Christmas 2016 Newsletter

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Ludovico Einaudi Drops Luxe CD/DVD Box Set

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During this year’s world tour, Ludovico and crew were planning a box set release and filming a number of
concerts for it. This special limited edition box set includes the entire Elements album, plus three solo piano variations and the never-before released track ‘Elegy for the Arctic’,  performed atop an iceberg earlier this year for a global Greenpeace Campaign. The box set will be available in time for holiday gift giving.

Download “Elegy For The Artic” wav file here. Additionally, Ludovico’s new webpage is designed so that you can perform the brand new track ‘Elegy For The Arctic’ on your keyboard or mobile  device. It’s fun! Check it out here
The box set also includes an hour long DVD featuring nine live tracks from London’s Royal Festival Hall concerts in July 2016 plus 16 color postcards featuring exclusive tour photographs.

“A thing of rare beauty” – GQ Magazine
“The hippest classical artist the world has ever known” – Never Enough Notes
“A highly polished performance of music so incredibly tasteful” – The London Times

 

Helen Jane Long Tour Wrap, New Album, Xmas Single and Future Plans

 

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Helen Jane Long performed at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco as part of her U.S. tour in support of her 4th album “Identity”,  and hired local musicians in each city to play her original scores.

Helen Jane Long just wrapped her U.S. tour dates in support of her 4th album, “Identity” and it was a triumph for the composer.  All dates were extremely well attended and Helen greeted her fans after each show, typically in the lobbies of the venues.  A big shout out to all the appreciative audiences that travelled in from far and wide to see Helen perform in New Orleans, Lancaster PA, Chicago and San Francisco. We are already planning tours for 2017, with the first kick off in spring in New York City. Watch Helen’s facebook page for announcements.

We have so much in store for you including a live album, recorded last year at St. James Church in London, releasing on December 10th.   And, for all of you vinyl fans, watch for news about the forthcoming companion “Identity” album releasing on orange vinyl! We’re just setting up distribution now but Helen’s fans can always order directly from Helen’s website. It’s coming in the next few weeks.

We’d like to thank all the radio stations and fans who have supported Helen’s music and tours over the course of her growing career.  We are attaching here Helen’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for your seasonal pleasure and wishing you the coziest holiday season ever.

Download “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” WAV file by Helen Jane Long here.

 

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Andy Iorio Is Writing and Recording A New Album For 2017

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Download Andy Iorio’s Christmas single “We Three Kings”

Andy Iorio had a great year. Tons of radio airplay exposure, lots of live shows and an HMMA nomination for best Contemporary Classical track, “Rush”, that appears on Andy’s “II” album.

The media had alot to say about Andy too:

“Andy Iorio is the best kind of alchemist. Yes, he is a composer and pianist, but his talent lies in perfectly blending classical elements with contemporary components to achieve a sound that is pleasing on multiple levels” –RJ Lannan – Zone Music Reporter.

“I love Andy Iorio’s II from beginning to end. His playing and composition is simple yet exquisite. His music is soothing, moving, emotional and stunning.  Andy’s “II” has a magnificent cinematic feel to it that will inspire the listener to want to hear more from this musician who has a mastery of the piano that goes so far beyond the technical” –Andrea R. Garrison – Online With Andrea

“II” is a stirring and very enjoyable musical experience. Recommended!” –Kathy ParsonsMainlypiano.com

“This album “II”  has brought me tears multiple times, so beautiful and emotional. Each piece makes me feel like the composer is writing the soundtrack to my life, speaking directly to my heart. Highly recommended to anyone who loves instrumental music, beautiful melodic piano and sweeping strings… I can’t wait for the next album!! Thank you for sharing your divine gift” – Anyone With Ears

Andy is working on his next album, releasing in 2017. Meantime, download his Christmas tune “We Three Kings” here.

 


 

Jennifer Aurelia “All Shall Be Well” and New Album News

 

This beautiful Christmas song was written by Jennifer Aurelia , also known as Jennifer Zulli, just after the Newtown massacre that killed 20 children in 2012. Hailing from Newtown herself,  Jennifer assembled the surviving children from the school to help her sing and record the song to help heal the children and the community. This song is a real tribute to the human condition and a beautiful sentiment from
the composer.

Download “All Shall Be Well” by Jennifer Aurelia, AKA Jennifer Zulli

Watch for more info coming about Jennifer’s new album, “Seasons”, coming early 2017!