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Regrets, I’ve had a few + MORE

On this day in 1890 Les Troyens premiered in Karlsruhe.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctb3TNq3M7A Born on this day in 1898 soprano Grace Moore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_-6QrL26gw Happy 79th birthday soprano Jeanette Scovotti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv0qxiXOq8g Happy 69th b.... More »
orchestra

Ce n’est pas le docteur Schmidt + MORE

Born on this day in 1921 soprano Denise Duval.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3E3GSaWrPs Born on this day in 1801 composer Albert Lortzing. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTTqAzx7EKc Born on this day in 1891 baritone Imre Palló. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnqRlCmhFp8 Happy 93rd birthday composer Ned Rorem..... More »
maestros

Sher on this shining night + MORE

Bartlett Sher’s “new to Chicago” production of Romeo et Juliette came to the Lyric Opera at Monday’s opening after appearances at Salzburg and Milan. For most of the evening, the production worked quite well, moving the iconic star-crossed lovers to 18th century Venice. Musically, however, t.... More »
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates Chaplin's Little Tramp + MORE

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's silent film Sunday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall is marking two important anniversaries: the 25th year of the gala that presents classic comedies with live musical accompaniment and the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's beloved Little Tramp character..... More »
recitals

Thoughtfully Conceived Journeys in Song from Christiane Karg and Malcolm Martineau + MORE

 Salzburg Festival (3) – Wolf, Montsalvatge, Duparc, Ravel, Hahn, Koechlin, Poulenc, and Barber: Christiane Karg (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Mozarteum, Salzburg, 11.8.2015 (MB) Wolf – Kennst du das Land; Mir ward gesagst, du reisest in die Ferne; Mein Liebster singt am Haus im Mondens.... More »
Mathias 80 anniversary with Sinfonia Cymru and Catrin FinchBen Gernon and Catrin FinchSinfonia Cymru is celebrating William Mathias’s 80th anniversary this week, touring a programme which includes Mathias’s Melos. Written for harp and chamber orchestra, the work was premiered in 1977 by Marisa Robles and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer…

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Music Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s Explores George Benjamin’s InfluenceThe Orchestra of St. Luke’s played two early works by George Benjamin and explored links to them in pieces by three other composers in an NY Phil Biennial event.

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It Must Be Conference Time…

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It Must Be Conference Time…

It must be conference time as Adaptistration Jobs is bursting at the seams following a slew of new listings this week, several of which are CEO and VP level openings at some highly desirable ensembles <cough>Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra</cough>. So take a break from the job hunting meat market that is the conference and peruse choice openings from the comfort of your local coffee shop…

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David Lang

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Crowd Out, David Lang’s new work for 1000 untrained voices, was inspired by the experience of an Arsenal football match. The American composer and Bang-on-a Can founder talks to Helen Wallace about the ideas behind the piece and how he plans to be ‘yelling as loudly as everyone else’ at the Birmingham premiere on 8 June…

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Empire Opera 'Keep On Singing' Concert & Garden Party Fundraiser, 349 West End Avenue, 4 PM Sunday, June 22, 2014Waundell Saavedra writes:Dear Friends, Colleagues and Opera Lovers, January of this year marked Empire Opera’s 7th birthday.  We are celebrating next month with a concert and garden party. I have been very blessed to be surrounded by such amazing talent.  As many of you know that have attended our performances, Empire Opera has some of the finest artists in the opera industry…

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Debating Fischer

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Robert Levine responds to Iván Fischer's comments about the American orchestra system.

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Pianist John Ogdon died 25 years ago this summer – an extraordinary talent, his technical abilities, musical command and incredible sight-reading facility ensured his place in the pantheon of the true piano greats…

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Must watch: Rite of Spring goes Gangnam

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Must watch: Rite of Spring goes GangnamEat your hearts out, Berlin Phil. This is San Francisco’s take on Stravinsky.

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Salomé: Last of Trilogy and Least Successful

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 Strauss: Salomé, Operahaz Orchestra, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor), Budapest Operahaz, 1.6.2014 (JMI)   Cast: Salome: Manuela Uhl Jochanaan: Mihály Kálmándi Herod: Jürgen Sacher Herodias: Andrea Ulbrich Narraboth: Zoltán Nyári Herodias’ Page: Gabriella Balga   Production: Budapest Operahaz Direction: János Szikora Sets: Attila Csikós Costumes: Judit Schäffer My stay in Budapest came to an end with a […]

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One of the Greats: Elodie Lauten, 1950-2014

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I awoke this morning to the rude shock of learning that my close friend Elodie Lauten has died, a fabulous composer whose music I’ve been championing ever since I was at the Chicago Reader in the early 1980s. Earlier this year I wrote her to congratulate her on winning the Robert Rauschenberg Award, and it […]

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This 1950s update of Puccini’s opera benefits from amusing touches and a strong performance from Susannah Glanville in the title role

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Young Composers Catch the Philharmonic’s EarSix young composers survive a competition to have their works played by the New York Philharmonic; three get public performances.

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Garsington Opera's 25th Anniversary : past unites with futureGarsington Opera’s 25th anniversary season starts Friday – some seats still available,. But there’s a lot more to the season than the three operas on offer. Douglas Boyd, Artistic Director, speaks about this year’s programme and about thrilling new developments that could launch Garsington Opera into the next 25 years at the forefront of British country house opera…

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