Antara Ensemble in works by Bizet, Dvorak & Telemann, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:00 p.m. Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St, NYC + MORE

 

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Perchance to Stream: End of Summer Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Listen to a performa.... More »
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Ensemble. Woman for all Seasons + MORE

Gerald Fenech returns to Festival Maribor in Slovenia.... More »
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Facing the music: Alison Balsom + MORE

From Queen to Quincy Jones and Stravinsky to Spamalot, the trumpeter on the music and musicians that inspire her on and off stageWhat’s been your most memorable live music experience as an audience member?Hearing Bach’s St Matthew Passion performed by Bach’s choir from St Thomas’ Leipzig and.... More »
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St. Lawrence String Quartet premieres John Adams, again + MORE

The St. Lawrence String Quartet is in its 25th season, and one of the highlights is Sunday's world premiere at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall of composer John Adams's 'Second Quartet.' Presented by Stanford Live, it's the third piece that Adams has composed for the St. Lawrence, which he calls his 'fa.... More »
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Pacific Symphony to Make its Carnegie Hall Debut for a Special Program Dedicated to one of Today’s Most Fascinating and Pre-Eminent Composers, Philip Glass + MORE

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, has been invited to perform for the very first time at one of the world’s most prestigious venues, Carnegie Hall in New York City, in honor of one of today’s leading composers, Philip Glass. Joining them will be Pacific Chorale, also appe.... More »
John Malveaux: Albany Records has posted new videos on YouTube of George Walker, pianoGeorge Walker (b. 1922) has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/and is featured at AfriClassical.comJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Albany Records has posted new videos on Youtube of George Walker, piano. Albany Records continues its series of recordings by George Walker, who has achieved international recognition as a pianist and as a composer…

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Celebrating Cole Porter 50 Years On

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Cole Porter, Anything Goes: Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell, Graham Bickley,  Clive Rowe, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music Musical Theatre Company Chorus / Richard Balcombe (musical director). Cadogan Hall, London 20.8.2014. (JPr) Cole Porter was America’s quintessential twentieth-century sophisticated songsmith and as his biography in the printed programme began, ‘A gifted composer […]

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Concerto Italiano/Alessandrini review  a finely shaped programme of Monteverdi songsGreyfriars Kirk, EdinburghBold and stylish instrumental playing gave this performance its brilliant vivacity adding to its dramatic, raunchy storytellingThere are few performers better-versed in the music of Claudio Monteverdi than Rinaldo Alessandrini and the ensemble he founded 30 years ago, Concerto Italiano…

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Schubert Opera Has Its Inspiring Moments

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 Salzburg Festival (5) – Schubert, Fierrabras: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Ingo Metzmacher (conductor). Haus für Mozart, 16.8.2014 (MB) Cast Fierrabras – Michael Schade Emma – Julia Kleiter Eginhard – Benjamin Bernheim Florinda – Dorothea Röschmann Roland – Markus Werba Charlemagne – Georg […]

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Salzburg contemporary • Dalbavie • Jaroussky • ORF RSO
Dalbavie Beauties, Bruckner Woes

ABOVE AND BELOW PICTURES (DETAILS) COURTESY SALZBURG FESTIVAL, © SILVIA LELLI. CLICK FOR THE WHOLE PICTURE.
The low lesser-prestige orchestras at the Salzburg Festival get to play in the Felsenreitschule, which is where the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra performed the least attractive (or least prestigious, at

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Rural isolation of murdered orchestra player

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Rural isolation of murdered orchestra playerThe tragic death of Mary Whitaker, a popular violinist in upstate New York orchestras, remains at this moment unsolved. Mary, 61, was found dead in her isolated summer residence in Chautaqua County, killed by a single shotgun wound.
No motive has been discovered. Her closest neighbours, quarter of a mile away either side, were Amish families…

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja performs Bartók's Violin Concerto No 2 for the Edinburgh international festivalIn this exclusive video, Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja plays Bartók’s 2nd violin concerto and discusses its themes as she prepares to perform it with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in her Edinburgh festival debut.Produced in association with the Edinburgh Film Company and the Edinburgh international festivalMore videos in this series: Michael Houstoun performs Ravel Collegium Vocale Gent perform Bach The Hebrides Ensemble perform Stravinsky Continue reading…

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Music Review: Steven Schick Performs ‘Mathematics of Resonant Bodies’The percussionist Steven Schick performed John Luther Adams’s “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” on Wednesday at Mostly Mozart.

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Antara Ensemble in works by Bizet, Dvorak & Telemann,  Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:00 p.m. Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St, NYCHarold JonesWilliam Foster McDaniel(www.abouttheartists.com)On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM, at Saint Peter’s Church at CitiCorp, 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City, conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead members of the Antara Ensemble in Georges Bizet’s Adagietto and Antonin Dvorák’s Serenade, and William Foster McDaniel will be guest conductor for Georg Phillipp Telemann’s Suite in A minor for Flute and Strings…

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Like the orchestra itself, the programme joined hands across national borders by featuring an Israeli and a Syrian composer

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Two heads lost at BBC Proms Salome

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Two heads lost at BBC Proms Salomepress release:
Prom 58, 30 August:
We are sorry to announce that Ildikó Komlósi and Ante Jerkunica have had to withdraw from this Prom. We are very grateful to Doris Soffel who will now sing Herodias and Marko Mimica who will now sing First Soldier.

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Great shakes

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Great shakesThe little opera companies of New York are like chanterelles: Some years they sprout everywhere and you can savor the scent in the woodsy air; other seasons they’re hard to find and unsatisfying when you stumble on a patch. New York’s got lots of untapped vocal talent but you never know which companies will have their ears screwed on straight…

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The battle with the unions may be over, but the Met’s crisis rumbles on

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