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The event will carry on in a bi-monthly frequency led by Kevin Oluoch and Mathewmatix Rabala.Here come the 2nd edition featuring Mr.seed Muzik and Fadhilee Music and other surprise artists.This Dec 17th 2013 is the date at Goethe-Institut Nairobi from 6:00 p.m.
Entrance: Kshs. 200 advance and Kshs 250 at the gate
For more details and tickets Contact: 0729 444 075 or 0712 452 284
There will be a special set by Eddie Grey to celebrate 50 years of Kenyan music.
Mary, Marta and Magdalene and their younger sister Seraphine form the all girl classical music group: ‘The Moipei Quartet’.
Although still teenagers, they have already been singing for over a decade, performing on National and International frontiers.
They play various musical instruments including: Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Flute and Piccolo. Through their music they continue to advocate for social issues including highlighting the plight of girls in the Maasai community and Africa at large.
Concert starts at 6.30PM – KES 500 followed by a 3 course dinner on the beach at KES 2,000 – please reserve in advance directly with Tracy 0720 843 585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Performances by: Juliani, Dolla Kabary, Sarabi, Winyo & Saraki Dancers
Dates & Time: Saturday 7th December 7.30 pm and Sunday 8th December 3.00 pm
Venue: All Saints’ Cathedral, Kenyatta Avenue
All tickets at the door: Adults 700/- NMS Members and students 500/
Festive seasonal music for choir, orchestra and organ
Britten~ Ceremony of Carols – With harpist Sarah Vohya and soloists
Carter ~ Benedicite – Joined by Cavina School children’s choir
Pieces for brass and choir
Christmas songs and traditional carols
And some favourite choruses from
Enquiries to the email address used to send this. NMS usually offers special rates for school and similar groups.
Antonio VIVALDI Concerto in D minor RV 127
(1678 –1741) for strings
Giovanni BOTTESINI “Gran Duo concertante”
(1821 – 1889) for violin, double bass & strings
Gioacchino ROSSINI Variations in E flat major
(1792 – 1868) for clarinet & orchestra
Antonino PASCULLI “Beautiful souvenirs of Verdi’s Traviata”
(1842 –1924) for hoboe & strings
Giuseppe VERDI From the Opera “I Lombardi”
(1813 – 1901) Introduction Act II for violin & strings
Ennio MORRICONE “Gran Cinema Paradiso” for orchestra
Nicola PIOVANI “Life is beautiful” for clarinet & strings
Jean ARBAN Variations on the “Carnival of Venice”
(1825 – 1889) for trumpet & strings.
Vittorio MONTI “Czarda” for violin & strings
(1868 – 1922)
CLAUDIO SCIMONE, Musical Director
Lucio DEGANI, Chiara PARRINI – violins
Charlie DI VACRI – viola
Giuseppe BARUTTI – cello
Gabriele RAGGHIANTI – double bass
Paolo GRAZIA – hoboe
Lorenzo GUZZONI – clarinet
Daniele GRECO D’ALCEO – trumpet
I Solisti Veneti
The “I Solisti Veneti” orchestra which was founded and directed (to this day) by Claudio Scimone in 1959, quickly reached worldwide fame and obtained unconditional enthusiasm by audiences and the critics alike. To its name are almost 6.000 concerts in over 80 countries, participation to the Major International Festivals (more than 30 concerts at the Salzburg Festival), an impressive discography of over 350 titles on LP, CD and DVD editions and a wide range of musical and historical as well as cultural and promotional activities.
The fiftieth anniversary of “I Solisti Veneti, in 2010, was solemnly celebrated at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua by the President of the Italian Republic and in December 2010 as part of the official Christmas concert for the Italian Senate (the most important official concert of the Italian musical life) in the presence of the President of the Republic and of all the official Italian authorities and the Vatican.
The highest awards in the music world were conferred to “I Solisti Veneti “and to Claudio Scimone: Grammy Award, several Grand Prix du Disque and the ‘ Academie du Disque Lyrique’, a number of awards from Discography Critics in Italy and other countries. The brilliant award of the Festival Bar with 350,000 votes from the youngest listeners. In 2008 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice they were awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Foundation Association prize “Una vita nella musica” (“A life in music”) which is considered by the international critics to be the Nobel Prize of music.
The Solisti were the focus of major television programs including “The Seven Words” by Haydn at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (Ermanno Olmi, director), “Vivaldi peintre de la musique” by François Reichenbach and many others. They have worked with the greatest singers and soloists of our time from Placido Domingo, to Josè Carreras, June Anderson, Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Itzaak Perlman, Sviatoslav Richter just to name a few. They were the first in Italy to hold concerts with special programs and presentations in the premises of primary and secondary schools.
They brought to light hundreds of unknown works from Italy’s great musical heritage in concerts and in theatres bringing to life many of the illustrious musicians from the past as well as taking care of the complete works by Giuseppe Tartini.
With the memorable first modern performance of “Orlando Furioso” (Verona 1978) with Marylyn Horne, Victoria de Los Angeles and with Luigi Pizzi as the director, they disclosed to the world the ‘importance of Vivaldi’s theatre works.
By performing the “Birth of Dawn” and the “Council of the Planets” by Tommaso Albinoni and his interlude “Pimpinone” they revealed the beauty of the vocal works by Tommaso Albinoni.
Many amongst the most famous composers of our time, including Ennio Morricone, Bussotti, Donatoni, R. Malipiero, Halffter, Constant, De Pablo, Corghi, Guaccero, Manzoni, De Marzi, devoted music to “I Solisti Veneti” thus creating an important series of works for 10 or more solo strings.
To express the deep connection existing between Venetian music, architecture and visual arts they have recorded a series of DVDs of great importance including “Vivaldi’s Seasons at the Palladian Villas” (Arthaus), “The Glory and the sacred music of Vivaldi in San Marco Square in Venice and at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua” (Dynamic), “Vivaldi Concertos for flute with James Galway at the Palazzo Ducale of Venice” (Hardy Classic), “Council of the planets” by Tommaso Albinoni (Unitel) at the great, historical Sala della Ragione in Padua (Unitel) and many others.
Claudio Scimone founded “I Solisti Veneti” in 1959 and has to date conducted all concerts and all recordings of his Orchestra.
A pupil of the great Greek conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos and of Franco Ferrara, he made his debut in opera at Covent Garden in London with Donizetti’s “Elisir d’Amore”.
For operas, concerts and recordings he co-operated with many of the world’s top organizations such as the Arena of Verona, La Fenice in Venice, the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (for the first performances in modern times of “Moses in Egypt”, “Il Maometto”, “Edipo a Colono”), the San Carlo theatre in Naples, the Opera in Rome (at the “Terme di Caracalla”), La Scala of Milan, the Opera Theatres in New York, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Zurich, Melbourne and so on… and with the London Symphony Orchestras (Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic), and equivalent in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo, Vienna, Sydney, Montreal to mention but a few.
Claudio Scimone is also the Honorary Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.
He has conducted and recorded the first modern integral performance of many operatic works by Rossini (“Moses in Egypt”, “Maometto”, “Edipo a Colono”, “Hermione,” “Armida”, etc…) and by other great Italian composers (Vivaldi, Albinoni, Galuppi, Salieri, etc.) and he conducted the world’s first recording of the symphonic works by Muzio Clementi.
He collaborates with the Rossini Foundation of Pesaro in the ‘Rossini edition of the Opera Omnia’.
He has dedicated a passionate activity to teach music to young people.
He taught Orchestra at the “B.Marcello” Conservatory of Venice, and for a good 30 years held the directorship of the Padua Superior National Conservatory of Music holding music master classes there as well as in many countries. Because of this activity and the many others Claudio Scimone was bestowed with both the honour of “Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica” (the Italian Republic’s highest honour) and the Gold Medal Of School, Art and Culture, from the President of the Republic of Italy.
He is the only musician awarded the Veneto Lion by the Veneto Region of Italy, an award given by the unanimous decision of the Regional Parliament.
The University of Padova – one of the two most ancient Universities in the world – awarded him with the honorary title of Doctor in Law.
Performances by: Thierry De Oliviera & the Afro Project Band
Date: Thursday 21st November 2013
Venue: Tree House, Museum Hill, – International Casino Complex
Time: 8.30 -11.00
Winyo is a singer and songwriter of great sensitivity and he also plays the guitar, backed by his 4 piece band of accomplished musicians. Winyo derives his music and musical strength from his forefathers whose music was rich in melody and traditional rhythmic patterns. His musical style ranges from traditional Luo melodies infused with witty story lines, afro fusion and afro jazz, to a contemporary interpretation of Benga, transformed into an authentic acoustic sound. His powerful yet mellow vocals are the icing on the cake that makes listening to Winyo, an almost heavenly experience. Winyo sings in his paternal language of Dholuo, Swahili and English. His stories address a myriad of social issues ranging from the plight of homeless children to courtship and love stories.
A special edition of Winyo’s debut CD as a solo artist titled Benga Blues, was released in Europe as an EP while he was on a tour that saw him perform in Germany, Italy, Romania, and France. The CD was well received and will be officially launched in Kenya and internationally in 2013.
This Thursday TNL features Mr. Bado playing a mixture of Mwanzele, Taarab and Chakacha all music styles and rhythms from Kenya’s Coast. He replaces the previously scheduled artist Ms. Nina Ogot who cancelled her appearance.
Mr. Bado’s profile
Hailing from the coastal town of Watamu in Malindi, Mr Bado was born Mohamed Said. Although he started singing in 1994 while studying in Mombasa, he had been exposed to music his whole life. Mr Bado comes from a musical family that has been singing and performing Mijikenda dance and music for generations. He is the son of the legendary mwanzele singer and composer, Mzee Nyere wa Konde.
Listening to Mr Bado, one can’t help but notice the unique coastal harmonies and melodies that have clearly influenced his voice and style of singing. Growing up, he was inspired by his father’s Mwanzele style as well as by Mzee Maulid Juma’s Taarab, and Mzee Bhalo’s Chakacha.
Mr Bado is also an accomplished music producer in his own right, and he runs his own studio in Watamu called Bado Records, where he records his own music as well as support and help aspiring artists from Watamu. His songs, ‘Shemeji’ and ‘Susumila’ were mega hits in the coast region, earning him a performance slot at Safaricom Live in 2010. He is currently working closely with Ketebul Music. Mr Bado also finds time to perform at cultural events with his father and brothers. They were featured extensively in Ketebul Music’s Singing Wells project, where Mr Bado and Mzee Nyerere wa Konde were also featured in a collaboration with Benga fusion artist Winyo.
Catch a glimpse and listen of Mr. Bado
Music by: David Ndegwa