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State of The Union -
A Celebration of American Roots Music

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jan 15, 2015 12:06:00 PM

NYC Spotlight - Three Artists @ City Winery

A collaboration between City Winery, Newport Folk Presents® and the Americana Music Association highlights American Roots Music with a series of performances scheduled through April 2015 in Chicago, Napa, Nashville and NYC City Winery locations. State of The Union - A Celebration of American Roots Music will shine the spotlight on a diverse group of American music makers for one night per month in each city. We're excited about the NYC lineup, and take a quick look at the three artists taking the stage at 155 Varick Street this winter.

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Topics: Events & Happenings

Ridotto Returns with Bach Cantata Program Featuring Nina Berman and Joseph Beutel

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jan 14, 2015 7:56:56 AM

RIDOTTO, Concerts "with a Touch of Theatre", presents: Bach at St. John’s

Oboist Peggy Pearson leads the Bach Chamber Players in three short cantatas by J.S.Bach:

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Topics: Events & Happenings

NSSO 2015 Young Artist Award Competition Deadline Approaching. Enter Today!

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Jan 13, 2015 3:29:26 PM

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Young Artist Award is now open for entries. 

This Competition is held every two years and offers talented high school musicians cash prizes and the opportunity to perform in the June 15, 2015 concert with this high-caliber community orchestra. The North Shore Symphony Orchestra's 2015 Young Artists Award Competition is accepting applications until February 6, 2015.

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Topics: Events & Happenings

U.S. Requires Airlines to Accommodate Musical Instruments

Posted by Craig Cook on Jan 6, 2015 1:04:00 PM

Fly Smart - New Rules For Instruments On Airplanes Approved For 2015

Tired of fighting with Gate Personnel and Cabin Attendants about where you're going to stow your violin while traveling on a plane? Have you been charged additional fees, or been told you need to buy a ticket for your instrument?
 
Well, things are about to change for the better, thanks to a new USDOT ruling set to finalize the mandate that all airlines accommodate musical instruments. 
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Topics: Strings Smart's - Education

SCMEA - Music Makes Me...

Posted by Craig Cook on Dec 8, 2014 1:50:00 PM

Announcing the 2014/2015 SCMEA Advocacy Video Contest

Music Makes Me ...

The Long Island Violin Shop is proud to support SCMEA's Advocacy Video Contest for 2014-2015. This is a great opportunity for teachers and students to let the world know how important music education is in your school. Winning videos will be played at the All-County Concerts in March. Your video may also be posted to the SCMEA Advocacy Page, the SCMEA Facebook page, and the SCMEA YouTube page.
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Catch The Spirit - Revelle Products & Thomastik Infeld Spirit! Strings

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Dec 2, 2014 12:01:00 PM

The Long Island Violin Shop is proud to offer a special promotion featuring Revelle Products, and Spirit! Strings.

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Topics: Products

LIVS 2014 Extended Holiday Hours Calendar

Posted by Craig Cook on Nov 25, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Hello LIVS Family and Friends! We want to ensure that you have every opportunity to get that something special for the one you love this holiday season. We've extended our normal hours through the end of December, have added a few Monday's to the mix, and are giving our employees a much deserved break on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 

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Topics: Events & Happenings

Violin of the Month - John Juzek

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Nov 1, 2014 2:30:00 PM

John Juzek Master Art

Legend has it, John Juzek (1892-1965), a Czechoslovakian luthier who worked in Prague during the early 20th century, scoured demolition sites to find aged tone woods from ancient houses and churches dotting the countryside. A maker and business man, the Juzek label was applied not only to his own creations, but those crafted by local shops that produced instruments to his exacting specifications for American export.

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Topics: Violin of the Month

Staller Center's "Orchestra to the Orchestra" Free Concert Series

Posted by Craig Cook on Oct 6, 2014 2:00:00 PM

We recently received a letter from the Staller Center detailing their upcoming "Orchestra to the Orchestra" program designed to introduce middle and high school age music students to the greater community of orchestra players on Long Island.

We think this is a great program and a fantastic opportunity for you young musicians out there to see live orchestral music. Keep reading to find out all the details...


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Dalcroze Eurhythmics - Little Bodies In Musical Motion

Posted by The Long Island Violin Shop on Sep 2, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Stony Brook's Mini Musicians

On Saturday mornings for the past fifteen years, the basement of Stony Brook University's music department has resounded with the voices of children singing, clapping, jumping in the air, and laughing as Dorothea Cook leads them through their weekly Dalcroze Eurhythmics class. Seated at the piano, “Miss Deede” says: "Listen to my music. When I play in a major key, move to the music freely. When it switches to minor, find a partner and clap along with my pattern." 

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Topics: Strings Smart's - Education