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SFSoundBox + MORE

The SoundBox audience at intermission.(photo by me)SoundBox is SFS's recent initiative to create an alternative space for performances of repertory that the full orchestra doesn't usually play, in a less formal environment. I was skeptical, on grounds of "I am not the intended audience."So here I am.... More »
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Georgia Spiropoulos + MORE

The Athens-born composer was featured at this year's ManiFeste festival at IRCAM: her 2010 theatre piece The Bacchae, the opening of which can be seen above, appeared alongside two new pieces, Membranes, for timpani, and Roll... n'Roll... n'Roll, for harp and live electronics, both o.... More »
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Ambitious Royal Opera House 2015/2016 season + MORE

The Royal Opera House 2015/2016 season is one of the best for a long time. Eight new productions in the main auditorium alone, and a florescence of new work at the Linbury, before it closes for refurbishment.  An ambitious range from the baroque to the modern.   Juan Diego Flórez sin.... More »
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Review: The Composer Tristan Perich’s Proudly Lo-Fi Electronic Sounds + MORE

Works by Mr. Perich, combining gritty one-bit electronic sounds with live music, were performed at the Kitchen..... More »
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Sydney Opera House: The Opera – as new as you're going to get in 2016 + MORE

Opera Australia’s 60th anniversary season of Bell’s Bizet, Turandot on the harbour and more rabbits may not satisfy all Australian lovers of the art formJulie Andrews to direct My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House Kate Miller-Heidke, Lally Katz and Iain Grandage’s multiple Helpmann award-winning.... More »
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Backs PerformersRobert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony, has made a public plea on behalf of his locked-out performers, an unusual step for a conductor.

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Bach, Violin Concertos, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, J. Bell (Sony, 2014)The National Symphony Orchestra opened their 84th season — the ensemble’s 44th in the Kennedy Center — Sunday evening with violinist Joshua Bell and soprano Kelli O’Hara as guest artists. Following a performance of the National Anthem, under Music Director Christoph Eschenbach’s vivacious baton, the orchestra was

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Overnight Monteverdi Choir

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Overnight Monteverdi ChoirMonteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner in Pisa Sep 09 © Massimo GiannelliThe Monteverdi Choir has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and celebrations continue with performance of Handel’s Dixit Dominus at Milton Court in the Barbican on 25 September 2014. The concert will be recorded and the recording available for download by concert goers the day after the concert…

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Morgan State University Choir Performs with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in their Annual Gala Event!Eric Conway, D.M.A., Fine and Performing Arts Department Chairperson of Morgan State University:Hello everyone,Many of you may know that the Morgan State Univeristy choir performed with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on last Saturday night during the orchestra’s Annual Gala event…

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Love me, love my dog

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Love me, love my dogOn this day in 1962, Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opened as the first unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

Born on this day in 1865 librettist Carlos Fernández Shaw

Born on this day in 1902 librettist Montagu Slater

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The Francesco Siciliani Prize at Sagra Musicale Umbra, by Giuseppe Pennisi

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On White

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On WhiteThere’s a new volume of The Journal of the London Institute of ‘Pataphysics out (Number 8), an elegant small volume organized by topics in alphabetical order, dedicated to the “exploits and opinions” of the John White, a fine composer with a unique breadth of interests from the rigorously experimental (often using systems or constraints) to the intuitively through-composed and historically fantastical, compiled and authored by Dave Smith, with numerous other contributors, complete with an accompanying pair of cds in their own jacket (= Number 9…

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Le Nozze di Figaro: E schiatti il signor Conte…

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Le Nozze di Figaro: E schiatti il signor Conte...Act II: Majeski, Mattei, Abdrazakov, Petersen. Photo (c) Ken Howard/Met OperaThe season having been saved, the Met opened with an engagingly sung, orchestrally luxurious Nozze di Figaro. I don't think I know anyone who loves opera and doesn't love this one, where polish and depth are never at odds…

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The other...um...other Wagner bio film: Magic FireUPDATE: Sadly, it seems that this has now been deleted from Youtube. However, there is some good news. A number of kind readers have pointed out that the film is available on DVD. If only on Amazon in Germany. This version (available in Region 2) has two soundtracks – one in German and one in English…

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Julian Wachner (pictured left) is to conduct San Francisco Opera's Partenope, which runs from October 15 to November 2, 2014. He replaces British conductor Christian Curnyn, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.
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In Germany, Amazon Keeps Unions at BayGerman union Verdi is conducting a series of strikes against Amazon.com, but the online retailer has refused to bargain.

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Riccardo Muti’s departure from Rome Opera reveals opera is in deep trouble in the land of its birth, says Rupert Christiansen

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Most of the recordings of music by Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) listed in the Arkiv CD Catalogue are released on the Guild Light Music Series. The major exception to this is the fine retrospective of the composer’s music issued on 1991 on Marco Polo 8.223425. There are one or two other pieces scattered on the EMI and the Hyperion labels…

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