Music On The Water: From Manhattan to the Midnight Sun and Journeys Beyond

In the summer of 2019, New York Harbor Channel traveled through the Norwegian Fjords Screen-Shot-2020-01-17-at-4.21.29-AM-300x169.pngon Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam. The on-board chamber music ensemble was so inspirational, we highlighted the experience here in this article. Craig Laurie, Vice President of Artistic Directions at RWS Entertainment Group, offers insight into his creation with Lincoln Center Stage. In addition, the musicians of the 2019 Nieuw Statendam voyage to the Midnight Sun lend their words and music.

The on-board chamber music ensemble was so inspirational, we highlighted the experience here in this article. Craig Laurie, the Vice President of Artistic Directions at RWS Entertainment Group, offers insight into his creation of the Lincoln Center Stage.  In addition, the musicians of the 2019 Nieuw Statendam voyage to the Midnight Sun lend their words and music to our piece.

Norwegian Fjords

RWS Entertainment currently maintains eleven quintets for Holland America. The Lincoln Center Stage family  has expressed their desire to spread the language of chamber music to an ever expanding audience that includes young adults.  There is a growing community of music students who are increasingly interested in promoting the art of chamber music.  The LCS musicians are the new global ambassadors.

What’s To Come In The Near Future

This Fall, Holland America ships will be making New York Harbor their port of call. Passengers will arrive blocks away from Lincoln Center and have the opportunity to experience LCS chamber music where the ensembles originated.  It’s a unique experience blending the sounds of music molded here in New York and carry it out to sea.

NYHC will follow the LCS ensembles of the Zaiderdam and the Zaandam as they voyage around the world. We are pleased to greet them as they port at Pier 66 in NY on September 7th and September 22nd.  NYHC will be on hand before the ensembles create the soundtrack to accompany the Canadian foliage of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

For more Lincoln Center Stage Chamber Ensemble and Craig Laurie’s Extended Interview:

For a few selections of the on-board compositions, click here.

For the full NYHC audio interview with Craig Laurie Vice President of Artistic Direction of RWS Entertainment Group check below!

 

COMING SOON: Podcast with student musicians in the New York City school programs who will have special access to the LCS community.

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