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Shelter Island Hosts A Different Kind of "Petting Zoo"

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jul 30, 2015 2:06:00 PM

Home of the Perlman Music Program,
Shelter Island is bustling with high-caliber
musical activity from June 28th to August 16th

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Topics: Events & Happenings

José Bowen: Beethoven The Businessman

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jul 28, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Every Tuesday, the LIVS is highlighting another TED Talk About Music, The Arts & Creativity.

Think pirated music began with Napster and P2P file sharing at the turn of the 21st Century? Think again... José Bowen tackles the music business from a very different perspective, focusing on the turn of the 19th Century and the revolutionary printing technologies and instruments that changed the game forever. He argues that the the modern music industry can trace it's roots to Beethoven...

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Topics: TED Tuesdays

2015 Winners Christine Suh and Alexandra Woroniecka To Be Featured At LIU Post Chamber Music Festival This Friday

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jul 22, 2015 5:42:45 PM

Festival Chamber Orchestra Concert

LIU Post Chamber Music Festival
Friday, July 24 – Tilles Center 8pm
featuring the Festival’s 2015 Concerto Winners

The LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, which is celebrating its 34th Summer Season this July, will conclude on Friday, July 24 with the Festival Chamber Orchestra in a performance at Tilles Center.

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Topics: Events & Happenings

Bill T. Jones: The Dancer, The Singer, The Cellist... And a Moment of Creative Magic

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jul 21, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Every Tuesday, the LIVS is highlighting another TED Talk About Music, The Arts & Creativity.

Bill T. Jones is a legendary choreographer. Together with Cellist Joshua Roman and vocalist Somi, they paint a beautiful picture of collaboration in art. The improvised piece they create in harmony is called "The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain." It combines music, spoken word and motion to impart a powerful story about the human experience with stregth, resolve and grace...

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Topics: TED Tuesdays

Ji-Hae Park: The Violin, and My Dark Night of the Soul

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jul 14, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Every Tuesday, the LIVS is highlighting another TED Talk About Music, The Arts & Creativity.

Ji-Hae Park's talent hid a deep, dark secret. Severe depression held her in it's grip, and paralyzed her pursit of the world stage. With large audiences came fear and uncertainty, but music was always there to center her. When she changed her perspective to pursue music for music's sake, instead of mass appeal, she found her true happiness and the light in the darkness...

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Topics: TED Tuesdays

Nest + Rest - A Dose of Progressive Art, Strings and Pop

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jun 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

This New York City based duo has built their progressive Art-Pop sound around lush string arrangments, driving electronic beats, and haunting vocal harmonies, crafting an atmospheric sound that's all their own.

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Topics: Plucked From YouTube

Kevin "K.O." Olusola - Pentatonix Beat-Boxer Releases "Celloboxing" Debut

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jun 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

26-year-old Kevin "K.O." Olusola has made an incredible name for himself. Olusola has been recognized the world over for his beat-boxing, cello playing, and role in the Grammy Award-Winning group, Pentatonix.

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Topics: Plucked From YouTube

The New Jersey Youth Symphony Holds June Auditions

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on May 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), based out of the Wharton Music Center, will be inviting 3rd-12th graders to audition for their 14 ensembles on Monday, June 8thStudents can register for an audition online by going to www.NJYS.org or by calling 908-771-5544.

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Topics: Strings Smart's - Education, Events & Happenings

Bride & Groom - A Canadian Duo That Loves The Classic Americana Sound

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on May 19, 2015 11:36:38 AM

Bride & Groom was born in January 2014 in a small apartment in Montreal. It was there that they wrote, recorded and designed their first EP, released in May of that year. Since that time, they have toured, performed on radio, played festivals, and have been featured in a ton of publications. This folky duo loves classic Americana music and their style is a laid back cross between folk and pop with a rootsy vibe.

They have recently achieved full funding on Pledge Music (115% to date with 124 backers) for their full-length follow up, but you can still get in on the action - pre-ordering and supporting their efforts. Check out their beautiful website, and enjoy this choice video cover of the King's of Leon's "Someone Like Me".

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Topics: Plucked From YouTube

Simply Three Takes on Avicii's "Wake Me Up"

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Apr 27, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Glen McDaniel, Zack Clark, and Nicholas Villalobos, together known as Simply Three, are a group of talented musicians mixing old school technique with new school sounds. We fell in love with their take of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" shot by a beautiful mountain lake with a production that included drone footage from a DJI Phantom! Check out Simply Three on their website http://simplythreemusic.com and YouTube

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Topics: Plucked From YouTube