Kent Nagano to stay on as director with Montreal Symphony Orchestra + MORE Nov 12th

 

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Ionarts-at-Large: A Special Place in Hell (Orfeo with Minkowski) + MORE

Picture (detail) courtesy Salzburg Mozart Woche, © Matthias Baus Bejun Mehta will never be my favorite countertenor, but singing Orfeo as he does here in Salzburg, in Ivan Alexandre’s lame demi-production of Orfeo ed Euridice, he makes it impossible not to admire him. Relaxed and more naturally .... More »
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Day 18 — Gesänge des Orients + MORE Dec 19th

Strauss was no stranger to Orientalism, not only within Salome (1905), of course, but also in the less celebrated Die ägyptische Helena (1928), which he had just completed before embarking on these Gesänge des Orients. The texts are taken from Hans Bethge's collection of Middle and Far Eastern poe.... More »
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Latest from Alexandre Tharaud + MORE Nov 16th

Autograph (Encores), A. Tharaud (released on November 19, 2013) We were early adopters of pianist Alexandre Tharaud here at Ionarts. I have covered two of his local recitals for the Post, in 2012 and 2008 (plus one with Jean-Guihen Queyras in 2010), and we have reviewed most of his recordings over t.... More »
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Weeny Wiener workforce + MORE

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra were today announced as the third-ever winners of the $1m Birgit Nilsson prize. In case you're thinking that sounds a lot, it only works out at about £4,000 per player - and it's more likely to be put towards educational or social work in any case. But p.... More »
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Rokoko - Opera Arias by Johann Adolf Hasse + MORE

Rokoko - opera arias by Johann Adolf Hasse: Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea: DECCA Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Mar 13 2014 Star rating: 4.0Virtuoso playing and singing on this disc of arias by the undeservedly neglected HasseThe composer Johann Adolf Hasse (1699 - 1783) was ass.... More »
Mr. Moore, a cellist, conductor and composer, was renowned for championing the work of 20th-century composers.    

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Philip Glass Ensemble/Steve Reich/Colin Currie Group – reviewRoyal Festival Hall, LondonThe Rest Is Noise’s weekend exploration of postwar American music showed the boldness of Philip Glass’s aesthetic visionPhilip Glass’s Music in 12 Parts and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians represent in many ways the twin peaks of American minimalism. Performances of both works on consecutive evenings understandably dominated The Rest Is Noise festival’s weekend exploration of postwar American music…

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Amerinca-born conductor took over the OSM in 2006, after four years of uncertainty and labour strife following the abrupt departure of Charles Dutoit

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Kaiserin Conquers.

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Review – Die Frau ohne Schatten (Metropolitan Opera, Thursday 7 November 2013)
Die Kaiserin/Empress – Anne Schwanewilms
Der Kaiser/Emperor – Torsten Kerl
Barak, the Dyer – Johan Reuter
The Dyer’s Wife – Christine Goerke
Die Amme/ Nurse – Ildikó Komlósi
The Messenger – Richard Paul Fink
The Falcon – Jennifer Check
The Hunchback – Allan Glassman
The One-Eyed – Daniel Sutin
The One-Armed – Nathan Stark
A Voice From Above – Maria Zifchak
Voice of the Young Man – Anthony Kalil
Watchmen – David Won, Jeongcheol Cha & Brandon Cedel
Servants – Haeran Hong, Disella Làrusdóttir & Edyta Kulczak
Voices of the Unborn – Jihee Kim, Ashley Emerson, Monica Yunus, Megan Marino, Renée Tatum & Danielle Talamantes
The Guardian of the Threshold – Andrey Nemzer
Director, Set, Costume & Lighting Design – Herbert Weinicke
Stage Director – J…

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Sie kommt! Die Frau ohne Schatten at the MetHerbert Wernicke’s 2001 production of Strauss’s monumental Die Frau ohne Schatten is on stage again at the Metropolitan Opera, for the first time in a decade. You should go if you can! In the review below, I complain about any number of details, some more important than others, but nothing I say should keep you from seeing this generally well-performed revival of a great opera that isn’t staged nearly enough…

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Zhao Lin’s world premiere, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Wu Tong, was a model of restraint compared with Guo Wenjing’s ‘Folk Song Suite’

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Kent Nagano gets third term in Montreal

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Kent Nagano gets third term in MontrealPress release:     The OSM renews Kent Nagano’s contract until 2020 The OSM’s conductor since 2006, Maestro Nagano wishes  to continue raising the Orchestra’s profile   MONTREAL, November 11, 2013—The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) is pleased to announce that Maestro Kent Nagano’s contract as the Orchestra’s music director has been extended until 2020…

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Contemporary dance troupe Artemis Danza is making its American debut Thursday night in Chicago, coming from Parma, Italy to both commemorate the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial and hoping to shake up your ideas about what a dance company does.

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Exclusive Listen: Andrew McKenna Lee’s The Knells on New Amsterdam RecordsThe self-titled debut from The Knells (Andrew McKenna Lee, Mivos String Quartet, and more) is scheduled to come out on November 19 on New Amsterdam Records, but you will hear it here first.The Knells is the name of both Andrew McKenna Lee’s hour-long song cycle as well as the hybrid ensemble Lee assembled to perform the project, featuring vocalists Nina Berman, Amanda Gregory, and Katya Powder; dual electric guitars (Andrew McKenna Lee, Paul Orbell); drums (Michael McCurdy); mallet percussion (Jude Traxler); electric bass (Joseph Higgins); and the critically lauded Mivos String Quartet (have you read our profile of Mivos in Issue 3 of our Magazine?)…

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BREMF: St John Passion

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BREMF: St John Passion

This year’s Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF), the theme of which has been Passion, concluded on 10 November 2013 with a performance of J.S.Bach’s St John Passion given by festival forces in St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton. John Hancorn conducted by BREMF Singers and BREMF Players, leader Alison Bury, with Andrew Griffiths as the Evangelist, George Humphreys as Christus and soloists Mhairi Lawson, Esther Brazil, Nick Pritchard and Robert Davies…

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Described as a “spatial symphony” composed and directed by Lisa Bielawa, Crissy Broadcast involved hundreds of musicians drawn from a dozen or so local ensembles, including middle school and high school bands and orchestras, adult amateur musicians, two choruses, a traditional Chinese instrument orchestra, and a gaggle of electric guitarists with portable battery-powered speakers slung over their shoulders.

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John Malveaux: 'I organized William Grant Still vocal and piano music for the outdoor dedication' of the 'Troubled Island' Mural at the William Grant Still Art Center

Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

John
Malveaux
of
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writes:

The scholarly history and review by Dominique-René de Lerma
of the opera Troubled Island
reference “A mural, twenty-four feet long, adorns the wall of 2520 West
View Street in Los Angeles, painted by Noni Olabisi and Charles Freeman,
commissioned by the Cultural Affairs Office of the city…

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Michael Tilson Thomas continues his exploration of the byways of contemporary American music with an inspired performance of Copland’s ‘Symphonic Ode’

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