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Somewhere for the weekend - JAM on the Marsh + MORE

JAM on the Marsh is becoming an regular feature of summer on Romney Marsh. This year the festival runs from 7 to 17 July 2016. The Mousai Singers, the London Mozart Players and Daniel Cook will be giving the premiere of a Festival commission, The Shadows of War by Paul Mealor.Other concerts include .... More »
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Maestro and concertmaster announce their engagement + MORE

Congratulations to Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä and concertmaster Erin Keefe, who have announced their engagement on social media. Vänskä had been questioned about their relationship earlier this year by a prurient New York Times reporter, at a time when Keefe was auditioning f.... More »
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Thoughtfully Conceived Journeys in Song from Christiane Karg and Malcolm Martineau + MORE

 Salzburg Festival (3) – Wolf, Montsalvatge, Duparc, Ravel, Hahn, Koechlin, Poulenc, and Barber: Christiane Karg (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Mozarteum, Salzburg, 11.8.2015 (MB) Wolf – Kennst du das Land; Mir ward gesagst, du reisest in die Ferne; Mein Liebster singt am Haus im Mondens.... More »
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Opera in the concert hall? + MORE

Rating:  0 Opera doesn’t always have to be enjoyed in the opera house – increasingly, concert halls.... More »
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Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead + MORE

A military plane carrying members of a renowned Cold War-era musical ensemble that was going to perform for Russian servicemen at a Syrian airbase crashed into the Black Sea early Sunday, apparently killing everyone aboard, officials said. The flight also carried nine journalists and a prominent....... More »
ENO strikes commercial deal to stage West End musicals in bid to become “a modern opera of the future”

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Briefly Noted: C.P.E. Bach

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C.P.E. Bach, Heilig / Magnificat, E. Watts, W. Lehmkuhl, L. Odinius, M. Eiche, RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, H.-C. Rademann
(released on February 11, 2014)
Harmonia Mundi HM2167D | 55’32"
The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin was at the Library of Congress earlier this month, performing some instrumental music by C…

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 Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Choir Vienna, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Philharmonie Berlin, 26.4.2014  Concert version Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek: Manon Lescaut Massimo Giordano: Renato Des Grieux Lester Lynch: Lescaut Bogdan Ihai: Edmondo Liang Li: Geronte de Ravoir Reinhard Dorn: Captain Magdalena Kožená: a musician Kresimir Spicer: Dancing Master Arthur Espiritu: Lamplighter Johannes Kammler: Sergeant […]
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Choreographer Mark Morris tackles his first Handel stage work – and the result is an irresistibly delightful fusion of music and movement

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Measuring success

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Measuring success
Not long ago I spent some time with the executive director of a regional orchestra. She’d set some changes in motion, some well thought-out new programming that might develop a new audience, and root the orchestra more deeply in its community.
As she and I talked, I got curious about something I often wonder about, which is how the success of these changes might be measured…

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World first: Symphony orchestra to be sponsored by marijuana growersRub your eyes. Do not inhale (unless you’re of age and know what you’re doing). Pinch yourself. Here’s the big news of the day: The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced a series of concerts in association with a legal pot promoter, Edible Events. The series lights up on May 23 with three bring-your-own weed concerts at the Space Gallery in […]

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 29: Nicola Benedetti, Gil Shaham, Stefan Jackiw in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Nicola Benedetti performed Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Scottish Chamber OrchestraThe Scotsman: “With a tone that was clean and focused, and spiritedly supported by the responsive SCO, Benedetti captured (Mozart Concerto No…

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Also on tap: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performs works of Berkeley composer John Adams; Australian Ballet performs Graeme Murphy’s “Swan Lake.”

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Mike Leigh is to make his debut as an opera director in 2015 with Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance for the English National Opera.

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Lying About Hitler: Why Historians Reject Nazi Opera Conspiracies—and Why We Must Follow their ExampleEvery book has its target audience. The question is as to what the target of Nazi opera conspiracy books might be. It is likely to be an audience interested in opera, music and art history. It is likely to be a popular audience interested in the history of the Holocaust, some of whom have heard that it was caused by an opera composer—one who either deserves to be justly hated as the Holocaust’s root cause, or amongst Neonazi’s, revered for it…

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Lending new meaning to "high notes"

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With an eye to reaching new and diverse audiences, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced a series of performances sponsored by the cannabis industry.

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Rameau Zaïs Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment QEH

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Shepherdesses, gods and supernatural sylphs, jostling merrily together in Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Zaïs, performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment complete with dancers.,This is the latest venture by the Rameau Project, a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to Rameau scholarship. In October, Anacréon (1754), reconstructed from archival sources, and Pigmalion will receive their modern premieres…

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

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