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One World Symphony: DEFIANT Sun. 1.22.17 8 PM, Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Margaret Allison Bonds & Valerie Capers; Maestro Sung Jin Hong + MORE

OneWorldSymphony.orgComment by email:Thank you so much Bill! Your support is always greatly appreciated. Jenna Douglas of Canada’s Schmopera wrote a preview and included Sonya Headlam:http://www.schmopera.com/one-world-symphony-gets-defiant/AdrienneSonya Headlam, soprano, performing in Margar.... More »
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Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works + MORE

Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film..... More »
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Opera Review: Review: Boston Early Music Festival Makes Monteverdi Its Main Attraction + MORE

The sheer weight of the Monteverdi venture — the number of performers and costumes; the amount of performance time, let alone rehearsal time — amid the week’s concerts and recitals is remarkable..... More »
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Nicholas Collon CBSO Mahler 10 Webern Brahms + MORE

Nicholas Collon conducted the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Mahler 's Symphony no 10, or to put it more accurately Deryck Cooke's third Performing edition of Mahler's manuscript. Although it might seem redundant to point out that Mahler didn't complete the symphony, that basic fact is fun.... More »
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Cheryl North: Holiday concerts ring out around the Bay + MORE

Which would you like to hear for a Christmas present: the music of Johann Sebastian Bach or of George Frideric Handel -- or both?.... More »
Music Review: Kirk Lightsey Returns to the Village Vanguard After 25 YearsThe pianist Kirk Lightsey made a rare appearance in New York at the Village Vanguard on Tuesday, showing audiences what they’ve been missing.

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Learn to conduct orchestras on a one-year course based in London

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Can You Come Up With The Ultimate Orchestra Slogan?

Orchestra slogans can be a slippery slope, remember the dreadful Philadelphia Orchestra “Unexpect Yourself” campaign/slogan from 2010? But when they work, they can really stick and give a nice force multiplier boost to overall ticket sales, awareness, and good old fashioned buzz. To that end, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) recently launched a social media call for slogans and/or catchphrases they can use for their 2014/15 season…

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Joyce DiDonato: Arts and Education Advocate

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Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is a fierce advocate of the arts and music education.

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The problem with programming Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony – and only the very bold and resourceful and/or the BBC are ever likely to do so – is that it eclipses everything, and I mean everything, in its proximity. And if it was my 90th birthday – as indeed it was on this day for the BBC Singers – I’m not sure I’d want to bask in its aura, especially since the world premiere commissioned for this big birthday – Kevan Volans The Mountain That Left – had to be postponed due to the indisposition of its soprano soloist, Pumeza Matshikiza…

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Dmitri Shostakovich

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Explore the life and works of the great Russian composer on what would be his 108th birthday

At the height of the Cold War, it was fashionable among Western critics to denigrate Shostakovich…

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Ask Alice

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On musicians and rituals, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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"Deafening Silence"

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The Atlanta Symphony musicians are holding an event tonight outside the Woodruff Center, where they have been locked out by a management that seems to have learned absolutely nothing from the recent debacle of the Minnesota Orchestra. Meanwhile, John Adams, John Corigliano, and other leading American composers have published an open letter at NewMusicBox; Robert Spano, Altanta’s music director, speaks up for the musicians in an interview with the Times’s Michael Cooper; and Donald Runnicles, the principal guest conductor, does the same in an interview with the Guardian’s Tom Service…

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A selected, critical guide to classical performances in New York City.

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Listen to joyful Beethoven

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Bohemian girl

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Bohemian girlThe Met press office announces: “Hei-Kyung Hong will sing the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème on September 26 and 29, replacing Ekaterina Scherbachenko, who is ill.”

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With her resonantly beautiful voice, Anna Netrebko is a riveting presence in Verdi’s opera

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Verdi's Otello at ENO – Second View

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Verdi's Otello at ENO - Second ViewJonathan Summers and Stuart Skelton photo Alastair Muir Verdi Otello; Stuart Skelton, Leah Crocetto, Jonathan Summers, dir. David Alden, cond. Edward Gardner; English National Opera at the London Coliseum Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 18 2014 Star rating: 4.0Mixed results from new production with Stuart Skelton singing his first OtelloWhilst Hilary reviewed the Opera Undressed performance of   David Alden’s new production of Verdi’s Otello at the London Coliseum, I caught up the the production on 19 September…

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