Finn No Warbler

Chicago Tribune’s Kevin McKeough wonders “what kind of birds are fluttering around [Neil Finn’s] native NZ […] he sings melodies that are just plain gorgeous.” Finn’s performance before a packed Park West Stadium (Chicago) prompted his reviewer to describe him as “one of the finest melodists working in modern popular music [… his tenor remaining] as sweet and clear as a choir boy’s.” Click here for Neil Finn interview in LA Weekly: “He sings pretty, but with a slightly serrated edge…”


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…