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The Grammy Award-winning PARTCH Ensemble, hailed as "funny, moving, inventive and insanely theatrical" by the San Francisco Chronicle, announced the release of Sonata Dementia, their third volume of music by American maverick composer Harry Partch (Bridge Records 9525). Sonata Dementia follows on the success of the ensemble's Vol. 1: Bitter Music: Harry Partch's Depression Journal; (Bridge 9349 A/C); which earned a GRAMMY Award nomination in 2012 for Best Classical Compendium, and Vol. 2: Plectra & Percussion Dances (Bridge 9432), the 2014 GRAMMY Award winner for Best Classical Compendium, which was also nominated for Best Chamber Music Performance. Early reviews recognize Partch as "truly one of a kind, and the group PARTCH does a wonderful job of capturing both the letter and the spirit of his music."

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth had a phone conversation with John Schneider, the music director of the PARTCH Ensemble, about their third recorded volume of the music of American composer Harry Partch:


Bay College

Bay College in Escanaba will welcome Victoria Vox to the Besse Center stage on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:30 PM EST and tickets are currently on sale.

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The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Strings returns for a second year with three free, family-friendly performances.  The first is Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, as part of Marquette Art Week.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church at 305 W. Magnetic Street.  This performance is free and features members of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra strings section.

An MSO String Quartet will also play during the Art Stroll on Thursday, June 27 outside the Pocket Park on the 100 block of W. Washington St.

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Bay College’s Escanaba Campus is pleased to announce the kick-off of its outdoor live music series, Lunchtime LIVE! that began Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Bay’s central outdoor courtyard and continues Thursday, June 27, 2019. “The start of summer means fun, sun, and hopefully a little live music and good food along the way,” says Emilie Schada, Community Events and Marketing Coordinator.

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Strings on the Bay, an annual summer chamber music series at Bay de Noc Community College, begins 7:30 PM Tuesday, June 25th at the Besse Center Theater. This performance is the first of three concerts this summer and features local audience favorite performers. St. Joseph/St. Patrick’s organist John Ignatowski will be playing harpsichord and piano. The Director of Bands for the Escanaba Middle School Laura Robinson, oboe, will join Escanaba native violinist Paul Lundin in a program entitled “Old Dog, New Tricks.”

craigswanson.com

Craig Swanson is a pianist who is very familiar with Johann Sebastian Bach's French Suites, and is particularly fond of the Fourth suite in Eb Major.  He dreamed about the idea of "The French Suite Kit" since hearing Glenn Gould talk about the possibility of a "New Listener," who would control participation in the listening process.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Craig about his experience with the music of J.S. Bach, his thoughts on Glenn Gould's philosophy, and his thoughts on how a listener can experience music:


gernotwolfgang.com

Gernot Wolfgang is a composer, born in Austria, who moved to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a film composer.  He started his life in Austria in the jazz scene, but also began composing.  Over the years, he became well-versed in jazz, chamber music, and film score music; his newest album, "Vienna and the West," reflects this background through his compositional output.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth had an opportunity to speak with Gernot on the phone about his new collection, dubbed "Groove Oriented Chamber Music."


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