Paul Mccartney Plays Surprise Concert In Ny

Harpsichord concert in Lambertville

McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, “New,” which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!” McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert. “Come on down to Times Square. It’s all going to be happening there!” he added. Security guards at the site said the 15-minute, lunch-time concert was kept a secret until shortly before its start. “I loved it. It is hard not to like this band. They have been playing together for so long; they just make perfect music every time they hit a stage,” Said Hamdan, 51, a teacher in New York who learned about the concert through Twitter, said. Tawanna Flowers, a 25-year-old security guard working at the event, described the mini-concert as “awesome.” “New,” which features 12 tracks including “New” and “Queenie Eye” is McCartney’s first album of new material in six years. “A lot of the tracks are quite varied and not necessarily in a style you’d recognize as mine,” the singer and bassist said on his website. “But I didn’t want it to all sound the same. We had a lot of fun.” On Wednesday, the singer did a special show and master class for 400 teenagers at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in the New York borough of Queens. The school was founded by singer Tony Bennett, who attended the performance.

The concert will feature works by Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude and Bach. Mr. Black will be playing on a harpsichord in the Italian style by Keith Hill. Suggested donation at the door is $20. Gavin Black is founder and Director of the Princeton Early Keyboard Center in Princeton, New Jersey, where he teaches harpsichord, clavichord, organ, and continuo playing. He is also an active recitalist on those instruments, and has recorded on organ and on harpsichord for PGM, Centaur, and MHS. These recordings include music of Sweelinck, Froberger, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, and others, as well as J. S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue with colleague George Hazelrigg in a version for two harpsichords. In addition to his focus on keyboard repertoire between 1500 and 1750, he has also specialized in the music of the twentieth century American composer Moondog, with whom he collaborated during the last twenty years of the composer’s life. Mr. Black also writes a monthly column – On Teaching – for the organ magazine The Diapason. Topics have included pedal playing, registration, practice techniques, tuning and temperament, and much more. He is currently at work on an organ method, which is being serialized by the magazine.

Piano concert: Emotional and dramatic, Wagner’s work gets rousing applause

Wagner is famous for his operas, Rahn said. But because the musicians could not bring the whole orchestra required to play an opera, they decided to perform openings of two Wagner operas along with some other musical pieces. Rahn, a freelance musician, and Anees, who is currently studying Western classical composition at Londons Trinity College, started with the overture to Rienzi. With a four-hand piano arrangement, the two pianists synchronised perfectly to reproduce the intensity of the operas opening. Mayer then worked magic with her powerful voice, singing five songs by Wagner, including In the Greenhouse and Dreams. The range of her vocals and dramatic delivery of the lyrics mesmerised the audience, which was evident from the applause she got at the end of each of song. Sheikh Farooq, the general manager of a private shipping company, said the singing was heartfelt and moving, with an emotional pull. Wagners music is all about emotions and dramatic music, Rahn said, talking about the musical quality of the German composer, who was also famous for writing his own librettos. Its pure opera. Rahn, who, along with the Mayer and Anees, also performed at the Goethe Institute in Karachi on Wednesday, said Pakistani audience have been very welcoming to Wagners music, even though they are not accustomed to Western classical music. At the concert, Anees, 27, also gave a solo performance of the Isoldes Love-Death the final, dramatic climax of Wagners opera, Tristan and Isolde, which is based on a medieval European legend of unattainable love. After a brief interval, Rahn performed the Sonata for the album of Madame MW before combining again with Anees to play the prelude to The Master-Singers of Nuremburg. In between, Mayer sang five more songs composed by Franz Liszt, who was a friend and father-in-law of Wagner. Pakistani and foreign guests in the audience appeared united in their applause for the performances and Ambassador of Germany in Pakistan Dr Cyrill Nunn seemed to agree. Music is the perfect bridge between countries, the ambassador told The Express Tribune after the concert. Nunn said the German Embassy always tries to create collaboration between Germany and Pakistan at its events.

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