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This week: concerts in New York (August 10 – August 16, 2015) + MORE

Written on Skin | Mostly Mozart Festival Written on Skin tells of a woman bound by a cruel marriage and.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Quick catch up on a busy week……. + MORE

It has been one of those weeks - but here we go for a quick catch up. I was at Béatrice et Bénedict at Glyndebourne on Monday.  It was a real pleasure to hear a couple of years go that Glyndebourne was, at last, to stage this tricky but utterly charming last affectionate statement from Berli.... More »
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This week: concerts in New York (March 16 – March 22, 2015) + MORE

Michael Tsalka Pianist Michael Tsalka performs early and contemporary piano music. Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM Tickets $15, $10.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Nights at the Opera: 2014 + MORE

However belatedly, I decided to round up a personal "best of" list for the last calendar year. It's always an enjoyable experience of revisiting... particularly poignant for me as I looked back on the last of my German opera-going (for now.) Due to my own relative restraint (not to sa.... More »
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Shedding light on a forgotten Romantic: Méhul's Uthal from Palazzetto Bru Zane + MORE

Méhul Uthal; Karine Deshayes, Yann Beuron, Jean-Sebastien Bou, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset; Palazzetto Bru Zane/Ediciones Singulares Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 05 2017 Star rating: 4.0Méhul's forgotten Romantic opera, in strong revivalThis year (.... More »

Pianist relishes every Sculthorpe note

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TAMARA-ANNA Cislowska has played Peter Sculthorpe’s piano music since she was a six-year-old.

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  Mahler and Lutosławski:   Ulrich Heinen (cello), Birmingham Festival Orchestra / Jamie Phillips (conductor), Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 30.8.2014. (GR). Lutosławski: Cello Concerto Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in A Minor   Those who put together the programmes that grace our concert halls do not always get it right and often short change its audience; this one […]

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Savage attack ends controversial operaA composer of a new opera examining social hatred of paedophiles found his life in jeopardy.

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Prom 60: RPO/Dutoit review  aplomb and bags of panacheRoyal Albert Hall, LondonIt was hard to imagine Respighi’s Roman trilogy done betterCharles Dutoit, principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, has long been an advocate of Respighi’s so-called Roman trilogy, his sequence of symphonic poems composed between 1915 and 1928, which obliquely survey the city’s history and culture through depictions of its fountains, pines and festivals…

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Writer Erik Levi rates Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra higher than heavyweights like Karajan, Solti, and Rattle.

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PROM 59: A Magnificent Elektra at the Proms

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 Prom 59 – Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, BBC Singers (chorus master: Paul Wiegold), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2014 (MB)   Elektra – Christine Goerke Chrysothemis – Gun-Brit Barkmin Klytemnestra – Dame Felicity Palmer Orest – Johan Reuter First Maid – Katarina Bradić Second Maid – Zoryana Kushpler Third Maid – […]

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ArtsBeat: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy, With Live Orchestra, Coming to Lincoln CenterPeter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy will be shown at the Koch Theater with live accompaniment by a 250-member orchestra and chorus.

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Imagination and innovation from the Hermes Experiment.The Hermes Experimentphoto Thurstan ReddingThe Hermes Experiment is a group of young performers who come together to perform contemporary music, much of it written for them. Their line-up is quite distinctive, using harp, clarinet, soprano and double-bass with performers Anne Denholm, Oliver Pashley, Heloise Werner and Marianne Schofield…

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Two unions represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees ratified the contracts negotiated with the opera late last month.

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New York-based composer Guy Barash is a risk-taker, willing to pull ideas from all disciplines as he jumps into the unknown. As curator for the Eavesdropping concert series, he programs works that use sound in unconventional ways. This approach extends to the compositions on his debut album, Facts about Water, released by Innova in May […

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Just in: Chicago Symphony taps new boss

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Just in: Chicago Symphony taps new bossThe governing association has named Jeff Alexander of the Vancouver Symphony to succeed Deborah Rutter as president. The Chicago board meets tomorrow to approve the appointment. There has been no official confirmation yet from the CSO.
Alexander has been president & CEO of the Vancouver Symphony Society since September 2000…

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West Wycombe Festival 2014 – why you need to go

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West Wycombe Festival 2014 - why you need to goThe West Wycombe Festival is a festival organized  by musicians, for musicians and those who like music making in a serious but informal setting. That’s especially important when it comes to chamber music. Many of  the people involved, like Festival Director Lawrence Power, are connected to The Nash Ensemble and regulars at the Wigmore Hall…

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Music with Minnesotans: Grant Johnson

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A young violinist and budding environmental scientist. Grant Johnson is a passionate lover of classical music.

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