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The Depths and Daring of Alexander Ullman + MORE

 Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Beethoven.  Alexander Ullman (piano)  Recital of the Keyboard Charitable Trust at the Teatro Ghione, Rome.  18.01.2015(JB) Alexander Ullman, born twenty-three years ago in  London, has been doing some serious thinking about thought: musical thought, in this instan.... More »
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SF Opera's Norma Media Round-Up + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviewers are impressed by Sondra Radvanovsky (pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) in the title role of San Francisco Opera's Norma. Reviews: Bachtrack | Opera Warhorses | San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Classical Voice | San Francisco Ex.... More »
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Glass warfare + MORE

Saturday’s Washington National Opera premiere of a new version of Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton’s opera Appomattox had everything going for it: the long-overdue appearance of the work of America’s greatest living opera composer on a Kennedy Center stage, timely and important subject mat.... More »
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Sasha Waltz’s Dance Triple Bill Enthuses Audience + MORE

  Debussy, Berlioz, Stravinsky , Sacre:  Sasha Waltz & Guests, Sadler’s Wells, London 11.11.2015 (J.O’D)   L’Après-midi d’un faune Dancers: Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Maya Gomez, Hwanhee Hwang, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, .... More »
Orchestra Mozart/Haitink/Matheuz – reviewSouthbank centre, LondonClaudio Abbado and Martha Argerich bowed out to doughty substitutes Bernard Haitink and Maria João Pires who, with Diego Matheuz, provided two very fine eveningsIt had promised to be one of the stellar London musical events of the year. The couple sitting behind me had come from New York to hear Claudio Abbado conducting his Bologna-based chamber orchestra, playing Beethoven, and to hear Martha Argerich play a concerto…

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Sit onstage with Yo-Yo Ma

– www.chron.com

Ticket sales have been so strong for the Houston Symphony’s Dec. 5 concert with Yo-Yo Ma and composer John Williams that the orchestra is putting four rows of seats onstage.

The concert is otherwise sold out, except for $1,000 tickets that include valet parking and a chance to meet Ma and Williams at an after-concert dinner in Jones Hall.

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Fun and Sobriety in a Dream Program

– www.seenandheard-international.com

   Bartók, Beethoven, Haydn, and Johann Strauss, Jr.: Jeffrey Kahane (piano), Oregon Symphony,Carlos Kalmar (conductor), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, 28.9.2013 (BJ) Bartók: Dance Suite Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Haydn: Symphony No. 64 in A major Johann Strauss, Jr…

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Royal Academy of Music opera scenes

– briandickie.typepad.com

Alas I missed the first of the scenes yesterday evening – so I missed the Rhinemaidens!  But there were enjoyable things in the rest of the short programme – interesting for talent scouts!  The RAM has a fine record of producing outstanding singers.  But it is a fact that only a tiny minority of each vintage actually go on to major careers…

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Liminal Space kickoff: an evening of electro-accoustic musicOn Wednesday, September 25, 2013 the Liminal Space Contemporary Music Ensemble—the only guitar and percussion ensemble in Houston—kicked off their second season with five new works, including one world premiere, in Spring Street Studios, Studio 101. The tall ceilings and exposed brick walls made for both acoustically appropriate and urban feel space to present the Time and Tension: an Evening of Electro-Accoustic Music to an audience diverse in age and background…

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Haydn for the people

– www.theaustralian.com.au

AN innovative concert program celebrates the prolific and popular composer.

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With fewer touring pressures and a new gig as CBC Radio’s opera host, the great Canadian tenor can spend more time at home – which suits him just fine

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Talking Up This Week’s Events

– www.adaptistration.com

Talking Up This Week’s Events

It’s been a busy week for tough news and in addition to keeping tabs here at Adaptistration Kathy Wurzer from MPR’s Morning Edition was kind enough to invite me onto the program on 10/2/13 to chat about what’s in store at the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA). An edited transcript and full audio are available at the MPR website and this Sunday, 10/6/13, the crew from SoundNotion…

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As Osmo Vanska departs for the next chapter of his career, he leaves a powerful legacy of recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra. Here is a rundown of those works.

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With the superficial season-opening festivities out of the way, the National Symphony Orchestra opened its season properly with its first subscription program last night. Two good programming trends from Christoph Eschenbach’s first three seasons continued into his first: presenting pieces for their NSO debuts, and playing new contemporary works…

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‘There’s nothing as greedy and needy as a professional musician’This is the editorial line from Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist, James Lileks. Here’s more: I’ve been to a few orchestra concerts, and as far as I can tell there’s nothing to this conducting racket. You show up, raise your arms to start and then you play Air Orchestra for half an hour. You point at the […]

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Jonas Kaufmann Dick watch

– intermezzo.typepad.com

And I haven't even started with the Johnson 'jokes'.
Marco Arturo Marelli's new production of La Fanciulla del West opens tomorrow night in what looks like traditional Vienna State Opera style.
There are several options for watching and listening, not all of which may be accessible to y'all outside Austria…

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ies.sas.ac.uk: Afroeurope@ns IV: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe: Continental Shifts, Shifts in Perception

Sergio A Mims forwards a link from the Afro-British composer Shirley Thompson regarding a 4-day AfroEuropeans conference which ends today:

AfroEuropeans conference at Senate House, London University 1-4 October

Dear Family and Friends,

Hope
all is well and that you’re enjoying the autumn…

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