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In today’s news: ‘Funding crisis’ poses serious threat to A-level music and languages. ‘He is a true pioneer and visionary’: Sony/ATV and Stellar Songs sign Octavian. An antique machine plays THREE violins at once and we cannot stop watching it. Classical music lovers make the most money: Survey. First opera short film in Virtual Reality. Teodor Currentzis becomes first chief conductor of the new SWR symphony orchestra.

Classic FM

‘Funding crisis’ poses serious threat to A-level music and languages

A-level music, French and German are in danger of being removed from state schools and colleges in England because of funding cuts, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has warned.

Music Week

‘He is a true pioneer and visionary’: Sony/ATV and Stellar Songs sign Octavian

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Stellar Songs have signed Octavian to a worldwide deal via their joint venture.

Classic FM

This antique machine plays THREE violins at once and we cannot stop watching it

A machine called the Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina uses a complex automated mechanism to play three violins and a piano at the same time. We simply cannot stop watching it.

The Calgary Sun

Classical music lovers make the most money: Survey

Your music tastes and bank account have a lot more in common than you think, according to TD Ameritrade.

Klassik heute

Berliner Festspiele: Präsentation des Filmprojektes DAU in Berlin

Seit dem Frühjahr 2018 arbeiten die Berliner Festspiele als Veranstalter am Zustandekommen der Präsentation des Filmprojektes DAU in Berlin. Die von den Festspielen als Gastspiel realisierte Produktion ist ein frei finanziertes Projekt, dessen Aufführung Teil eines europäischen Präsentationszyklus unter dem Motto Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit ist.

SWR Classic

“Musik ist eine Mission, kein Beruf.” Currentzis kommt!

Mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2018/19 wird Teodor Currentzis der erste Chefdirigent des neuen SWR Symphonieorchesters.

Klassik.com

Erster Opernkurzfilm in Virtual Reality

Nachdem erste Filme und Videospiele bereits mithilfe von Virtual Reality daran arbeiten, den Konsumenten so nah wie möglich in die Handlung einzubinden, wird nun auch die erste Operarie in Virtueller Realität produziert.

Pizzicato

‘Bayreuther Festspiele’: Das Niveau steigt wieder

Seit Katharina Wagner und Christian Thielemann an der Spitze der ‘Bayreuther Festspiele’ stehen, hat das sängerische, musikalische und szenische Niveau deutlich zugenommen. Die Produktionen wirken ausgereifter, die Rollen überlegter und somit besser besetzt, meint Alain Steffen, der sich für Pizzicato einige Aufführungen angesehen hat.

El Pais

Paladares exquisitos

Durante el verano, la mejor música se puede encontrar en muchos rincones de España en festivales de medio formato que enriquecen la oferta cultural

 

Virtual Reality Brille, © Tatiana Azeviche

 

(Written on August 21, 2018 )

– “Artistic work is only a pretext for becoming free, and it may be that it is not completely possible in this world to have freedom. In art and in fiction, I can do what I cannot in reality. It is a way to expand on the possibility of freedom.” Hayoun Kwon (participating artist “Non-sense music; borders”) –

We are thrilled to be supporting the upcoming Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“ and many other inspiring projects and events in cooperation with the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin.

The Korean Cultural Centre is the cultural department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany, headquartered in Berlin under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea (MCST). Its aim is to promote Korean culture and facilitate cultural exchanges to introduce and generate interest in the many diverse aspects of Korean culture.

The Centre organises many programmes, events and courses under the categories of arts, music, literature and film. It creates an active place for cultural mediation. An item of great importance is the organisation and support of cultural events with Korean participation throughout Germany by working closely with the relevant institutions of both countries.

Permanent and alternating exhibitions can be seen in their own premises, at their Gallery damdam and at other external exhibition spaces. In the field of music the Centre curates a wide range of events: from Young Korean talents, the JazzKorea Festival to the International Younghi Pagh-Paan Composition Prize and lunchtime concerts in the “Pavillon der Einheit”.

We begin our campaign with an in-house exhibition by the interdisciplinary and Berlin based, but Seoul born artist, kate-hers RHEE. Her arts project “I like Korea and Korea likes me” will feature at Gallery damdam from 26th April – 16th June 2018.

This solo exhibition is curated by Kahee Jeong and presents two of her projects: the “deutschsprachliche Projekt” and “Transkoreaning” plus some artworks that were especially created for this exhibition. Identity and language are the essential themes in the work of kate-hers RHEE. Her art is transgressive, performative and plays with her “otherness” as an American raised woman with Asian roots in various cultural contexts.

 

 

We look forward to also supporting the Korean Interdisciplinary Arts Festival „Non-Sense Music #2; Borders“. This ten-day interdisciplinary arts festival takes place from 11th May – 20th May 2018 at Kunstquartier Bethanien and explores the politics of space through the micro-history of six Korean artists. Curated by Seoul born Joanne Kim, the artists Nahoon Park (Choreographer, Performance), Soyoung Chung (Video, Performance), Hayoun Kwon (VR), Ryu Biho (Installation, Performance), Helena Parada Kim (Painting) and Kim Hwang (Installation, Documentary film screening) transform the circumstances and conditions of time and space into songs, performance and visual delights.

The multicultural upbringing of Helena Parada Kim – she is half Korean and half Spanish and grew up in Germany – fuels her creative inspiration in various ways. She uses photographs of members of her mother´s family to create her artworks. Using family portraits as fundamental inspiration for her paintings, allows her to present a multidimensional homage to Korean traditions and culture.

 

Helena Parada Kim: Nurses and cranes, 180×250 cm, oil on linen, 2017

 

Artist Hayoun Kwon on the other hand, specialises in film work. At Non-sense music, she exhibits the animated political documentary “489 Years”, a film grounded in personal stories and linked to geopolitical questions of borders and territoriality. With virtual reality glasses, we are being taken to the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula to serve as a buffer zone between North and South, immersing us in the personal memories of a soldier. Hayoun Kwon’s film allows us to see a forbidden place, where nature has totally reclaimed its hold.

The WildKat team is very excited to be working alongside the Korean Cultural Centre in Berlin and its many cultural and artistic projects to come, including an in-house exhibition of Thearesa Cha (September 2018), the Grassimesse Leipzig (October 2018) and the Jazz Korea Festival (November 2018).

 

(Written on April 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of the brightest young stars in classical music; Leeds International Piano announces 68 pianists for the first round of the competition, Virtual Reality and the future of music. Also, musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists uncover music’s healing power, Klassik Radio launches streaming service „Klassik Radio Select“ and Maria João Pires announces her retirement from public performance and touring.

The Telegraph

Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs The Swan from his debut album Inspiration

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is without a doubt one of the brightest young stars in classical music. And since making history by becoming the first black winner in the 38 years of the BBC Young Musician, in 2016, Kanneh-Mason has been on a whirlwind adventure.

Opera Now

Wexford Festival Opera confirms 2018 programme

Artistic director David Agler has confirmed the repertoire for the main evening operas for the 67th Wexford Festival Opera in 2018.

International Piano

Leeds Piano competitors announced

Sixty-eight pianists have been selected for the first round of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition – eight more than originally planned, due to the ‘extraordinarily high quality of applicants’.

Pitchfork

Is Secretive Virtual Reality Startup Magic Leap Dreaming Up the Future of Music?

A first look at the billion-dollar company’s potentially game-changing collaboration with Sigur Rós.

ABC News

Scientists tune into brain to uncover music’s healing power

The National Institute of Health is bringing together musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists to tap into the brain’s circuitry and figure out how.

Klassik Heute

Klassik Radio startet neuen Musik-Streaming-Dienst „Klassik Radio Select“

Deutschlands meistverbreitetes Privatradio Klassik Radio gab gestern den Startschuss für seinen Musik-Streaming-Dienst „Klassik Radio Select“. 

Klassik.Com

Vorerst keine Theaterfusion in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Die vorbereitete Theaterfusion, die planmäßig ab Anfang 2018 mehrere Bühnen im Nordosten Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns unter einem Dach vereinen sollte, ist vorerst vom Tisch.

pizzicato

Pianist Igor Levit erhält Beethoven-Ring

In einer Abstimmung haben die Mitglieder der Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ den Pianisten Igor Levit zum Träger des Beethoven-Rings 2017 gewählt.

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Musique et handicap : “Donner accès à l’art pour tous, c’est permettre le développement d’un patrimoine culturel.”

Quelles aides techniques et humaines apporte-t’on aux personnes en situation de handicap souhaitant suivre une formation musicale, voir un spectacle, ou s’engager professionnellement dans la musique ? 

platea magazine

Maria Joao Pires confirma su retirada definitiva de los escenarios en 2018 

Lo que hasta la fecha era un rumor a voces es ya algo confirmado: su agencia de representación ha confirmado que la pianista portuguesa Maria Joao Pires abandona los escenarios de forma definitiva en 2018.

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 Orpheus Chamber Music Competition kürt ihre Gewinner

Image: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © The Telegraph/Lars Borges

(Written on December 19, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: classical music calms pets scared of fireworks, scientists solve the riddle of Chopin’s early death, Brit Trust reaches £20m milestone. VR demonstrates what music feels like to a deaf person. Das Berliner Jazzfest attracts young auditory, Harold Faltermeyer wins the German Film Music Award (Deutscher Filmmusikpreis).

The Times

Beethoven soothes pets spooked by fireworks

It may sound barking mad, but on Bonfire Night, pet behaviourists say that dogs can calm down if they listen to Beethoven’s 6th Symphony while cats may prefer hearing Handel’s Sarabande in D minor.

The Guardian

Examination of Chopin’s pickled heart solves riddle of his early death

Scientists diagnose rare complication of tuberculosis following analysis of heart stored in jar of cognac for 170 years.

The Telegraph

The doyenne of French composers Betsy Jolas brings a new work to London, plus November’s best classical concerts

At 91, Betsy Jolas has long been the doyenne of French composers. But she has never shown any sign of resting on those laurels, and seems to be working as hard as ever.

Opera Now

Simona Genga wins COC vocal competition

Mezzo-soprano Simona Genga has won the first prize at the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition. She receives a $10,000 cash prize and a performance opportunity at Ontario’s Elora Festival.

Classical Music

Brit Trust reaches £20m milestone

The Brit Trust has awarded £20m since it was established in 1989.

The New York Times

How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person

Seven years ago, when Rachel Kolb was 20, her friends pitched in to help her learn how to hear music.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Schweißtreibend leichtfüßig

Das Berliner Jazzfest schafft den Anschluss an die Gegenwart. Jazz wirkt im Jahr 2017 aber nicht allein deshalb wieder zeitgenössisch, weil er von jungen Menschen für ein junges Publikum gespielt wird.

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Für Clara zum Geburtstag

Ein radikales Formkonzept, eine vom Publikum unverstandene Erstaufführung und eine jahrzehntelange Phase der Umarbeitung – Robert Schumanns Sinfonie Nr. 4 benötigte mehrere Anläufe, um sich im Konzertrepertoire zu etablieren.

klassik.com

Ehrenpreis wurde in Halle verliehen

Deutscher Filmmusikpreis für Harold Faltermeyer.

El País

La música del exilio

La arpista Cristina Montes abre el ciclo en memoria de los compositores españoles exiliados en la Guerra Civil.

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Image: The Times

 

(Written on November 6, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content, and Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses. ConBrio publishes book “Judaism in Opera”, festival Donaueschinger Musiktage to present new concert concepts, and Speranza Scappucci becomes new chief conductor of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.

Opera Now

ROH to reintroduce Proms concerts

The Royal Opera House is to offer £10 tickets for those prepared to sit on the floor.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia marks 40th anniversary of Voyager 1 launch with VR release

The Philharmonia Orchestra is to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and the Golden Records that each carried.

Choir and Organ

Results of ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey revealed

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees show considerable variation between rates paid in London and those paid in the rest of the UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses

Facebook is offering record labels and publishers a quick fix advance which would allow its 2bn-plus users to start legally using music in their videos.

Pizzicato

Will the Bolshoi stage Serebrennikov’s Nureyev ballet in 2017?
The Moscow audience will be able to see Kirill Serebrennikov’s Nureyev production in 2017, Russian agency RIA says. Bolshoi’s General Manager Vladimir Urin had cancelled the premiere of the piece, explaining that the production was not ready.

NMZ

Jüdischer Blick auf die Oper
Im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung im Teesalon der Wiener Staatsoper ist das kürzlich im ConBrio Verlag erschienene Buch „Judaism in Opera /Judentum in der Oper“ vorgestellt worden.

KlassikInfo

Festival reagiert auf Wandel der Öffentlichkeit mit neuen Angeboten
Applaus, Stillsitzen, konzentriertes Hören, Applaus – so laufen noch heute die meisten Konzerte ab. Doch wenn sich Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit verändern, muss sich dann nicht auch das klassische Konzert wandeln?

Codex Flores

Die Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège hat eine Chefdirigentin
Die Italienerin Speranza Scappucci, die in dieser Saison im Dezember am Opernhaus Zürich Donizettis «La Fille du Régiment» leitet, tritt die Nachfolge von Paolo Arrivabeni als neue Chefdirigentin der Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège an.

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ARD competition @ARD_competiton

Congrats to Wataru Hisasue, Fabian Müller und JeungBeum Sohn! They will play again on friday!

Ensemble “Kaleidoskop”, ©SWR/Adam Berry

 

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(Written on September 6, 2017 )

Classical News

In our last classical news round-up of the year, Apple Music introduced a new feature to sort classical music by composer, allowing music in a user’s library to be more organised. BBC Music Magazine rounds up their big highlights of 2016. Facebook is to start making its own original music, as it puts together its internal ‘sound design’ team with experienced composers. Warner Music Group partners with MelodyVR, to create more Virtual Reality contents. Also, Jeremy Nicholas gives a brief history of classical music on Gramophone.

CMUSE

Apple Music introduces option to sort tracks by composer

Apple Music has introduced a feature on one of its recent updates to allow users to sort their music by composer. While it is not yet functional for Apple Music’s entire collection, the change does allow music in a user’s library to be organised in this way.

Gramophone

A brief history of classical music

Jeremy Nicholas offers a guided tour of the key players and movements that have made classical music the rich art-form that today still entrances, moves and uplifts.

BBC Music Magazine

2016: A Year in Music

It’s been a year full of dramatic world events, but what has 2016 meant for classical music? We take a look back at the big news stories of the last twelve months.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner To Launch ‘Hundreds of Virtual Reality Experiences’ With MelodyVR Deal

Warner Music Group is getting busy creating virtual reality (VR) content for fans after inking a worldwide partnership with MelodyVR.

Facebook Looks Set To Start Making More of its Own Music

Facebook is bulking up its internal ‘sound design’ team – and recruiting for an experienced composer to help spearhead the creation of its own music.

Npr music

A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

In surveying the year’s classical releases, I discovered similar nostalgic and escapist trends that revealed themselves slowly as the months of political sniping dragged on.

Boadway World

Pittsburgh Symphony Welcomes Jukka-Pekka Saraste to Conduct BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert

Acclaimed Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 1999 to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh and Sibelius’ Fifth symphonies during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on January 13 and 15.

Artsjournals

Apple Music Positions Itself As Platform, Promoter, Reinventor Of The Music Biz

We all have to reinvent ourselves now that paid streaming is starting to lock in. There’s going to be a lot of new technology, and everyone’s going to be reforming their roles.

Zeit Online

Ich, der junge Bach?

Wenn das Weihnachtsoratorium erklingt, ist das für Hannes Leitlein besonders erhebend: Denn in seiner Familie hält sich das Gerücht, er sei mit Johann Sebastian Bach verwandt. Kann das wahr sein? Eine Spurensuche, von Baden-Württemberg bis Leipzig.

Klassik.com

Badisches Staatstheater: Gefühl der Unsicherheit bei Opernbesuchern?

Die Außenbereiche des Badischen Staatstheaters Karlsruhe seien einer Stellungnahme der SPD-Fraktion im Karlsruher Gemeinderat zufolge zu wenig beleuchtet.

Musikexpress.de

Donald Trump lehnt Andrea Bocelli ab und hat immer noch keinen Act für seine Amtseinführung

Eigentlich darf Donald Trump gar nicht so wählerisch sein. Die Suche nach einem musikalischen Begleiter bei seiner Amtseinführung am 20. Januar gestaltete sich als schwieriger als gedacht.

Nmz

Choreografin Sasha Waltz weiht Elbphilharmonie-Foyers ein

Mit einem Festakt wird der Konzertsaal der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie am 11. Januar eröffnet. Doch schon zuvor lässt sich in dem spektakulären Bau Besonderes erleben: Am Neujahrstag erkundet die weltweit gefeierte Choreografin Sasha Waltz mit einer Performance die sechsstöckigen Foyers.

Codex Flores

Die falsche These von der Krise der klassischen Musik

Im Januar präsentieren die deutschen Musikhochschulen erstmalig gemeinsam neue Konzertformate ihrer Studierenden in Berlin. Künstlerischer Leiter der Reihe ist Sebastian Nordmann, Intendant des Konzerthauses Berlin. Er widerspricht der These von der Krise der klassischen Musik.

France Musique

La région liquide le festival d’Ile-de-France

Une mesure devant être adoptée en janvier par le Conseil régional prévoit une baisse de la subvention du festival d’Ile-de-France de 68%. Principal financeur de l’événement, la Région pourrait bien être son fossoyeur.

Le Monde

La Scala, saga d’une salle aux mille visages

Ouvert en 1873, maintes fois fermé et transformé, le théâtre parisien s’apprête à renaître de ses cendres.

El Mundo

William Christie expulsa a un espectador por interrumpir el ‘Mesías’ con un móvil

El director de orquesta riñó al público por ‘destruir’ la interpretación de la obra de Händel durante una velada navideña en el Auditorio Nacional.

Twitter

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 28 carols in 2 minutes? That’ll be the @theLondon4tet http://bbc.in/2hDq1FG

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1806 FP Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Classic FM @ClassicFM Very sad news from @AndreRieu‘s Johann Strauss Orchestra: https://t.co/ComWqH8vZ8

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(Written on December 23, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a silent orchestra will perform at Times Square in New York City, orchestras embrace virtual reality & the Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Also, Paul MacAlindin’s new book tells the story about the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Time Out

A silent orchestra will perform in the middle of Times Square

If news of the silent dance party happening in Coney Island at the end of August whet your appetite for more live music delivered via headphones, you’re in luck. On August 21 and 22 at 11pm, composer Jherek Bischoff and his Silent Orchestra ensemble, playing electronic orchestral instruments, will deliver his piece Cistern to an audience wearing wireless headphones.

The Guardian

Symphonies in space: orchestras embrace virtual reality

On Saturday in New York, the Hubble Cantata saw audience members explore the Orion Nebula while a new piece of music played – the latest in a series of experiments between VR technology and classical music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council announces Elevate grants

Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Launched in 2014 in response to an equality analysis led by the Arts Council in 2014, Elevate funding aims to strengthen the resilience of organisations already contributing to enhancing diversity within the sector.

The Telegraph

War, broken lives and the bravest youth orchestra in the world

How does one create a national youth orchestra in the middle of a war zone? It’s a question that still puzzles Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, who gave five years of his life to what some would call a utopian dream, others sheer folly.

Penarth Times

Cape Town Opera bring Nelson Mandela’s life to the stage

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera will welcome the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre from August 24 to 27.

The Strad

US Library of Congress to buy David Bromberg’s collection of over 250 American violins

The US Library of Congress plans to acquire a collection of 263 American violins owned by guitar virtuoso and violin dealer David Bromberg for $1.5m, according to NPR Music.

Broadwayworld

San Diego Women’s Chorus Extends Search for Assistant to Artistic Director

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director to support the artistic mission of the growing musical organization.

The Vancouver Sun

Auction giant Poly brings renowned Chinese orchestra for Vancouver opening

Poly Culture Group, which operates the world’s third-largest auction house as well as China’s largest theatre operations and management network, will bring the China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver for a performance at UBC’s Chan Centre on Nov. 30.

Musik heute

Noch kein Termin für Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper

Für die Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper und des Schauspielhauses gibt es noch keinen Termin. Zur Zeit sei nicht abzusehen, wie viele Jahre der Umbau noch in Anspruch nehmen werde.

Klassik heute

Rund 2,65 Millionen Euro für Musikschulen in Hessen

Das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst unterstützt in diesem Jahr die öffentlichen Musikschulen im Land mit rund 2,65 Millionen Euro. Damit stehen 650.000 Euro mehr für die musikalische Bildung zur Verfügung als noch im Jahr 2014.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Brasiliens wahres Volksinstrument

In Deutschland ist die Viola Caipira nahezu unbekannt – anders ist das in Brasilien: Hier ist die “Gitarre des Bauern” besonders populär. Was unterscheidet das Instrument von einer klassischen Gitarre und wie kommt es zu seinem ungewöhnlichen Namen?

Twitter

Steinway & Sons @SteinwayAndSons  redefine the lines of classical music with their performances

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Paul Robertson, leader and founder of the Medici String Quartet, has died aged 63

edintfest @edintfest Another wonderful day of music, opera, dance, & cabaret at . ^F

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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Anthony Quintano

(Written on August 9, 2016 )