We are proud to announce that LRCMP was invited to play on live radio this morning at WQED! Jim Cunningham interviewed our group, and we played selections from our past seasons to bring in the new season. Thanks to Jim, Stephen Baum, and Anna Singer for all their support!
Last week our group presented a recital at CAPA Pittsburgh for the music students. It was a lot of fun and we will be following the concert up with master classes in piano, voice, and chamber music. It's great to be working with the next generation of musicians, and showing them that live music is thriving in our community.
We are happy to announce that LRCMP has won a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts! This will partially fund our concert season, helping us to bring high-quality, live chamber music to a home near you.
We are in the midst of planning our new concert season, and we are pleased to announce that we have a busy year ahead of us. We have house concerts lined up for September, October, and November, so please check our Events page to find out more. We hope to see you soon!
This week we were interviewed by Pierina Morelli of WQED and our July concert was recorded on video. We had an awesome turnout at the Brindis' residence and our hosts and some guests were also interviewed. WQED is putting together a 30-minute TV special on our group, and it wlll be aired at 7:30 pm on Monday, November 7th. Tune in and check us out!
This morning LRCMP was interviewed at the Waffle Shop in East Liberty. We will appear on the podcast COOKSPEAK with Chef Tom Totin. Special thanks to Ben and Mark who came out to hear us in person! Or maybe they were just there to eat an awesome brunch consisting of ice cream and waffles? Listen to us here under past episodes on 7/10/2011. We talked about our musical backgrounds, defining moments in our careers, and of course Chef Tom's favorite topic--food!
Lenny and Raquel were interviewed for an article in the June 9th issue of the City Paper. Below is an excerpt of the article, and you may link to it here.
"Project members seek to reach beyond their own generation, keeping everyone close to this music so that it never fades away. As Young says, so much of modern life shouts for attention that quiet beauty needs to be nurtured, creating a future in which these artists can still perform, connected to people where they live."
PopCity has written an article about our group! It's entitled "In Tune with the Living Room Chamber Music Project."
Click the link to find out more! Here are two excerpts from the article.
"Over the course of two hours, the audience experienced a completely different kind of concert. The performers were so close that you could hear each intake of breath and appreciate the rich warmth of the oboe, or the vibrant hums of the violin and piano. And nothing quite compares to having a mezzo soprano sing a mere few feet from where you sit."
"'Hosting this event was the highlight of our new year. We attended an earlier performance in the fall and were so impressed with the artistry of these musicians,' explains Stephen Neely."
We would like to thank the Neelys for hosting our concert, and Kate Pukinskis for composing the piano piece Point, which was premiered at the concert.