CDT, October 14, 2013 In February of 1878, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, premiered at a Russian Musical Society concert in Moscow with Nikolai Rubinstein as conductor. Considered the first of his mature symphonic works, Tchaikovsky dedicated the piece to his patroness Nadezhda von Meck. On finishing the symphony, the composer wrote, “It seems to me that this is my best work. Of my two latest creations, the opera and the symphony, I favor the latter. What lies in store for this symphony? Will it survive long after its author has disappeared from the face of the earth, or straight away plunge into the depths of oblivion? I only know that at this moment I… am blind to any shortcomings in my new offspring. Yet I am sure that, as regards texture and form, it represents a step forward in my development…” Now, 135 years after the creation of this magnificent symphony, the Des Plaines Park District Community Concert Band, under the direction of Lawrence J. Carle, will perform the finale from Symphony No. 4 in F Minor at their October 27 fall concert.
ASL Interpreter Becomes Concert Favorite Signing Words to Kendrick Lamar
3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Controversial celebrity photographer Terry Richardson released a series of risque photos of Miley Cyrus on Oct. 3. In them, Cyrus is seen licking a mirror, smoking, and stripping. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Penelope Cruz stunned at a special screening of “The Counselor” at Odeon West End in London on October 3, just two and a half months after welcoming baby girl Luna. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Christina Milian looked beautiful as she stepped out for dinner in West Hollywood, Oct. 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Julianne Moore was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 3 in Los Angeles. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Newlywed Chrissy Teigen, wearing knee-high brown leather boots with a grey top and blue denim hot pants, hailed a taxi in NYC on Oct. 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Gwyneth Paltrow filmed a Hugo Boss commercial in downtown Los Angeles on October 3. Celebrity Photos: October 2013 Amanda Seyfried and her denim cutoff shorts took Finn for a walk in New York City on October 3.
Play video In recent years, a lot of large-scale events, including concerts and speeches, have added American Sign Language interpreters to help those with hearing impairments have a better experience. The work that they do is intricate and heartfelt, and it also looks really cool. So it’s perhaps no wonder that the work of ASL interpretation has birthed a few stars. Take Lydia Callis, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s interpreter at the time of Superstorm Sandy a year ago.She was heralded for her enthusiasm and ability. In that vibrant spirit comes Amber Galloway-Gallego , who can teach you a thing or two about rap lyrics, or at least how they look in ASL. She has over 300 concerts under her belt, and it’s perhaps this experience that gives her authority to interpret phrases from the mildly racy to the outright smutty. And people love it. Vines and Instagram videos made their way around the Web these past two weekends, as Galloway-Gallego was interpreting for a Kendrick Lamar performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. People on Twitter wrote things like, “Obsessed with the sign language interpreter for Kendrick Lamar” and “Best show of the weekend.” So next concert you’re at, keep a lookout for live music’s newest star. What was a recent concert you enjoyed? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending . Arts & Entertainment Food Stamp Power Glitch Hits 17 States Good Morning America