Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Violin Sensation Antonio Pontarelli Rocks New York's Lincoln Center With The World Civic Orchestra

One of New York’s most prestigious stages will be the scene for Antonio Pontarelli’s next rock infusion. On Sunday, September 25, the award-winning violinist will be featured by the World Civic Orchestra performing “I’d Love To Change the World” – a piece most famously written and performed by the English blues-rock band Ten Years After and arranged by John Reed for the Hampton (Rock) String Quartet. Under the musical direction of Vincent Koh, the fall concert will be highlighting artists that inspire from around the world. A portion of the proceeds will go to fund music scholarships and additional artist and concert information can be found at www.antoniomusic.com .

“This really is a landmark performance for me because it’s the first time I will be performing rock music with a full orchestra,” says Pontarelli. “Traditionally, many orchestras are rigid in their adherence to classical repertoire and thus, don’t allow for much improvisation. With those inhibitions swept away, it is incredible to hear an ensemble of 80+ members interweaving rock music in a classical setting.” In 2010, Pontarelli debuted at Carnegie Hall as a soloist on electric violin with the WCO at their inaugural concert. He began playing violin when he was only four, and has continued playing as a soloist with numerous Grammy winners such as Jethro Tull, David Benoit, Serj Tankian (SOAD) and the San Diego Symphony. He has also shared the stage with numerous world-class artists including Jason Mraz, Seal, Earth Wind and Fire and Billy Preston. Pontarelli is a Yamaha Artist and will be playing a prototype that is a sneak preview of a new electric violin to launch next year.

This groundbreaking performance takes place on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2PM. Located at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY). Tickets are $20-$40. For additional show information contact www.lincolncenter.org . For additional artist information, music downloads and press photos visit www.antonionmusic.com

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Patrick Joseph - "Don't Believe It"

In a time where music seems to be “made to fit the mold,” and artists are more cliché than original, Patrick Joseph’s video “Don’t Believe It” is a breath of fresh air. The indie singer/songwriter’s song, from his debut album “Antiques,” is breathtakingly beautiful. The video was made entirely with a still camera in stop motion over the course of three days shooting during which time over 7,000 still frames of photography were taken. It is also uniquely entertaining because of the quality of the music. Joseph has a way with words, and “Don’t Believe It” is lyrically and musically robust, with not a single note wasted or out of place. Deep and thought provoking, the video and track are worthy of being added to any true music lover’s collection.

Patrick Joseph - "Don't Believe It"

Monday, September 19, 2011

N-O - "Mother" Featuring Sydney B

Hip hop artist N-O’s video Mother” is a dramatic and emotionally charged anthem to a mom who passed away too soon and all the hurt ad memories that are left behind. The video is well produced with crisp, clear images portraying sadness and grief, as well as pictures of mothers caring and praying for their children. Paced at an appropriately slow tempo, the song, which features Sydney B, has impact and meaning as the vocals get right to the point: “I miss my mother, It’s so hard/I know she’s in a better place, But I can’t stop the tears/Can’t stop the tears/” and “I called my father/He told me my mother just died/I’m trying to be strong, I’m hurting inside/So I cover up/I’m smiling, telling jokes/ But the day my mother died was the day my heart broke/.” This is a beautiful and loving memorial to a woman who was obviously a wonderful mom, and a reminder to us all to cherish our mothers while they’re still here with us.

N-O - "Mother" Featuring Sydney B

Seay Sings A Song Of Peace With "All Around The World" In The Global Peace Telecast Events

American recording artist, vocalist and musical ambassador for Project-Peace On Earth, Seay and her inspiring global song for peace "All Around The World" will be featured in the 2011 Peace Day Global telecast airing September 17-21st culminating on World Peace Day, September 21, 2011. PeaceDay.TV is presenting it's global simulcast airing events from around the globe celebrating the International Day of Peace & Sharing the Millennium Development Goals of sustainability for 2015. PeaceDay.TV's annual event will be presenting sustainable solutions, entertainment, music, festivals, celebrities, and films culminating on World Peace Day.

"All Around the World", Seay's uplifting and timely song celebrating those common ties that join us has been featured in several peace events. Seay stated, "I wrote this song as an invocation, for peace and world unity. For the video, it made sense to present images that celebrated those things that joined all people and the world's cultures into one. We are all human beings first, before the labels of race, religion and color." "All Around The World" was also included on Seay's seasonal album "A Winter Blessing" and was noted as a top album of the decade by Mainlypiano.com

Project-Peace On Earth, promoting a global peace initiative, is set to launch it's Musical Prayer for Peace simulcast from Bethlehem, Manger's Square, Palestine on 11.11.11 with Seay's song included. Executive Producer Steve Robertson said, "Seay is one of the great voices singing the music of the spheres, just listen to "All Around The World" and you will see". Michael Debbage and Mainly Piano.com, a leading reviewer in New Age and World Music stated ,"As the world faces significant economic and environmental worries, Seay counters our fears by bringing her message of hope, love, peace and joy courtesy of the ever optimistic composition "All Around The World". The song encapsulates the spirit found on "We Are The World" and "Do They Know It's Christmas?" resulting in a song that will elevate and lift your spirits high.

Seay - All Around The World, (The Single EP) and Seay - A Winter Blessing (CD) are available at digital destinations Itunes, Rhapsody, and CDBaby worldwide and distributed by BDC. For more information contact Angelica Arts & Entertainment/Tuscan Sun Music. Email: mgmt@angelica.org or 615.794.0485.

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