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As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra + MORE

Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer..... More »

RIP Pauline Oliveros + MORE

Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). Photo: Deep Listening InstituteThis year, as everyone has already noted, has taken many amazing people out of this world. The latest is the composer Pauline Oliveros, creator of the concept of Deep Listening and music to match, who has died at the age of 84.“In hearin.... More »

A Quick Update on Bernd Weikl's Book + MORE

In the last post, we welcomed the publication of the latest Nazi opera conspiracy book by Bernd Weikl calling for Wagner to be banned in Germany. It was Weikl’s great misfortune that the book’s publication was severely undermined by the simultaneous retraction of charges against Wagner.... More »

National Public Radio: Young Musicians Blossom In Baltimore's OrchKids Program + MORE

From NPR CLASSICALNPR: Asia Palmer now a high-school freshman at the Baltimore School for the Arts, has been with the OrchKids program since it began in 2008.(Ned Wharton)Hazel Singer writes:Bill,You may find this of interest.Hazel SingerNational Public Radio April 2, 2016Heard o.... More »

A Yuja Wang Dress Report, Prokofiev 2, and the Munich Philharmonic in Brahms + MORE

Back in May of this year: A nice day, an empty concert hall. And many—more than half of Munich’s Philharmonic Hall 2500 capacity, I’d guess—seat cushions staring at Yuja Wang devilling through the Prokofiev Second Piano Concerto—accompanied by the relative no-name conductor Michał Nestero.... More »
ArtsCharleston.org: 'Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir to honor TV innovator Sadie Green Oglesby for Piccolo Spoleto' 5 PM Saturday, May 24, 2014Candace Burroughs McLeodThe Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir is pleased to present a concert theme honoring Sadie Green Oglesby, local African-American television pioneer, Saturday, May 24, 2014, 5:00pm at Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston as part of the 2014 Piccolo Spoleto opening weekend…

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Classical music fans will recognize the melody of the new Bob Dylan track: it’s based on the third movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor.

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Bess in show

– parterre.com

Bess in showOn the occasion of Sondra Radvanovsky‘s role debut in Roberto Devereux, I thought this would be a good opportunity to put put together a compilation of some of my favorite artists singing the fiendishly difficult final scene of this opera, which happens to be one of my absolute favorite pieces of music…

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Classically Cannabis: By Invitation OnlyBy Laurie Niles: The Colorado Symphony is backtracking a bit and announced today that its concert series called “Classical Cannabis,” in partnership with the Colorado cannabis industry, was actually meant to be a series of private fundraising events all along.

Here is the full content of the press release they sent today:

May 13, 2014 — Denver, CO – After consultation with the City of Denver as well as our legal advisers, the Colorado Symphony announces that Classically Cannabis will launch with a private fundraising event on Friday, May 23…

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Ensemble. Carefully Mixed

– www.mvdaily.com

Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore in Rome, enjoyed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Fun event toasts the composer with wit, wine and beer

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Music with Minnesotans: Dan Hulitt

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Dan Hulitt made the switch from academia to wholesale foods. He's a national buyer for SuperValu. While his playlist is Beethoven-centric, it also contains an equal portion of family pride. Hulitt's two sons are musicians.

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Letter: Antony Hopkins improvised the children's tunes on the pianoAs schools officer for Granada Television in 1962, I remember Antony Hopkins being involved in the series The Art of Music. Schoolchildren with him in the studio in Manchester composed tunes, and he improvised on them on the piano. Eventually he orchestrated them so that the Hallé Orchestra could play the finished result in front of the children…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 31: Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, Karen Gomyo 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.

Joshua Bell performed “Tzigane” and the Sibelius with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and a chorus of cell phones (really)The Star-Ledger: “After the hushed, undulating tremolo that opened the Sibelius on an otherworldly note, Bell began a performance that deftly balanced rhapsodic lyricism and steely resolve…

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WNO Ring 2016

– operatattler.typepad.com

Washington National Opera just announced principal casting and performance dates for its first complete presentation of Wagner's Ring cycle. Three full cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Philippe Auguin.
Nina Stemme (pictured left, photograph by Tanja Niemann) and Catherine Foster share the role of Brünnhilde…

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Conductor Daniel Barenboim, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and composer Harrison Birtwistle were among those honoured at the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in London last night…

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 Rameau: Castor et Pollux, Orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin, Chorus of Komische Oper Berlin, Christian Curnyn (conductor), Komische Oper Berlin, 11.5.2014 (SH)   Cast Télaïre: Nicole Chevalier Phébé: Annelie Sophie Müller Castor: Allan Clayton Pollux: Günter Papandell Jupiter: Alexey Antonov High priest of Jupiter / Mercury: Bernhard Hansky   Production Director: Barrie Kosky Musical direction: […]

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Conductor Michael Francis will give TSO a good workout with Mendelssohn's Scottish SymphonyThe composer first got the idea for his composition in 1829 while on a walking tour of Scotland at the age of 20.

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