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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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Alice in Wonderland, Barbican, London — review + MORE

The score is entrancing, but the magic of Carroll’s book is lost in Unsuk Chin’s slow-moving opera.... More »
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Music@Menlo puts Franz Schubert at center stage + MORE

The music of this short-lived but prolific Austrian composer will be examined from many angles at this year's festival..... More »
recitals

Fidelio La Scala Barenboim reviewed + MORE

Beethoven Fidelio at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Musically superb: after hearing the BR Klassik broadcast live online, I was stunned. Now, having seen a copy of the video broadcast on RAI 5, I'm still stunned by the quality of the playing and singing but very disappoi.... More »
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The corner of Schönberg and Faust + MORE

Snapshot from Zurich: the Thomas Mann Archive, out of the picture to the left, is at the corner of Doktor-Faust-Gasse and Schönberggasse. The latter presumably doesn't refer to the Schö/oenberg, who had no Zurich connections that I know of, but the coincidence is amusing. Previously: The cor.... More »
Opera singer Christiane Karg soldiers on until the end of a performance despite dislocating her knee during the show.

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Prom 25: Tallis Scholars/Phillips review  sheer sonic beautyRoyal Albert Hall, LondonThe Tallis Scholars gave a sublime performance of two striking choral works by the late John TavenerTwo works by John Tavener featured in this late-night Prom given by the Tallis Scholars under their founder-director, Peter Phillips. Both were written for the choir.Ikon of Light, which dates from 1984, was inspired by the hymn to the Holy Spirit by the 11th-century Byzantine mystic St Symeon the New Theologian…

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Auditions

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San Francisco Symphony is holding auditions this fall for two positions:Associate Principal TrombonePrincipal TimpaniThat second point means that David Herbert is staying in Chicago. However, no additional rounds of auditions for the oboe section have been announced.

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Salzburg's soulless Don Giovanni

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Salzburg's soulless Don GiovanniA new Mozart Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival with a superb cast and a good conductor. So what went wrong? Excellent singers – Lenneke Ruiten (Donna Anna), Anett Fritsch (Donna Elvira), Valentina Nafornita (Zerlina), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello), Tomasz Konieczny (Il Commendatore,) Andrew Staples (Don Ottavio), Alessio Arduini (Masetto), Conductor Christoph Eschenbach…

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The largest US city without orchestra or opera is now…… Sacramento.
Both the philharmonic and the opera have cancelled their fall seasons after mounting losses. No resumption is presently forecast.
Sacramento is the capital and sixth largest city of California. It has a popuation of 478,000, according to the 2011 census.
Culturally speaking, it has just gone mute…

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Music Review: Antoine Tamestit Plays Concert for Mostly Mozart FestivalThe violist Antoine Tamestit played a solo recital of Bach and Hindemith as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival on Saturday evening.

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MELODEON: Soprano Marti Newland Sings William Grant Still's 'From the Hearts of Women' (10:56) on YouTubeWilliam 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.   Marti Newlandmartinewland…

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 Aspen Music Festival (11): Sarah Chang (violin), Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Hugh Wolff (conductor); Soloists; Sharon Isbin (guitar), Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano); Garrick Ohlssen (piano), Aspen Festival Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Concert Hall. Aspen, Colorado…

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AACI Announces 2015 Concert Dates - African American Composer Initiative NewsAfrican American Composer Initiativehttp://www.aacinitiative.orgWe are happy to share news about our 2015 Eastside College Preparatory School Benefit concerts. Yes, concerts! This year we look forward to welcoming our growing audience at two performances – Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25, both at 3 pm in the beautiful Performing Arts Center of Eastside Prep…

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Nazi Opera Conspiracies: a Right-Wing Rewriting of HistoryAfter much thought, a phrase occurred to me, one that encapsulated the very essence of the growing literature pointing the finger at Richard Wagner to single-handedly carry the blame for having caused World War II and the Holocaust, which are alleged to be historical events with purely cultural origins in nineteenth century romantic opera…

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Tavener’s ‘Requiem Fragments’ received its premiere at a late-night Prom, a piece that communicated a sense of leave-taking

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 Proms Chamber Music 3 – Mozart and Strauss:London Winds, Michael Collins (director/clarinet). Cadogan Hall, London, 4.8.2014 (MB) Mozart – Serenade no.12 in C minor, KV 388/384a Strauss – Suite in B-flat major for thirteen wind instruments, Op. 4   Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold (flutes) Gareth Hulse, Katie Clemmow (oboes) Michael Collins, Peter Sparks (clarinets) Dan […]

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Labor negotiations for New York's Metropolitan Opera took a surprising turn Saturday evening. Twelve of the opera's 16 unions faced the threat of a lockout at midnight Sunday, but negotiations were put on hold for a week while an outside analyst takes a look at the Met's finances. NPR's Sam Sanders has more.

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