Critically acclaimed electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling has announced plans to release her first ever Holiday album titled Warmer In The Winter, set for release this Fall on Lindseystomp Music / Concord Records. Featuring a variety of special guests, the album will include renditions of Holiday favorites as well as some original numbers written by Lindsey. In support of the album, Lindsey will embark on her Warmer In The Winter Christmas Tour which is set to kick off in Albany, NY on November 8th. The show will feature a fully revamped stage production with elaborate Holiday themes as well Stirling’s signature brand of dance routines and on-stage visuals.
"Chess, first of all, is art." - Mikhail Tal
Arguably one of the world's most exciting chess players of all time, Grandmaster Mikhail Tal will always be remembered as an attacking genius. The former World Champion, who was nicknamed "The Magician from Riga" for his tactical prowess, has insprired many a chess player with his daring and electrifying style of play. With this in mind, Ginger GM in association with Dark Phoenix Media Ltd. has created it’s first interactive DVD based on this chess legend.
John Williams composed The Five Sacred Trees for Judith LeClair, the principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic in 1995, to honor the orchestra's 150th anniversary. The first performance was given by LeClair and the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur on April 12 of that year. The orchestra consists of three flutes and piccolo, two oboes and English horn, two clarinets and bass clarinet, two bassoons and contrabassoon, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones and tuba, timpani, harp, piano, celesta, and strings. Performance time is approximately 26 minutes. Inspiration for the work also comes from the writings of British poet and novelist Robert Graves.