine
Sting managed to cross rock with the classical. The singer sang his own biggest hits and those of The Police with classical musicians. And he did it perfectly. This tour has stopped here in the city for the second time. Sting is touring with a program of symphonic treatments that, of course, is an order of magnitude more difficult. The first concert he gave at the Crocus City Hall last autumn left a positive feeling, and it was very interesting to see what has changed in the show nine months later...
Show Date: June 11, 2011
Location: Graz, Austria
Venue: Schwarlz Freizeitzentrum
Ein Weltstar ist auf Reisen: Sting tourt derzeit gemeinsam mit einem Orchester durch Europa. Neben Moskau, München und Rom steht auch die Steiermark auf dem Tourneeplan - am Samstagabend war es dann so weit. Der Kreischpegel am dritten Tag des See-Rock-Festivals am Schwarzlsee fiel freilich deutlich niedriger aus als beim Konzert von Shakira - denn wenn Sting samt Orchester auftritt, heißt das Motto des Zuhörers: genießen...