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Ensemble. The Joy of Operetta + MORE

Giuseppe Pennisi visits Ravenna for a trilogy of Danube stage works.... More »
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The Golden Age Of Orchestras & Opera Are At An End + MORE

If you’re the type of person who forms an opinion about an article by reading the headline, you may be disappointed with today’s post. This isn’t going to be a lengthy commentary on how the field is overbuilt, classical music is dying, and the only way to save the future is v.... More »
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Poliuto, Glyndebourne, East Sussex, UK — review + MORE

Donizetti’s rarely-seen opera comes across as gloomy and formulaic.... More »
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Carter’s symphony fantastic + MORE

Nicholas Carter, the 30-year-old taking over as principal conductor of the ASO, heads a new artistic team for the ensemble next year..... More »
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OregonLive.com: Sphinx Virtuosi, the country's only black and Latino string orchestra, performs at PSU [Portland State University] + MORE

Sphinx Virtuosi(Nan Melville)The Oregonianby David StablerSeptember 29, 2014Only 5 percent of musicians in American orchestras are black or Latino, according to the League of American Orchestras. The Sphinx Organization, based in Detroit, is trying to change that. Each year, it holds the widely ad.... More »

An Impressive Wigmore Hall Debut by Mateusz Borowiak

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Albeniz, Chopin, Barber:, Mateusz Borowiak (piano) Wigmore Hall, London, 23.3.2014 (RB Bach – Partita No. 2 in C minor BMV826 Schubert – Impromptu in B flat D935 No. 3 Beethoven – Sonata in A flat Op 110 Albéniz  – Triana; Evocación; Eritaña  (Iberia) Chopin – Four Mazurkas Op 24 Barber – Piano […]

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Stabat Mater

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Stabat Mater Stabat Mater – Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Scarlatti: Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini: naive Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Mar 18 2014 Star rating: 3.0Survey of 18th century sacred music in this re-issue,This re-issue from naive parcels together two discs of 18th century Italian sacred works, so that you get Philippe Jaroussky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi in Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Stabat Mater (from 2007), plus Gemma Bertagnolli, Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, and Rinaldo Alessandrini in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater (from 1998), with only linking theme for the discs being the Stabat Mater…

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They’ve gone about as far as they can go“Last year, Freud sold 80 percent of available seats during the 2012-13 Lyric Opera season. That represented 264,000 tickets purchased, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. But much of that ticket sales increase was attributable to last season’s addition of the musical Oklahoma! at the end of the opera season…

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American musicologist and critic Joseph Kerman died in March 2014, aged eighty-nine

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Fresh tremors as US opera company cancels its last productionWord from Indianapolis is they can’t afford next month’s Albert Herring. Cast members have been stood down. The company is said to be in financial difficulties after poor ticket sales. Let’s hope and pray it’s not the third crash this season in American opera.

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Broadcast Alerts – March/April

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Mozart La Finta Giardiniera at Glyndebourne this year, directed by Frederick Wake Walker : Prepare by catching it live from Opéra de Lille . Emmanuelle Haïm and the Concert de l’Astrée, which will be pretty hard to beat, musically.From Andrzej, forthcoming broadcasts for March/April30 March 2014 Marco Spada Bolshoi Ballet Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 La Bohème MET Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 19…

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Gerald Finley sings Shostakovich

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On a new Ondine CD, Finley sings Shostakovich's Six Romances on Verses by English Poets, in English, and the Suite on Poems by Michelangelo, in Italian. Thomas Sanderling conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic; for the English cycle, he uses the composer's full orchestration, which is aglow with dark color…

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LSO/Gardiner/Ibragimova review – 'The optimum balance of gravitas and grace'Barbican, LondonThe eloquent Alina Ibragimova ensured that this performance of Schumann’s Violin Concerto lived up to its sensational backstorySchumann’s Violin Concerto has a hard time living up to its own backstory. The last of the composer’s major works before madness took over, it was written for the virtuoso Joachim, who refused to perform it, and bequeathed it to a library on condition that it be locked away until 100 years had passed since its composition…

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Detroit Symphony Dives Headlong Into StreamingAfter a bitter strike, the Detroit Symphony has the most ambitious free web-streaming program of any major American orchestra, as it tries to help secure its future.    

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 24: Yevgeny Kutik, Tasmin Little, Alina Ibragimova in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of classical music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. We’d love to hear about any recent concerts and recitals you’ve attended, too. Or just tell us what you think about these reviews!

Yevgeny Kutik performed the Sibelius with the Greenville Symphony OrchestraThe Greenville News: “Kutik rolled off the soaring melodies in rhapsodic style…

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KIOS.org: 'Maestro Thomas Wilkins Honored with Governor's Arts Award' Tuesday, March 25, 2014Thomas Wilkins, Conductor, Omaha SymphonyOmaha Public RadioBy Cheril Lee Omaha Symphony Music Director Thomas Wilkins has been named the Governor’s Arts Awards Outstanding Artist of the Year. … Wilkins says people like Branford Marsalis and Omaha Symphony Executive Director James Johnson wrote letters to the Nebraska Arts Council to nominate him for the award…

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Pickled

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PickledLa Cieca hears that Indianapolis Opera plans to cancel the fourth and final show of its season, Britten’s Albert Herring, “amid ongoing financial issues.”

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Gann Plays Gorecki

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I ain’t kiddin’. My son Bernard is reviewed in the Times today for playing guitar in a re-orchestrated version of Gorecki’s Third Symphony. At the bottom of the article (to save you reading it), Steve Smith says that the soloist “Megan Stetson… sang with luminosity and poise, the trenchant ache of her lines no less […]

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