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Mercury partners with Juilliard for new fellowship + MORE

Mercury, the Houston-based chamber ensemble, has announced a new partnership with the Juilliard School that allows the school's students to perform with Mercury for a one-year period..... More »
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The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Other New Music at CMA + MORE

The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards, the "New Music from CMA" commissions’ concert, and the majority of the ensemble showcases at the 37th national conference of Chamber Music America provided a real immersive new music experience—one in which definitions were constantly being expanded and which celebrate.... More »
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All About Orchestra Negotiations + MORE

Last May, we examined some new capacity at Adaptistration which provides the ability to package several articles on related content into an easy to find resource. Fortunately, metrics made it easy to determine what readers are looking for and for the past year, the most searches focus on how o.... More »
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Review: Philharmonia Baroque brings its season to a triumphant close + MORE

Concert in Stanford's Bing Hall serves up music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.... More »
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Ulster Orchestra under threat - the latest + MORE

UPDATE, SUNDAY 19 October: A petition has been organised online and you can sign it here. The Belfast-based Ulster Orchestra has become the latest UK ensemble to face closure due to financial dire straits. Its public funding cuts amount to a reduction of 28 per cent (about £1m), which threaten.... More »
New York-based composer Guy Barash is a risk-taker, willing to pull ideas from all disciplines as he jumps into the unknown. As curator for the Eavesdropping concert series, he programs works that use sound in unconventional ways. This approach extends to the compositions on his debut album, Facts about Water, released by Innova in May […

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ArtsBeat: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy, With Live Orchestra, Coming to Lincoln CenterPeter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy will be shown at the Koch Theater with live accompaniment by a 250-member orchestra and chorus.

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Briefly Noted: Troubadour Songs

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Nuits Occitanes, Ensemble Céladon, P. Bündgen
(released on May 27, 2014)
Ricercar RIC340 | 68’25"
The troubadour repertory, like Gregorian chant, is open to many different rhythmic interpretations because the notation in which it is recorded is mostly not precise in that area. All kinds of performances can work, unaccompanied or with instruments, rhythmically free with each note more or less

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Imagination and innovation from the Hermes Experiment.The Hermes Experimentphoto Thurstan ReddingThe Hermes Experiment is a group of young performers who come together to perform contemporary music, much of it written for them. Their line-up is quite distinctive, using harp, clarinet, soprano and double-bass with performers Anne Denholm, Oliver Pashley, Heloise Werner and Marianne Schofield…

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West Wycombe Festival 2014 – why you need to go

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West Wycombe Festival 2014 - why you need to goThe West Wycombe Festival is a festival organized  by musicians, for musicians and those who like music making in a serious but informal setting. That’s especially important when it comes to chamber music. Many of  the people involved, like Festival Director Lawrence Power, are connected to The Nash Ensemble and regulars at the Wigmore Hall…

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Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor sings soprano solos in Mozart’s Krönungs Messe KV 317 with the Camerata Kronbichl Vienna in Filzmoos/Salzburg Countryside, Sept. 16, 2014Dr. Diane Bolden-TaylorUniversity of Northern ColoradoCollege of Performing and Visual ArtsSchool of MusicFaculty BioDr. Diane Bolden-Taylor writes:On September 16, 2014 Dr. Diane Bolden-Taylor will be performing the soprano solos in Mozart’s Krönungs Messe KV 317 with the Camerata Kronbichl Vienna, in Filzmoos/Salzburg Countryside, Austria…

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Electrifying Elektra Goerke Bychkov Prom

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Electrifying Elektra Goerke Bychkov PromElectrifying Strauss Elektra at BBC Proms 59 = Semyon Bychkov, Christine Goerke. Amazing on radio asnd even more so live. Indeed, this was one of those rare occasions when you can say, in awe, “I was THERE!”. The Royal Albert Hall is a huge barn of a hall.  Six thousand seats placed round a hollow space that rises upwards, culminating in a dome that used to suck up sound until they added those space-age acoustic baffles…

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Ensemble. Held Spellbound

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Haydn’s ‘Die Schöpfung’ in Wellington, New Zealand, heard by Howard Smith

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Prom 60: RPO/Dutoit review  aplomb and bags of panacheRoyal Albert Hall, LondonIt was hard to imagine Respighi’s Roman trilogy done betterCharles Dutoit, principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has long been an advocate of Respighi’s so-called Roman trilogy, his sequence of symphonic poems composed between 1915 and 1928, which obliquely survey the city’s history and culture through depictions of its fountains, pines and festivals…

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With the lockout behind it, the Minnesota Orchestra looks to open its 2014-15 season with a fresh and powerful step forward. Renee Fleming takes the spotlight in the season's first concert, which airs Friday at 8 p.m. View the complete list of Minnesota Orchestra concerts to air on Classical MPR, hosted by Brian Newhouse

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Pianist relishes every Sculthorpe note

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TAMARA-ANNA Cislowska has played Peter Sculthorpe’s piano music since she was a six-year-old.

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PROM 59: A Magnificent Elektra at the Proms

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 Prom 59 – Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, BBC Singers (chorus master: Paul Wiegold), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2014 (MB)   Elektra – Christine Goerke Chrysothemis – Gun-Brit Barkmin Klytemnestra – Dame Felicity Palmer Orest – Johan Reuter First Maid – Katarina Bradić Second Maid – Zoryana Kushpler Third Maid – […]

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Opera star Placido Domingo is to close the iTunes festival in London at the end of this month.

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