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John Malveaux: 'Quincy Jones will present child prodidgy pianist Emily Bear at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on February 22, 2014' + MORE Jan 13th

Santa Fe (3:52) on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laMctBcvHoo&list=RDlaMctBcvHooEmily Bear, Composer and Pianist, http://www.emilybear.com/Published on Jan 15, 2013 World Premiere of "Santa Fe" music composed and orchestrated by Emily Bear, age 10 with the Santa Fe Conc.... More »

Good morning Wales + MORE

Another beautiful day here in Wales in prospect - perfect for a Sunday exploring parts of this beautiful country. Yesterday afternoon we were at the Mid Wales opera production of Carmen, in a chamber version with an immensely successful orchestration by Stephen McNeff, reducing the players to a mer.... More »

Fast and furious + MORE

The English Concert arrives at Carnegie Hall on 13 March with Orlando, and as a preview “Trove Thursday” presents the last time that auditorium hosted this astonishing masterpiece by Handel: a 1984 performance with Marilyn Horne, Valerie Masterson, Marvis Martin, Jeffery Gall and Robert Lloyd, c.... More »
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World Premiere: Abbie Betinis's Christmas Carol for 2014 + MORE

Composer Abbie Betinis continues a family tradition begun in 1922 by her great-grandfather by writing a new carol every year. For the 14th consecutive year, Betinis premieres this year's carol on Classical MPR. Her new carol is called 'Peace with Me Now'..... More »

Ensemble. Fast Forward + MORE

Giuseppe Pennisi assesses three works at a contemporary music festival in Rome.... More »
A2SO.com: Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 'Woodwind Quintet' Friday, November 1, 2013 Features 'Miniatures' of William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music

Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which
features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de
Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com Recordings, sheet music
and books of William Grant Still are available at

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London Philharmonic, Michail Jurowski: Ligeti, Lutosławski, Schnittke. RFH 30 October 2013Ligeti: LontanoLutosławski: Cello ConcertoSchnittke: Symphony No.1 London Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannes Moser (vc), Michail Jurowski (cond.), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.10.13 Ligeti, Lutosławski, Schnittke – that’s not exactly a crowd-pleasing programme, and yet the gargantuan Festival Hall was almost full…

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Two Years Later And Not Much Change In Yelp Presence

Back on 12/5/2013 I published an article that examined the pros and cons of orchestras creating a strong Yelp presence via ticket buyer reviews. At that point in time, even the largest and best known orchestras had a very small Yelp presence and since then, not much has changed.
For example, the Chicago Symphony had 81 reviews in 2011 which moved to 98 and the San Francisco Symphony had 140 reviews in 2011 and that jumped up to 180…

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Just in: Ottawa replaces Pinky with a Brit

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Just in: Ottawa replaces Pinky with a BritCanada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, which has been going nowhere with Pinchas Zuklerman for the past decade, has announced as his successor ‘one of the leading conductors of the new generation’. Details below.   Canada’s National Arts Centre announces Alexander Shelley as its Music Director-designate   Renowned conductor to lead NAC Orchestra in 2015-2016 Canada’s […]

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Wozzeck on Halloween – Royal Opera House

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

“The function of a composer is to solve the problems of an ideal stage director” wrote Alban Berg in 1927. “My intention was to give to the theatre what belongs to the theatre. ….. “No one in the audience, no matter how aware he may be of the musical form….. gives any heed to anything but the vast social implications of the work which transcend by far the personal destiny of Wozzeck…

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Verdi’s innovative early opera is packed with wonderful music, performed here with thrilling assurance and sung with great confidence

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Music Review: Jessica Rivera, Kelly O’Connor and Robert Spano at ZankelThe soprano Jessica Rivera and the mezzo Kelley O’Connor recital at Zankel Hall, accompanied by Robert Spano at the piano, made for a fragrant, appetizing blend of sounds.    

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Classical music still has more money than sense Alex Ross reports in the New Yorker that Valery Gergiev’s annual income is said to be $16.5 million. Recordings of Hans Gal’s Symphonies by Kenneth Woods and of Missy Mazolli’s new opera about Isabelle Eberhardt are just two important recent projects that relied on crowdfunding. $13,500 was needed to deliver the acclaimed Hans Gal Symphonies; which is 0…

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November on the South Bank

– www.planethugill.com

November on the South Bank

November sees the South Bank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise Festival reaching ever closer to the present day. The London Philharmonic Orchestra make a strong presences with performances of Messiane, Gubaildulina, Part and Gorecki. Visitors include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble and Steve Reich…

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– primalamusica.typepad.com

Trading the grey and wet of Melbourne for twenty-four blessed hours of warmth and sunshine would, frankly, be reason enough for a flight to Brisbane, but you know me: I travel for singers, and I went to Brisbane to see Cheryl Barker sing Desdemona in Opera Queensland's Otello. What could be travelworthier? Five years ago, I saw her sing it seven times out of eight at Opera Australia and the ache of that missed matinée (missed by me, I should stress, not by Cheryl) was only sharpened by her jaw dropping Willow Song in concert with the Sydney Philharmonia earlier this year…

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Record Label Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Rare Wagner CD Set

Was Wagner the first person to use “crowed funding” to pay for performances of his work? Well, it is certain that it was public subscriptions that helped build Bayreuth – even if it ultimately also needed the formation of the Wagner Societies and 100,000 Thaler from the patron saint of Wagnerites everywhere – Ludwig II…

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Thrilling trills and tangos

– www.theaustralian.com.au

FOR its latest concert, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra took a walk on the slightly wild side.

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Sir Henry Wood: A Tribute by Sir Arnold Bax

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

I recently came across a small book entitled Homage to Sir Henry Wood. This had been published in 1944 as a ‘world symposium’ by the London Philharmonic Orchestra to commemorate the great conductor’s 75th birthday. Alas he was to die a few months after this celebration.  A number of eminent musicians contributed to this volume including Ernest Ansermet, Leopold Stokowski, Alan Bush, RVW and Harriet Cohen…

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