Beethoven Celebration + MORE Dec 13th

 

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Kaiser Files Philly Orch Report. Zero Surprises. + MORE

Back at the beginning of the 2015/16 season, the Philadelphia Orchestra was primed and ready for a major labor dispute but just when it seemed like things would get ugly, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA) and the musicians agreed to a one-year agreement with the proviso that the orc.... More »
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How Israel Phil concertmaster is recovering from brain injury + MORE

Last month, reports the daily Yisrael Hayom, marked a landmark in the life of Yigal Tuneh, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic for the past thirty years. He left the Re’ut rehab centre and returned to visit his Tel Aviv apartment for the first time in almost a year. On May 28, 2016, durin.... More »
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John Malveaux: San Diego Opera uplifted diversity in opera with Latonia Moore as Cio-Cio San and J'nai Bridges as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly April 19, 2016 + MORE

Soprano Latonia Moore and Tenor Teodor Ilincāi Latonia Moore and J'nai BridgesJohn Malveaux at Madama ButterflyJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:San Diego Opera uplifted diversity in opera with international casting of Madama Butterfly. I traveled from Long B.... More »
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Ariel Winters sports a sexy Playboy bunny costume for Halloween + MORE

The 18-year-old actress definitely wasn't shy showing off her racy ensemble on Instagram......... More »
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Sergio A. Mims: A short video about the new production of John Harbison's opera The Great Gatsby at the Dresden Opera with Wayne Marshall in rehearsal + MORE

Wayne MarshallSergio A. Mims:Here is a short video about the new production of John Harbison's opera The Great Gatsby at the Dresden Opera with Wayne Marshall in rehearsal. It's dubbed in German but you get the gist of it:https://www.semperoper.de/spielplan/stuecke/stid/Gatsby/60545.html Dre.... More »
Maria Pia de Vito/Francois Couturier: Il Pergolese – review(ECM Records)For five minutes or so, this dedication to 18th-century Italian opera and sacred-music composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi sounds like a respectfully operatic and relatively straight tribute to its subject – then Italian drummer Michele Rabbia’s muffled-hoofbeat drumming begins to edge in…

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NJ.com: Trent Johnson plays 'Hallelujah Chorus' 'as one of the organists who perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular'Trent JohnsonTrent Johnson writes:Hello Mr. Zick,I thought that you might find this article about organists and playing Handel’s Messiah on the pipe organ interesting. Trenthttp://www.nj.com/entertainment/music/index.ssf/2013/12/organists_pull_out_all_the_stops_for_handels_messiah.htmlNJ.comOrganists pull out all the stops for Handel’s ‘Messiah’By Ronni Reich/The Star-LedgerDec…

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This immaculate Australian revival makes it hard to understand how Cavalli’s 1648 bodice-ripper could ever have been allowed to fall into obscurity

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More Rattle

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If you balked at the prices of the Berlin Philharmonic's London concerts, you can get to hear Simon Rattle for a lot less in Birmingham next year. 
On Sunday 11 May 2014 he conducts the CBSO in a special charity concert to support the CBSO Benevolent Fund. Tickets are £20 to £50 and go on sale on 19 December (17 December for CBSO Friends).

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Damian Lewis takes opera role

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Homeland's multiple-award winning token ginge, aka Sgt Brody, is to play the title role in English Touring Opera’s Paul Bunyan. The new production of one of Britten's least familiar operas opens at the Linbury Studio on Monday 17 February, before travelling to 13 theatres across the country…

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Beethoven Celebration

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Beethoven CelebrationBy Laurie Niles: Last week I found myself listening to some very young string quartets playing very old and established music, the Beethoven String Quartets.

The concert was a “Beethoven Quartet Celebration,” the culmination of a semester-long examination of these works, led by cellist Paul Katz, who spent this past semester as a guest professor at University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, which is where the concert took place…

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ENO goes to the cinema, finally

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. After a few years of resistance to the craze for live opera relays to the cinema, ENO has at last stepped aboard the bandwagon. From February you’ll be able to see some of their productions at your local – starting with Peter Grimes starring Stuart Skelton, and subsequently the director Terry Gilliam’s return visit to Berlioz, his new staging of Benvenuto Cellini…

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Come to the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014!

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On 8 April 2014, the classical music world will gather at London’s Kings Place for the annual BBC Music Magazine Awards – and we’d like you to be there too!
Your day will begin at 1…

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Youth ensemble faces funding crisis

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE future of 480 young musicians is uncertain.

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Hereford Cathedral Choir sings in London

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Elizabeth Futral @ NMWA

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Charles T. Downey, Soprano Elizabeth Futral displays vocal power at National Museum of Women in the Arts gala (Washington Post, December 13, 2013)
On Wednesday night, it was time to celebrate at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. A gala event to raise money in support of the museum’s Shenson Chamber Music Concert series honored Elizabeth Futral with an award for excellence in the

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Missa Solemnis

– www.planethugill.com

Missa SolemnisBeethoven’s Missa Solemnis is such a huge work, that performances tend towards the massive as if the theological concerns with which Beethoven was struggling could only be resolved by a chorus of thousands and slow tempi. On this new disc the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique numbers around 70 players, with 45 singers in the Monteverdi Choir, all conducted by John Eliot Gardiner in a performance which is lithe and vivid, but still with moments of transcendence…

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A guide to holiday music events.    

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