Pianist Benjamin Bradham in Concert Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts + MORE Oct 11th


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Corporate lawyer makes recital debut at Carnegie Hall + MORE

The American Lawyer website introduces us to Marie-Joe Abi-Nassif, a mezzo-soprano who will give a voice-and-piano recital tomorrow night at Carnegie’s smaller Weill Hall. Marie-Jo works in capital markets at Latham & Watkins while continuing her voice training at Juilliard. Full story h.... More »

And Who Might These Opera Teachers Be? + MORE

Found in the NY Times Real Estate section, of all places:For more than 30 years, my neighbors, a mother-daughter team, have run an opera-singing school out of their apartment. When our building converted to a co-op years ago, home businesses were abolished. But the opera school was grandfathered in..... More »

So, Wagner, meet the new ring in town: 2 new operas at the Kennedy Center + MORE

“Dead Man Walking” and Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” are focus of WNO’s spring season..... More »

Celebrations in Liverpool + MORE

Vasily Petrenko & the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra© Mark McNultyThe Royal Liverpool Philharmonic's 2014/15 season will be celebrating both the 175th anniversary of the Founding of the Liverpool Philharmonic, and the anniversaries of Tchaikovsky (175) and Sibeliuis (150). Not only that.... More »
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Debussy, Stravinsky, Bartók: Transcriptions for Two Pianists CD review – a gripping game of two halves + MORE

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy (Chandos)Three 20th-century orchestral scores, Bartók’s Two Pictures, Debussy’s Jeux and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, all dating from 1910-13 and all linked (as the detailed CD booklet explains), are brought to life in the hands of two .... More »

Daniil Trifonov Doesn’t Quite Live up to Expectations

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Schumann Daniil Trifonov (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 9.10.2013 (CC) Stravinsky        Serenade in A Debussy              Images I: Reflets dans l’eau; Mouvement: Animé Ravel                     Miroirs: Noctuelles; Oiseaux tristes; Une barque sur l’océan; Alborada del gracioso Schumann         Symphonic Studies, Op…

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With its potent mix of fury and fear, punctuated with hammering chords and explosive bass drum bangs, the Requiem Mass is one of Verdi's most striking choral works. Watch Ricardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform it live, Oct. 10, 2013 — Verdi's 200th birthday — at 7:30 p…

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Pianist Benjamin Bradham in Concert Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts

Benjamin Bradham

Pianist Benjamin Bradham writes:

hope all is well.  Please see the attached flyer regarding my upcoming
performance.  I hope that you will be able to attend.  Please feel free
to contact me if you like more information.

Be well- all the best,



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English Touring Opera: Coronation of Poppea

Coronation of Poppea, photograph Richard Hubert Smith

James Conway’s production of Monteverdi’s Coronation of Poppea was seen first November 2012 performed by students at the Royal College of Music (see my original review). Shared with English Touring Opera, the production has returned as part of ETO’s Venetian Baroque season, with a new cast and revived by Oliver Platt…

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This classical music festival, held in a small town nestling against the Tatras mountains, champions the little-known and the neglected

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Orch gets kicked out by US Govt shutdown

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

The National Symphony Orchestra is being restricted in its use of the Kennedy Center during the absurd Government shutdown. So it’s heading down town and playing around Capitol Hill. If it wasn’t for real, it would make a good farce. Read Anne Midgette here. UPDATE: The NSO have asked us to clarify that the hours it […]

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Cameristi della Scala

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Charles T. Downey, Shutdown doesn’t stop Cameristi della Scala from leading a stroll through Verdi operas (Washington Post, October 11, 2013)
Is it perverse to celebrate the Verdi bicentennial year without singers? Excerpts of Wagner’s operas are performed in symphonic format all the time, so perhaps a precedent has been set…

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Free Concerts: Verdi & Wagner 200. November, London

Song in the City programmes concerts around imaginative themes, bringing talented singers and pianists to the heart of the Square Mile, in the inspiring setting of the Hall at St Botolph without Bishopsgate. Regular free concerts take place on Thursday lunchtime at 1pm (c45 mins). These  concerts have central theme, often with a cast of several singers performing in each cone, taking the listner on a week-by-week journey…

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Frequent Surprises in Terfel’s Breathtaking “Falstaff”

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 Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera, Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 10.10.2013 (HS)   Cast: Falstaff: Bryn Terfel Alice Ford: Ainhoa Arteta Nannetta: Heidi Stober Dame Quickly: Meredith Arwady Fenton:Francesco DeMuro Ford: Fabio Capitanucci Meg Page: Renée Rapier Bardolfo: Greg Fedderly Dr…

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Ask Alice

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On disruption, builders, orangeries and moving home, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Rather shocking news:MEDIA CONTACT:Larry Kamer of the Kamer Consulting Group(lkamer@kamergroup.com or 415.290.7240)On Oct. 10, 2013, the Peninsula Symphony of Northern California issued the following statement:The Peninsula Symphony of Northern California, a well-respected 65-year old non-profit arts organization based in Los Altos, whose musical presentations cover the San Francisco Peninsula, recently discovered that nearly all of its endowment and operating funds are missing…

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Early Joyce

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The Times's Zachary Woolfe sent me this excerpt from a 1997 Houston Grand Opera Macbeth, with Catherine Malfitano as the sleepwalking Lady Macbeth and, right at the start, a 28-year-old Joyce DiDonato as her lady-in-waiting. Earlier that year, DiDonato had made her professional debut, as a Slave in Houston's Salome, with Hildegard Behrens in the title role…

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Patrice Chéreau – personal memories

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Patrice Chéreau - personal memoriesPatrice Chéreau  (1944-2013) died today, just weeks from his 69th birthday. He had cancer, but was working until a few weeks ago when he directed a highly acclaimed Strauss Elektra at the Aix Festival, which alas is not available in the UK, which must mean that someone’s had the sense to record it for DVD…

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