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Celebrating 25 year's of Sound Investment at BCMG + MORE

BCMG's oboist Melinda Maxwell with Sound Investors - photo BCMGToday (Saturday 10 December 2016), Thomas Adès will be conducting the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) in a very special concert. At the CBSO Centre, Birmingham they will be celebrating 25 years of BCMG's pioneering Sound Inve.... More »
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October: sounds from another world + MORE

This is the Russian pianist Lev Oborin playing 'October - Autumn Song' from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, filmed in 1971. It's mesmerisingly wonderful. Sounds - and images - from another world altogether...This remarkable piano cycle - still desperately underrated - was commissioned by the editor of a .... More »
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E il ciel non ha più fulmini? + MORE

“Els tenors José Cura i Carl Tanner cantaran el rol d’Otello en l’òpera de Verdi en substitució d’Aleksandrs Antonenko, qui ha cancellat la seva participació per raons personals. Les sopranos Ermonela Jaho i Maria Katzarava cantaran el rol de Desdemona a l’Otello de Ver.... More »
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Something Rich and Strange: Choral Settings of Shakespeare + MORE

Londiniu,To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the chamber choir Londinium (conductor Andrew Griffiths) presents a programme of choral music inspired by his work at the church of St. Sepulchre without Newgate on 13 February 2016. Alongside two modern classics from the 19.... More »
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Paisiello's Barber with the OSO: Figaro at the Fabbri Mansion + MORE

Editorial note: please welcome Opera Obsession's first guest blogger: none other than Alex, my Musicologist Roommate, covering New York opera happenings in my absence.**On Saturday, I jumped at the opportunity to see On Site Opera’s production of Giovanni Paisiello’s The Barber of Seville (.... More »
San Diego Opera Downsizes to SurviveAfter a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country.

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Yannis Kokkos’s production for the Mariinsky Opera lacks cohesion, but the orchestral playing under the baton of Valery Gergiev is magnificent

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Somebody Will Have to Explain this to Me

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I’m having some difficulty parsing this statement, in a NY Times article by Adam Nagourney, by the former president of the San Diego Opera board of directors, Karen S. Cohn:“I cannot support what is going on,” she said of the new coalition and its efforts. “This is a group of people who are not focusing on going forward…

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"20th Season of Risk-Taking:" San Francisco Symphony 2014-15Yeah, sure it is.  Front door of Davies Symphony Hall, June 20, 2014As anyone reading this blog must know, I am woefully behind in reviewing season announcements for the upcoming season, which starts in about a month. Well, so it goes.But San Francisco Symphony sent out a press the other day with the first couple of months of concerts, so my dander is now up…

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Principal viola drowns while trying to save his partner

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Principal viola drowns while trying to save his partnerJohn Lynch, associate principal viola of Ireland’s RTE national symphony orchestra, has drowned off the coast of Crete.

 
He was on holiday with his partner, Kevin Devine, who got into difficulties in the sea. John leaped in to save him. Tragically, both died.
John, 45, was previously a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra…

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When he arrived last week in Los Angeles for Plácido Domingo’s annual Operalia competition, the young Guatemalan tenor Mario Chang experienced a singer’s worst fear: He had come down with a throat infection.

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The music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.

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On the eve of his 20th season as music director and conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas discussed his life, his philosophy of performing and his plans for the upcoming landmark season. In a 90-minute conversation at his home, he touched on 1,000 years of classical music history, paying special attention to Beethoven and Schumann and leaping from Wagner to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in a single sentence…

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Proms matinee 3: London Sinfonietta/Edwards review  visceral and dazzlingCadogan Hall, LondonA programme marking the 80th birthday of Peter Maxwell Davies captured the composer’s trademark fluency and inventionThe last two Saturday matinees at the Proms this summer each mark the 80th birthday of one of this country’s greatest living composers. Next weekend, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will pay tribute to Harrison Birtwistle…

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Don Giovanni The Predator In Buenos Aires

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  Mozart, Don Giovanni: Buenos AiresLírica. Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos AiresLírica,Conductor:Pedro-Pablo Prudencio. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 22.8.2014. (JSJ) Cast: Don Giovanni: Nahuel Di Pierro Donna Anna: Oriana Favaro Leporello: Iván García Donna Elvira: Victoria Gaeta Don Ottavio: Santiago Bürgi Masetto: Mariano Fernández Bustinza Zerlina: Cecilia Pastawski Commendatore: Hernán Iturralde   Production:  Director: Marcelo […]

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Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

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Kati Debretzeni leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Autumn is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with a movement of ‘Autumn’ from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons?

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Music & Vision’s September 2014 newsletter has been published

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An orchestra sensation at age 23. Published by 30. Then a Pulitzer Prize and a Grawemeyer. Now a biography. What’s left after someone writes up the story of your life? Aaron Jay Kernis just keeps on going, continuing to balance composing, teaching, and raising a family.

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