Bach B minor Mass in Hebrew? Only in New York… + MORE Jan 8th

 

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The Abominable Showman + MORE

Born on this day in 1903 Broadway impresario David Merrick.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c74ReNfPck Happy 80th birthday mezzo-soprano Alexandrina Milcheva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh4HTVmqRC4 Happy 68th birthday tenor Neil Rosenshein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZP1rt9D7SY .... More »
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5 Questions to Rasa Daukas and Will Larsen (Tess Said So) + MORE

The Australian contemporary music duo Tess Said So is the artistic collaboration of pianist Rasa Daukas and percussionist Will Larsen... Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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First UK appearance for 15 years: conductor Peter Dijkstra talks about the Netherlands Chamber Choir + MORE

Peter Dijkstra and Netherlands Chamber Choir ©FoppeSchutOn 8 March 2017, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) and its chief conductor Peter Dijkstra, will be performing at Cadogan Hall, the choir's first UK appearance for 15 years. Their programme consists of music by Britten (Hymn .... More »
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Ensemble. High Fashion + MORE

A new production of 'La traviata' in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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Trinity Laban SO/Jackson - Elgar, 6 May 2016 + MORE

Great Hall, Blackheath HallsElgar - Symphony no.1 in A-flat major, op.55Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra with members of Welsh National Opera OrchestraGeorge Jackson (conductor)Members of the WNO Orchestra have been joining young players at the Royal Welsh College of Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire,.... More »
Ealing’s Music and Film festival returns 12-16 February 2014, celebrating the London Borough’s music, dance and film heritage

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UnCaged Toy Piano Festival Extravaganza Full of PremieresA blizzard that snarled traffic throughout New York City was not enough to keep the performers or the patrons away from UnCaged Extravaganza, the final evening of the 2013 UnCaged Toy Piano Festival on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The sold-out crowd entered Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music to find the floor arrayed into a four-ring circus of diminutive pianos and other toys and contraptions waiting to fulfill the festival’s theme of “Toy Pianos and Other Unconventional Instruments…

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School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week, the Robbinsdale All-District Elementary Choir, a mixed-voice ensemble made up of 100 fifth graders from the 10 elementary schools in Robbinsdale, Minn.

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Call for Pianists: Tapestry Opera's New Opera 101 Workshop + Tapestry Songbook on Jan 31-Feb 1 in TorontoAt the end of the month, I’m excited to be joining mezzo soprano Krisztina Szabó in coaching at Tapestry Opera’s New Opera 101 workshop. A bit more about the program:New Opera 101 is intended not only as a tool for the growth of artists but as a way for Tapestry to discover emerging talent. On January 31 and February 1st, 2014, Tapestry will offer a two day intensive for singers and collaborative pianists…

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I have tickets to five concerts during my planned stay in London in May, plus I will likely go to Thebans at ENO. That leaves a few days when I might travel. So I took a look at opera productions for May 15 to 31, and….it’s just embarrassing compared to the offerings in the US. As I said in email to Patrick:…

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Bach B minor Mass in Hebrew? Only in New York…

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Bach B minor Mass in Hebrew? Only in New York…Press release: Bach’s B Minor Mass takes on a Hebrew accent in this version created by New York psychiatrist Eric Weitzner, adapting Jewish prayers and theological ideas to Bach’s transcendent music. Bach’s universality truly comes to the fore in this community Sing-in. Selected movements of Bach’s Prayer in B Minor will be prepared in advance and sung by members […]

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Rae Woodland obituary

– www.guardian.co.uk

Rae Woodland obituaryOpera singer with close links to Sadler’s Wells and GlyndebourneRae Woodland, who has died at the age of 91, was a much-loved opera and concert singer with a radiant tone and warm personality. At the age of 16 she had undergone an operation to treat a cleft lip, performed by pioneers in reconstructive surgery, and she went on to develop a career notably with Sadler’s Wells theatre, north London, Glyndebourne and the English Opera Group…

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The Sixteen special ticket offer - Handel’s Jephtha, 14 January 2014, Barbican HallWe are delighted to be able to offer readers 50% off all £45 and £35 tickets for The Sixteen’s performance of Handel’s Jephtha at the Barbican, conducted by Harry Christophers.Handel’s electrifying final oratorio is a dramatic story of passion, redemption, sacrifice and honour. In Christophers’ opinion it is in many ways his most profound, specifically for its incredible use of the chorus and also for its insight into the characters involved…

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Video Preview of Soprano Marti Newland in MELODEON's 'Music of the American Jewish Diaspora' 7:30 PM Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 122 West 69th Street, NYChttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mv9tdyDh8o&feature=youtu.beMELODEON presentsMusic of the American Jewish Diaspora: Remembrance and EngagementMarti Newland, sopranoGeorge Spitzer, baritoneArtis Wodehouse, antique reed organ and piano Lazar Weiner: Yiddish Art Songs and music for pianoLouis Lewandowski: Consolations for foot-pump reed organRichard Danielpour/ Toni Morrison: Love Tryptych from “Margaret Garner”George and Ira Gershwin: music from Strike Up the Band and Let ‘Em Eat Cake  Sunday, January 12th, 2013 at 7 p…

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Does this new CD really represent a wave of change?In January last year Universal Music ceo Max Hole did not mince his words when he told classical music what it was doing wrong. “We need to be daring and break with convention if we are to show the world that classical music is not a sleepy, stuffy genre, but a force to be reckoned with…” he proclaimed and went on to tell classical musicians they “need to ride the wave of change” and should reach out beyond the existing core audience…

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Getting Real About Transparency: The Compensation Double Standard

There’s an intriguing article by Eleanor Turney in the 1/2/14 Guardian Culture Professionals Network blog (h/t Thomas Cott) where she discusses the need for realistic changes within the arts field during 2014. One of her points is on transparency and the need to talk about money openly and honestly; I couldn’t agree more and to that end, there’s one area within the orchestra field that would benefit by adopting this post haste: artist fees and overscale payments…

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Just in: Val steps in at a day’s notice for sick BorisIt was lucky Valentina Lisitsa was in Paris today. Boris Berezovsky called in sick for tomorrow’s Liszt concerto. Val, who’s just released a Liszt disc, was happy to oblige. No change of programme. Press announcement follows. Pour nos prochains concerts des 8 et 9 janvier, je dois vous communiquer un changement de dernière heure concernant […]

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Sunday’s terrific concert by the San Jose Chamber Orchestra was a smartly scripted affair: Game orchestra meets two superb soloists (pianist Jon Nakamatsu, clarinetist Jon Manasse) for non-cookie-cutter program of old and new works.

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