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Social educational benefits of music education - In Harmony Opera North & Opera North Singing School + MORE

Children of Windmill Primary School in Belle Isle participate in a workshop with the Chorus of Opera North, as part of In Harmony Opera North. Photo Credit: Simon Marshall Some time ago, at a press conference for In Harmony/Sistema England Julian Lloyd Webber said that as a music teaching enterpris.... More »
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Talking to John Beder about Beta-Blockers and his documentary, 'Composed' + MORE

By Kayleigh Miller: Talking about beta-blockers is a loaded subject- some people use them openly, others secretly, and some people abhor them. Everyone has an opinion it seems, yet no one seems to want to talk about them publicly. John Beder, a classically trained percussionist, is beginning a docu.... More »
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Chairman’s Choice: Klaus Heymann spotlights some of August’s new releases (Aug 01, 2015) + MORE

SIBELIUS Pélleas & Mélisande, Musik zu einer Szene, Autrefois, Valse Chevaleresque Pajala, Nordqvist, Turku Philharmonic, Segerstam Naxos 8.573301 This is the third in our six-volume collection of orchestral works by Jean Sibelius that fall outside t.... More »
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Review: Denes Varjon, a Hungarian Pianist, at Zankel Hall + MORE

The musician performed works from Schumann and Haydn at his concert..... More »
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Why has ENO cancelled L'Orfeo? + MORE

Rupert Christiansen explains why an ambitious collaboration between English National Opera and the Bristol Old Vic has had to be shelved.... More »
Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. (Sept. 30)

        

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U. Shrinivas, Indian Mandolin Virtuoso, Dies at 45Mr. Shrinivas performed around the world, often blending the Indian classical style that was his specialty with the work of Western musicians.

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My Head is Full of Colors Premiere

– operatattler.typepad.com

Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of My Head is Full of Colors, a children's opera composed by Chris Pratorius with libretto by Nicole Paiement. The free performance will be held during National Opera Week, on Saturday, November 1, at 11 am in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street…

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 Lindberg, Prokofiev, Shostakovich: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano),  London Philharmonic / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, (GD) 24.9.2014 Magnus Lindberg    Chorale Prokofiev   Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 Shostakovich   Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op.65   In concerts of this kind, which begin a programme with a contemporary work and end with […]

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Blind advancement

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Blind advancementWhat retired executive might be on the cusp of fulfilling a lifelong dream?  And which opera company is on the brink of replacing an administrator (now in his golden years) with another of the same vintage?

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The Met's new Figaro

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The Met's new FigaroThe Met narrowly dodged a labor dispute to open their season last week with Richard Eyre’s new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. While the irony is inescapable, this production wouldn’t spark a revolution even if it were July 13, 1789. Its heavy, serious visuals belie an upbeat, action-packed, superficial staging with no discernible focus and no evident relationship to the music, and the mostly undistinguished musical performance isn’t enough to redeem it…

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It can be done

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It can be done
Continuing now with my suggestion — or is it a crusade? — that we in classical music start moving heaven and earth to find an excited, new, younger audience…to prioritize that…and to give education, outreach, and advocacy a lower priority…
I suggested last week that we don’t do this because it seems impossible, and because if it could be done, we’d have to dumb classical music down…

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Grand hotel

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Grand hotelOn this day in 1907, the Plaza Hotel opened in New York.

Born on this day in 1865 composer Paul Dukas

Born on this day in 1901 tenor Marcel Wittrisch

Born on this day in 1903 pianist Vladimir Horowitz

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Opera house of the year?

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Opera house of the year?The title is awarded by the monthly Opernwelt and the 2014 winner is….
 

 
Munich.
Its music director Kirill Petrenko is conductor of the year.
Well deserved? We think so.

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In the introduction to her 2013 book Chasing Sound, author Susan Schmidt Horning states: “The evolution of music recording from the art of capturing a performance to the art of engineering an illusion changed the sound of music…and ultimately, reversed the historic relationship between live and recorded music…

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The lockout continues in Atlanta, while in London the LPO looks to the futureThe tide might be turning for Atlanta Symphony Orchestras locked-out musicians; plus Jurowski extends his LPO contract to 2018.Two pieces of big orchestral news, one positive, the other a continuing story of a creeping tragedy, but which could yet have a positive outcome.In Atlanta, the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are still locked out by their management over the stalled contract negotiations…

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On Friday, Sept. 26, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-2015 season with their new music director designate, Courtney Lewis – formerly of the Minnesota Orchestra.

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