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The Southland Ensemble Performs Jackson Mac Low + MORE

On Saturday, January 28, 2017 the Southland Ensemble convened in the China Town district of Los Angeles to present a concert of the works of poet Jackson Mac Low. Every seat was occupied in the cozy Automata venue at Chung King Court, while outside Lunar New Year revelers filled the night air with t.... More »
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Viaggio à Reims Fails to Amuse in Zurich Opera’s Production + MORE

 Rossini, Il Viaggio à Reims: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, Conductor: Daniele Rustioni. Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.12.15. (JR) Rossini, Il Viaggio à Reims Production: Producer – Christoph Marthaler Set and costumes – Anna Viebrock Lighting – Martin Gebhardt Choru.... More »
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ElkhartTruth.com: 'Pianist Leon Bates discusses music’s ability to break down cultural barriers'; Performs 3 PM Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at Lerner Theatre, Elkhart + MORE

Leon BatesLeon Bates will perform "An Evening of Gershwin," including "Rhapsody in Blue" with the IUSB [Indiana University South Bend] Philharmonic and youth players from South Bend, during a concert Sunday, Nov. 9, at The Lerner Theatre. (Joanne Rile Artists Management)Behind That Curtain is a c.... More »
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Support Schubert ! + MORE

A major new development! The Oxford Lieder Festival has been offered amazing matched funding for its Sponsor a Song scheme. This means big money for a small but exceptionally worthy enterprise, which this year mounts the biggest and most comprehensive celebration of Schubert's songs and chamber mus.... 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 »
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick to reunite on BroadwayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will be back together again on Broadway in a revival of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” The ensemble also will include Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F.

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Plane and Berthaud Champion Neglected Bruch

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Robert Plane (clarinet), Lise Berthaud (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 3 June 2014 (PCG) Bartók – Dance Suite (1923) Bruch – Double Concerto for clarinet and viola in E minor, Op.88 (1911) Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op…

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Video Lecture: Das Rheingold

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Video Lecture: Das RheingoldFrom the Wagner Society of Washington. Three parts published so far ( of 7 and part of full series of lectures on RW’s work which can be found by clicking HERE). Fascinating, detailed series. Highly recommendedLecturers: Pianist Jeffrey Swann offers his prized lecture-demonstrations at the piano…

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A Magnificent Martyrdom

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House, Thursday 29 May 2014)
Blanche de la Force – Sally Matthews
Sister Constance of St Denis – Anna Prohaska
Mother Marie of the Incarnation – Sophie Koch
Madame Lidoine – Emma Bell
Madame de Croissy – Deborah Polaski
Sister Mathilde – Catherine Carnby
Mother Jeanne of the Child Jesus – Elizabeth Sikora
Father Confessor – Alan Oke
Chevalier de la Force – Yann Beuron and Luis Gomes
Marquis de la Force – Thomas Allen
Monsieur Javelinot – John Bernays
First Commissary – David Butt Philip
Second Commissary – Michel de Souza
Thierry – Neil Gillespie
Officer – Ashley Roches
Gaoler – Craig Smith
The Carmelite Nuns – Yvonne Barclay, Katy Batho, Tamsin Coombs,
Eileen Hamilton, Anne Osborne, Deborah Peake Jones, Louise Armit, Andrea Hazell, Elizabeth Key, Kate McCarney & Deborah Pearce…

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There is a compelling case for hi-fi concert hallsThere is not a shred of evidence that the fortunes of classical music are linked to what audiences wear, or don’t wear. But the subject of dressing down versus dressing up continues to exercise the minds of classical music’s movers and shakers. However, there is clear evidence that the sound audiences hear is vitally important…

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This week, in our Week in Review, we will be giving away a copy of  Third Coast Percussion‘s Resounding Earth (we reviewed it here) out on New Focus Recordings. The album-long piece by Augusta Read Thomas was written for the Chicago-based ensemble, and explores the meditative and profound sound world of bells…

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Editorial: You Are A Very, Very Bad WagnerianOur Deputy Editor (Fred Oswald)  moans, in response to  some readers, and threatens to take his ball home, while our editor in chief hides under a desk refusing to leave the office. You have been warned, at least about the moaning.Two days ago we ran an article about Hartford Wagner Festival’s project to mount a full scale Ring cycle replacing a live orchestra with a “digital orchestra”…

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Puccini’s opera is turned into a slice of quaint camp, says Rupert Christiansen

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Pianist John Ogdon died 25 years ago this summer – an extraordinary talent, his technical abilities, musical command and incredible sight-reading facility ensured his place in the pantheon of the true piano greats…

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Lying About Hitler: Why Historians Reject Nazi Opera Conspiracies—and Why We Must Follow their ExampleEvery book has its target audience. The question is as to what the target of Nazi opera conspiracy books might be. It is likely to be an audience interested in opera, music and art history. It is likely to be a popular audience interested in the history of the Holocaust, some of whom have heard that it was caused by an opera composer—one who either deserves to be justly hated as the Holocaust’s root cause, or amongst neonazi’s, revered for it…

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When Caroline Shaw is the senior composer on your program, you know you’re dealing with new music, so I was quite curious to see what SOLI had programmed for the show.

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Music Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s Explores George Benjamin’s InfluenceThe Orchestra of St. Luke’s played two early works by George Benjamin and explored links to them in pieces by three other composers in an NY Phil Biennial event.

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Interview: Six Appeal

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Men's vocal ensemble Six Appeal have a cheeky name, but they also have the goods to back it up. Two members of the group, Michael Brookens and Andrew Berkowitz, stopped in to talk to Alison Young before performing this Thursday at Harmony in the Park.

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