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L.A. Phil: In the Jan. 21 Calendar section, a review of the Los Angeles Philharmonic said that guest conductor Lionel Bringuier became music director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2012. Though Bringuier was named music director in 2012, he did not assume the post until 2014. Vashon Island:....... More »
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V!ola Day 2.0 + MORE

By Kate Little: P!ty the poor violinist who loves the sound of viola, but is too small to ever play the instrument. The next best thing she can do is hang out with violists, a glorious lot. Enter V!ola Day 2.0. V!ola Day, a production of the Utah Viola Society (rocking the alto clef in the beehive.... More »
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The Week in Reviews, Op. 159: Itzhak Perlman, Isabelle Faust; Midori; Augustin Hadelich + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Itzhak Perlman performed works by Beethoven, Franck and Stravinsky in recital with pianist Rohan De Silva and Isabe.... More »
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West End star Louise Plowright needs life-saving help from you, now. + MORE

First, this is what you need to know: Louise Plowright, a fantastically talented singer and actress who has appeared in many West End musicals, has pancreatic cancer which isn’t treatable in the United Kingdom. She needs help if she is going to survive. Her equally fantastically talented sist.... More »
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Renata Scotto vs Maria Callas – the 1970 fight at La Scala + MORE

When Renata Scotto made her début in I vespri siciliani at La Scala to open the theatre’s season on 7 December 1970, one of the singers that she admired the most was in the theatre. Maria Callas had opened the season with the same opera 19 years previously, and was now sitting in the box [….... More »

Met showdown seals swift San Fran deal

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Met showdown seals swift San Fran dealSan Francisco Opera and its musicians are singing off the same hymn sheet: ‘Following almost four months of bargaining, characterized by both parties as collegial, respectful and dedicated to shared problem-solving, the new agreement creates a stable working framework now through July 31, 2018,’ said a joint announcement (below)…

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms London

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms LondonThe Cleveland Orchestra, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, made a most welcome return to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.  Are the Clevelanders the best orchestra in the United States today? Their two Proms certainly made the case. Superlative finesse and poise, generated by genuine musicality…

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Britannia won't be ruling the waves on the Last Night of the Proms in GlasgowHighland Cathedral to replace Rule, Britannia! as politicians urge Britons to view the event as a celebration of the unionWhen the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra stages its version of the Last Night of the Proms on Glasgow Green on Saturday, the programme will tactfully eschew Rule, Britannia!, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem…

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The San Francisco Symphony’s Beethoven and Bates Festival returned to Davies Symphony Hall for a third (and final) program. It’s a gas. With Michael Tilson Thomas on the podium, the program featured composer Mason Bates as the soloist, on laptop, for his ‘Alternative Energy’ symphony. Then came Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No…

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 Prom 72 –  Vaughan Williams, Birtwistle, Walton: Lise Berthaud (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.9.2014 (CS) Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Exody for orchestra (1997) Walton: Viola Concerto Vaughan Williams: Symphony No…

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I’m going to put the press release in full below the cut, but the highlights are:Contract runs through July 31, 2018Musicians get 3% increase per year, 28 weeks, 69 musicians (I take that to mean full-time employees; an expanded orchestra may be necessary for some works, for example, Elektra)Changes were made to the health plan that will save the company $300,000 to $400,000 annuallyThe pit lighting and sound shields will be improved…

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French tips

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French tipsValerian Ruminksi (not pictured), that bass-baritone who shot off his mouth all over Facebook about a drag queen’s manicure and got fired from a prestigious gig with Opera Lyra—remember him? Well, he joins Anne Midgette and Michelle Paul (director of product development at Patron Technology) to chat with WQXR‘s Naomi Lewin to muse about online oversharing…

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Royal Albert HallMahler – Symphony no.3 Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano)Leipzig Gewandhaus Children’s Choir (chorus master: Frank-Steffen Elster)Ladies of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir (chorus master: Gregor Meyer)Ladies of the Leipzig Opera Chorus (chorus master: Alessandro Zuppardo)Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraAlan Gilbert (conductor) It would be unfair, but one could summarise this concert with the words, ‘Senator, you’re no Leonard Bernstein…

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For composer and sound artist Ryan Ingebritsen, Song Path is a practice that explores guided meditation and hiking as a compositional form. Ellen McSweeney caught up with him to chat about what it means for a primarily electronic artist to lead troupes of people through the woods.

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Deconstructing Some Spin From Atlanta

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Deconstructing Some Spin From Atlanta

One of the more confusing aspects related to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) lockout is how the relationship between the ASO and the Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) impacts the organization as a whole. We’ll be diving into those issues as they relate to board governance in a future article but for today, we’ll examine the administrative piece of the puzzle…

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Sergio Mims: Stewart Goodyear's Performance of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations on www.WHPK.org Monday, Sept. 15, 2014Beethoven: Diabelli VariationsMarquis Classics CD MAR455 (2014)Stewart Goodyear, piano http://stewartgoodyear.com/ Sergio A. Mims:I wanted you and your readers to know that I will be broadcasting Stewart Goodyear’s new Marquis recording of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations on a special Monday edition of my WHPK-FM classical music radio show Sept…

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Pérello? God Help Us

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Love Duets, A. Pérez, S. Costello, BBC Symphony Orchestra, P. Summers
Two American opera singers who also happen to be husband and wife, tenor Stephen Costello and soprano Ailyn Pérez, gave a recital on Wednesday night in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, to kick off the Washington National Opera season…

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 John Cage, Song Books: Soloists, Wild Project, New York City. 5.9.2014 (BH) John Cage: Selections from Song Books (1970) with additional selections from Indeterminacy (1959) and Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957-58) Performers: Eve Beglarian Nicole Camacho Vicky Chow Christie Finn Randy Gibson Nick Hallett John King Kjersti Kveli William Lang Mary MacKenzie Paula Matthusen […]

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