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ENO choir to strike over pay + MORE

Singers at the English National Opera have voted to go on strike, refusing to sing at a performance next month..... More »
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Sarah Cahill Performs Lou Harrison in Los Angeles + MORE

On April 4, 2017 Tuesdays@Monk space presented Sarah Cahill in a MicroFest concert titled Happy Birthday Lou Harrison!, marking the centennial year of the influential composer. Aron Kallay, Yuri Inoo and Shalini Vijayan were also on hand as was Bill Alves, who introduced his new book “Harrison .... More »
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Go, Girl + MORE

Puccini's La fanciulla del West certainly went for gold on the first night of Richard Jones's new production for English National Opera. There's not much I can add to my Arts Desk review, or the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters chat with Tom Service and Alexandra Wilson, about Minnie's return to the origin.... More »
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A teenager is named concertmaster in Budapest + MORE

The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra has chosen Miranda Liu, a Liszt Academy graduate, as its new concertmaster. Miranda, a US citizen, is just 19.     She says: ‘Izgatottan jelentem be, hogy múlt kedden a Concerto Budapest Szimfonikus Zenekar koncertmesterévé neveztek ki! B.... More »
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Opera San Jose's daring revise of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' is a winner + MORE

Mix together these ingredients: a dramatic work by America's greatest 20th century playwright, a libretto that follows it closely, a thoroughly American composer with an ingrained sensibility of classical European style, a director with a unique vision to challenging an audience and most important, .... More »
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain loses its copyright battle with rival group, United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra.

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BBCNOW/Francis review  blood, guts and potent poetryHoddinott Hall, CardiffMichael Francis brings a dynamic drive to a programme combining Ravel with Janáek and MartinWorks by Janáek and his Czech compatriot Bohuslav Martin framed this concert given by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Janáeks programmatic symphony poem Taras Bulba tells the grisly tale of the eponymous leader of the Zaporozhye Cossacks, and under the baton of Michael Francis, the picture of Janáek as a force of nature emerged just as strongly as that of Bulba…

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SF Opera’s Norma (Thomas)

– operatattler.typepad.com

* Notes * The fifth performance of San Francisco Opera’s new production of Norma was held yesterday. This was the third go with tenor Russell Thomas replacing Marco Berti. I also heard that as of the Friday, September 19th performance, Sondra Radvanovsky (pictured as Norma with the chorus in Act I, photograph by Cory Weaver) and Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) were singing in the original, higher key…

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Fabio Luisi on maestros, madness and sudden exits

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Fabio Luisi on maestros, madness and sudden exitsWe have received these reflections from the music director of Zurich Opera on the changes that are taking place in his profession, as outlined earlier today on Slipped Disc.

Dear Norman,
I don’t think that Maestros (sic!) have gone mad.
But like any other artist, and probably more than other artists, they are looking for serenity and stability…

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When classical music danced to the rhythms of Mother IndiaEdward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Kaikhosru Sorabji and John Foulds may seem unlikely bedfellows. Elgar and Holst have achieved global recognition if not acclaim, Sorabji has a small but select cult following, but Foulds lingers in the twilight zone between cultism and global acclaim. However, as recounted in an earlier post, the four composers are brought together in Nalini Ghuman’s newly published Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947, because they share the cultural influence of colonial India…

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Class Notes: What to Do at a Concert

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Class Notes video "What To Do at a Concert" is designed to help teachers clarify some of the expectations for classical audiences. It uses humor to get at the heart of why classical music calls for a more expansive share of our attention than other kids of performance do, and why it's worth doing so.

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A Perversion Of Perspective

– www.adaptistration.com

A Perversion Of Perspective

The public relations campaign in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) labor dispute is unfolding in an entirely expected fashion. The initial one-two combination punch came from the ASO in the form of concert cancellations followed by an infographic designed to reiterate their existing talking points…

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Bayerische Staatsoper Broadcast schedule

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

At the start of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2014-15 season,  dates for online broadcasts are announced. NB the schedule’s been changed – see latest hereNEW  Strauss Die Schweigsame Frau (Barry Kosky) 5th OctoberLeoš Janáček ~ The Makropoulos Case – 19 October 1st NovemberGiacomo Puccini –  Manon Lescaut 15th NovemberPetipa  (Ratmansky) – Pacquita – 11th JanuaryDonizetti  –  Lucia Di Lammermoor – st February 2015Rossini — Le comte d’Ory – 12 AprilBallet by Richard Seigal – 18 AprilAlban Berg – Lulu – 6th JuneDebussy – Pelléas et Mélisande – 28th JuneStrauss : Arabella – 25th July

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Muti, melodrama and mayhem…

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My piece about the context of Muti’s resignation from Rome:http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/riccardo-mutis-resignation-does-italy-have-an-opera-problem-9751757.htmlI wonder if [>irony font<] the culture of chaos in the Italian opera world is so deeply embedded that things just wouldn’t be the same there without it…

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Music Review: Inon Barnatan at SubCulture’s PianoFestThe pianist Inon Barnatan, starting a concert-packed season, gave a thoughtful recital at SubCulture on Tuesday.

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Unsuk Chin’s unearthly compendium of clarinet sounds gave way to grandiloquent Mahler in the first subscription concert of the season

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New Classical Tracks: Star of Naples

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In her new disc, superstar mezzo Joyce DiDonato journeys to Naples — long one of the thriving centers of opera — and discovers some unknown gems. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the new CD.

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In Atlanta, half the basses have gone missing

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

In Atlanta, half the basses have gone missingIn the second of his lockout logs, bass player and composer Michael Kurth describes life in a section where three (of eight) seats are vacant and two more are falling soon.
The cost of flying in replacements is exorbitant.
This is what the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra calls good management.
Read Michael here…

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