Janise White, Conductor & Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra: The Music of Barbara Sherrill, Sunday, June 1, 3:30 PM, Holman UMC, Los Angeles + MORE

 

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We are musicians and our model is sound + MORE

That photo shows from left to right Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tristan Murail and George Benjamin listening to a playback of their world premiere recording of Murail's piano concerto Le Désenchantement du monde (The demystification of the World). The concerto is one of three works on a new NEOS CD, the.... More »
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Two and only + MORE

Anna Netrebko and Latonia Moore (pictured) rekindle “The Grand Opera Buzz” in Our Own JJ in an exclusive online review in the Observer. (Photo: Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera).... More »
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Henry Little moves from Orchestras Live to Opera Rara. + MORE

Henry Little is stepping down as Chief Executive of Orchestras Live at the end of December 2015 and taking up the post of Chief Executive at Opera Rara. Henry Little has been at Orchestras Live since 2008, and has been responsible for projects such as Beyond the Premiere, a programme that provides a.... More »
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#morninglistening: Paul Badura-Skoda & Mozart on the Beach + MORE

#morninglistening to #Mozart on the Beach. @GramolaKlassik w /Paul Badura-Skoda #classica… http://t.co/vxhoiAmFaO pic.twitter.com/wPrD3zPFyY— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) September 26, 2015 Mozart, Piano Concertos K.271 & 467 Paul Badura-Skoda (piano) W.Dörner / Cannes SO Gramola.... More »
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NEW Mahler autograph on sale + MORE

On sale on eBay, a photo of Gustav Mahler with a chequered history. Read more here.  Is it the photo Arnold Schoenberg treasured so much he kept it by his desk? How did it actually become missing from the Schoenberg archive? Why sell an extremely important document like this on eBay instead of .... More »
Janise White, Conductor & Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra: The Music of Barbara Sherrill, Sunday, June 1, 3:30 PM, Holman UMC, Los AngelesResumeBARBARA GEYEN SHERRILL, MUSIC EDUCATOR, PIANIST, ORGANIST, CHORAL DIRECTOR, COMPOSER, LYRICIST AND PLAYWRIGHT is a native of Galveston, Texas, who holds degrees from the California Institute of Arts (Bachelor of Music Degree, Piano), the University of Southern California (Teacher Credential) and California State University, Los Angeles (Master’s Degree)…

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Musical mysteries of the Upper West Side

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A year ago, I perpetrated an online piece entitled "A Walking Tour of Wagner's New York," tracing a curious itinerary in a city that Wagner himself never saw. I hadn't imagined anyone following in my eccentric footsteps, but Amelia Lester, the editor of the Goings On About Town section of the magazine, had the idea of concocting a walkable tour, as part of a series of New York audio guides that can be found on the Goings On smartphone and tablet app…

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Tosca, Royal Opera, 10 May 2014

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Tosca, Royal Opera, 10 May 2014Royal Opera HouseCesare Angelotti – Michel de SouzaSacristan – Jeremy WhiteMario Cavaradossi – Roberto AlagnaFloria Tosca – Oksana DykaBaron Scarpia – Marco VratognaSpoletta – Martyn HillSciarrone – Jihoon KimShepherd Boy – Michael Clayton-JollyGaoler – Olle ZetterströmJonathan Kent (director)Andrew Sinclair (revival director)Paul Brown (designs)Mark Henderson (lighting)Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna)Orchestra of the Royal Opera HouseOleg Caetani (conductor) Scarpia (Marco Vratogna) and Tosca (Oksana Dyka)Copyright: ROH/Catherine Ashmore  All in all, a dispiriting evening, this…

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Gil Shaham in Bright Sheng’s Violin Concerto 

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 Dukas, Sheng and Bartók: Gil Shaham (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 09.05.14 (CS) Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Bright Sheng: Violin Concerto (BBC commission: UK premiere) Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra Bright Sheng’s Violin Concerto, composed for Israeli-American violinist Gil Shaham, appealingly blends exotic mysticism with folky pentatonic lyricism, and the first […]

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Beethoven and Romberg explored, heard by Andrew Schartmann. ‘… stellar performance …’

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Video: Gergiev’s Trafalgar Square concert is marred by anti-Putin protestsThe London Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in Trafalgar Square was marred yesterday by demonstrations against its outgoing conductor, Valery Gergiev, an outspoken supporter of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The conductor was heckled before and during the performance and banners were held up denouncing his support for Russian interference in the Ukraine…

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Birtwistle at 80 – Earth Dances, Theseus Games

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Birtwistle at 80 - Earth Dances, Theseus GamesThe Barbican’s major retrospective, Harrison Birtwistle at 80 starts with his opera Gawain. Gawain is echt Birtwiistle. Just as the plot connects to ancient myth, Birtwistle’s music operates on simultaneous layers. It’s a good time to revisit Birtwistle’s seminal Earth Dances (1985), conducted by Pierre Boulez …

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Hats off for Martin Helmchen

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Martin Helmchen, winner of the Clara Haskil Competition in 2001, when he was not yet 20 years old, has come in for a lot of praise in these pages, in Schubert, Shostakovich, and more Schubert. It is a thrill to have one’s expectations for a performer, on the basis of his recordings (he signed with PentaTone in 2007), be exceeded on hearing him live…

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On the eve

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On January 6, 1933, three weeks before Hitler took power, Howard Hanson led the Berlin Philharmonic in an all-American program. Included was the third movement of William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony. "The audience demanded a repetition of Still's scherzo," the Times reported.

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Louder Sang that Ghost, “What Then?”

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My major composerly event of the season is the premiere of my septet Sang Plato’s Ghost by the Ghost Ensemble, conducted by David Bloom, this Saturday night (Satie’s birthday, propitiously enough). The ensemble was formed by one of my former composition students Ben Richter, who plays the accordion, and I’ve always wanted to write for […]

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John Malveaux: 'Jeannie Poole has been dedicated researcher of Zenobia Perry for many years.'[TOP: Music by Zenobia Powell Perry; Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano; Darryl Taylor, tenor; Joyce Catafalno, flute; Berkeley Price, clarinet; John Crotty (13-31), piano; Deon Nielsen Price (1-12), piano; Cambria CD-1138 (2010) (76:59) BOTTOM: Zenobia Powell Perry]Earlier today, AfriClassical posted:New Music Buff: ‘Tawawa House in Modesto? A New Staging of Zenobia Perry’s Opera’…

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Three4 going informal at Rich Mix

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Three4 going informal at Rich MixThree4 is trio for the intriguing combination of violin, voice and piano. They are led by violinist Kate Conway and soprano Emma Dogliani. Their repertoire encompases well known and lesser known composers, but they tend to perform in more relaxed circumstances. They will be performing on May 15 in the bar stage at Rich Mix, in Bethnal Green when you can see them perform and have a drink, all in relaxed circumstances with trios, duos and solos from Bach to Shostakovich.

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Disappointing Tosca Revival at Covent Garden

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  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Oleg Caetani (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 10.5.2013 (MB)  Cast Cesare Angelotti – Michel de Souza Sacristan – Jeremy White Mario Cavaradossi – Roberto Alagna Floria Tosca – Oksana Dyka Baron Scarpia […]

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