Music at Port Milford Student

This Saturday, Violinist Lisa Ueda, Former Music at Port Milford Student, Joins Pianist Daniele Rinaldo on Stage to Perform "War and Japan - A Musical Journey"

In The UK?! This Saturday evening, March 4th, award winning violinist Lisa Ueda will take the stage at College Chapel in London, with pianist Daniele Rinaldo to explore questions of war through music in the event "War and Japan - A Musical Journey."

This concert, co hosted by by the Kings Japan Programme and the Arts & Conflict Hub in the Department of War Studies, seeks to engage with such questions as "Is there a universal way to look at the tragedy of war? and What are the expressions of war in the contemporary world?" through repertoire that explores the relationship between Japanese and European musical aesthetics that consolidated in the first half of the 20th century.

For more information about the concert and to reserve a seat, click here.

For more information about Lisa and her upcoming concerts, click here.

Congratulations to Jessie Montgomery, Former Music at Port Milford Student and Faculty Member, for her Collaboration on the 2017 Grammy Award Winning Album: Sing Me Home!

ON SUNDAY, The SILKROAD ENSEMBLE WON THE 2017 GRAMMY FOR BEST WORLD ALBUM: SING ME HOME,  WITH COLLABORATING ARTIST, Jessie MONTGOMERY, VIOLIN

Formed by Yo-Yo Ma in 2000, the Silkroad Ensemble was established to "explore how the arts can advance global understanding."  This in only one of many amazing works that Jessie Montomery has been a part of. Hailing from New York City, Jessie is a violinist, composer and educator. In October 2015, Azica Records released "Strum," marking Jessie's debut as leading composer and performer, to much praise. The Washington Post described the album as “Turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life, 'Strum' sounded like a handful of American folk melodies tossed into a strong wind, cascading and tumbling joyfully around one another.”

If you are in the New York area tonight the PUBLIQuartet will be leading a conductorless orchestra at The MET Fifth Ave. in a performance that will feature Jessie's composition Banner, commissioned by the Sphinx Organization, and based on the national anthems of America's immigrants and indigenous people's. Banner received a rave review by the New York Times in 2014.

To read more about Jessie and stay up-to-date with her compositions, album releases, classes and performances, check out her website here.