Winter Warmth from Manze, Brautigam and the RLPO + MORE Dec 11th

 

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Antara Ensemble in works by Bizet, Dvorak & Telemann, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 8:00 p.m. Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St, NYC + MORE

Harold JonesWilliam Foster McDaniel(www.abouttheartists.com)On Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM, at Saint Peter’s Church at CitiCorp, 54th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City, conductor/flutist Harold Jones will lead members of the Antara Ensemble in Georges Bizet’s Adagietto and.... More »
classical music

God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way + MORE

On this day in 1908 conductor Arturo Toscanini made his Metropolitan Opera debut.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMbwAjCBrmQ Born on this day in 1829 composer Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQfYyxbAhJY Born on this day in 1895 composer Paul Hindemith. //www.youtube.com/watch?v.... More »
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For Tony Conrad + MORE

The experimental composer, musician, artist, and filmmaker died on April 9th, at the age of seventy-six. He was to have attended the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville two weekends ago — the above picture is of a performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate by the band Faust, Laurie Anderson, and Con.... More »
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The New Quiet: what's the point of classical music made to sleep to? + MORE

London hosts two premieres designed to encourage music and mind to interact in different states of consciousnessClassical concerts usually make few demands on their audiences. All you have to do is turn up, shut up and stay awake long enough to clap at the right bits. Two premieres by British compos.... More »
maestros

Leyla MCalla, Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole & English & plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar 8 PM Sun. Sept. 18, Creative Alliance, Baltimore + MORE

A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The PreyLeyla McCallaJazz Village 2016Vari-Colored Songs: A tribute to Langston HughesLeyla McCallaMusic Maker 2014Phyllis Fleming forwards this release:The Leyla McCalla Trio Sun Sept 18 8 pmLeyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, wh.... More »

Recherché Baroque wins best opera poll

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

What’s the most interesting opera broadcast of the year? French channel Mezzo tv has taken votes and is re-screening the winners.  The winners are: Handel Alessandro (25.6%) (Orcestra Armonia Atenea, Max Emmanuel Cencic, George Petrou)Vinci Atarserse (22.9%) (Concerto Koln. Jaroussky, Cencic, Diego Fasoles)Offenbach Contes de Hoffmann (9…

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Scent of a maestro

– parterre.com

Scent of a maestro“I am Fabio Luisi – a professional musician and conductor in international concert halls and opera houses, involved in many aspects of music and art. For many years I have also had a secret passion for another art which I have studied and practiced to bring to you today: perfumery.” [FL Parfums]

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WQXR.org: '...one of Mandela's greatest pleasures was listening to classical recordings while watching the sunset.'Nelson Mandela in 1990 (Michel Clement, Daniel Janin/AFP/Getty Images)John Malveauxof www.MusicUNTOLD.comsends this link:WQXR BlogWhen the late Nelson Mandela stood on 125th Street in Harlem in 1990, as part of a day-long visit to New York City, he invoked names from the American civil rights movement, including that of the opera singer Paul Robeson…

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Need More Proof That Apps Are (Mostly) Dead?

A few years ago the idea that neglecting to develop an app as your orchestra’s primary point of contact with mobile users seemed unthinkable. My how times have changed. Warning against blindly rushing into the app market have appeared here since early 2012 and a recent article by user experience & usability strategist Lyndon Cerejo in the 11/28/2013 edition of Smashing Magazine drives (yet) another nail into app coffin with a mountain of metrics, such as these (referenced) gems:

95% of downloaded apps are abandoned within a month…

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Vancouver Opera looks for new stages

– www.theglobeandmail.com

Company’s outreach strategy envisions new venues, transit discounts as a way of forging new connections with host communities

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Day 10 — Für fünfzehn Pfennige

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Day 10 — Für fünfzehn PfennigeIt’s easy to frame Strauss as a progressive during the early part of his career. Think of the tone poet and the composer of Salome and Elektra, and you might be surprised to discover that he, like his backward glancing contemporary Mahler, still relied on the poems contained in Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim’s volume Des Knaben Wunderhorn…

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National Children's Orchestras at the Royal Festival HallNCO Under 13 Orchestra at the Anvil in Spring 2013 photo Alex von KoettlitzThe National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain (NCO) celebrated its 35th birthday this year and the final event of their season was a concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 8 December 2013 by the Main Orchestra, conducted by Peter Stark, and the Under 13 Orchestra conducted by Roger Clarkson, Principal Director of Music…

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By challenging and subverting listening conventions, the four compositions by Alvin Lucier as performed by the Australian new music ensemble Decibel on a new Pogus CD open up minds and ears to push the listener into deeper realms of sonic perception.

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Favouring the Brave

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Favouring the BraveFortune favours the brave. Although many musical radicals found it hard to make ends meet and often had to face the opprobrium of a cautious crowd, their works endure. So it is Schoenberg rather than Schmidt, Berg rather than Braunfels and Webern rather than Wellesz who dominate our view of music in the German-speaking world during the first half of the 20th century…

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5 questions to Ed Bennett (composer)

– www.icareifyoulisten.com

5 questions to Ed Bennett (composer)Ed Bennett is a Northern-Irish composer based in London. His collaborators include the BBC Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras, Crash Ensemble, Fidelio Trio, Garth Knox, the London Sinfonietta and RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Bennett is the artistic director of Decibel ensemble and lectures in Composition at the Birmingham Conservatoire…

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Winter Warmth from Manze, Brautigam and the RLPO

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Schubert, Schumann, Purcell arr. Manze & Britten, Mozart: Ronald Brautigam (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Manze (conductor), Guild Hall, City of Preston, 8.12.2013 (MC) Schubert: Symphony No. 3 Schumann: Piano Concerto Purcell arr. Manze: Funeral March Purcell arr. Britten: Chacony Mozart: Symphony No…

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‘Festival of English Music’ on Ace of Clubs .

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

‘Festival of English Music’ on Ace of Clubs .I remember seeing this LP lying around the school music room. It was my first introduction to some of these favourite pieces of British Music. I had forgotten all about it until I discovered (by chance) a copy on sale on ‘ebay’.  The LP featured George Butterworth’s beautiful Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad along with his The Banks of Green Willow – both for orchestra…

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L'Elisir d'Amore at the RNCM

– www.planethugill.com

L'Elisir d'Amore at the RNCMThis week the Royal Northern College of Music is presenting Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore in the RNCM Theatre with Francesco Pasqualetti conducting the RNCM Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Pasqualetti studied with Sir Colin Davies and Gianandrea Noseda. The role of Adina is sung by 23 year old New Zealand soprano Bryony Williams with Nemorino by Chinese tenor Kang Wang…

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