Classical Music Agenda: July/August 2014 + MORE

 

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‘Man on a Wire’ in Pasadena + MORE

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Boston Court, People Inside Electronics presented Man on a Wire, a concert of new music featuring pianist Aron Kallay.  A capacity crowd filled the Branson performance space to hear eight pieces incorporating electronics, piano, keyboards and acoustic instruments. The fir.... More »
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Composer attacks Scotland’s ‘vile, parochial’ arts attitude + MORE

James MacMillan in the Spectator: There is a vile, parochial, kleinstadtisch perspective from some of our cultural commentators which outwardly eschews elitism, but is profoundly motivated by an ideology of resentment and grievance. When portraits were rehung in the Scottish National Portrait Galler.... More »
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John Malveaux: George Walker and son Gregory Walker [Download Nov. 1, 2014 Concert of Oberlin Orchestra] + MORE

George Walker (b. 1922) has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/ and is featured at AfriClassical.comGregory Walkergregorywalkerviolin.com[Link below allows download of November 1, 2014 concert of Oberlin Orchestra]John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:On November 1.... More »
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Memphis-based PRIZM Ensemble innovates with orchestra that mirrors city's diversity [Lecolion Washington, Founder, Has Recorded African-American Works] + MORE

PRIZM EnsembleLegacy: Works for Bassoon by African-American ComposersLecolion WashingtonNOVEMBER 28, 2016(MEMPHIS, TN) – What if an orchestra looked like its home city? That’s the (unfortunately) novel concept behind PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble whose membership mirrors the demographic.... More »
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Concerts by Candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker Playouse + MORE

Last Winter the Sam Wanamaker P layhouse opened at the Globe Theatre and it has proved one of London's most fascinating theatrical spaces. Not just for plays, but for opera (see our review of Cavalli's L'Ormindo, concerts and other events. The programme of events for the first part of the 2014/15 se.... More »
 Schoenberg, Moses und Aron (Company Premiere): Soloists, Chorus (and Extra Chorus) and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Lothar Koenigs (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 24.5.2014 (GPu) Cast: Moses – John Tomlinson Aron – Mark Le Brocq A Young Maiden/ First Naked Virgin – Elizabeth Atherton A Youth – Alexander Sprague Another Man / Ephraimite – […]

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July and August are meager months for classical music in Washington, but here are a few options for those who are not traveling elsewhere this summer.

OPERA:
The two productions at the Castleton Festival are Mozart’s Don Giovanni (July 5, 12, 18) and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (July 6, 11, 20). Lorin Maazel has canceled most of his conducting dates for the foreseeable future, so no way to be

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Always Leave Them Wanting More

– www.adaptistration.com

Always Leave Them Wanting More

She may be on the way out to run the Kennedy Center for the Arts but Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) President Deborah Rutter certainly knows how to leave them wanting more. The organization announced they had secured the two largest gifts in their history during a 6/12/2014 board meeting.
The 6/12/2014 edition of the Chicago Tribune published an article by John von Rhein which reports the gifts will endow the CSO’s music director chair, apparently a first in the orchestra’s history…

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Baruch College: OYO ORU, Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble Presents: "El Iyawo" 7:30 PM Fri. 6/14 & 7 PM Sat. 6/15“El Iyawo” “El Iyawo” is an epic poem that beautifully and powerfully illustrates the suffering and fear as well as dignity, morals , hopes and spirituality of enslaved Africans who endured horrific crossings of the Atlantic Ocean and established the African Diaspora as brave Cimarrones (runaway slaves) in the new world…

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BBC: Ten more jobs to go at Radio 3

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

BBC: Ten more jobs to go at Radio 3Classical Music magazine reports, quoting a BBC spokesperson, that the music station is about to suffer another ten job losses, mostly within ‘management, administration and support,’ whatever that means.
This will be the second round of cuts in as many years and, if one thing is certain, it will cull essential people rather than deadwood…

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San Francisco Opera’s revival of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ came together only in fits and starts at the opening of a 10-performance run. The most noteworthy performance was from music director Nicola Luisotti, who led the Opera Orchestra in a moving, beautifully colored reading of the composer’s masterful score.

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Tabea Zimmermann Wigmore Hall 12 June 2014

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Tabea Zimmermann Wigmore Hall 12 June 2014 Bach: Sonata No. 1 for Solo ViolinKurtág: Three pieces from Signs, Games and MessagesReger: Suite in G Minor op. 131d/1Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola op. 25/1Bach: Cello Suite No. 3Tabea Zimmermann this evening gave a whistlestop tour of major contributions to the solo viola repertoire down the centuries…

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Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos died in June 2014, aged eighty

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The Arts Partnership – a cooperative venture among the Minnesota Opera, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – has raised the final beam on the new 1,100-seat concert hall being built to replace the 300-seat McKnight Theater.

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The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a contentious labor-management struggle. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.

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Links are fixed

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

Links are fixed
A thousand apologies. My last two posts, on ornamentation, had bungled links. Due to my misunderstanding of a feature in my FTP software. Very unfortunate, to offer you what I think are stunning examples of ornamentation, and then not let you hear them!
But now the links are fixed, including my favorites, which go to Eva Podles’s vocal fireworks, showing how an 18th century singer might have ornamented the da capo repeat in a Handel aria…

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A critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.

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Sarah Brightman, ex-wife of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, has a singing mission.

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