The Spartanburg Philharmonic has a musical heritage dating back to the late 19th century. It began as the Spartanburg Music Association and grew over the years through a series of music festivals and an affiliation with the music department of Converse College. In 1948 the association became the Music Foundation of Spartanburg, which sponsored the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra. Today the Spartanburg Philharmonic is under the musical direction of Sarah Ioannides, who is in her 7th year with the orchestra. Ioannides has made guest conducting appearances with symphonies in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Here are some of the highlights of upcoming winter concerts.

The January 28 concert will begin with James Horners Titanic Medley. This selection commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It will be followed by Bachs Concerto for Two Violins, featuring Sara Johnson, concertmaster, and Mary Irwin, Principal Second Violin. The concerto is a popular piece from the Baroque Period. Sibelius Symphony No. 2, D Major will also be on the program.

The concert on February 25 will feature the Augsburger Geigenbande, a string octet made up of members of the Schwamm family from Germany. The evening will begin with Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante, with Katharina Schwamm on violin and her sister Teresa Schwamm on viola. This will be followed by Poulencs Sinfonietta. The Philharmonic will perform during the first two selections. During the final part of the program the Schwamm family will perform Bavarian folk music, selections for fiddle, and even classic Beatles music. The evening promises to be entertaining for all.

On March 31 the audience will be treated to the U.S. premier of Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodis Zephyros, followed by Liszts Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethovens Symphony No. 3, Eroica. The program will feature young pianist George Li, winner of the prestigious 2010 Cooper International Piano Competition. The 16-year old pianist has won numerous awards and received worldwide recognition as a talented soloist. Li has received a full four year scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This will be his second appearance with the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

Performances are held at Twitchell Auditorium on the campus of Converse College. The auditorium is located at the front of the campus at 580 E. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg. Free parking is available in two adjacent lots on campus. Reserved tickets for the concerts range from $10-$35. In addition, the Spartanburg Philharmonic also sponsors Music Sandwiched In, a free lunchtime concert series at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. These are held on select Wednesdays from 12:15-1:00pm. This fun series showcases local and regional talent as well as preview selections from upcoming concerts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is an arts venue in Scotland that is the centre of cultural activity in Glasgow and the region that showcases everything from the classics to modern music, theater and concerts whilst embracing a variety of music genres. The theater was intended as a replacement for the one that burned down in the 1960s. Construction was started in 1980 and took ten years to complete, finally opening in 1990 when Glasgow was declared the European Union’s City of Culture that year. The opening of the concert hall marked a turning point in the fortunes of a city that had gone through a period of neglect and urban decay. The event spaces of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall comprise the main auditorium that is its largest performance space, with the capacity to seat an audience of 3,000; the 500-seat Strathclyde Suite; and a 300 seat exhibition hall. In addition, the complex boasts the Buchanan Suite and the Clyde Foyers, the Strathclyde Bar, the VIP room, and other bars and restaurants. >

The concert hall is the home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. It has played host and continues to do so to several orchestras of international repute, famous jazz ensembles, famous divas, opera and ballet performances, rock, pop and country music shows and comedy shows, among other intellectual and entertainment pursuits. The hall’s annual seasonal fare usually features an eclectic collection of famous artistes, trail blazers, orchestras, ensembles, choirs and groups and up-and-coming Scottish performers. One of its most memorable events is the Celtic Connections, which is billed as the world’s largest winter music festival. An 18-day extravaganza of music, talks, art exhibitions, workshops and free events held every January/February that is a celebration of the arts, with participants from all over the world.

With a range of diverse and some of the most outstanding venues in the city, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall is well-equipped and able to handle a range of events not only of the musical kind but conferences, club nights, product launches, banquets and weddings among small and large events. Annually, the concerts hall stages 400 concerts and 1,000 other events. Its location at one of Glasgow’s busiest intersections definitely has something to do with it. Operating well known four star UK hotels in several of the country’s important cities, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels UK offers central locations, comfortable accommodation and modern amenities and facilities expected by many of its leisure and business clients. Take advantage of UK hotel specials offered by the group to enjoy a much-needed break or to celebrate a special event.

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The sale of counterfeit concert tickets online is a growing problem. Major rock bands and other concert attractions are warning customers through their websites to watch out for fake tickets to their popular tours. Counterfeit concert tickets will not be honored, and the purchaser will likely lose both the opportunity to enjoy the concert, as well as the money invested in the tickets. The following guidelines are intended to help customers avoid purchasing counterfeit concert tickets online.
When you are considering buying concert tickets online, make certain you do so by purchasing them from a trustworthy seller running a secure web site. Trustworthy, reputable sellers will likely be listed with the Better Business Bureau, and as such, you will see the BBB logo on the front page of their web site. If you doubt the veracity, you can go to the Better Business Bureau’s web site and check them out for yourself.
The majority of trustworthy vendors will show the symbols for Verisign, Hacker Safe or other such companies. The web address, or URL of the credit card transaction section of a reliable website will start with “https” rather than “http”, which means the information which is being transmitted will be encrypted for your protection. Additionally, a padlock symbol may appear in the browser window, further indicating the encryption of information.
There is a certain amount of risk involved when you book a low-priced ticket through net. Characteristically tickets purchased through auction sites do not comprise a reimbursement pledge, contrasting you get it from other vendors. Prior to purchasing concert tickets online through an public sale site, detailed background study of the auction vendor is sensible.
You can always wait in line at the box office to purchase tickets, but buying tickets at the last minute may mean seats that are not the best. If you wait until the last minute to buy tickets, you also risk the event being sold out. Ultimately, the risk of sold out concert tickets is an indication that purchasing tickets online is best guarantee of getting a good seat to a popular event.
Finally, avoid buying tickets through street-side ticket scalpers. The risk of purchasing counterfeit or stolen tickets through ticket scalpers is very high. Additionally, ticket scalping is illegal in many jurisdictions. Performing a little background research of the concert ticket sales company will greatly reduce the risk of an unpleasant surprise marring a memorable experience.

Millions of people watched the performance of Michael Buble last weekend showed by ITV1. He shared the stage with George Michael, Robbie Williams and the finalists of this years X Factor. He performed a duet with Stacey Solomon, the only female singer that reached this far in the competition. The show has been seen by more than 12 million viewers.

Just a few days before the X Factor competition, the Canadian singer was seen strolling down Grafton Street, the shopping center of Dublin. His peaceful shopping trail was interrupted when a bunch of schoolgirls recognized him and crowded him pleading for autographs and photos. He was in the city preparing for an appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show before his appearance on the stage with Robbie Williams and George Michael.

Michael Buble is currently promoting his latest album, Crazy Love. It is on top of album charts all over the world. Only Susan Boyles I Dreamed A Dream, Westlifes ‘Where We Are,’ and the albums of Lady GaGa and Black Eyed Peas are ahead of Michaels Crazy Love.

The album of the Grammy-winning singer is a diverse mixture of jazz and pop standards and original songs. Buble has interpreted Van Morrisons Crazy Love and The Eagles Heartache Tonight proving again he can play jazzy everything ever written.

Among the tracks of the album you can enjoy Youre Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, the classical Stardust, Baby (Youve Got What It Takes), Whatever It Takes, Cry Me A River, All Of Me, Georgia On My Mind, and Havent Met You Yet, the latter co-written by Buble. Fellow artists featuring in Crazy Love include Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and another Canadian singer, Ron Sexsmith.

Meanwhile, Michael defended UK actor Hugh Grant after a bad comment a UK tabloid made about his appearance on German TV show. Buble was a guest on British TV show Loose Women when the matter was brought up. The singer confirmed that he has been a guest alongside the Hollywood star on the same quiz show Wetten, das? and assured the viewers that the so called incident was all set up by German actors, hired especially for the show.

Being famous is not an easy job but when you do something you are good at and that people love, its worth the price. So, Michael, keep up the good work! Get your Michael Buble Concerts Tickets

Heard the hype on myspace about Paramore? What about people on Twitter twittering about Enter Shikari? Here we discover the Top 5 up and coming hard rock/metal acts whose concert tickets will sell fast as the social media buzz increases.

1. Enter Shikari – The St. Albans band play music that’s been coined, ‘post-hardcore’. That’s some pretty hard rock. Their debut album, ‘Take to the Skies’ reached number 4 in the UK album chart and Common Dreads, their second long player got to number 16 in June 2009. Fresh from their triumphant Reading and Leeds festivals gigs, Enter Shikari concert tickets will shift faster than the time it takes to explain to someone what ‘post-hardcore’ means!

2. Paramore – Nominated for a Grammy despite only forming in 2004, Paramore will arrive for their UK tour on the back of some well-earned grafting on the American live circuit. With a stye described as anything from ’emo’ to ‘pop punk’ and ‘hard alternative rock’, tickets for their UK concerts will trade quickly as Paramore will only be in the UK for six gigs. Book your tickets now to avoid missing out.

3. Porcupine Tree – I know, I know, they’ve been around since 1987 so to call them up and coming is a stretch to say the least. What’s a Top 5 list without some contentious debate? Still, after a long career in the shadows, Porcupine Tree will be touring the UK with their latest album, ‘The Incident’ in December. Concert Tickets for Porcupine Tree shift quickly as fans flock to hear their unique live shows which feature instruments not typically associated with hard rock like banjos and mellotrons.

4. The Answer – Haven’t heard of them? Don’t worry, you soon will have. The Northern Irish hard and blues-rock outfit embark upon a twelve gig UK tour in support of their Everyday Demons album. Having toured the States opening for AC/DC, tickets for their UK shows will be snapped up quickly by fans like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, one of their growing number of supporters.

5. Rockstar Taste of Chaos – Ok, not a band per se but a collection of up and coming metal bands whose energetic shows have got fans of the genre talking (and buying up any available tickets). The line up for this year’s tour includes Killswitch Engage, In Flames, Every Time I Die and Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Get involved with the cutting edge of metal/hard rock and support these new and emerging acts buy booking your tickets today!

A concert backstage pass is one which grants access to different areas of a specific concert. There are backstage passes available for all kinds of concerts such as a theatre performance, a fashion show, a film festival or a music show. These are usually desired by fans of the performer or one of the performers of the concerning show or concert.

These can come with many kinds of formats, two of which are laminated, generally card-shaped designed to hang around the neck and with the type of the card written over it (rarely with photo identification) and wristbands (the colour showing the type of access permitted).

How many types are available?

There may be various types of backstage passes available. However, only four are common. These are: – an all-access pass, a crew pass, a VIP pass, and a press pass. All-access passes provide the highest exposure possible to the performer; including pre-performance and post-performance parties, the backstage and all.

The crew passes, for crew members only, also cover all or most of the area. The press pass may have various restrictions depending on the organizers. And a VIP pass is one which gives a VIP the permission to enter and enjoy the areas which are not restricted by the organizers.
Where to find one?

Free concert backstage passes may be available from various sources. The performing individual or the group, the hosts, the organizers, the show managers, the press or the radio partner covering the concert all can provide you with these passes, which are primarily used to promote the concert or to grow the popularity.

What is the right way to behave?

Attending a backstage party has various ethics and codes to be maintained. Failing to do these or misbehave and you may be thrown out of the gate by the guards. Probably the first one is to dress nicely and talk intelligently. Its unnecessary and often disturbing talking like an ass-kisser because artists usually know that they are great. It is also important not to feel hysterical or overzealous.

Showing restraints on your part is typically important, too. While it is only natural for you to be a little excited seeing your dream person right in front of you, it helps to put on a show as if you respect their boundaries. Getting drunk is never a good idea and this is no exception. Also it would be better if you do not eat all the foods served.

What are the advantages?

If you are too crazy about a performer (or a star), you undoubtedly cherish the vision to be with him/them. These passes may be a way to shooting photo, hanging out with the person you admire so much. You may even have a chance to get to know who the actual person is, under all the glamour. See what s/hes hiding under the veil!!

Travellers planning Abu Dhabi holidays with the hopes of attending the famed Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be pleased to learn that U.S. rap star Eminem has recently been confirmed as the closing act for the Yasalam After-Race Concert. Eminem is scheduled to perform on Sunday 4th November 2012 at the du Arena at Yas Island, however those interested should not that the concert will be exclusive to F1 ticket holders only.

Eminem is considered to be one of the worlds most popular artists with over 90 million albums sold worldwide on the back of hit songs including Lose Yourself, The Real Slim Shady, Not Afraid and his latest hit featuring Rhianna Love the Way You Lie. Eminems list of accolades include 13 Grammy awards, being the first rapper to ever win an Academy Award (Best Original Song), being widely acknowledged as one of the top artists of the 2000s with his latest album Recovery named the best selling album of 2010 and his tenth Number 1 album on the Billboard charts.

John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment, the company responsible for the organisation of the concert expressed his excitement about the prospect of giving both locals and travellers on their Abu Dhabi holidays the once-in a-lifetime experience to see the rapper who also goes by the moniker Slim Shady. Other famous artist scheduled to perform include Kylie Minogue and Nickelback.

Were thrilled to be bringing Eminem. He is a music icon, and fans have wanted to see him perform in the UAE for a very long time. Were excited to answer fans wishes and deliver what looks set to be an incredible After Race Concert Having Kylie Minogue and Nickelback alongside Eminem for the after-race concerts this year is quite exciting for FLASH. Get ready for Abu Dhabis most diversely eclectic event Yasalam 2012 stated Mr. Lickrish.

Undoubtedly, with a chance to see some of the biggest names in music today, the After-Race Concert will serve to help the nation in its bid to achieve a 15 per cent increase in the number of travellers booking holidays to Abu Dhabi, with a set target of 2.3 million visitors by the end of 2012.

The Biggest news is the announcement of dates for Glee Live Concert which kicks off May 15 in Phoenix, Ariz and afterwards it also hits Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City. The fans in these cities will get the chance to see the cast on stage with Glee Live. Glee cast hits the road show in this spring which will be held on May 18. The Jazz hand will participate in this road show. The Azaira and Glees Mays join Harris and Cumming in upcoming Smurf Movie also Jonathan Winters, George Lopez and singer Katy Perry will also lend their voices to the upcoming live action animated film Smurfs.

In 2010 spring season the Glees tour will make room for the cast of another comedy series and the tickets for Glee Live concerts go on sale. Glee Live reveals the upcoming musical acts on Los Angels between shooting for the famous TV show Glee the cast will set to tour with the live concert performances in Chicago. The Glee cast is going on tour and announced a nine date US Glee Live concert and the tour beginning on May 18. The cast consisting of Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Mark Salling, Harry Shum, Dijon Talton and many others will feature live performances.

The producers of Glee Live Concert have added shows to tour dates therefore on New York a Matinee on May 28 and evening performances on May 30 have been added at radio City music Hall. The producer Ryan Murphy has announced the concerts dates will be added to Glee Live to accommodate fans and most of the dates sold out. The concert biz predicts the Glee Live concert shows will begins on May 18 at Phoenix. Glee is on tour with Conan, it may be music festival season and the hottest live show tickets in town are those to the Glee and Conan live tours.

Glee live may be ride to Cincinnati or a video upload away and Cincinnati FOX 19 and Cincinnati Bell will host live auditions in noon. There are many happy things about Glee but one of the chief reasons for watching the joyfully acerbic Sylvester, Cheerleading coach. The Radio City will host the lee live tour for three shows in May. Get your Cheap Glee Live Tickets

The excitement you feel from learning your favorite artist is coming to your town can lead to frustration when you start trying to find good seats to the concert. Depending on the popularity of your favorite artist, good seat tickets can be hard to find. Savvy concertgoers, though, start doing their homework well before concert tickets go on sale at their desired venue, increasing their likelihood of getting the best seats.

Most concert tickets are not sold to the general public. A portion of the tickets to every venue are held for promoters, sponsors and the entertainers. Many of these additional tickets are sold by concert sponsors at presales before they go on sale to the public. Because these are private sales, you may have to do some research to find out when and where to get your tickets. However, if you are a true fan, you will likely learn the information about the presale from the entertainer’s website, fan page or your favorite radio station.

Ticket presales often require passwords. The passwords are readily available to people who are part of the group that is sponsoring the concert. If the sponsor is a radio station, you should be able to find the password on their website. The official fan page for the entertainer you are trying to see in concert is another good place to look for the presale password. While most popular concerts have presales, the passwords are not always easy to find. If you really want good seat tickets, though, you will not mind doing the research required to find the presale password.

In the unfortunate case that you are not able to buy good seat tickets at the presale, do not be discouraged. There is another great way to get a good seat to see your favorite entertainer. The best seats are offered at the presale and within a few days of the concert. The number of seats that are held for special guests does not necessarily coincide with the number of seats that are needed. In an effort to fill all of the seats in the venue, these unused seats go on sale to the public a few days before the concert. If you need more than one ticket, though, this method is probably not your best option.

Most concert tickets are sold online. However, you can still get good seats by waiting in line. Become familiar with the venue before you shop for tickets. Though the center of each row is generally considered the best seat, a few seats to the right or left of the center often have a similar view of the stage and are not as sought after. By requesting seats a bit off-center, your chances of getting good concert seats improve greatly.

If youve ever been to a concert then you have probably been wowed by the amazing display of lighting. The techniques used in musical concert are only used to enhance the mood of the music being played. Whether its indoor or outdoor these lighting techniques uses subtleties in order to highlight the band playing without being to overwhelming.

Are you looking for something new for you landscaping? Concert lighting outdoors could be the special addition you need. Here are some tips to help you with your concert outdoor lighting.

Rule #1 Back Lights

If we compare concert outdoor lighting to real concert lighting, the major difference is that during a real concert, most of the light comes from the front, they use big spotlights and flood lights to illuminate the center of the action. Has for concert outdoor lighting the light should always come from behind what you are trying to illuminate. You see your goal is to establish a relaxing mood and identify what you are trying to light at the same time. You will achieve this by placing the lights behind, creating an interesting play of shadow and light.

Rule #2 Whos the star?

Most of the time musical formations have a leader; this leader is the one we see the most. This rule can also be applied to your concert outdoor lighting; we will need to determine what the masterpiece of your concert outdoor lighting setup is. It could be things like:

-Decorative fountain
-Your prize Rosebush
-Or any other part of your landscape.

But choose the one that you like the most. This is where we deviate from the rule #1. This center piece alone is the only one who is allowed to have any light come from the front, this is the only exception.

Rule #4 Colors are important

One of the most important factors about your concert outdoor lighting is colors. Most people dont realize that the color of your lighting plays an important role in the mood you are trying to create. This is easily achievable since today most outdoor lighting fixtures are available with LED displays, which can easily, at very little cost, provide color to your concert outdoor lighting.

Rule #5 – Use Variety and Simplicity

To create an amazing display of light you will need to use different and complementary colors for your back lights. The same goes for what you will use to illuminate your centerpiece. The goal here is to set the mood without illuminating too much, this is very important. Dont fall in the trap of illuminating too much, this will create glare and your concert outdoor lighting setup will be too bright to look at in the dark. As I said, use color for your back lights to set a relaxing mood.

Make sure you follow These 5 basics rules, doing this will make sure you have an amazing outdoor concert lighting display.