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Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh on recorder playing, Lassus, J S Bach and the mass cello repertoire.... 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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Midwestern union + MORE

This past Tuesday, Cincinnati Opera presented its first world premiere in over 50 years with Morning Star by Ricky Ian Gordon and William Hoffman. The opera was originally commissioned by Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Goodman Theater in the late 1990s, but the collaboration fell apart. When Gordon .... More »
virtuosos

non divisi On Hiatus + MORE

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) concertmaster, Frank Almond, was one of the first new voices introduced at InsideTheArts.com via his blog, non divisi. His very first post was from January 7, 2008 and since then, he has been a bold voice when examining difficult issues and providing unique i.... More »
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Wigmore Hall opener - Iestyn Davies, Harry Bicket and the English Concert in Handel and more + MORE

Iestyn Davies, Harry Bicket and the English Concert at the opening of the Wigmore Hall's 2015/16 season - photo credit Wigmore Hal Handel, music from Partenope, Rinaldo, Rodelinda, Orlando, Radamisto, Veracini, Porpora Iestyn Davies, the English Concert, Harry Bicket The Wigmore Hall .... More »
Music Review: Philharmonic Plays Score at Screening of ‘Modern Times’The New York Philharmonic performed Charlie Chaplin’s original score during a screening of a restored print of “Modern Times.”

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Ghoulish whispering and tantrum-like outbursts at times threatened to undermine the ambiguity of the Soviet composer’s music

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Femmes fatales

– parterre.com

Femmes fatalesIt’s official! You’ve cast your votes for the operas you most look forward to hearing at the Met this fall, and if the opera has “Macbeth” in the title, you’re there. Most popular among the cher public were Macbeth, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Death of Klinghoffer, Die Meistersinger and Le nozze di Figaro…

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Sergio A. Mims: Southbank Centre Concert with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with OAE's Principal Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku 12 May 2015Chi-chi Nwanokuwww.chi-chinwanoku.comSergio A. Mims writes:After seeing the post from Michael Wright about the UK tour of Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste at the Southbank Centre in London I realized that I neglected to send you this notice about another concert at the Centre in May 2015 with the period instrument orchestra The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmant and their principal double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku Together they will be doing a major concert which also includes a world premiere of the new work for double bass and orchestra, Concerto à double entendre by woman composer Stevie WishartOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | Southbank Centrewww…

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The stage musical of “The Lion King” has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co said on Monday.

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The Walnut Creek orchestra, delivering sparkling performances of Ravel’s ‘Bolero,’ Rossini’s Overture to ‘William Tell,’ Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite No. 1 and other works, continues to thrive under direction of Donato Cabrera.

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Felice troppo

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Felice troppoOur Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin (not pictured) celebrates this evening’s beginning of the season at the Met with an opening night from the past: a 1967 performance of La traviata.
Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata
Metropolitan Opera
Fausto Cleva, conductor
18 September 1967
Opening Night
In-house recording
Violetta – Montserrat Caballé
Alfredo – Richard Tucker
Germont – Cornell MacNeil
Flora – Nancy Williams
Gastone – Charles Anthony
Baron Douphol – Robert Goodloe
Marquis d’Obigny – Gene Boucher
Dr…

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Da Capo Players: Shulamit Ran Sharing the excitement of Shulamit Ran’s music on the occasion of her 65th anniversary year, Da Capo offers a wide range of her chamber works, from 1978 to the present, including her now classic Mirage (written for Da Capo’s 20th Anniversary in 1990). Monday, September 22 at 8:00 PM Tickets […

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

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Philippe Jordan conducts the Wiener Symphoniker

Tchaikovsky described putting his entire soul into his Sixth and final symphony, the ‘Pathétique’…

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Love in the Time of Cholera

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Christine Goerke and cast, Florencia en el Amazonas, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman)
An opera company’s choice of a season opener may make a statement, but it may not mean what one thinks it means. Washington National Opera, now firmly under the artistic aegis of Francesca Zambello, chose to open its season with Florencia en el Amazonas, premiered in 1996 by Mexican composer

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José Mauricio Nunes Garcia, Afro-Brazilian Composer and Organist whose works are still performed and on CD, was born September 22, 1767José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) Sacred Music of José Mauricio Nunes Garcia; Missa de Sonhora da Conceição CPM 106; Credo em si bemol CPM 129; The University of Texas at Austin Chamber Singers; James Morrow, conductor; Longhorn Music LHM2007003 (2010).José Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) was an Afro-Brazilian composer and organist who was the grandson of slaves…

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ASO Lockout Continues

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Well, the headline speaks for itself. Here are some links.Donald Runnicles talks to Tom Service at The GuardianMask of the Flower Prince, a Minnesota blog that is covering Atlanta tooSong of the Lark, which unearthed a lot of news about the Minnesota Orchestra lockoutThe Atlanta musicians accepted cuts after a lockout two years ago…

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No serenity means no Muti for Rome Opera

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Riccardo Muti quits as the Rome Opera’s lead conductor after six years of ongoing funding, management and labor strife. Muti says he needs “serenity” to do his job effectively.

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