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5 Questions to Matt Marks (composer-performer) + MORE

Matt Marks is a versatile composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound and regularly.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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5 Questions to Christopher Rountree + MORE

wild Up is described in most reviews as a contemporary classical ensemble, but Artistic Director Christopher Rountree likes to refer.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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5 questions to Lainie Fefferman (composer) about “Here I Am” + MORE

Composer—and community builder—Lainie Fefferman will be presenting “Here I Am” at Roulette on Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm. We had a quick chat about this ambitious piece and what it meant for her… What inspired you to set these portions of the Hebrew Bible to music? I got m.... More »
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A leading Danish ensemble has less than a month to live + MORE

The well-known Esbjerg Ensemble in the southwest of Denmark has been warned it will lose its subsidy in a programme of regional cuts on October 5. The ensemble has been the only classical group in its region for 17 years. Here’s an appeal from its founder, Michel Camille, asking you to sign a.... More »
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Beethoven Extreme in Cracow + MORE

Capella Cracoviensis - © Piotr KuciaPerforming all the Beethoven symphonies in one day might seem a somewhat crazy enterprise, but it is certainly achievable. And if Beethoven himself never performed all the symphonies like this, concert programmes in his lifetime were considerably more expansive (.... More »

Cello music in Dulwich

– www.planethugill.com

Cello music in DulwichThere is a chance to hear music in the lovely confines of Dulwich Picture Gallery, when the cellist Philip Higham gives a concert there on Wednesday 26 February 2014. The concert takes place in the gallery so you get chance to hear Higham performing Bach’s Cello Suites nos. 1 & 2, and Britten’s Suite no…

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Film scores seem to be the “in” thing at the moment. This West Side Story has been making its way around the United States for nearly three years now, to wide acclaim. It’s a much tougher proposition than the 2001: A Space Odyssey with which Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic opened their season back in September…

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Crusading for Weinberg: Linus Roth talks to Edward SeckersonThe Polish composer Miecyzlaw Weinberg – his Holocaust opera The Passenger caused quite a stir in David Pountney’s premiere staging – has a new champion. The talented young German violinist Linus Roth has taken his music and his legacy to heart in a big way. New recordings of the complete Sonatas and the little heard Violin Concerto (in a coupling with the Britten Concerto) on the enterprising Challenge label reveal a composer of many facets and a deep and abiding conviction…

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Clarion Call - music for octet and septet Clarion Call – music for septet and octet: Berkeley Ensemble: Resonus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 17 2014 Star rating: 3.5Three world premieres on an enterprising disc of British music from the last 150 yearsThis new disc showcases 20th and 21st century works for octet and septet by Michael Berkeley, Howard Ferguson, John Casken and Charles Wood, performed by the a young group the Berkeley Ensemble – Kathryn Riley and Sophie Mather, violins, Dan Shilladay, viola, Gemma Wareham, cello, Lachlan Radford, double bass, John Slack, clarinet, Andrew Watson, bassoon, Paul Cott, horn…

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Omaha

– briandickie.typepad.com

So I made it to Omaha yesterday, a long and delayed flight from London to Chicago, then a short and delayed flight to Omaha.  I arrived here at 11:30 pm which is 5:30 am Sunday in London….
This afternoon I will be at a performance of Handel's Agrippina – and all news about that later.  I am now still feeling a little dozy but no doubt Handel will wake me up!  The opening was very well received in the local press…

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Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly,’ about the faithful Japanese teen who waits for her unfaithful American husband to return to Nagasaki, is irresistibly sad. In San Jose, it charms and shocks all over again.

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NaplesNews.com: 'Calvin Taylor, Pianist, in Recital' Tuesday, 7 PM Feb. 18, 2014, Euro Pianos Naples Recital HallDr. Calvin Taylor (b. 1948)Naples NewsFebruary 14, 2014Pianist Calvin Taylor will present a piano recital on Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Euro Pianos Naples’ Recital Hall, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples.Tickets are $20.00 at the door or may be purchased in advance by calling (615) 295-5795…

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Michael Tippett’s King Priam has magnificent orchestration, says Rupert Christiansen. But its ideas are let down by a lack of space for them to resonate    

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– www.seenandheard-international.com

Liederabend: Justus Zeyen (piano), Michael Schade (tenor), Mozart Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, 7.6.2014 (RNa) Mozart: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt K.619, Die Zufriedenheit K.473 (1785) Beethoven: Der Wachtelschlag WoO 129, Zärtliche Liebe WoO 123, Neue Liebe, neues Leben op…

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Rigoletto/ENO, Coliseum - opera reviewJonathan Miller’s perennially popular mafioso Rigoletto has finally gone to the great jukebox in the sky, to be replaced by a much darker reading of Verdi’s opera by Christopher Alden, in his familiar non-naturalistic vein.

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Ensemble. Cogent Achievements

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Peter Maxwell Davies’ tenth symphony and other British music, heard by Roderic Dunnett

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School Spotlight, MMEA edition: Orchestra

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This special, week-long edition of School Spotlight highlights the 2013-2014 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State ensembles. In today's spotlight, the Orchestra conducted by Gary Lewis.

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