Vh1’s ‘you Oughta Know’ Concert To Feature The Lumineers, Lorde, Ed Sheeran
Police Sgt. John Aufiero told the committee he believed the House of Blues security team, hired by RadioBDC, would do a good job at the event. And he assuaged Heuston’s concerns that people would be using the drug “molly” during the concert, pointing out that the rock bands playing an outdoor show differ from the techno groups playing indoors that he said are more popular with users of the recreational drug. “They want a light show but this is outside, you’re not going to have what my generation called ‘trails,'” Aufiero said. Aufiero said police costs would range from $4,700 to $6,300, but that was for the planned audience size of 3,000 to 5,000 people. The free concert could draw a larger crowd, he said, particularly since the show was happening over Columbus Day weekend, a long weekend that traditionally sees college students staying in town. A larger crowd wouldmean he would call in more officers, which would add to the cost, he said. Heuston ultimately said she would support the proposal if RadioBDC paid for the roughly $2,300 in signage and toilet costs. But Trane and Sullivan emphatically said they would not support it. Sullivan was also incensed that RadioBDC was advertising the show despite the aldermen not approving it. “I am deeply insulted you’re putting the cart before the horse,” Sullivan told Lavasseur.
Concert hall celebrates 10th anniversary
“We are disappointed that, despite the fact that the stagehands have one of the most lucrative contracts in the industry, they are now seeking to expand their jurisdiction beyond the concert hall and into the new Education Wing in ways that would compromise Carnegie Hall’s education mission,” said Clive Gillinson, Carnegie’s executive and artistic director. New York’s loss was Philadelphia’s gain. The orchestra organized a conducting competition in the lobby before the concert, with would-be podium-hoppers lining up to lead a string ensemble in an excerpt from Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik. A near-toddler tried out, his hands guided by orchestra associate conductor Cristian Macelaru. For this half-hour, the orchestra’s podium saw more diversity than in its entire history: women, African American men and women, Asians, the very young. One contestant was slow. The next slower. The next slower still. Until a young man came along who had clearly studied under the baton of Bugs Bunny, so comedically balletic was he. But the winner was Madeline Church, 9, who said that what she liked about conducting was being able to wave her hands and have a whole lot of people playing instruments do what she wanted. And so it was: Her prize was coming up to the podium during the concert itself (after being coached a bit backstage) to conduct an excerpt from the William Tell Overture. Clearly, though, the idea of leading an orchestra isn’t for everyone.
After threatening to deny show, Somerville aldermen approve RadioBDC concert
| Getty Get Entertainment Newsletters: Subscribe Follow: Ed Sheeran , Ed Sheeran You Oughta Know , Matt Nathanson , The Lumineers , VH1 You Oughta Know , Emeli Sande , Haim , Johnnyswim , Lorde , Lorde You Oughta Know , The Lumineers You Oughta Know , You Oughta Know , You Oughta Know Concert , You Oughta Know Show , Entertainment News NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) The Lumineers, Lorde and Ed Sheeran will perform at a concert Nov. 11 to celebrate VH1’s “You Oughta Know” campaign. “You Oughta Know” highlights emerging musicians and launched in 2005. VH1 announced Friday that Scottish R&B singer Emeli Sande and rock sister trio Haim also will perform at New York’s Roseland Ballroom for the event. The concert will stream live online and will premiere Nov. 21 on VH1. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson and married duo Johnnyswim also will hit the stage. Past “You Oughta Know” artists include Adele, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Mumford & Sons. New Zealand singer Lorde currently has the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Royals,” and Sheeran and the Lumineers earned nominations in top Grammy categories earlier this year. ____
Struck in N.Y., Phila. Orchestra pulls off a concert anyhow
In late November, 14 members of USC Thornton Symphony will partner with the Colburn School and the L.A. Philharmonic for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten. James Conlon will conduct War Requiem by Britten as a part of the Britten 100/LA celebration at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and again at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. USC Thornton Symphony orchestra manager Josh Roach is excited to work with Conlon. Its a great opportunity for the students to work with a world-class conductor, James Conlon, gain exposure to one of the great choral-orchestral repertoire pieces of the 20th century, and perform in two fantastic venues: Disney and Segerstrom, Roach said. The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be playing this concert as a part of their Sounds About Town series, one of their many concert series of the season. Another event that is sure to excite is the Tchaikovskyfest. An eight-part concert series, Tchaikovskyfest will include various educational events in Los Angeles and end with a grand finale with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. With larger-than-life intensity, music director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct Tchaikovsky symphonies with the L.A. Philharmonic. As a young boy, I discovered Tchaikovsky through great recordings and he has had a very special place in my heart ever since, Dudamel said. In light of the L.A. Philharmonics 2012 Mahler Project, the orchestra will collaborate with partner orchestra Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra to bring to life the work of Tchaikovsky during their series beginning in February 2014. On top of a star-studded season, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is going a step further and is offering $10 tickets for select concerts throughout the season. Some of the selected dates include an All-Beethoven concert, an organ recital by Hector Oliver and a special Halloween treat: live organ accompaniment to the film The Phantom of the Opera.