viola http://tpr.org en Black Violin Talks High School Outreach Ahead Of Friday Performance http://tpr.org/post/black-violin-talks-high-school-outreach-ahead-friday-performance <p>Black Violin, it's the Florida band which has staked out the unlikely intersection of hip hop and classical music. Band member Wilner Baptiste (Wil B) spoke to TPR about the band's outreach efforts in high schools.</p><p>"It's something that is very dear to our hearts because we understand," Baptiste said. "We were in a performing arts school that actually had an orchestra."</p><p>Baptiste talked about his Fort Lauderdale high school years where, due to budget cuts, he nearly missed being able to learn violin.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:50:51 +0000 Jack Morgan 22947 at http://tpr.org Black Violin Talks High School Outreach Ahead Of Friday Performance Black Violin Shakes Up Classical And Hip-Hop Worlds At The Carver http://tpr.org/post/black-violin-shakes-classical-and-hip-hop-worlds-carver <p>Black Violin is coming to San Antonio, and they’re probably unlike anything you’ve ever heard. Their sound could be described as two parts hip hop and two parts classical.</p><p>"We’re a product of both worlds," said Wilner Baptiste, or Wil B as he’s known.</p><p>"The classical/hip hop thing is always something we did to keep our interest in the classics," Baptiste said.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:03:24 +0000 Jack Morgan 22686 at http://tpr.org Black Violin Shakes Up Classical And Hip-Hop Worlds At The Carver Camerata San Antonio Recital Features Co-Founder Emily Watkins-Freudigman http://tpr.org/post/camerata-san-antonio-recital-features-co-founder-emily-watkins-freudigman <p><strong>Violist is joined by Carolyn True in romantic favorites</strong></p><p>Each season, <a href="http://www.cameratasa.org/">Camerata San Antonio</a> features one player in concert for the "Camerata Recital." This year will be the first for co-founder &nbsp;Emily Watkins-Freudigman, who will play music by Benjamin Britten, Darius Milhaud, Robert Schumann, and Sergei Prokofiev.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:33:55 +0000 John Clare 2704 at http://tpr.org Camerata San Antonio Recital Features Co-Founder Emily Watkins-Freudigman New Sounds From UIW Composer: Darian Thomas Mixes Old And New With Four World Premieres! http://tpr.org/post/new-sounds-uiw-composer-darian-thomas-mixes-old-and-new-four-world-premieres <p>Friday night sees four new works by Darian Thomas at the Radius Center in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>It will include "Rant" - for solo viola with Jill Van Gee; "St. Anthony's Trio"&nbsp;- For string trio with Thomas, Darryl Tolliver, and Luke Bonecutter; "Juli-o" - For solo cello and rapper, featuring Luke Bonecutter and&nbsp;Derwin Mello Pokell Bios; and "The British Quartet."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:14:39 +0000 John Clare 1855 at http://tpr.org New Sounds From UIW Composer: Darian Thomas Mixes Old And New With Four World Premieres! Eliza Thomason Presents Colorful Viola Recital, 'Wild Purple,' at TLU http://tpr.org/post/eliza-thomason-presents-colorful-viola-recital-wild-purple-tlu <p></p><p></p><p>Viola is the middle voice of the string family and is often considered more mellow than the violin. At Texas Lutheran University, <strong>Eliza Thomason</strong> leads the string department, teaching strings and conducting the student orchestra. This Sunday she'll be joined by Dr. Eric Daub in music by Bach, Schumann, Joan Tower and Rebecca Clarke.</p><p>The recital is free and open to the public. Sunday, November 11, at 4 p.m. in Wupperman&nbsp;Theater in the fine arts building on the TLU campus.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:59:31 +0000 John Clare 1483 at http://tpr.org Eliza Thomason Presents Colorful Viola Recital, 'Wild Purple,' at TLU