October 27, 2014 — LiveConnections is thrilled to announce our new commissioning project, "The New Sound of Philadelphia." Funded in part by a Presser Foundation 75th anniversary grant, this project will feature three boundary-crossing world premieres by Philly composers for Philly artists over the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 ClassicAlive seasons.
October 9, 2014 — LiveConnections kicks off their 2014-2015 ClassicAlive concert series with two innovative shows in November. On November 6th, indie rock, classical music, and spoken word collide when singer-songwriter Andrew Lipke premieres a new work for the Aizuri Quartet, joined by special guest Denice Frohman. On November 23rd, New York-based composer-performers Michi Wiancko and Judd Greenstein present original works, including a world premiere, for 5-string violin, Fender Rhodes keys and electronics.
August 7, 2014 — Innovative music nonprofit LiveConnections seeks a part-time Director of Development to lead fundraising efforts for our growing organization. Applications are due September 2, 2014.
July 17, 2014 - This year's Percussion Studio summer camp with Freire Charter School featured movement, poetry, bucket drums ... and The Bacon Brothers!
June 3, 2014 - Jordan Dodson is a young, classically trained guitar player who graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music — but he’s equally at home playing Bach as he is pop, minimalist or electronic music. He’s commissioned scores of new works from young composers to play as solos and with his group Marcel (founded at Curtis under the guidance of composition faculty — and previous LiveConnections collaborator — David Ludwig). In our May 4, 2014, concert at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, co-presented by the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, Jordan performed works by several of his favorite young composers. We caught up with Jordon to hear more about his passion for new music.
April 24, 2014 - Violinist Kristin Lee is a Juilliard-trained musician who plays in concert halls around the world — but she’s not at all afraid to step out of her traditional training to collaborate with artists including ?uestlove and The Roots. We caught up with Kristin to talk about her love for new, contemporary music and how her collaborations with instruments including steel pan, theremin and Indian singing evolved from the moment of commissioning.
April 23, 2014 — For the final concert in LiveConnections’ 2013-2014 ClassicAlive series, classical guitarist Jordon Dodson presents a solo recital of works new and old by composers including J.S. Bach, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Elliot Carter, Elliot Cole, Jason Eckardt, Dai Fujikura, Paul Lansky, Giulio Regondi and Gabriella Smith on Sunday, May 4 at 12:00 p.m.
April 17, 2014 - LiveConnections has been an “Anthracite Fields” partner, connecting the creation of the Mendelssohn Club’s world premiere to the curriculum at Philadelphia high school Science Leadership Academy. Learn more about our project here.