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I Was Hoping for a Slightly Weirder Program... + MORE

SFS finally announces (most of) the full program for the MTT 70th Birthday Bash. There's Lizst's Hexameron, which Teddy Abrams will conduct, with MTT, Yuja Wang, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Marc-Andre Hamelin, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, plus:In addition to Hexameron, each of the five guest pian.... More »
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Review: Symphony Silicon Valley's season opener is a fitting tribute to the late George Cleve + MORE

Saturday evening at the California Theatre in San Jose, David Amado and Symphony Silicon Valley honored the late maestro with ravishing, heartfelt performances of works by Beethoven and Schumann. Cleve passed away August 27 at his home in Berkeley. He was 79..... More »
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Ensemble. Back in Rome + MORE

Giordano's 'Andrea Chénier' returns to the Teatro dell'Opera after more than forty years, impressing Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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The Flying Tenor + MORE

Says a cast change announcement from the Met:AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor repl.... More »
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Bowling Green, Ohio Sentinel-Tribune: McGill 'Brothers use music to rise above troubled streets' + MORE

Irish Pianist Michael McHale with Clarinetist Anthony McGill & Flutist Demarre McGillTwitter:Post-Concert @bgsu (Bowling Green State University) from @michaelmchale (Michael McHale) with classical music's top brother-act @mcgillab (Anthony McGill) and @DemarreMcGill (Demarre McGill) - great.... More »

Stand Up And Be Conti’d

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Review – L’Issipile (Wigmore Hall, Wednesday 22 January 2014)
Issipile – Lucy Crowe
Eurinome – Diana Montague
Rodope – Rebecca Bottone
Toante – John Mark Ainsley
Learco – Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Giasone – Lawrence Zazzo
La Nuova Musica
David Bates (Director)
Generally unknown, Francesco Bartolomeno Conti is the latest composer to be ‘rediscovered’ and we are fortunately that L’Issipile is seeing the light of day once again…

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Armenia’s finest turns 75

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Armenia’s finest turns 75The composer Tigran Mansurian will be 75 on Monday.  Patricia Kopatchinskaja will give first performances of his violin concerto “Four serious songs” and also of  the “Romance” for violin and orchestra which Mansurian dedicated to her: In February with the Orchestra della Toscana in Florence, Italy…

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Free ticket for Handel in Birmingham

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Fancy a free *front row* seat for Handel’s Theodora at Birmingham Town Hall on 6 February (with Sarah Connolly,  Rosemary Joshua and the English Concert)?
 
A reader is unable to use her ticket, so she would be happy to post it to anyone who can.
 
One proviso – the ticket was bought with a 60+ discount…

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FOR RELEASE: January 22, 2014 Contact: Katherine E. Johnson   ALAN GILBERT AND THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC 2014–15 SEASON   SEASON OPENING: Alan Gilbert To Conduct   U.S. Premiere–Philharmonic Co-Commission of UNSUK CHIN’s Clarinet Concerto, with KARI KRIIKKU, and MAHLER’s Symphony No…

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Tune in Saturday, Jan. 25, at noon to hear the Metropolitan Opera perform Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" ("The Elixir of Love").

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The wonderful thing about ‘Brahms and Beyond,’ introduced by pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on Thursday night at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, was the way it simultaneously took a nostalgic look back and offered a tantalizing hint of things to come. The first of two recitals conceived by Ax and presented by Cal Performances, the series is designed to showcase the music of Brahms while drawing connections to the composers of our time.

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Charles Wuorinen Adapts ‘Brokeback Mountain’ as OperaThe composer Charles Wuorinen has adapted “Brokeback Mountain” into an opera, collaborating with Annie Proulx, who wrote the story that inspired the 2005 movie.    

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Lucier in Los Angeles

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Lucier in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014 several of the lesser-known works of composer Alvin Lucier were performed by the Southland Ensemble at Monk Space in the Koreatown district of central Los Angeles.
About 35 people attended with only a few empty seats in the compact venue that also doubles as a movie and video location…

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Sergio Mims - Leslie B. Dunner conducting Harriet Tubman opera in Brooklyn, New YorkLeslie B. Dunner (Jonathan Mathias)Sergio A. Mims writes:I just got this message from conductor Leslie B. Dunner that will be of interest to everyone.SergioHARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOMMusic and libretto by Nkeiru OkoyeFebruary 21 & 27, 2014 | 7:30PMFebruary 22 | 3PMMarch 1 | 7:30PMIrondale Center85 South Oxford St…

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Mozart Requiem Sing-Along

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The St. Paul Civic Symphony will be offering a Mozart ‘Requiem’ Community Sing-along at the Landmark Center, conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey. Sunday, January 26th, 3pm. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js =…

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'Seven Traceries Suite' of William Grant Still on 'Rarely Performed Piano Works, Vol. 2' by Pianist Seta Karakashian on Romeo Records[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available at www.WilliamGrantStill.com, which is operated by the composer’s daughter Judith Anne Still]Rarely Performed Piano Works, Vol…

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La Scala will stream Abbado tribute and Milan will plant 90,000 treesTeatro alla Scala
In honour of Claudio Abbado, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala will stream a live event for the first time, an event which has a particular importance for the theatre, and a symbolic one for the music world. On Monday 27 January, at 6 pm, the funeral march (Adagio assai) from Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, the Eroica, will be performed to an empty theatre with open doors, in recognition of the greatness of Abbado, its Music Director between 1968 and 1986…

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Oliver Zeffman and Bartholemew LafolletteOliver Zefman and the Melos SinfoniaThe Melos Sinfonia, conductor Oliver Zeffman, are giving a concert at LSO St Lukes on Friday 31 January 2014 performing a fascinating programme which includes Myaskovsky’s 27th Symphony and Andrzej Panufnik’s Cello Concerto (with Bartholemew Lafollette as soloist) as well as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture…

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