This semester, I took a class on Frank Sinatra and his music. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot on the amazing and talented singer. This is why I wanted to write about the premiere of one of the songs he sung. The song I chose is titled…

The Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York put on a concert at Carnegie Hall on January 21st, 1937 and on January 22nd, 1937. Looking through the program for the concert, something I found interesting is that it states the performance was under direction of Igor Stravinsky the Guest Conductor-Composer. I wanted…

Looking at a concert program from November 3rd, 1881, there a many fascinating aspects. The first I would like to mention is throughout the 9 page program, there are various different advertisements. Looking at them really brings my into the time period of this concert. Many of the advertisements seem…

On April 29th, 2021, I had the honor of witnessing the world premiere Edwin Guevara Gutiérrez’s Ibero-American Landscapes. This premiere took place in Crowder Hall at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music. This event was during the day at 11:00am on a Thursday. The quartet included the…

On April 29th, 1865, the Academy of Music put on a performance for one evening. There were works from a few different composers performed at this concert. One piece worth highlighting is Beethoven’s 9th symphony. It’s worth mentioning that the program of this concert specifies that the first part of…

There was a music festival in New York that took place on May 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in 1881. There were pieces from various different artists performed at this festival. One piece in particular that caught my eye was “Dettingen Te Deum” by Handel. This was the first…

Euridice by Jacopo Peri is known as the earliest surviving opera. This is because the music of the earlier piece “Daphne” is mostly lost. Euridice is about the story or Orpheus and Euridice based off of Greek mythology. The musician Orpheus went to the Hades to try and revive his…

One of my favorite musicals is Les Miserables. It is for this reason that I chose to write this post about the premiere of Les Mis. The very first world premiere took place in September of 1980 at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Of course, this first version of…

A memorable musical experience I had was the first time I performed at Carnegie Hall. It was with my high school choir during my senior year. So much time and energy was put into this performance and we all spent a lot of time rehearsing. So by the time we…

Ashlee Michel Davis

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