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Animals, Shakespeare, War and Comedy: the London Song Festival 2016 + MORE

Ilona DomnichThe London Song Festival, artistic director Nigel Foster, opens its 2016 festival with All Blood Runs Red at Hinde Street Methodist Church on 10 November 2016. Soprano Ilona Domnich and baritone James Newby (joint 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award winner), accompanied by Nigel Foster, wi.... More »
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Ensemble. Smiles All Round + MORE

Fawzi Haimor conducts Sinfonia Viva and impresses Mike Wheeler.... More »

Classical Music News - Georges Prêtre (1924-2017) + MORE

French conductor Georges Prêtre died in January 2017.... More »

Confused About Instagram’s Stories and Live Features? I Was Too Until I Read This + MORE

I’m not a big Instagram user but it pays to stay on top of leading social media platforms which is why I tend to find tutorials written from the perspective of those inside the field I work more useful than those from generic sources. To that end, classical music entrepreneur extraordinaire .... More »
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Weekend Top 10: Mozart, Sly and the Family Stone, amazing acrobats + MORE

Also on tap: Forgotten chapter of history explored in 'Mitzvah Project'; BATS Improv takes on 'Downton Abbey'; guitar great Bill Frisell goes to 'Space.'.... More »
By Kate Little: Recently I spent an hour with Alex Martin , Utah Symphony violinist. The “lesson” was an experiment in hearing and learning, of my own design. Alex wasn’t sure what to expect, but he was game and let me lead the way.

My instructions to Alex were twofold: He was simply to play his violin in tandem; and he was not to provide any verbal instruction…

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Soprano Renee Fleming went from singing the national anthem at the NFL's Super Bowl last Sunday to performing the title role in 'Rusalka' this weekend at the Met Opera. She shares some thoughts with Julie Amacher.

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SF Opera Audited Financial Results 2012-2013

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San Francisco Opera's 90th season started on September 7, 2012 and finished on July 7, 2013. Eight operas were held at the War Memorial Opera House in 67 performances. The Company concluded Fiscal Year 2012-13 (FY 13) with a deficit of $811,915 on an operating budget of $68,707,049. Total operating revenue for FY 13 grew from $32,955,687 to $30,808,345, with income from ticket sales for FY13 at $19,785,866 compared to the season prior (FY12) at $24,302,997…

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Classical MPR's music library has thousands of CDs, organized by label: rows of Deutsche Grammophon, shelves of Harmonia Mundi, piles of Philips. Among all this music there's only one disc filed under "ArtistShare" – but it's one very fine disc. It's Winter Morning Walks, the Grammy-winning result of a collaboration between composer Maria Schneider, soprano Dawn Upshaw, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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Richard C. Alston Presents 'Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent' at Boston University March 20, 2014Pianist Richard C. Alston writes on February 6, 2014:Hello Bill,   Today it was officially announced that I will present my Lecture/Recital-Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent at the African American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom Conference on March 20, 2014 at Boston University…

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Philharmonia/Collon, Festival Hall - music reviewThomas Adès is only 42 but has been a significant composer since his teens. His early works carried enticing titles like Fool’s Rhymes or Living Toys. Concerto for Violin (2005) sounds plainer but it has a typical Adès subtitle: Concentric Circles; each movement’s title is a further elaboration: “Rings”, “Path”, “Bounds”.

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Audio:Wagner And Turn-of-the-century British Culture,Aubrey Beardsley: The WagneriansSimon Russell Beale explores the impact of Wagner on turn-of-the-century British culture, from the works of Aubrey Beardsley and George Bernard Shaw to Elgar, Bantock and Rutland Boughton. He talks to Emma Sutton and David Huckvale.First Broadcast: BBC Radio 3, 8:10PM Sun, 28 Jul 2013To Listen Click Here

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Woodwinds and a Mermaid Hold Court

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 Stravinsky, Mozart, Zemlinsky: Judith LeClair (bassoon), New York Philharmonic, Andrey Boreyko (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 18.1.2014 (BH) Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol: Poème symphonique (Song of the Nightingale: Symphonic Poem (1913-14/1917) Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K…

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Minnesota Orchestra Returns After a 16-Month LockoutWith many of the orchestra’s members not present, a veteran musical director was enlisted for the orchestra’s return performance.    

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Bournemouth SO/Karabits – review

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Bournemouth SO/Karabits – reviewThe Anvil, BasingstokeUnder Kirill Karabits’s direction, the BSO couldn’t quite shake the restrained, workmanlike feel off their latest appearanceA rather chilly, barely half-full Anvil isn’t ever likely to bring the very best out of performers, and there was a distinct sense of the dutiful rather than the inspired about the Bournemouth Symphony’s latest appearance there, under its principal conductor Kirill Karabits…

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… I found this an altogether more interesting concert than Trifonov’s first, given almost a year to the day and subsequently released on disc. At times, that had seemed like a box-ticking exercise in what a young pianist ought to offer: sonatas from Liszt and Scriabin (nothing out of the box, you understand), and Chopin’s preludes…

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 Mahler, Zubin Varla (performer/writer), Luke D Williams (baritone), London Arts Orchestra, Edward Farmer (conductor). ChristChurch Spitalfields, London, 6.2.2014. (JPr) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Symphony No.1   If you go to the website of London Arts Orchestra you will learn they were ‘founded in 2009 with the aim of making orchestral music more accessible to a wider […]

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The Veil of the Temple

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The Veil of the Temple John Tavener – The Veil of the Temple: The Choir of the Temple Church, The Holst Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Patricia Rozario, Stephen Layton Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0A wonderful memorial to an astonishing composerJohn Tavener wrote The Veil of the Temple in 2003 as a commission from The Temple Church for an all night vigil…

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