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Michael Linville: Musician, Dean of Instrumental Performance at New World Symphony

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Pianist, percussionist, conductor, arranger and educator, MICHAEL LINVILLE is currently the New World Symphony’s Dean of Chamber Music and Fellow Development, programming and coaching chamber music concerts throughout the Symphony’s 35-week season.

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Musician Etienne Charles Cannot Be Pigeon-Holed

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Trinidad born ETIENNE CHARLES is a performer, composer and storyteller, who is continuously searching for untold stories and sounds with which to tell them.
His lush trumpet sound, varied compositional textures and pulsating percussive grooves enable him to invoke trance, soothing and exciting listeners while referencing touchy and sometimes controversial subjects in his music.

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Violinist Samuel Marder, “Devils among Angels: A Journey from Paradise and Hell to Life.”

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SAMUEL MARDER was born in 1930 in Chernovitz, Rumania, now Ukraine. His music studies began at the age of six. At age ten he won a prize which made him eligible to study in Moscow. World War II interrupted Marder’s brilliant beginning, and life changed completely. Young Samuel and his family were soon deported to a Nazi concentration camp.

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Charles Blow: NYT, BNC, and “The Devil You Know”

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CHARLES M. BLOW has been a New York Times Opinion columnist since 2008. His column appears on Monday and Thursday. Mr. Blow joined The New York Times in 1994 as a graphics editor and quickly became the paper’s graphics director, a position he held for nine years. He is the author of “The Devil You Know” and “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.” In May, 2021, “Prime with Charles Blow” premiered on the Black News Channel (BNC).

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Video Chat: Tony Succar — Musician, Composer, Arranger, Producer

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ANTONIO “TONY” SUCCAR (b. 1986) is a Peruvian-American musician, composer, arranger and producer. In 2010, Tony and his band were invited to perform al fresco at a Halloween party on Lincoln Road in the heart of South Beach. The invitation included a special request to play Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller. In considering how he would perform Thriller, Tony thought, “Why don’t I put it through a salsa filter.” And the moment provided a spark that ignited Succar on a five-year odyssey, culminating in the production and release of Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, featuring many of the world’s best Latin musicians and vocalists.

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