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Danish classical music festival Klassiske Dage enters the online-world of Google Glass and live Hangouts.... More »

Sacked music director is up for bad conduct award + MORE Sep 30th

When an aggressive management at the Rochester Philharmonic fired Arild Remmereit as music director early this year, half the players and a good part of the audience rose up in arms. They liked the Norwegian and, hey, Rochester’s not that kind of town. Arild’s supporters fought back R.... More »

TT: Just because


Jack Benny and Isaac Stern play the first movement of the Bach Two-Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall in 1962, accompanied…

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We finished the Tebaldi competition yesterday evening at almost midnight…….and the first prize of 10,000 Euros went to the French-Swiss mezzo soprano Eve-Maud Hubeaux, at the age of 25 the youngest of the finalists, and additionally a lawyer!  She is a force of nature who consistently came out in front in each round…

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John Malveaux: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra led by Venezuelan guest conductor Rafael Payare for 11 AM family concert August 28, 2013

George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)(Copyright British Museum)

[Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges [1745-1799] Concertos pour violon; Orchestre de Chambre Bernard Thomas; Jean-Jacques Kantorow; Arion 68093 (1990)]

Rafael Payare


The Walt Disney Concert Hall 10th Anniversary Celebration “insideOUT” brought the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to the California State Univerisity-Long
Beach Carpenter Performing Arts Center for the first time on Saturday
August 28, 2013 for a 11:00 am family concert supported by County
Supervisor Don Knabe…

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Dramatic Concert Performance Brings Peter Grimes to Life


 Britten, Peter Grimes: Concert performance from Soloists, London Voices and the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski (Conductor) Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 26.9.2013. (GR) Cast: Peter Grimes                     Stuart Skelton Ellen Orford                      Pamela Armstrong Captain Balstrode   […]

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In Brief: Season Opening Edition


Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.)

Listen to William Christie conduct music of Rameau and Handel with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and soprano Sandrine Piau, at the Théâtre des

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Music Review: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Opens Its SeasonA program called “Promise of the New Word” kicked off the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 91st season.    

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The Coronation of Poppea – review


The Coronation of Poppea – review(Britten theatre, London)Stalinist Russia replaces ancient Rome in this assured retelling of Monteverdi’s operaEnglish Touring Opera’s autumn season celebrates Venetian Baroque opera, whose first great exponent was Claudio Monteverdi. His final stage work, The Coronation of Poppea, launches the event in Oliver Platt’s surefooted revival of James Conway’s production…

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Unseen photos: Carla Fracci in Balanchine’s Bourrée Fantasque in 1961George Balanchine’s Bourrée Fantasque is a piece that comes in at under half-an-hour and one of the first works he created for the newly-formed New York City Ballet in 1949.The ballet makes use of various compositions by Emmanuel Chabrier: Marche Joyeuse (1888); Prélude from the opera Gwendoline (1885), Fête Polonaise from the comic opera Le Roi Malgré Lui (The Reluctant King), and Bourrée Fantasque (1891) itself…

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The New York Philharmonic’s first subscription concert of the season featured the pianist Yefim Bronfman.    

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I think we can now say with absolute certainty that Stuart Skelton is the pre-eminent Peter Grimes of the present time. Just as Peter Pears originated the role for a whole generation and Jon Vickers redefined it and Philip Langridge made us re-think it, so Skelton has become Grimes, reconciling the bluff fisherman with the visionary and helping is understand how the child in him had, rather like his apprentices, never had a chance to grow…

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Baritone Sidney Outlaw is 'Guglielmo' in Mozart's 'Cosi fan tutte' at North Carolina Opera, Oct. 3-6, 2013

Sidney Outlaw

North Carolina Opera

Così fan tutte Fully staged

“The School for Lovers”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 3:00 PM

Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center, Raleigh


Timothy Myers


Michael Shell


Fiordiligi – Elizabeth De Trejo
Dorabella – Cecelia Hall
Ferrando – Tyler Nelson
Guglielmo – Sidney Outlaw
Don Alfonso – Jake Gardner
Despina – Hailey Clark      

About Sidney Outlaw

Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The San
Francisco Chronicle as “an opera powerhouse”, Sidney Outlaw was the
Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserratt
Caballé in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U…

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Danish classical music festival Klassiske Dage enters the online-world of Google Glass and live Hangouts

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A night at the opera would hardly be complete without at least a touch of drama and seduction.    

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