1. Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

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    On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village. A riot broke out, sparking successive nights of protest and, many say, the emergence of the modern gay rights movement.LGBT rights have come a long way since that summer night 46 years ago, when there were still laws criminalizing homosexuality. But mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato believes there's still work to be done, so she chose the Stonewall to gather a few friends, talk about equality and sing a centuries-old song that still resonates.Another reason for the gathering was to remember Mark Carson, a gay man fatally shot in the neighborhood almost two years ago. The city's police commissioner stated Carson's death was clearly a hate crime."The idea of a murder happening blocks away from the Stonewall Inn is incomprehensible to me," DiDonato says. "It shouldn't happen anywhere. It tells me that we're not done talking, and we are not done working for people to comprehend what equality is about and why it is important."DiDonato, 45, straight and a native Kansan, is outspoken on LGBT issues and one of today's most sought-after opera stars. At London's popular Proms concerts she capped off the 2013 festival with "Over the Rainbow," saying it was devoted to LGBT voices silenced by Russia's anti-gay laws. At the Santa Fe Opera, she dedicated a performance to a gay New Mexican teen who took his life after being bullied."If there's intolerance and injustice being waged against people, we feel that," DiDonato says. "Because in the end, we're all in this together."Look closely in the crowd of friends DiDonato pulled in for this video and you'll spot Edie Windsor, the octogenarian who fought the Defense of Marriage Act all the way to the Supreme Court — and won. Another friend is gay playwright Terrence McNally, the Tony Award-winning creator of the Maria Callas play Master Class and the libretto for Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking, which DiDonato has recorded. She credits McNally with showing her the courage to fight for equality.Then there's the music. DiDonato sings "When I am Laid in Earth" from Henry Purcell's 17th-century opera Dido and Aeneas. Sometimes called "Dido's Lament," the aria unfolds slowly yet purposefully, with a refrain that seems to predict the mournful strains of an African-American spiritual.Purcell's protagonist pleads for a kind of absolution but also begs not to be forgotten ("Remember me, but ah! forget my fate"). And while DiDonato employs her art to speak about big issues, she says that in the end, it's the people who count — a loud and clear message in Purcell's opera."I never want to forget the face and the person," she says, "whether it's Edie Windsor or Terrence McNally or Mark Carson, because that's when it's personal and that's when it matters the most." -- TOM HUIZENGA MUSIC "When I am Laid in Earth" (from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas) FEATURING Students from Juilliard415: Francis Liu and Tatiana Daubek, violins; Bryony Gibson-Cornish, viola; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; Paul Morton, theorbo. CREDITS Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Tom Huizenga, Anastasia Tsioulcas; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Susan Hale Thomas, A.J. Wilhelm, Anastasia Tsioulcas; Editor: Mito Habe-Evans; Special Thanks: The Stonewall Inn, Mark and Rachel Dibner of the Argus Fund; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann. ON NPRMUSIC.ORG http://www.npr.org/event/music/383342822/joyce-didonato-takes-a-stand-at-stonewall

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    • 2014 - APAC Orchestra Concert

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      Please use #2014SASAPAC for comments on social media 00:02:31 Chaconne – Henry Purcell, 00:10:38 Peer Gynt Suite – Edvard Grieg, 00:19:31 Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 – Ottorino Resphigi, 00:23:06 Albinoni Adagio – Remo Giazotto, 00:37:14 Hokum Pocus – Phillip Green, 00:40:59 Aurai’s Adventures – Samuel Wu, 00:46:15 Irish Tune from County Derry – Percy Grainger, 00:51:30 Irish Legend – Soon Hee Newbold, 00:59:53 Encoure, 01:02:58 Credits In November 2014 the Shanghai American School hosted the 3 day Asian Pacific Activities Conference (APAC) Orchestra event. This video features the evening concert in the Performing Art Center (PAC) SAS Puxi campus. Production Notes: Special thanks to the SAS High School Film Club for filming at all 3 days of the event. Postproduction: Syncing the footage from the tech rehearsal was most challenging. Slightly tempo differences in playing made it difficult to use longer clips. Due to limited time given for post production retiming of clips for better sync and color grading is limited. Most fun was the little Encore sequence at the end of the concert. This part was cut in one play through just free hand enjoying the music. Filming: During the last rehearsal 4 DSRLs filmed on stage for super closeups of students playing. Great footage came out of it with very interesting action shots. Difficulty was not to walk into someone else's background. For the concert- 3 stationary Sony CX360 from PAC balcony and 4 operated DSLRs. 1 DSLR moved around the balcony during the show for angle varieties and zoomed frames. 1 DSLR Stage Center at the PAC back for different frame for stage center. 2 DSLRs from either side close to the stage for varieties of zoomed frames.

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      • chips

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        After the inevitable end of the world, Tim and Tom are scavenging the countryside for resources. What they find there will change their lives forever. Soundtrack composed by Louis LaRiccia (aka the Lightning Pirate). Check out his YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_6fSGNAlzBwNzLXwsfhzA Listen to the main title again and again here: soundcloud.com/thelightningpirate/chips

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        • Britta Lieberknecht & Company /Schimmerndes Blau -Trailer / Shimmering Blue -Trailer

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          dance performance to baroque music choreography: Britta Lieberknecht & Company dance: Neus Barcons Roca, Kanako Minami, Paraskevi Terzi, Anais Van Eycken lighting design: Horst Mühlberger musical advisor: Laurenz Gemmer music: Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Händel, Purcell theatre: Alte Feuerwache Köln 2014 video: Monika Pirch, www.monika-pirch.de producer: Britta Lieberknecht, www.britta-lieberknecht.de more info in German: www.britta-lieberknecht.de/steucke/schimmerndes-blau/index.html more info in English: www.britta-lieberknecht.de/english/pieces/shimmering-blue/index.html

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          • Excerpt from "Come, Ye Sons of Art" performed by Southern Oregon Repertory Singers

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            Excerpt from Henry Purcell's "Come, Ye Sons of Art" performed by Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, directed by Dr. Paul French, with alto Shelly Cox, alto Laurie Anne Hunter, organist Jodi French, trumpeter Bruce Dresser, oboist Kirsten Kessler, violinist John McGrosso, violinist Morgan O'Shaughnessey, and cellist Lisa Truelove during Bright Orb of Harmony Concert on Oct. 26, 2014 at SOU Music Recital Hall, Ashland, OR

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            • 1.Dido's Lament Videoclip

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              Videoclip de l’ària “Dido’s Lament” de la òpera Dido i Eneas de Henry Purcell que cerca traslladar al audiovisual les emociones i sensacions que transmet la música. L’ òpera Dido i Eneas relata la història d’ amor entre Dido, reina de Cartago i l’heroi Eneas que finalment es enganyat per les bruixes a pesar del seu amor per Dido.En aquesta ària “Dido’s Lament”, Dido que no pot viure sense Eneas es suïcida. L’ ària dura uns cinc minuts, dels quals la meitat timelapses intercalats que representen las visiones de mort que té Dido (elements degradant-se, natura efervescent..) L’altra meitat narra el drama que viu Dido un ésser atormentat al límit de la seva existència i que finalment mor i retorna a la terra. Moltes gràcies a tot l’equip! Realització: Cristina Viñas Ajudant de direcció: Marta Corominas Direcció de fotografia: Mar Morey Operadors de càmera: Mar Morey i Francesc Bosch Ballarina: Franchesca Regni Tutor: Amat Jacobo Agraïments: Víctor Grau, Andreu Presas, Víctor Sánchez i Konvent.0 Videoclip of the aria “Dido’s Lament” from the opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. The opera relates the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair and death when he abandons her.

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              • Henry Purcell: Rondeau from Abdelazer (Z570), Voices of Music; performed on original instruments

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                The Rondeau from the incidental music (Z570)that Henry Purcell composed for the play Abdelazer, or the Moor's Revenge. HD Video from the Voices of Music Brandenburg Concerto project, 2013. One of Purcell’s last works, the play was staged in 1695, the year of Purcell's death, and the text of the play was written Aphra Behn. The Rondeau’s place in history was assured when the composer Benjamin Britten chose it for his Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell (1946). After Purcell's death, his wife Frances gathered much of his unpublished works, and these were printed as “A collection of ayres, compos'd for the theatre and upon other occasions .”

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                • Peter Wilde on mannerisms

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                  Peter Wilde on mannerisms, Henry Purcell, and the writing style of the Baroque era

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                  • Dido-&-Aeneas-III

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                    • Dido-&-Aeneas-II

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