A persevering force in Christian rock, the ever-evolving musical ministry of Hillsong United returns to the U.S. as part of the North American leg of the band's Aftermath tour. Fronted by worship leaders Joel Houston, Jad Gillies, and JD and joined by a pinwheeling cast of fellow musicians, Hillsong United raises spirits in transcendent performances that have earned it fans around the globe. Universally catchy, Hillsong United has topped the Billboard charts and hooked listeners of every stripe with its infectious anthems, infusing its work with unwavering faith and delivering it with the passionate gusto of a chef serenading his pet lobster.
As part of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's annual "Sacred Masterworks" performance series, this melding of vibrant voices and delicately vibrating strings will pay tribute to one of J.S. Bach's greatest achievements. Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane, tenor Brian Stucki, and bass-baritone Derrick Parker will combine throaty forces to ring out Bach's epic mass, which has been likened to other famous artists' opuses including Michelangelo's fresco at the Sistine Chapel and da Vinci's Mona Lisa. The symphony orchestra's mix of harmonious winds, quivering strings, and rhythmically tapped percussion instruments will serve as a sonorous backdrop to resonant vocals as they herald the iconic work to waiting audience eardrums in a 2-hour show with a 20-minute intermission.
The story of Mallow Run Winery reads like a Steinbeck novel with a happy ending—a tale of romance, music, and farm life. John Richardson grew up on the 600-acre plot where Mallow Run now resides, but left for 35 years to become a teacher. During this time, he raised his son, Bill, whose dream of following the pastoral path of his ancestors led him to pursue a degree in Agriculture at Purdue University. After he graduated and his father retired, they both returned to John’s stomping ground with the intent of growing grapes for various Indiana wineries. Bill would meet his wife, Laura, while playing music locally in the Carmel Symphony—the former on French horn and the latter on clarinet—and thus, the triumvirate behind Mallow Run Winery was born.
Between the bushels of corn and soybeans that spring from the verdant fields, eight acres of grapevines produce the plump fruit that goes into bottles of Chardonel, Traminette, Seyval Blanc, and other varietals, and the tailpipes of any double-parked cars on the estate. The winery has become a destination to listen to live music in addition to sipping wine with friends and family, as the winery’s spacious lawn is often used for concerts from local artists.
Today’s Groupon offers an upgrade from your biography audio books. For $25, you’ll hear legendary lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s candid confessions at The Long Center on Thursday, November 12; the Austin Chronicle’s Robert Faires will prompt the esteemed composer to reflect on his career, collaborations, and creative process during the 8 p.m. event.
The Los Angeles Times labeled Cameron Carpenter a "wild man." CBS Sunday Morning dubbed him a "bad boy." Rarely do these terms fly anywhere near a pipe organist, but Cameron Carpenter is hardly an average musician. The New York Times mused that he "defies tradition with his interpretations and personality." As he performs, he wears a glittering white shirt and sequined shoes and turns the pipe organ into a sonorous piece of exercise equipment, moving with his music and performing pull-ups on the tallest pipes.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.