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Lupophon + MORE Dec 2nd

Liza Lim's Tongue of the Invisible introduced me to the lupophon, a modern variant of the heckelphone. In this video, the composer discusses the lupophon's capabilities with Peter Veale, the oboist of Ensemble musikFabrik, who plays transfixingly on the Wergo CD saluted below..... More »

Stanford: Complete Music for Solo Piano: Volume 1 - Review Part I + MORE

For listeners whose appreciation of Charles Villiers Stanford does not extend beyond ‘choirs and places where they sing’ it may come as a surprise to find out that he composed a vast catalogue of music – both sacred and secular. This includes 11 operas, seven fine symphonies, many oratorios an.... More »

Women make up more than half of all US orchestral players + MORE

…. According to a reflective piece on Bloomberg by economics Professor Melvyn Krauss: Once considered a protected male preserve, symphony orchestras are becoming the most gender-blind employers in the U.S. The St. Louis Symphony had 18 women out of 88 musicians in 1964. In 2016, more than h.... More »

Daily Download: Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin, performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra..... More »

Harriman-Jewell Series: Free Discovery Concert by Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Sat. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Folly Theater, Kansas City, Missouri + MORE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9zl7mb_i-s&feature=youtu.be&list=PLQr9yXx0T7Ggb-Zfhiihs1CKsO06BNQWV&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=play%20video&utm_campaign=Sphinx%20blast%201  (YouTube.com 5:23)Sphinx Virtuosi, chamber orchestra [free concert]Saturd.... More »
Join us at SphinxCon-Solutions to discuss, share, and challenge ideas surrounding diversity issues in the performing arts, February 21-23, 2014David C. Howse, Boston Children’s ChorusDavid will engage the audience, go beyond “diversification”, and embrace in the joy of choral singingGabriela Frank, American Pianist and ComposerGabriela Frank challenges audiences to embrace cultural diversity in music in her role as a composer Betty Siegel, VSA* Kennedy CenterHere to discuss Arts and Disabilities is Betty Siegel, Director of VSA and accessibility at the John F…

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in the New York area.    

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Video: Jussi Björling sings Prayer of Thanksgiving

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Video: Jussi Björling sings Prayer of ThanksgivingThe great Swedish tenor, never knowingly outsung. Watch the video here.

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Opera North’s Britten celebrations, with Mike Wheeler

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Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbert collaborate at RouletteRoulette is such a great place. We have been covering a lot of great music happening there, but did you know that a fair share of their program is dedicated to dance? On Tuesday, October 29, Roulette presented a new installment in its [COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] series: Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbert…

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Treasure chest

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If you don't mind a cracked chest, mystery stains, and nipples which may or may not light up on command, then this little number could be yours for €100.  It's one of a number of costumes from the Opera de Rouen which will be sold online from 2 December.
Prices start at €50 for a Peasant, rising to €430 for a Witch.

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Hundreds at Sir John Tavener’s funeral

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Hundreds at Sir John Tavener’s funeralThe ceremony was conducted in the Greek Orthodox rite in Winchester Cathedral. The music was by Tavener, Bruckner, Bach, Stravinsky. Report here. More here. First television coverage here.

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Abel Gance Napoléon RFH Saturday

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Abel Gance Napoléon RFH SaturdayAlmost unique event this Saturday, 30th November – a screening of Abel Gance’s epic Napoléon at the Royal Festival Hall, London.  This version, curated by Kevin Brownlow,  runs from 1330 to 2130 with two intervals and a 100 minute dinner break. A marathon! This screening will be accompanied by the Philharmonia Orchestra, playing Carl Davis’s score for the film…

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Ask Alice

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Aspects of Baroque, with Angela East, Pinchas Zukerman and classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Some 700 people mourn Sir John Tavener at the composer’s funeral service in Winchester Cathedral.

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Capuçons/COE/Haitink - Brahms, 27 November 2013Grote Zaal, ConcertgebouwConcerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68 Renaud Capuçon (violin)Gautier Capuçon (cello)Chamber Orchestra of EuropeBernard Haitink (conductor) Nothing anyone says will prepare a newcomer for the acoustic of the Concertgebouw. This was my first visit, and I hope it will be the first of many…

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A New Wagner Forum: or is there an echo in here?Edit: Bringing this back from the grave – due to “popular demand”. Be Careful of what you should wish forOur experience of Wagner forums is that they do not tend to be the “busiest” forums on the net – to put it mildly.  Even those put together by the large Wagner societies have post counts similar to new productions of Das Liebesverbot…

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The holiday season will be celebrated with a Polish accent when the Lira Ensemble presents, “Polish Carols, Song & Dance,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Dominican University Performing Arts Center…

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