Shelea: Pretty World

Jazz Weekly

Quincy Jones’ latest discovery is sweet toned vocalist Shelea (Frazier), who brings modern soul sounds to the fore on this sensuous album. She gives a tribute to the songbook of Alan and Marilyn Bergman, twisting it with a romantic R&B feel, with a rich supply of guests. Her delicate and intimate delivery teams with Stevie Wonder’s harmonica on the title track, with Kirk Whalum’s soprano slither on the lovely “Moonlight.” Synthesized strings make for rich luminous atmospheres for material like “What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life” and wide -eyed “Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way.”  ... »


Stephen Mulligan

Opus 3 Artists welcomes conductor Stephen Mulligan to our roster for worldwide management.

American conductor Stephen Mulligan is in his second season as Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. This season, Mulligan also serves as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leading the orchestra on the Toyota Symphonies for Youth series and assisting Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, and guest conductors Lionel Bringuier, Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, Zubin Mehta, and Michael Tilson Thomas. ... »

Deep Variations

Alexandre Tharaud
Theater Jones

French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, who performed Bach’s Goldberg Variations Thursday and Friday evenings as part of The Cliburn series at the Kimbell Art Museum, has big shoes to fill. The Goldbergs were not a major part of pianists’ repertoires until 1955, when a young Glenn Gould made his first of two recordings of the work. He then re-recorded the variations in 1981.

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