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Oakland East Bay Symphony: Summer Sing-In Series: American Spirituals, Museum of Children's Art, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:30-10:00pm + MORE

Dr. Lynne Morrow, Chorus DirectorSummer Sing-In Series: American Spirituals Event Details:Location: Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA)Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015Time: 7:30-10:00pmProgram:Ever wondered what it is like to sing in a full symphony chorus? Dr. Lynne.... More »
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Berlin’s Wagner Cycle Continues with a Magnificent Siegfried + MORE

Wagner, Siegfried: Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Schiller Theatre, Berlin, 15.6.2016. (JMI) Production: Direction: Guy Cassiers Sets: Guy Cassiers and Enrico Bagnoli Costumes: Tim Van Steenbergen Lighting: Enrico Bagnoli Cast: Siegfried: Andreas Schager Brünnhilde: Irene Theor.... More »
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The Sixteen, Cadogan Hall, London + MORE

The early music specialists gave a positively ecstatic performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers.... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Romero captures the spirit of Spain + MORE

Pepe Romero's latest album is a showcase of works by one of Pepe's closest friends, composer Federico Torroba. Romero describes 'Torroba: Guitar Concertos' on this week's New Classical Tracks. What's more, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD..... More »
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Next few days... + MORE

Tomorrow (24th) I am at the Richmondshire Subscription Concerts in North Yorkshire for a welcome reunion with Bradley Creswick (violin) and Margaret Fingerhut (piano) in Hungarian Dances, the Concert of the Novel. Do come along for Gypsy-style virtuoso thrills, gorgeous repertoire and a roller-coast.... More »
Following a successful stint in New York, the acclaimed musician has relocated back to the Bay Area and has a pair of San Jose concerts.

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This production of Puccini’s Gold Rush opera is simple, modest and focused, says Rupert Christiansen    

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The day Abbado caught the tube

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When Claudio Abbado took the Lucerne Festival Orchestra to Beijing in 2009 it was his first visit since a pioneering trip in 1973, at the height of the Cultural Revolution.
By then 76, and suffering from stomach cancer, he kept a low profile. Despite immense press and public interest, he turned down all interview requests and stayed at a quiet hotel several miles away from the concert venue…

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Chandos.net: "Overtures From The British Isles" includes "Overture to 'The Song of Hiawatha', Op. 30 No. 3 (1899)" of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K., www.SCTF.org.uk]Overtures From The British Isles; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Rumon Gamba, Conductor; Chandos CHAN10797; Release Date January 28, 2014Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is represented on this disc by: Overture to ‘The Song of Hiawatha’, Op…

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LSO/Gardiner, Barbican Hall - music reviewIf the old prejudice about Mendelssohn as a slick purveyor of superficiality still lurks in some quarters, who better to demolish the myth once and for all than John Eliot Gardiner? Continuing his exploration of Mendelssohn’s orchestral works with the LSO, he probed beneath the polished surfaces of the Scottish Symphony to the rich seams of gloom and melancholy that so inspired the Romantic imagination.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 15: David Garrett, Hilary Hahn, Itzhak Perlman in concertBy Robert Niles: Every week, Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. Please share your thoughts about any recent performances you’ve attended (or these reviews!) in the comments.

Alina Ming Kobialka performed the Mendelssohn with the Las Vegas Philharmonic…

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“I felt the hand of Death”Oddly enough, Eva Marton‘s interpretation of the Kostelnicka (pictured) goes unmentioned in Issue #38, perhaps because this time around, parterre box the queer opera zine is stuffed to the gills with some of the edgiest content in its history. After leading off with a completely inaccurate gossip item about Sam Ramey, your doyenne discusses Glimmerglass Opera; Gertie Dammerung travels to Munich and Bayreuth; Dr…

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Verdi’s opera has often been reinterpreted, but Linda Brovsky decision to set it in fascist-era Italy comes at the expense of dramatic sympathy

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Highlights from Jan. 21 to 28

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Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Wayzata High School Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Physician and composer Stanley Woolner. Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Wayzata High School Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir. Tuesday, 8 pm:…

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Royal Ballet: Giselle, Royal Opera House: Natalia Osipova excelsThere have been thousands of performances of Giselle since its debut in 1841. You’d think there’d be nothing left to say about it but then along comes Natalia Osipova. The Russian 27-year-old is the Royal Ballet’s latest big signing, a former Bolshoi starlet who controversially jumped ship to the lesser-known Mikhailovsky Ballet and has now landed full-time in London.

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The Year 1714

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The Year 1714This year’s Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music takes The Year 1714 as its theme. 1714 saw the coronation of George I and the birth of the Georgian era which would have Handel at its musical centre. CPE Bach was also born in 1714 and the first corner stone of St John’s Smith Square laid. The concerts feature Handel’s music quite heavily, plus that of CPE Bach as well as Schutz, Steffani, Pepusch, and JS Bach…

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One to watch: Kristine Balanas

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Meet Kristine Balanas, 22, from Latvia, an advanced student at the Royal Academy of Music. She’s a very lucky young violinist as she will be joining Yuri Bashmet in a concerto performance with the Moscow Soloists at the Barbican on 1 February, and will be on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with him the day before…

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Kirchschlager Thibaudet Liszt Brahms Wigmore Hall

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Kirchschlager Thibaudet Liszt Brahms Wigmore HallA dream team with a dream programme : Angelika Kirchschlager and Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Wigmore Hall.  Kirchschlager and Thibaudet have been working together from very early on in their careers. Her voice is warm and natural, ideal for Brahms,  He is a superb Liszt interpreter. What could be more perfect?Ominously the recital started late…

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