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Sergio A. Mims: On my classical music show on WHPK-FM (Chicago 88.5 & livestream www.whpk.org) I have programmed Chineke! Orchestra Signum CD + MORE

Antonin DvorakSymphony No. 9,'From The New World'Jean SibeliusFinlandiaCHINEKE! ORCHESTRAKevin John Edusei, conductorSignumCLASSICSSergio A. Mims writes:I'm happy to announce that on my classical music show on WHPK-FM (Chicago 88.5 locally and livestream www.whpk.org) I have programmed what could .... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Cypress String Quartet add two for Brahms + MORE

Last spring, the Cypress String Quartet capped off their 20-year career by inviting a few friends and fans to join them at this legendary studio for the making of their live, farewell recording of Johannes Brahms String Sextets. Hear about the resulting album, and enter for a chance to win a copy of.... More »
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Music world unites in timeless grief + MORE

A Philadelphia reader has shared this comment on a New York Times report on the Germanwings disaster: Submitted by E.Dougherty Philadelphia, PA Attended a remarkable recital here in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening by the bass-baritone Eric Owens that featured Schubert’s Fahrt zum Hades, and Gr.... More »
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Second Day of 11th Malcolm Arnold Festival Features Forgotten Documentaries + MORE

Second Day of 11th Malcolm Arnold Festival DAY 2 – Sunday 16 October 2016 Event 1 – Arnold:  Freya Chambers (clarinet), Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra/Tim Green, Andy Kirkwood (conductors), Royal & Derngate, Northampton. Arnold: A Sussex Overture op.31; Beckus the Dandipratt o.... More »
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Sphinx Virtuosi On Tour: Jessie Montgomery on YouTube + MORE

Jessie Montgomeryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pDV43CNU3I&feature=youtu.bePhoto by Daniel CavazosAs you may have heard, Sphinx's annual Sphinx Virtuosi tour has gotten off to a wonderful start! This ensemble has been dazzling audiences across the country with a dynamic and diverse progra.... More »

Quartett, review: 'generic wittering'

– www.telegraph.co.uk

This new opera at Covent Garden lacks urgency, says Rupert Christiansen

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Interval Adventures: Firenze!

– operaobsession.blogspot.com

Interval Adventures: Firenze!As Gianni Schicchi reminds us, Florence is a beautiful city. I was delighted to have the opportunity to revisit it, with an academic conference to attend, and time set aside for exploring. I also made time to attend a concert, on which more later. On my exploratory ventures, I discovered a curiosity: a plaster model for a monumental memorial to soprano Virginia de Blasis…

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Only at the end of this production of Luca Francesconi’s 2011 opera – based on ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ – are there glimpses of a powerful work

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An Assured Elgar Concerto from James Ehnes

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Britten, Elgar, Berlioz and Respighi: James Ehnes, violin, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, 14.6.2014 (GN) Britten: Passacaglia from ‘Peter Grimes’. Op. 33b Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61 Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 Respighi: Pines of Rome The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season appropriately featured […]

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The pit and the pendulum

– parterre.com

The pit and the pendulum“The award-winning MET Orchestra’s global reputation as a top-tier ensemble is critical to New York City’s tourism and cultural economy,” begins a statement by, you guessed it, the Met Orchestra and AFM Local 802. They proceed to present their case that the company is mismanaged under Peter Gelb, and La Cieca will leave it as an exercise for the reader to interpret the statistics and charts they produce…

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An opera in a waxworks: does it move?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

An opera in a waxworks: does it move?We know, doesn’t sound promising.
But our pair of New York opera ingenues, Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn Milnes, fearing a long Metropolitan Opera shutdown, betook themselves to Madam Tussauds to see Rameau’s Pygmalion (hands up if you’ve ever seen it before). One way or other, they had a pretty good time…

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Richard Strauss 150th Birthday Concert:Anja Harteros (soprano), Camilla Nylund (soprano),  Christine Goerke (soprano), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann, (conductor),Semperoper, Dresden, 11.6.2014.(MC) Richard Strauss:   Erste Walzerfolge aus der Komödie für Musik ‘Der Rosenkavalier’, op…

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Meryl Streep to play Maria Callas

– www.classical-music.com

Meryl Streep is set to play legendary opera singer Maria Callas in an upcoming film adaptation of Terrence McNally’s play Master Class.
Directed by Mike Nichols for HBO, the film will be set at The Juilliard School during the 1970s and will include incidental music by Verdi, Puccini, and Bellini…

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Yvar Mikhashoff(Mode, four CDs)Those who remember the Almeida festival in the 1980s, when it was such a vital and innovative part of London’s new-music scene, will also remember the part Yvar Mikhashoff played in it, as both associate director and resident pianist. In London and elsewhere, Mikhashoff’s recitals were often thematically organised marathon affairs one at the Almeida in 1985 was devoted to the tango, while others traced the 20th-century history of American music, including a famous "70 Works in Seven Hours from 70 Years" concert that he gave in New York in 1984…

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My take on the "Klinghoffer" debacle

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

How to turn a good contemporary opera into an eternal iconic masterpiece 101: suppress it. Comment piece now up on the Amati.com webzine.UPDATE, 19 June 6.40pm: Please read, too, Anthony Tomaasini in the New York Times: What ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ Could Have Accomplished.

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Harlem Chamber Players: Tali Makell Conducts Free Outdoor Concert This Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PMSakura Park122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont AvenueNew York, NY 10027 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PM as part of the All Day Make Music New York Festival FeaturingTali Makell, conductorHassan Anderson, oboeSarah Scruby, oboeCarl Jackson, clarinetLiz Player, clarinetEric Davis, French hornDeryck Clarke, French hornAmy Fraser, bassoonGili Sharett, bassoonSteve Moran, double bass ProgramHummel Partita in E-flat MajorPleyel Partita in B-flat MajorBeethoven Octet in E-flat, Op…

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Breaking: MET Orchestra Accuse Peter Gelb Of MismanagementAnd they do so in a rather detailed 14 page report. Some surprising statistics for the latest MET Ring in the backMET OPERA ORCHESTRA AND LOCAL 802 AFM RELEASE REPORT TO MET OPERA BOARD ASSERTING MISMANAGEMENT ON PART OF GENERAL MANAGER PETER GELB “Peter Gelb has recently begun stating “opera is dying,” and that we must therefore cut labor costs…

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A horse named after a concert hall

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

A horse named after a concert hall
Meet Wigmore Hall, named after London’s premier chamber music venue. It’s running next month at Sandown.
Worth a bet.
 

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