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Book review: Philip Glass, 'Words Without Music' + MORE

Book review: Philip Glass, 'Words Without Music'Boston GlobeApril 12, 2015 Scanning the many reviews of Philip Glass's new memoir since I filed my own report last week, I think it's safe to say that we're mostly all on the same page, so to speak: charmed by Glass's ear.... More »
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Review: A Newly Relevant ‘L’Amour de Loin’ at the Met + MORE

Kaija Saariaho’s work, making its New York debut, is the second opera composed by a woman to be presented by the company. (The first was in 1903.).... More »
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Violinist Phyllis Fleming performs Concerto in D minor for Two Violins by J.S. Bach, with her student Yuri Popov (age 8), at St. Columba Church 11:15 AM, Feb. 8, 2015 + MORE

Phyllis Fleminghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFJyIE23xWMYuri Popov, 8, Left, was the youngest of 12 violinists up to age 21 who performed the Bach Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins with the National Chamber Ensemble in Rosslyn, Virginia on December 14, 2014. Uploaded December 16, 2014.Yuri, his .... More »
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Placido Domingo teaming up with Woody Allen for L.A. Opera's new season + MORE

Los Angeles Opera will celebrate its 30th-anniversary season in the fall with a main-stage lineup featuring Plácido Domingo and Woody Allen working on "Gianni Schicchi," the L.A. debut of "Moby Dick" and the company debut of Gustavo Dudamel conducting "La Boheme.".... More »
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The BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Patagonia + MORE

Rating:  0 The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has spent the last couple of weeks on a tour of Patagonia in the sout.... More »

Seattle Opera director pays tribute to his stage unions

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Seattle Opera director pays tribute to his stage unionsSpeight Jenkins, General Director of the Seattle Opera since 1983, is stepping down this weekend. But not before he sent the following handwritten note to his stage crews:

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Performing at weddings brings both joy and challenges to the Lake Minnetonka String Quartet.

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Pre-Great War Pastoral MusicThis essay is not a history of British pastoral music. However, the genre existed for a number prior to the Great War. If we hold to Ted Perkins three point definition of pastoral music it is necessary to exclude a number of pieces seemingly fit the bill. Works like Edward German’s delightful opera ‘Merrie England’ and Luard Selby’s Village Suite are more ‘bucolic’ than pastoral…

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Ask Alice

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On taking up the alto recorder, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Five questions to Dom Bemrose: this week on IndigenousXEach week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account. Were inviting them to tell us about who they areIm Don Bemrose, a proud Gungarri man whose mother and grandparents grew up in Cherbourg, QLD. I pursued and achieved my childhood dream in 2012 to become the first Aboriginal person to perform with Opera Australia…

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Given the popularity of cat videos on the Internet, I suppose it was inevitable a cat would perform a piano concerto. Lithuanian composer Mindaugas Piecaitis created this work, and our Music Through the Night audience embraced it.

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John Malveaux: São Paolo Opera: Grammy Winning Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss sings role of Jochanaan in 'Salomé' September 6, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2014Mark S. Doss(PRLog.com)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com sends this link:São Paulo OperaGrammy Bass-Baritone Mark Doss will sing the role of Jochanaan during five (5) performances of the opera “SALOME” in São Paolo, Brazil 30/8 sáb 17h Theatro Municipal de São Paulo – Salão Nobre Palestra sobre a ópera Salomé com o jornalista e professor Irineu Franco Perpetuo Entrada franca6/9 sáb 20h | 9/9 ter 20h | 11/9 qui 20h | 14/9 dom 18h 16/9 ter 20h | 18/9 qui 20h | 20/9 sáb 20h Theatro Municipal de São PauloRICHARD STRAUSSSALOMÉ Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo John Neschling– RegênciaLivia Sabag– Direção CênicaNicolás Boni– CenografiaVeridiana Piovezan– FigurinosWagner Pinto– Desenho de LuzAndré Mesquita – CoreografiaSaloméNadja Michael (dias 06, 09, 11, 14)Annemarie Kremer (dias 16, 18 e 20)HerodesPeter Bronder (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Jürgen Sacher (dias 14 e 18)Herodias Iris Vermillion (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Alejandra Malvino (dias 14 e 18)JochanaanMark Steven Doss (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Michael Kupfer (dias 14 e 18)NarrabothStanislas De Barbeyrac (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)István Horváth  

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Sopranos celebrates milestone birthday at Ravinia with composer Jake Heggie’s new work in her honor.

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Excellent Performance of Yeomen from 90 Year Old G&S Society

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 Gilbert & Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard: Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship, National Festival Orchestra / Jane Warwick (conductor), Harrogate Royal Hall, West Yorkshire. 4.8.2014 (RJW)   Cast: Steve Borwn … Sir Richard Cholmondeley Gordon Wearne… Lord Fairfax Gareth Davies … Sergeant Meryll Gareth Williams … Leonard Meryll Richard Haighton … Jack Point Peter […]

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Take A Friend To The Orchestra Gets A Facelift

The official resource site for the Take A Friend To The Orchestra initiative received an update that ushers in a brand new landing page, enhanced media players for audio contributions, updated typography, and more. Going through all of the content instilled a renewed appreciation for just how much all of the volunteer contributors put into their work, and what an incredible collection it is! To my knowledge there isn’t a single resource out there that comes close to the scope and quality of content dedicated solely to providing insightful, motivating, and entertaining insight into the social aspect of concertgoing…

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In Praise of Saint Columba - The sound world of the Celtic Church In Praise of Saint Columba – The sound world of the Celtic Church; Barnaby Brown, Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Geoffrey Webber; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 25 2014 Star rating: 5.0Imaginative exploration of the sound world of the early Celtic churchOn this fascinating new disc on Delphian, Geoffrey Webber and the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge are joined by the scholar and Barnaby Brown to explore the sound world of early Celtic church…

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Grant Chu Covell[August 2014.]Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, K. 405, No. 4 (after J.S. BACH, BWV 877) (1782-83); Larghetto cantabile in D major and Fugue, K. 405, No. 5 (after J.S. BACH, BWV 874) (1782-83); Adagio and Fugue in A minor (after J.S. BACH, BWV 867); Allegro in C minor, K…

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Three teams of new opera composers and librettists will premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

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