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John Williams to debut new version of 'Star-Spangled Banner' on July Fourth + MORE

American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday.... More »
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Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick to reunite on Broadway + MORE

Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will be back together again on Broadway in a revival of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” The ensemble also will include Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F. .... More »
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Offer Made + MORE

It's been reported in a couple of Chicago papers, and SFS has confirmed to me, that an offer for the open principal oboe seat at San Francisco Symphony has been made to Eugene Izotov, currently filling the same position at the Chicago Symphony and formerly of SFS.Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-TimesJohn.... More »
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Surprise Gift from the Younger Me + MORE

In case you happen to be in Canberra this Saturday (conflicts with my acupuncture appointment in Kingston, sadly), the ANU New Music Ensemble and their guests, Uncut Percussion, will give the world premiere of my The Stream (Admonitions), which I wrote in 1987 and forgot about until I ran across the.... More »
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Autumn at St John's Smith Square + MORE

Artur PizzaroThe Autumn season at St John's Smith Square is an interesting mixture of the old and the new. There is a new Young Artists Programme, plus the Sunday at St Johns, whilst music varies from premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Stephen Montague and Alexander Campkin, to the Early Op.... More »
  Faithful to his Own World: Gavin Dixon Meets Composer Alexander Raskatov Alexander Raskatov is one of the leading Russian composers of his generation. He now lives in Paris, but the musical philosophies and traditions of his native land continue to define his work. The Orthodox faith guides much of his music, but informs a style […]

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Tanya Bannister @ Phillips

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Clementi, Piano Sonatas, T. Bannister (Naxos, 2006)
Charles T. Downey, Pianist Tanya Bannister at the Phillips Collection
Washington Post, May 20, 2014
Pianist Tanya Bannister has formidable technique and a thoughtful approach to programming a recital. Trained in London, at Yale and in New York, her fingers rarely erred in a recital inspired by the influence of Handel on Beethoven, heard at

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A great cellist goes west…

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A great cellist goes west...A couple of years ago the much-loved British cellist Robert Cohen made a move that took many of us by surprise: despite having enjoyed a strong solo career since his youth, he joined a string quartet. And not just any old string quartet, but the Fine Arts Quartet, one of the most distinguished and distinctive chamber ensembles in the States, and very much a full-time concern…

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Liquid Music announces third season

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Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.

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CD Spotlight. Personal Choice

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C P E Bach’s Spiritual Songs, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… the clavichord, wonderfully sensitive as it is, cannot stand up to a concert singer …’

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San Diego Opera Rides Again

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If you follow the classical headlines, you might remember that earlier this year, the San Diego Opera announced that it was shutting its doors, in the face of some sobering financial figures. Good news today: the board of the organization…

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he will sue director Abel Ferrara for defamation over the movie “Welcome to New York,” which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

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Despite an imperfect production of ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’ it was good to have André Previn’s music back on the Dorothy Chandler stage, courtesy of L.A. Opera. Now, about the placement of the orchestra …Despite an imperfect production of ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’ it was good to have André Previn’s music back on the Dorothy Chandler stage, courtesy of L…

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Young Musician competition - let's start with a level playing fieldIt’s undeniable that pianists and string players have the advantage in instrumental competitions. Tom Service has a dream, and if Michael Gove’s nightmare doesn’t destroy the next generation of musicians first, why not rethink the Young Musician competition so that all players and all music is created equal? I have a dream, people; a musical utopia in which recorder players and percussionists arent discriminated against just because Mozart and Beethoven didnt write concertos for their instruments; in which pianists dont always walk away with the big prizes because they can play Rachmaninov; in which our young musicians can aspire legitimately to a fulfilling life in music as a solo tubist as much as a violinist; a level playing field of musical opportunity in which its not just lip service thats paid to the idea that all instruments are created equal, but something borne out in the decisions juries make in musical competitions, so that a bassoonist or a double-bassist can win the big awards as well as the prestidigitators of the piano; so that the careers that all our young musicians might go on to create are unlimited by their choice to specialise in the theremin or the ophicleide instead of the flute or the cello…

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Monday, April 7th, Christopher Maltman took a couple minutes just hours before his recital at the Mozart-Saal to chat about the great, elusive, «Notturno» by Othmar Schoeck:

C.M.: How do you know the Schoeck «Notturno»? jfl:   I know it from Klaus Mertens’ recording which was one of the….

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Eight young composers, aged 14 to 27, received cash prizes totaling $20,000 during the 62nd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Among the winners were Michael Boyman and Daniel Temkin who tied for the William Schuman Prize, the top honor, and Benjamin P. Wenzelberg who received the Carlos Surinach Prize, awarded to the competition’s youngest winner.

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Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone cancels three shows, including his first ever performance in LA, due to a back injury.

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Graham Vick revives his powerful 1994 staging – and, with a new cast of mostly eastern European principals, Tchaikovsky’s opera rings truer than ever

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