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Belgian orchestra appoints ‘cheapest’ manager + MORE

Our friends at Resmusica tell us that the Royal philharmonic orchestra of Liège has a new general manager. His name is Daniel Weissmann and his prior experience is with two rather provincial orchestras in France. But that was no drawback. According to official sources, what got him the job was »s.... More »
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Evergreen soprano + MORE

Born on this day in 1912 soprano Marta Eggerth.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lcRDwKAoHI Born on this day in 1914 soprano Janine Micheau. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTyJu8xPiMM Born on this day in 1927 soprano Graziella Sciutti. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUYjzqxCNyI Happy 76th birthday sopran.... More »
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An easygoing musical powerhouse + MORE

VIOLIST and composer Brett Dean is relaxed even though his schedule is more demanding than ever..... More »
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Karl Lagerfeld to design for Paris Opéra + MORE

It’s Benjamin Millepied’s parting gift. The fashion icon will kit out George Balanchine’s piece ‘Brahms-Schönberg Quartet’ at the Paris Opéra this July, Women’s Wear Daily reports.   .... More »
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Negotiations Don’t Cancel Concerts, People Cancel Concerts + MORE

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has officially cancelled the next 47 days of concert events, through 11/8/2014. The official ASO statement asserts the cancellations are “due to negotiations between ASO management and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA) .... More »

Ensemble. A Sense of Unwinding

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Roderic Dunnett marvels at Henze’s Boulevard Solitude

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Frederica von Stade makes her comeback in Ricky Ian Gordon’s gentle and reflective new opera about an elderly woman taking stock of her life

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Gustavo Dudamel brings LA Philharmonic to TorontoBut controversy over his refusal to comment on events in Venezuela is following the acclaimed music director to the podium.

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THE GREAT TENOR DOUBLE

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THE GREAT TENOR DOUBLEWhy are great tenors like the London buses? You guessed it. I have for you today interviews with not one, but two of today’s very best.Here is Juan-and-only-Diego Flórez for your delectation, in today’s Independent, talking to me about his first album for four years, the not-too-inner game of tennis (including the inspiration of Roger Federer), and why he is soon going to sing Werther…

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Festival carpets London with electro wizardry of Bernard ParmegianiRevered as a guru by the likes of Aphex Twin and Sonic Youth, the late French composer Bernard Parmegiani was a true adventurer in sound. This weekend the London contemporary music festival devotes itself to exploring his extraordinary worksTom Service

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 23: James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Caroline Goulding in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of classical music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. We’d love to hear about any recent concerts and recitals you’ve attended, too. Or just tell us what you think about these reviews!

James Ehnes performed the Bartók Violin Concerto No…

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Famous last words, with piano

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FINAL utterances form the basis of a new song cycle for soprano.

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From Brahms to transatlantic flights of fancyNathan WilliamsonThe young British composer/pianist Nathan Williamson has a work being in the USA this week. Transatlantic Flights of Fancy is being performed in Chicago (19/3) and in Michigan (20/3) by members of the NOW ensemble who premiered the work in December. Also this week the composer himself, who studied composition at Yale University, will be hard at work in his native UK as he is the soloist in a performance of Brahms’s mammoth Second Piano Concerto on 21 March…

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Houston features headline

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Rice University has picked the New York architectural firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro to design an opera theater scheduled to open in 2018.

The 600-seat theater will stand in what now is a parking lot between Alice Pratt Brown Hall, the home of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music, and Rice Stadium.

Besides serving the school’s Opera Department, the theater will be used for chamber music concerts and other events, Rice said.

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Music Review: Los Angeles Philharmonic at Avery Fisher HallThe Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel, arrived at Avery Fisher Hall for concerts featuring works from Brahms, John Corigliano and others.    

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Jonathan Mills turns out to have a real knack of proving his critics (or at least this one of them) wrong. Last year (as regular readers may recall) did not prove a happy one for Opera or Theatre, mainly thanks to the kiss of death theme of art and technology. I was already mentally planning a shorter visit this summer, and preparing some choice words of advice for Mills’s successor, and lo and behold, his final programme proves to be one of his most interesting…

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A Feast of Handel from Devon Baroque

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 Handel:  Gail Hennessy (oboe), Devon Baroque / Jonathan Watts (director), Great Hall, Dartington. UK 16.3. 2014 (PRB) Overture from ‘Almira’ Oboe Concerto in G minor, HWV 287 Sinfonia and Suite from ‘Rodrigo’ Overture from ‘Agrippina’ Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2 in B flat major, HWV 313 Sinfonia from ‘Solomon’ Overture from ‘Judas Maccabaeus’ Concerto […]

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Joel Puckett: Real Life Inspiration

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“Write what you know” is a commonly heard piece for advice for artists, but composer Joel Puckett has taken to heart a slightly different version of this sentiment, which could be stated, “Write what you live.”

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