Seville Classics

14 Dec 18
Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever

  The 1950’s are known for being the era in which Rock n Roll was born. But in addition to all that great early Rock, there was also no shortage of Christmas music. Many Christmas Carol Classics originated in the 1950’s when they were heard by the Holiday-loving public for the very first time. Some […]

14 Dec 18
British Food: A History

Fine oranges well roasted with sugar and wine in a cup, they’ll make a sweet Bishop when gentlefolk sup. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) I spent part of the week in London this week and made sure I had a wander around the Tower Bridge area, my favourite part of the great city. The tiny roads are […]

14 Dec 18
The Richardsonian

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18

December 14, 2018 at 07:26PM A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville […]

14 Dec 18
Top News

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18
World Best News

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18
technopc

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18
Current News Vista

Ashley Hoffman A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more […]

14 Dec 18
Focus News Agency

A singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, the […]

14 Dec 18
New York News

A singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, the […]

14 Dec 18
TIME

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18
WGEH

A viral singer driving under the “influence” of the power of both rap and opera has created a mashup for our time. “What opera sounds like in my head,” was the title of his YouTube video which shows him singing “Largo al factotum” from the Rossini masterpiece Barber of Seville with a more modern masterpiece, […]

14 Dec 18
Billboard Chart Rewind

The First Christmas Song Hits # 1 On The Billboard Hot 100 Singles For This Week Ending Date 60 Years Ago. Ahhh, it’s Christmas, it’s the most wonderful time of year! By now, you’re flooded with Christmas songs everywhere. Sometimes, the holiday songs begin right after Halloween! Well, one of the many Christmas songs hit […]

13 Dec 18
Monterey Herald
Exciting news was announced recently by the San Francisco Symphony for music lovers in our area.  Renowned visionary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who transformed the Los Angeles Philharmonic into what some observers regard as the world’s most important orchestra, has been hired as the San Francisco ensemble’s next music director.  Though Salonen will take the reins of leadership when Michael Tilson Thomas steps down in 2020, as conductor designate, he leads the orchestra in a special program next month and will conduct more programs later this season. Salonen, 60, says he wants to reimagine the possibilities of what a symphonic orchestra can be.  He’s inheriting a top-notch ensemble guided by Tilson Thomas’s trailblazing vision and success for a quarter of a century. Salonen says he wasn’t looking for another music directorship, but the offer from the famed Bay Area orchestra proved too tantalizing to turn down. His tech-savvy approach and innovative ideas make him an ideal successor for the position with its proximity to the creative climate of the greater Silicon Valley region.   It’s been said that though he’s Finnish by birth, Salonen is a Californian in his soul. “From the very first approach, the San Francisco Symphony leaders and musicians and I were buzzing with possibilities,” he says. “The ‘what-ifs’ of the orchestra world were suddenly on the table in a real way. Here is a top symphony orchestra in the place in America where things start; where the ways things have always been done are interrogated, and where problems are first identified and then solved…I see both the big ideas being thought and the actual work being done, and that, to me, is irresistible.” Christmas with Camerata Singers Camerata Singers present their traditional winter concert with performances in Monterey and Salinas Dec. 14-16.  Artistic director John Koza has chosen a blend of his favorite Christmas works, some the ensemble has performed before and others that are new.  The “Three Nativity Carols” by Stephen Paulus and “Seven Joys of Christmas” by Kirke Mechem feature oboist Peter Lemberg and harpist Ruthanne Adams Martinez.  “Still, Still, Still,” “Carol of the Bells,” “The Lamb” by John Tavener and the Nigerian Christmas Song “Betelehemu” are among other works the chorus will sing.  Performances take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salinas and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Monterey. Tickets are available online at www.camerata-singers.org or by calling 831-642-2701. Hartnell Community Choir Another superb choral conductor, Robin McKee Williams, brings the Hartnell Community Choir’s holiday concert to the Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The centerpiece of the program will be “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  The program features the talents of a group of terrific vocal soloists from the Bay Area and beyond. In June, the choir sang this work at the Ely Cathedral in Cambridge, England, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Cleobury from Kings College, Cambridge. A thrilling experience for the choir, the event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I. The Ely Cathedral is considered one of the medieval wonders of the world because of its spectacular architecture and acoustics. The program opens with two opera arias by Verdi. Anna Yelizarova, a mezzo-soprano from San Francisco, and Heather Green, a dramatic soprano from New York, will be featured in these works.  Mezzo-soprano Veronica Jensen and baritone Krassen Karagiozov, both from San Francisco, will sing a duet from “Barber of Seville” by Rossini. The arias will be accompanied by pianist Bruce Olstad, who serves as chorus master for West Bay Opera, Livermore Opera and San Francisco Opera. The program also includes “Salve Regina” by Arvo Pärt, “Let Peace Then Still the Strife” by Mack Wilberg, and “Always Something Sings” by Dan Forrest, with soprano Cora Frantz of Baltimore, Maryland.  David Dally’s Monterey Strings Orchestra will accompany the choir and soloists.  Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 831-649-0992. A Celtic Christmas Celebrate the holidays with Celtic flare Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula.  Poetic storyteller Taelen Thomas and his Celtic crew promise rousing and spirited songs, music, poetry and tales of the season.  Harpist Amy Krupski joins Thomas along with singer Shannon Warto, From Thomas you will hear selections from Dylan Thomas’s masterpiece, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” along with stirring renditions of the stories behind other holiday classics.  The music-making women offer Celtic music and special songs of the season. Tickets are online at uucmp.org or at the door.  For more information call 831-624-7404. The Brass of Kings  Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass will be appearing in a Christmas concert on Thursday at Carmel Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.  They will perform seasonal classics with a contemporary flair.  The ensemble is made up of three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the group plays over 150 concerts per year from coast to coast as well as international destinations.  This year, The King’s Brass celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season with a new Christmas CD.   The concert is free, though donations will be gratefully received A Chanticleer Christmas There are still some tickets available for the 8:30 p.m. seating of “A Chanticleer Christmas” at the Carmel Mission and a handful for the 6 p.m. concert.  The 12-man chorus will sing its popular annual Carmel concerts on Dec. 21. Tickets are available through City Box Office at www.cityboxoffice.com and by calling (415) 392-4400. For more information see www.chanticleer.org or call (415) 252-8589.
12 Dec 18

The Spanish language started attracting widespread attention in Britain in the 19th century, when “Great Britain’s attitude to Spain was softening, and former prejudices were giving way to a new understanding” (The emergence and growth of Hispanic studies in British and Irish universities, 2018.11.705). Modern languages were officially introduced in the 19th century in universities such […]