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David Ellis: Concert Music + MORE

Divine Art have produced a fine retrospective of David Ellis’ music. According to the composer’s website, it is only the second CD to be devoted entirely to his work. Although many other pieces have appeared on compilations from Campion Cameo, Dutton and Meridian, this is the first major explora.... More »
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SF Opera Audited Financial Results 2013-2014 + MORE

San Francisco Opera's 91st season started on September 6, 2013 and finished on July 13, 2014. Eight operas were held at the War Memorial Opera House in 68 performances. The Company concluded Fiscal Year 2013-14 (FY 14) with a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. Total ope.... More »
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Bon Iver slays Opera House + MORE

AS BRILLIANT colours and patterns swept across the Sydney Opera House to signal the opening of Vivid Sydney, Bon Iver lit up the Concert Hall inside..... More »
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Brilliant Period Performances in Rural Ohio + MORE

A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse: Olivier Brault and Julie Andrijeski (violins), Francis Colpron and Kathie Stewart (recorders and flute), Jeannette Sorrell (harpsichord), Apollo’s Fire/Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). St. Peter’s Church, Mansfield, Ohio. 15.10.2016. (MSJ) Telemann – .... More »
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London Sinfonietta - Messiaen, 21 February 2014 + MORE

Hall One, Kings Place Préludes: ‘La Colombe’ and ‘Plainte calme’Thème et Variations Quatuor pour la fin du temps Mark van de Wiel (clarinet)Alexandra Wood (violin) Oliver Coates (cello) John Constable (piano)  I had not realised that Kings Place’s current ‘Chamber Classi.... More »
Verbrechen und Geheimnisse und Schuld: Reimann's GespenstersonateOn the outside looking in: the student ArkenholzPhoto © Oper FrankfurtYesterday, I attended the last performance in Oper Frankfurt's premiere run of Die Gespenstersonate, Aribert Reimann's 1984 opera based on Strindberg's play of the same name. Walter Sutcliffe's production, making use of a stage placed diagonally between two tribunes in the Bockenheimer Depot, was both sleek, with appropriate twists of the surreal and the claustrophobic…

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In Brief: Olympics Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

Watch the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s opera Brokeback Mountain, from the Teatro Real de Madrid…

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The Met’s first production of Borodin’s quasi-historical opera in nearly a century was an extravagant production by Dmitri Tcherniakov

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Minnesota Orchestra Returns After a 16-Month LockoutWith many of the orchestra’s members not present, a veteran musical director was enlisted for the orchestra’s return performance.    

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Theodora, Barbican, review

– www.telegraph.co.uk

Handel’s Theodora at the Barbican was an enthralling series of highlights, says Ivan Hewett    

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Wagner Madness Repeats Itself In London: 1839 & 2014London Docks: 1839″We were on board a merchant vessel of the smallest type. She was called the Thetis; a bust of the nymph was erected in the bows, and she carried a crew of seven men, including the captain. With good weather, such as was to be expected in summer, the journey to London was estimated to take eight days…

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Theodora at the Barbican

– www.planethugill.com

Theodora at the BarbicanRosemary Joshua, Harry Bicket, Sarah Connollyphoto the English Concert Handel – Theodora: Rosemary Joshua, Sarah Connolly, English Concert, Harry Bicket: Barbican Centre Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 8 2014 Star rating: 5.0Fine inner life: superb performance of Handel’s late masterpieceHarry Bicket and the English Concert brought Handel’s wonderful late oratorio Theodora to the Barbican on Saturday 8 February 2014 after a tour in America and now taking in Birmingham, London and Paris…

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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra marked its 40th birthday with fresh-sounding Chopin and Beethoven, and a subtly crafted commission from Martin Suckling

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Mariah shocks with eye-popping frock

– www.couriermail.com.au

MY OH my oh Mariah. How she managed to slide onto a piano and roll around in an ensemble like this without a wardrobe malfunction is anyone’s guess.

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Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor and Artistic Director Osmo Vanska says it's time for President Michael Henson to step down. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has the story.

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K. Lamar Alsop and Ruth Alsop

– irontongue.blogspot.com

A NY Times obituary for violinist K. Lamar Alsop, former concertmaster of the New York City Ballet orchestra, also reports on the death of his wife Ruth, a cellist for 50 years in the same orchestra. Mr. Alsop died this past Monday of complications of progressive supranuclear palsy. Mrs. Alsop died on January 23 of lung cancer…

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Macbeth – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Macbeth – reviewGrand, LeedsOpera North’s relocation of Verdi’s opera to a 20th-century totalitarian state is bleak and unnerving, but on opening night didn’t scale the musical heights it shouldFirst seen in 2008, Tim Albery’s Opera North production of Macbeth relocates Verdi’s opera to an unnamed totalitarian state in the mid-20th century…

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Heart of Harp Concerto

– www.sequenza21.com

Heart of Harp ConcertoComposer Vivian FungThis week marks the premiere of a new concerto by Vivian Fung for the harp. Starting in Alabama this Thursday and later this spring in Germany, NY, DC, and in the fall, California, harpist Bridget Kibbey unveils the piece for harp, percussion, and strings. “It was tricky,” says Fung…

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