June 27, 2011

Stingo dainos vėl džiugino lietuvius...

Simfoninio orkestro garsai ir britų muzikos žvaigždės Stingo balsas pirmadienį užliejo Vilniaus Vingio parką - Lietuvoje dainininkas dar sykį pristatė programą 'Symphonicity'. Antrąsyk per dvylika mėnesių į Vilnių užsukęs atlikėjas lietuvius vėl gundė simfoninės muzikos ir savo populiariausių dainų deriniu. Sėkmingas Stingo eksperimentas, koncertuose pristatomas nuo praėjusių metų vidurio, publikai paliko puikų įspūdį - nors atėjusių jį išgirsti nebuvo tiek, kiek tikėtasi...

June 25, 2011

The Pop Singer as Gentleman…

At the Salem Open Air, Sting impresses fans with his 'Symphonicities' project. Salem. Usually, when musicians take an orchestra with them on stage, alarm bells start ringing: This is what artists do, who lack new ideas, who bask in their former glory, who want to fill up their retiree's account. So the common prejudice says, and reality has proved it several times; think of the Scorpions or Kiss. And it is true: Just adding a sugar-sweet strings arrangement to some world-famous songs does not automatically make them better...


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June 23, 2011

'Roxanne' in the Arena – Sting visiting Leipzig with his 'Symphonicity'-tour...

Leipzig. Some painters, like the recently deceased Bernhard Heisig, consider their paintings never complete; secretly, they keep on working on them even in the museum. Sting is of the same kind, but with the difference that his musical overpaintings and revisions are openly celebrated. His overloading videos and compilations oeuvre tells of this: About a year ago, he released 'Symphonicities', an album recorded with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The album's concept was now transferred to more than 20 songs from both, the rawer Police - and the softer solo-years...


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June 22, 2011

''Every little note they played was magic'' - Sting Symphonicities live, Hockey Park Moenchengladbach, June 22, 2011...

The venue is filling up slowly, but that may well be caused by the fact there is only one main entrance to the hockey field, the place where tonight Mister Sting is going to perform many of his greatest hits and a few rather unknown gems of his musical portfolio. It has been raining for most of the day, but the audience members who enter the place are accompanied by the sun, fighting its way back through the clouds, on their mutual way into the Moenchengladbach Hockey Park...


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June 22, 2011

Sting enchanted the Hockey Park...

With 23 world-wide hits and an over two hour concert, on Wednesday evening Sting electrified around 8,300 fans in The Hockey Park with his 'Symphonicities' program. He delivered songs like 'Every Breath You Take' and 'Roxanne' together with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra in a classical style. The world star stands there listening almost taken, while Christine Fischer-Eisenbrand played her violin. Her delicate tones forming the intro to a worldwide hit, sung by the superstar...


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June 20, 2011

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'...

June 18, 2011

''A musical feast with Sting'' - reports Trojmiasto of Sting's performance in Gdansk, Poland...

''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...''

June 16, 2011

A Baton with Sting - Conductor Sarah Hicks spans Prokofiev and the Police...

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

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