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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 »
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National Opera Studio on show + MORE

I have been taking it pretty easy on performances these last weeks having been working pretty full time during the day.  Not sure that I can manage so many 14 hour days any more!  But Christmas is coming and I am sure I will recover......! On Thursday there was an enchanting evening at the.... More »

Concertmaster falls off stage in mid-concerto + MORE

We are receiving reports that James Cuddeford, concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, collapsed tonight during a performance of the Schumann cello concerto and was taken to hospital. James, an Australian who has led the orchestra since 2010, is said to have been ill during the day and vomited .... More »

A new orchestra, a new concert hall - an encounter with conductor Laurence Equilbey + MORE

Laurence EquilbeyThe French conductor Laurence Equilbey is, perhaps, best known in the UK for her work with the choir Accentus which she founded. However in 2012 she founded the period instrument orchestra Insula. The ensemble recently made their UK debut (21 September 2015) at the Barbican performi.... More »

Chandos British Tone Poems Vol 1 - Rumon Gamba Gurney Gardiner + MORE

First in a new series of recordings of British orchestral repertoire, British Tone Poems vol 1 from Chandos, featuring Ivor Gurney's Gloucestershire Rhapsody, with Rumon Gamba conducting the BBC Nationl Orchestra of Wales."What Gurney orchestral music?" one might have asked some years ago, since unt.... More »
As always, Columbia’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies has a lineup that I wish were down the block from me. Just a copy & paste here; the performers and repertory speak for themselves. BERIO IN NYC(1965-1972)Two concerts featuring music Luciano Berio composed while living in New Yorkensemble mise-enMoon Young-Ha, DirectorSequenza III, IV, V, VI, VIIb,Chemins IVWednesday, October 22, 20147 PMSARAH CAHILL andADAM TENDLER, pianoWasserklavier, Rounds, Sequenza IV, 5 Variazioni, Erdenklavier, MemoryWednesday, December 10, 20147 PMJACK QUARTETNew music by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum, Charles WuorinenWith Miranda Cuckson, violin and Jay Campbell, celloThursday, October 30, 20147 PMBENJAMIN HOCHMAN, pianoMusic of Bach, Berio, Busoni, Dallapiccola, and SchumannWednesday, November 19, 20147 PMIN THE TEATRO OF THE ITALIAN ACADEMY1161 AMSTERDAM AVENUE, NYC

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Aikainen: Time for fun and games at the ArcolaMiika Hyytiäinen Miika Hyytiäinen Aikainen; Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Sep 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0Delightful and playful experimental opera from young Finnish composer’Aikainen’ (Finnish for early/ about time) was a short experimental opera composed by Finnish Miika Hyytiäinen (1982-) and directed by Jaakko Nousiainen…

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The Sixteen are to perform Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in cathedrals and concert halls across the UK in November 2014 and January 2015 in their most ambitious tour to date.
The choir and orchestra of The Sixteen, led by Harry Christophers, will transport audiences to the splendour of St Mark’s Basilica, Venice through performances of Monteverdi’s masterpiece as well as offering local choristers the opportunity to participate in workshops and perform the Sonata sopra Sancta Maria with the choir…

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Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents the players in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, announced on Tuesday that its members had ratified the labor agreement that the union negotiated with the Met last month.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 47: Simone Porter, Maxim Vengerov 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. Photo: Philip PiroloSimone Porter performed the Barber with the Los Angeles PhilharmonicLos Angeles Times: “The remarkably mature Porter easily encompassed every aspect of this bipolar concerto…

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A girl’s best friend

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A girl’s best friendOn this day in 1846, Elias Howe was granted a patent for the sewing machine.

Born on this day in 1659 composer Henry Purcell
Happy 73rd birthday conductor Christopher Hogwood

Born on this day in 1714 composer Niccolò Jommelli


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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from September 9 to 16 Tuesday, 7:15 am: Teacher Feature: Ed Schaefle, orchestra teacher at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Penelope Freeh, dancer and choreographer. Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Feature: Ed Schaefle,…

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Prom 68: Cleveland Orchestra/Welser-Möst review  mellow and expansiveRoyal Albert Hall, LondonA Jörg Widmann premiere was sandwiched by jubilant but polite BrahmsThe Cleveland Orchestra arrived at the Proms for the first time in nearly a decade with its conductor back in the headlines. On Friday, Franz Welser-Möst abruptly walked out of his other music-director job at the Vienna State Opera…

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms London

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms LondonThe Cleveland Orchestra, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, made a most welcome return to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.  Are the Clevelanders the best orchestra in the United States today? Their two Proms certainly made the case. Superlative finesse and poise, generated by genuine musicality…

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Hot on the Heels of the Lockout

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has a new release, of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, on their own label. It comes complete with a self-congratulatory press release. Here’s what CEO Stanley Romanstein has to say:“This has been an exciting time in the Orchestra’s history of performing great music and presenting great artists,” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Stanley E…

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Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show
A line up of five lead vocalists will join electronic group Clean Bandit and the 70-strong BBC Philharmonic orchestra in a ground-breaking live BBC Radio 1 broadcast tomorrow evening.

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SPCO hires Julie Albers as principal cellist

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named Julie Albers as its new principal cellist. Albers will officially begin her tenure in the 2015-16 season, but will join the SPCO on stage for eight weeks of the current season, including this weekend. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has more.

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