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Concert Pile-Up Weekend + MORE

Yes, it's the weekend after Thanksgiving and there are too many concerts (and other events) to attend.Adler Fellows Gala Concert (The Future is Now), Friday, Herbst Theater, SF; a chance to say "I knew them when...."SF Bach Choir, Christmas by Candlelight, with The Whole Noyse, Friday & SundayCa.... More »
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Darling lily + MORE

On this day in 1825 Gioacchino Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L’albergo del giglio d’oro premiered at the Théâtre Italien, Paris.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhmX2c_MS6s Born on this day in 1900 tenor Richard Crooks. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7_zONgy2_c Born on this d.... More »
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BBC Music announces Ten Pieces III + MORE

Rating:  0 The BBC has revealed the line-up of music for its latest Ten Pieces project. Works by composers from the .... More »
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The name’s the same + MORE

Three weeks ago “Trove Thursday” presented Mozart’s Lucio Silla and today we have Bach’s—Johann Christian Bach’s, that is—featuring Julia Varady and Sylvia Geszty as its star-crossed lovers.  Tomorrow the Met unveils its new production of Manon Lescaut, a rare instance of two operas o.... More »
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A Warm Welcome to Matthew Shilvock + MORE

Photo posted to Twitter by @matthewshilvock"Same great company. First day in a new office. So excited for what lies ahead with my phenomenal colleagues @sfopera"It's August, which means that Matthew Shilvock is now the General Director of San Francisco Opera, with David Gockley retire.... More »
Italian composer and musicologist Flavio Testi died in January 2014, aged ninety-one

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Playlist.

– nightafternight.blogs.com

Celer – Voyeur (Humming Conch)
Otomo Yoshihide/Sachiko M/Evan Parker/John Edwards/Tony Marsh/John Butcher – Quintet/Sextet (OTOroku)
Whitney George – Blue Nine (Blue Tapes)
Various artists –  v-p v-f is v-n, cs02 (winds measure recordings)
Tuluum Shimmering – Festival at the Shallow River (Noumenal Loom)
International Parallives Institute – Memoirs of Anomie Gray (Noumenal Loom)
Billy Gomberg – Give or Give In (Digitalis)
Noveller – ARTIFACT (Saffron Recordings)
Josh Mason – Dark Threads & Other Colors (SEM Label)
Ralph Vaughan Williams – Phantasy Quintet; String Quartets Nos…

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To Hell and Back with Orpheus

– www.planethugill.com

To Hell and Back with OrpheusEnglish Pocket Opera’s Ring project in 2011On Tuesday 21 January, English Pocket Opera are performing Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice at Central St. Martin’s School of Art as part of an on-going project there designed to open opera up to students at several different levels of their education: from undergraduates to primary school pupils…

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Friday will stage the Midwest premiere of a recently rediscovered and highly-acclaimed Holocaust-themed “The Passenger” by Mieczyslaw Weinberg next season.

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BBCSSO/Runnicles – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

BBCSSO/Runnicles – reviewCity Halls, GlasgowGlaring at the orchestra, tugging phrases around, German pianist Lars Vogt was in no mood for compromise tackling Grieg’s A-minor concertoHow to breathe fresh life into an old warhorse like Grieg’s A-minor Piano Concerto? For German pianist Lars Vogt, the answer is to treat the work like an improvised rhapsody: to oust all stock gestures and blow strange, dark drama in their place…

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Breaking: Vienna Phil replaces conductor with violinist for its annual ballRiccardo Chailly has pulled out of the annual Vienna Philharmonic Ball ‘for family reasons’. The orchestra are presently on tour with Chailly and the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos. They have taken the brave decision to invite the soloist to lead the ball in place of the maestro. It’s back to the good old days of […]

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Elgar's Piano Quintet at King's Place

– www.planethugill.com

Elgar's Piano Quintet at King's PlaceDante Quartet, photo Philip Pratt Elgar Piano Quintet, Turina, De Falla, Poulenc: Benjamin Firth, Dante Quartet at King’s Place Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 17 2014 Star rating: 3.5Interesting side-long glances – music by Turina, de Falla and Poulenc brings out the Spanish flavour in Elgar’s Piano QuintetBenjamin FrithKing’s Place’s Chamber Classics Unwrapped festival has started and on Friday 18 January 2014 the Dante Quartet and pianist Benjamin Frith presented Elgar’s Piano Quintet…

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Alastair McAlpine 1942-2014

– briandickie.typepad.com

I was terribly saddened to hear today of the death of Alastair McAlpine at home in Italy yesterday.  Alastair served as chairman of our National Opera Co-ordinating committee in the 1980s.  This was the group of all the British opera companies which shared information about their plans to ensure that silly clashes did not happen…

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Patrice Bart’s Swan Lake, with Tsygankova and Kaniskin, in RomeSwan Lake with Rome Opera Ballet
It can’t be easy to dance with the possibility of redundancy hanging over your head. The workers at Rome Opera have put on a brave face recently as the theatre’s heavy debts will almost inevitably lead to job cuts, but the dancers from the ballet company certainly didn’t let their anxiety show as they performed Swan Lake…

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BSO/Litton – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Colston Hall, BristolThe Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s conductor laureate Andrew Litton took the reins for a Russian programme that nailed the country’s characteristically fine orchestral colouring perfectlyA Russian programme spanning three-quarters of a century might have seemed tailor-made for their principal conductor Kyrill Karabits, but the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has a particular affection for its conductor laureate Andrew Litton, and together they attacked the repertoire of Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich with real zeal…

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All the ladies are doing it

– likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com

All the ladies are doing itI rolled my eyes a little bit when James Levine was recently described in the Times as “somebody who may be the greatest opera conductor in history.” But after last night’s Così, the fourth performance in his triumphant return to the Met, I can at least understand the thinking behind it (though I still don’t agree)…

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Dancers tread water as show tanks

– www.theaustralian.com.au

DIDO & Aeneas, the Sydney Festival’s centrepiece event, is a self-regarding production that rides roughshod over Henry Purcell’s delicate opera.

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