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PBO and SF Opera Adlers + MORE

* Notes * A number of San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows (pictured left) performed with conductor Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra last night at the SFJazz Center. The evening was a delight from beginning to end. The first half of the program featured four instrument.... More »
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Royal Academy of Music Schubert Wigmore Hall Sunday + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   Triumph, protest at Met's 'Iolanta' and 'Bluebeard's Castle' - www.nydailynews.comPremieres of “Iolanta” and “Bluebeard’s Castle” at the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday brought soaring singing and sour protest. .... More »
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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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A J. C. (Christoph) Bach moment + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   The Last Five Years, St James Theatre - www.edwardseckerson.bizFrom Monteverdi to Schubert to Bernstein and Lloyd Webber the dramatic song cycle has travelled far and wide over the centuries though not until Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years .... More »
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Après moi le déluge + MORE

On this day in 1970 the Richard Rodgers–Martin Charnin musical Two by Two opened at the Imperial Theatre, to run 351 performances.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTu9su4iLHk Born on this day in 1668 composer Francois Couperin. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lvBZhXEJXY Born on this day in 1759 dramati.... More »

Kings Place Festival: The Night Shift

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Kings Place Festival: The Night Shift Henry Purcell; Anna Dennis, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; The Night Shift at the Kings Place Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 12 2014 Star rating: 4.5OAE’s casual brand brings Purcell to Kings Place in an involving performanceThe Night Shift is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s more casual brand…

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SF Opera’s Norma Casting

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American tenor Russell Thomas (pictured left, photograph by Dario Acosta) will sing the role of Pollione for the remaining five performances of San Francisco Opera's Norma on September 14, 19, 23, 27 and 30, 2014. Thomas replaces Italian tenor Marco Berti, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons…

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The world of composer Steve Barakatt: from space to eternal life in RussiaYou may not have heard the name of Canadian composer Steve Barakatt, but how many composers have had a composition played in space? This happened on 20 November 2009 when Barakatt’s UNICEF International Anthem, Lullaby, was played on the  international space station.Lullaby was composed for the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child…

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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Mahler 3 BBC Proms London

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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Mahler 3 BBC Proms LondonBecause Riccardo Chailly was scheduled to conduct the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony no 3 at the BBC Proms, (Prom 73), tickets sold out within hours. All my friend could get were pricey seats in a box in the Grand Tier. The Leipzigers and Chailly are so good and their Mahler so distinctive that the cost seemed a good investment…

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Bach and Reger: They Might Be Giants

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 Reger, Bach, Paul Jacobs (organist), Paul Hall, Juilliard School,  Lincoln Center, New York, 8.9.2014 (SSM)   Reger             Fantasy and Fugue on BACH, Op. 46 J.S. Bach       Chorale-Prelude: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen, BWV 658 Prelude and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 539 (the “Fiddle”) Reger      […]

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Gidon Kremer: I fail to understand some of my unnamed colleaguesThe great violinist has issued the following non-political statement via Slipped Disc on the darkening Russia-Ukraine situation. Gidon asks: what can music do when politicians are pushing us to war? There is no easy answer. Read Gidon’s words, share, and reflect.

 
“Gidon Kremer: My Russia”
I have decided to replace our planned “All About Gidon” show at the Semperoper (scheduled to coincide within my personal residency this season as a “Capell-Virtuoso”of the Dresden Staatskapelle) for a number of reasons…

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John Malveaux: 150th Anniversary - 13th Amendment Concert - Martin Luther King, Jr. weekendUlysses Kay (1917-1995) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.Donnie Ray AlbertJohn Malveaux ofwww.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:International opera Grammy bass-baritone and University of Texas assistant professor of voice Donnie Ray Albert accepted an invitation from John Malveaux to perform the male narrator in Roy Harris “Bicentennial Symphony”, (the score also has female narrator) and the male solo narrator in Ulysses Kay “Once There Was A Man” during the 150th Anniversary – 13th Amendment Concert scheduled on MLK Jr…

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Guillaume Tell, WNO, review, 'bravo!'

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The highlight of a forcefully communicated performance of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell is the stupendous chorus singing

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Key signature

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Key signatureOn this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which was later set to music and became the United States’ national anthem.

Born on this day in 1688 composer Luca Antonio Predieri

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Vienna Opera seeks concertmaster. Women may apply

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Vienna Opera seeks concertmaster. Women may applyKONZERTMEISTER/IN
Im Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Wiener Philharmoniker) ist folgende Stelle vakant:Konzertmeister / KonzertmeisterinProbespieltermin: Ende November 2014Einsendeschluss: 30. September 2014Bewerbungen mit Lebenslauf und Foto sowie
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The Week Ahead: The New York Philharmonic Begins a New SeasonFor the second year, the New York Philharmonic eases back into a new season with “The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic.”

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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Beethoven 9 Prom London

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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Beethoven 9 Prom LondonThe Last Night of the Proms is a wonderful party, but for music lovers the Real Last Night of the Proms is the night before, with Beethoven’ s Symphony no 9. No music more symbolic of the Proms ethos than this wonderful symphony. This year, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra did the honours. This was a very special Prom indeed, for Leipzig’s Beethoven tradition is even more glorious…

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Classical music in Scotland - how might a yes vote change things?What would a vote for independence mean for Scotlands thriving classical music scene? Kate Molleson investigatesWhat will happen to Scotlands classical music in the event of a Yes vote next week? The question is a microcosm of the referendum debate as a whole in that there is no single way of approaching it, let alone of answering it…

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