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Ear Taxi Festival 2016: Blowout Party! + MORE

Zoom out. The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Review: The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Martial and Lyrical + MORE

The orchestra, led by Ivan Fischer, presents work by Weber, Liszt and Prokofiev at Carnegie Hall..... More »

English National Ballet Performs Traditional, Timeless Swan Lake In-The-Round + MORE

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 4.6.2016. (JPr) Principal Dancers: Constantine Allen (Prince Siegfried) Laurretta Summerscales (Odette/Odile) Junor Souza (Rothbart) Production: Choreography: Derek Deane .... More »

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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You yourself are the teacher and the pupil + MORE

There is an art of listening, when you listen to Beethoven or Mozart and so on, you listen, you don't try to interpret it, unless you are romantic, sentimental and all that. You absorb, you listen, there is some extraordinary movement going on in it, great silence, great depth and all that. So simi.... More »
Bowed Piano Ensemble to Play at Allen RoomA Saturday night concert by Bowed Piano Ensemble, whose members reach into the piano’s guts with motley tools to extract sound, may be its last in New York.    

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Nora Doyle from Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2011 Featured Artist as a soloist, and a 2013 Showcase Artist as part of an ensemble. She recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what she's doing now.

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Ensemble. Good Sense

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Turandot in Rome as written by Puccini, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Why do we listen to classical music industry experts?Two weeks ago BBC Radio 3 controller and Proms director Roger Wright was in New York at the prestigious Lincoln Center, telling classical music what it was doing wrong in his Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture. This despite his having presided over, inter alia, possibly the most lacklustre period in the distinguished history of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and despite having crowned an orgy of dumbing down at Radio 3 by turning the most extravagant Proms’ season ever into a 5…

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Conductor Sergio Alapont kept the music on a tight rein and the large cast worked well as an ensemble

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Lyricism and Intensity from Toby Spence

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  Oxford Lieder Festival 8 – Schubert, Britten, Beethoven, Brahms, Purcell: Toby Spence (tenor), Julian Milford (piano), Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 23.10.2013. (CR) Folksong (realised by Britten): At the Mid Hour of Night Schubert: Gesänge des Harfners, D478; Im Abendrot Beethoven: Adelaide, Op 46; Ich liebe dich (‘Zärtliche Liebe’), WoO 123 Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op 49 […]The post Lyricism and Intensity from Toby Spence appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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Opera Review: ‘Norma’ at the Metropolitan OperaAngela Meade and Jamie Barton join the cast of “Norma” at the Metropolitan Opera.    

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Old gods awaken

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Angela Meade and Jamie Barton both delivered tremendous performances in last night's Norma at the Met, causing some old-school pandemonium in the house. Meade sang with a degree of dramatic involvement that I hadn't yet seen from this greatly gifted soprano. It was a considerable advance on her Caramoor Norma, which was already very fine…

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Perfect Schubertiad from Holzmair and Cooper

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 Oxford Lieder Festival 7 – Schubert: Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano), Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 22.10.2013 (CR) Schubert settings of poems by Johann Mayrhofer Schubert: Aus Heliopolis II (Fels auf Felsen), D753 Philoktet, D540 Der entsühnte Orest, D699 Atys, D585 Fahrt zum Hades, D526 Freiwilliges Versinken, D700 Der zürnenden Diana, D707 Am Strome, D539 […]The post Perfect Schubertiad from Holzmair and Cooper appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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SIMPLE CONSCIOUSNESS...PAINTED SCORE EXPLORATORIUM Chicago Modern Orchestra Project 7 p.m., November 6-7, 2013, Out Of Line Gallery

Renee’ Baker

Renee’ Baker writes:

Chicago Modern Orchestra Project 7 p.m.

November 6-7, 2013Out Of Line Gallery 

2812 W. Chicago Ave  Chicago, Il

the influences of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Kurt Schwitters,
Anthony Braxton and Helen Frankenthaler, abstract expressionist
artist/composer Renee’ Baker embarks on the journey to
depict the obvious connection between visual art in the form of painted
scores and music…

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Iernin, Surrey Opera

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Iernin, Surrey OperaThis is the 100th anniversary year of composer George Lloyd. A precocious British composer, Lloyd’s career in music was truncated by a violent experience in the navy during the second world war – and a no less considerable if very different reaction to modernism, and specifically serialism, in music…

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Greek – Music Theatre Wales

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Greek - Music Theatre Wales

Music Theatre Wales: Greek
Marcus Farnsworth (Eddy). Photo: Clive Barda.

Music Theatre Wales’s production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek debuted in 2011 and has been revived to pair up with Sciarrino’s The Killing Flower.  We caught Michael McCarthy’s production of Greek at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre on 25 October 2013, with Marcus Farnsworth as Eddy and Sally Silver, Louise Winter and Gwion Thomas sharing the remaining roles…

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Henning Kraggerud and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra with Stéphane Denève, heard by Mike Wheeler

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