Tour

Oct
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Daisy Jopling and Michael Feigenbaum at the Cornelia Street Cafe

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I'm so happy to be performing at this wonderful cafe again!! I adore this place, and the food is incredible - do come & eat lunch before the show. A dear friend of mine and fabulous musician from the UK Valerie Berry is coming over to NY for the weekend with some of her finest students - and they will be performing with us!

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Nov
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Tribute to Brian Taylor at the Paramount Hudson Valley, NY

This concert will be a tribute to our incredible flutist, composer, arranger and dear friend Brian Taylor.

I love you Brian

I love you Brian

Everyone who had the great gift to have known Brian feels the same way about this man: we couldn't imagine anyone kinder, more compassionate, more giving, so full of joy and a great sense of humor, and a totally genius musician. The first time Brian and I met 7 years ago, he told me that he would help me to find my own sound and write my own music, and that is exactly what he did. He wrote beautiful music for me, took my music to a whole new level by making stunning arrangements, and blessed my whole band by playing flute amazingly with us for the last few years. He could play anything, and every note he played was transcendent. 

Everyone who had the great gift to have known Brian feels the same way about this man: we couldn't imagine anyone kinder, more compassionate, more giving, so full of joy and a great sense of humor, and a totally genius musician. The first time Brian and I met 7 years ago, he told me that he would help me to find my own sound and write my own music, and that is exactly what he did. He wrote beautiful music for me, took my music to a whole new level by making stunning arrangements, and blessed my whole band by playing flute amazingly with us for the last few years. He could play anything, and every note he played was transcendent. 

This is some of Brian's incredible artwork

This is some of Brian's incredible artwork

This is one of the last Facebook posts he left us before he passed on September 6th 

This is one of the last Facebook posts he left us before he passed on September 6th 

Obituary
 

Brian Delma Taylor, 65, died peacefully on September 6, 2017 at his loft in Peekskill, NY. A supremely-gifted multi-instrumentalist, conductor, composer, arranger and producer, he was the owner of SoundPainter Studios in Peekskill. A painter as well, he was a much-loved member of the Peekskill artist community.
 

Brian Taylor was born on February 22, 1952, in the back seat of a taxi during a blizzard, in Boise, Idaho. He was a graduate of MacArthur High School in San Antonio and the University of Texas in Austin. An award-winning flutist, he moved to New York to study with Julius Baker of the NY Philharmonic.
 

During a long NYC freelance career, Brian Taylor performed with symphony orchestras, on Broadway shows, on numerous studio recordings and with the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
 

He married keyboardist/composer Bettina Covo in 1981, and together they founded the acclaimed chamber music group, The Baroque Invention. They later formed the classical/jazz/rock fusion band, Chromatica, which performed all-original music and released an album, Alpha, in 1988. He and Ms. Covo separated in 2010 but remained close friends and musical collaborators. At the time of his death, they had just completed an album of original music for meditation.
 

Brian Taylor wrote music for the Big Apple Circus, Cirque Le Masque, Lincoln Center Outdoors, and many others. He specialized in full-service music production for both professional musicians and aspiring artists. Blessed with perfect pitch and prodigious talent, he transformed the merest wisps of clients' song ideas into full arrangements and beautifully-produced finished recordings. The advent of digital music production set him free, giving him the ability to self-produce complex rhythm tracks and fully-orchestrated compositions. He was always most at home in a recording studio.
 

In 2010 he moved to Peekskill and added a new career as a singer/actor, debuting as Daddy Warbucks in the musical Annie at the Paramount Theater. He subsequently acted in numerous local productions, while continuing to churn out music as both performer and composer/arranger. He released his self-produced solo album, SoundPainter Odyssey, in 2013. At the time of his death, he was working on an album of his orchestral compositions.
 

There will be a silent vigil for Brian Taylor on Saturday, September 16th during the hours of 2pm-7pm at the loft of Lana Yu, 802 South Street, Peekskill, NY. All are invited to sit with his ashes in sacred space and create art, messages, prayers and poems while listening to recordings of his music from the span of his career.
 

Brian Taylor was the father of two children from an early marriage. He was predeceased by his son Joshua. In addition to Ms. Covo, he is survived by his brother Mark Taylor, his daughter, Charissa Winham, his grandchildren Hayley Fishbeck, Peyton Fishbeck, Easton Fishbeck and Aria Clements, his cat Zoe, his beloved partner Emily, and many friends.
 

Obituary written by Brian's long-time friend, Margaret Steele

Brian performing with us at his last concert, which was at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Brian performing with us at his last concert, which was at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

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Oct
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto in the Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center For The Arts

So excited to be performing this beautiful concerto, and one of my own compositions "Country Hope" from my "Awakening" Album, at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts' beautiful Colden Auditorium in Flushing Queens, NY! Dean Fransen & I are collaborating with a top Chinese conductor (3rd from left) called Maestro Xue Yan Yao, and a 200 voice choir. 

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Apr
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Mountain Lake Airing of our film "Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience"

This is for everyone in the NY Adirondack area - then we will present it to National Public TV.  It is created by our amazing documentary film maker Diana Frank, www.dianacfrank.com.  Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

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Apr
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Mountain Lake PBS Airing of our Film "Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience"

This is for everyone in the NY Adirondack area - later on this year we will present it to National Public TV.  It is created by our amazing documentary film maker Diana Frank, www.dianacfrank.com. Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

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Feb
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

Awakening Album Release Party

I have been working on this album for 2 years now, it is incredible that is will be finally released! This is maybe my most important show to date and we are sure to sell out, so please book in advance: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1404029.  

You can also call: 212 691 1900.

I am thrilled to have my whole amazing band with me, and also the incredible Broadway sensation Joni Blondell, and extraordinary rhythm specialist Michael Feigenbaum. 

I so look forward to celebrating with you all!!

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Feb
3
12:00am12:00am

"Awakening"Album Release: Yay!!!!

This album is my most honest and powerful statement so far.

I see our humanity facing a turning point, which is happening inside each one of us: do we let our decisions be lead by love or fear? This album embraces the concept that in our deepest darkness is the potential for our greatest light. The whole human race carries such incredible love, light and hope. I have committed to focusing on our great potential, as this will expand into something extraordinary, and more beautiful than our wildest dreams.

Thank you all eternally for your great love and support, words cannot describe the gratitude I feel for each one of you.

I so look forward to celebrating this release with you!

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Sep
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Awakening" Show at the Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill NY

Tickets now on sale! 

Tel: 914 739 0039 x 2

http://paramounthudsonvalley.com

Awakening

Featuring the Daisy Jopling Band and

the Daisy Jopling Music Academy Orchestra with Special Guests

 

Internationally acclaimed, classical/rock star violinist Daisy Jopling returns to the Paramount stage with a new show including a full orchestra, children’s choir, dancers, and special guests Rob Evan (lead singer with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Broadway sensation Joni Lanza.

 

The Awakeningshow, conducted by Dean Fransen, blends a wide variety of musical styles including classical, pop, reggae, Irish folk, gypsy violin and rock, all enhanced by custom-designed lighting and projections. The show will be filmed and produced for TV by Cinemusica for broadcast in the US, Europe and Asia. 

 

Those in attendance will receive an exclusive opportunity to purchase Daisy’s new album Awakening”, prior to it’s scheduled release in October 2016.

 

www.daisyjoplingband.com

Video Auditions available! We are still looking for students in these categories: violin, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, percussion

Video Auditions available! We are still looking for students in these categories:

violin, viola, cello, double bass, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, percussion

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Jul
1
to Aug 31

Finishing String Pulse Experience Documentary Film

The final show happened on April 12th 2015 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The final show happened on April 12th 2015 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Susan Strauss (left) administrated the whole project, and Diana Frank (right) filmed the documentary, here we are outside the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Susan Strauss (left) administrated the whole project, and Diana Frank (right) filmed the documentary, here we are outside the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

I played in 10 schools in & around Lake Placid. Here is Lake Placid Elementary School

I played in 10 schools in & around Lake Placid. Here is Lake Placid Elementary School

Fantastic kids!

Fantastic kids!

Michael Feigenbaum did amazing work with dance & beat boxing. Here he is with Olivia Politi

Michael Feigenbaum did amazing work with dance & beat boxing. Here he is with Olivia Politi

All the students played fabulously, here is the Tupper Lake Middle/High School band, conducted by Laura Davison

All the students played fabulously, here is the Tupper Lake Middle/High School band, conducted by Laura Davison

Here is ballet soloist Miranda Runyon, with the Peru Junior/Senior High School Strings conducted by Casey Ann Fitzsimmons

Here is ballet soloist Miranda Runyon, with the Peru Junior/Senior High School Strings conducted by Casey Ann Fitzsimmons

My fantastic team, here including my husband Joe Brown, our invaluable road manager!

My fantastic team, here including my husband Joe Brown, our invaluable road manager!

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Apr
10
to Apr 30

Norway School Tour with Rikskonsertene: 35 concerts

Here is the info: http://sff.ksys.no/produksjon_15847

This is always a wonderful and inspiring experience!

This is always a wonderful and inspiring experience!

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TOUR PLAN

Tuesday 12th April

Sogndal - Hafslo (18 km)

1 2 Hafslo barne- og ungdomsskule

Hafslo - Indre Hafslo (9 km)

3 Indre Hafslo

Indre Hafslo - Sogndal (24 km)

Overnight stay 2: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00

 

Wednesday 13th April

Sogndal - Gaupne (30 km)

4 Gaupne skule

Gaupne - Jostedal (30 km)

5 Jostedal oppvekstsenter

Jostedal - Sogndal (60 km)

Overnight stay 3: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00

 

Thursday 14th April

Sogndal - Hella (37 km)

Ferry Hella - Vangsnes 

Vangsnes - Vik (10 km) 

6 7 Flatbygdi skule 

Vik - Feios

8 Feios

Feios - Vangsnes 

Ferry Vangsnes - Hella 

Hella - Sogndal (37 km)

Overnight stay 4: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00

 

Friday 15th April

Sogndal - Leikanger  

9 10 Leikanger barneskule

Leikanger - Kaupanger

11 Kaupanger skule

Kaupanger - Sogndal

 

Daisy weekend in Oslo

 

Sunday 17th April

Overnight stay 5: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00

 

Monday 18th April

Sogndal - Manheller

Ferry Manheller - Fodnes

Fodnes - Lærdal

12 Lærdalsøyri skule

Lærdal - Ljøsne

13 Oppvekst Ljøsne 

Ljøsne - Fodnes

Ferry Fodnes - Manheller

Manheller - Sogndal

Overnight stay 6: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00

 

Tuesday 19th April

Sogndal - Manheller

Ferry Manheller - Fodnes

Fodnes - Aurland

14 Aurland

Aurland - Flåm

15 Flåm

Flåm - Fodnes

Ferry Fodnes - Manheller

Manheller - Sogndal

Overnight stay 7: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00  

 

Wednesday 20th April

16 17 Farnes

18  Tangen

Overnight stay 8: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00  

 

Thursday 21st April

19 Norane

20 Sagatun

Overnight stay 9: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00  

 

Friday 22nd April

21 22 23 Trudvang

Overnight stay 10: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Saturday 23rd April

Overnight stay 11: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Sunday 24th April

Travel to Sogndal with Steinar

Overnight stay 12: Quality Hotel Sogndal, tel. 57 62 77 00  

 

Monday 25th April

Sogndal - Luster 

24 Luster oppvekstsenter, Dale

Dale - Skjolden

25 Skjolden oppvekstsenter

Skjolden - Førde 

Overnight stay 13: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Tuesday 26th April

Slåtten 3 (video recording of the concerts)

Overnight stay 14: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Wednesday 27th April

26 27 Førde barneskule

Førde - Fjærland

28 Fjærland skule

Fjærland - Førde

Overnight stay 15: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Thursday 28th April

29 30 Flatene skule

Flatene - Holsen

31 Holsen skule

Overnight stay 16: Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel, Førde, tel. 57 83 40 00

 

Friday 29th April

32 Sunde skule

33 Halbrend skule

Førde - Oslo (Widerøe)

 

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Sep
18
to Oct 28

Daisy Jopling band 23 Concert Tour in China

Thank you to my fantastic booking agent Yang Gao! 

Henan Arts Center

Henan Arts Center

Wuhan Qintai Theater

Wuhan Qintai Theater

Wuxi Grand Theatre

Wuxi Grand Theatre

Wuhan Qintai Theater                          September 20, 2015          19:30

Henan Arts Center (Concert Hall)              September 22, 2015          19:30

Ulan Chiat, Wulan Theater                  September 24, 2015          20:00

Qingdao Grand Theatre (Concert Hall)        September 26, 2015        19:30

Yantai Theatre                              September 27, 2015         19:30

Dalian International Conference Center Theater  September 29, 2015      19:30

Shanxi Grand Theatre (Concert Hall)          October 1, 2015           19:30

Handan Grand Theatre                       October 3, 2015            19:30

Changshu Theatre                              October 5, 2015            19:30

Shanghai Poly Theater                          October 6, 2015         19:30

Wuxi Grand Theatre                             October 8, 2015            19:30

Nanjing Poly Theatre                         October 10, 2015          19:30

Changzhou Grand Theatre                       October 11, 2015          19:30

Hefei Grand Theater (Concert Hall)             October 13, 2015          19:30

Ma On Shan Theatre (Concert Hall)           October 14, 2015          19:30

Taizhou Grand Theatre                       October 15, 2015          19:30

Zhoushan Putuo Poly Theatre                     October 16, 2015          19:30

Wenzhou Grand Theatre (Concert Hall)          October 18, 2015          19:30

Xiamen Jiatong Theatre                          October 19, 2015           20:00

Chongqing Grand Theatre                      October 21, 2015           19:30

Huizhou Cultural Arts & Center                  October 23, 2015           20:00

Dongguan Poly Theatre                         October 24, 2015           20:00

Shenzhen Poly Theater                      October 25, 2015           20:00

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