The young person's guide to homophobia + MORE Oct 24th

 

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A Zemlinsky moment + MORE

The Escher Quartet, seen here playing the second movement of Zemlinsky's Third Quartet, will perform the composer's four quartets under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow night; the event will be streamed live. Of the four, the Second is particularly nota.... More »
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New Face - Soraya Mafi + MORE

Soprano Soraya Mafi has left a past as a Selfridges shop assistant to embark upon a career in opera.... More »
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Enthralling Andsnes and friends + MORE

Photo: Andrew Crowley Yesterday afternoon a full Chicago Orchestra Hall was treated to some thrilling music making from Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, Canadian violinist James Ehnes, German violist Tabea Zimmerman, and Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen.  They were immersed as one in the .... More »
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Placido Domingo teaming up with Woody Allen for L.A. Opera's new season + MORE

Los Angeles Opera will celebrate its 30th-anniversary season in the fall with a main-stage lineup featuring Plácido Domingo and Woody Allen working on "Gianni Schicchi," the L.A. debut of "Moby Dick" and the company debut of Gustavo Dudamel conducting "La Boheme.".... More »
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Georg Trakl Spiegelspiel Austrian Cultural Forum + MORE

Georg Trakl died 100 years ago this week. Look into his feral eyes - he's posing neatly for a formal portrait but those are the eyes of a Wild Child. Trakl was born in Salzburg, like Mozart, and was drinking excessively and doing drugs by the age of 13. He trained as a pharmacist, a dangerous choice.... More »
Michelle Markarski and Keith Jarrett got together at Christmastime and played a little Bach for fun — this album is the result.

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Used Bin Troll Tweets D.

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Used Bin Troll Tweets D.Ethelbert Nevin
[October 2013.]
 
Ben JOHNSTON: String Quartet No. 1, “Nine Variations” (1959); String Quartet No. 5 (1979); String Quartet No. 10 (1995). Kepler Quartet: Sharan Leventhal, Eric Segnitz (vln), Brek Renzelman (vla), Karl Lavine (vlc). New World Records 80693-2 (1 CD) (http://www…

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A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor made his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday to benefit a foundation dedicated to preserving the work of artists and musicians killed by the Nazis

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MORE Les vêpres siciliennes ROH

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More on Verdi Les vêpres sicilennes at the Royal Opera House in Opera Today, by Jim Sohre :”Pride of place must go to Michael Volle’s exquisitely wrought Guy de Monfort. Having greatly admired Mr. Volle in German opera, nothing about his prior achievements prepared me for the depth and power of the impression he made in this role…

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Wagner: Die Walküre – review

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Wagner: Die Walküre – reviewKonieczny/Lang/Vermillion/Dean-Smith/Diener/Riihonen/Berlin RSO/Janowski(Pentatone, four SACDs)Marek Janowski’s Wagner cycle for Pentatone, which began to appear two years ago, is easily the most ambitious recording project marking this year’s bicentenary. Janowski has left The Ring to last; Das Rheingold came out last spring, while Siegfried and Götterdämmerung are both due to be released next month…

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Greek, Music Theatre Wales, 22 October 2013

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Greek, Music Theatre Wales, 22 October 2013

Linbury Studio Theatre

 

Gwion Thomas and Sally Silver as Eddy’s parents
Images: Clive Barda

 

Eddy – Alastair Shelton-Smith/Michael
McCarthy
Eddy’s Mum/Waitress/Sphinx –
Sally Silver

Eddy’s Sister/Waitress who
becomes Eddy’s Wife/Sphinx – Louise Winter

Eddy’s Dad/Café Manager/Chief
of Police – Gwion Thomas

Michael McCarthy (director)
Simon Banham (designs)

Ace McCarron, Jon Turtle
(lighting)

The Music Theatre Wales
Ensemble

Michael Rafferty (conductor)

 
After the bitter
disappointment of Anna Nicole, came
this reminder – both sad and hopeful– that Mark-Anthony Turnage was once
capable of writing urgent, exciting music theatre…

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The young person's guide to homophobia

– www.overgrownpath.com

The young person's guide to homophobiaGood to see LGBT activism increasing in classical music. Among recent notable examples was the dedication of Somewhere Over the Rainbow performed by Joyce DiDonato and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the BBC Proms to gay victims worldwide. But less than a month after this laudable protest the BBC Symphony Orchestra without Ms DiDonato played their first ever concert in the Gulf State of Qatar, where homosexuality is illegal…

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There’s no denying the entertainment value of high-level classical music competitions. They come pre-loaded with a 24/7 soundtrack of the most 50 Shades of Grey, romantic music ever written. Sure, competitions are barbaric but so is the Super Bowl.
Read more: Classical Music, Cleveland Orchestra, Entertainment Careers, Piano Competitions, Arts News

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Opera Review: Bell's Bleak if Engaging New OperaThe Theater an der Wien is staging British composer Iain Bell’s “The Harlot’s Progress,” based on a set of engravings of the same name by William Hogarth.    

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If BBC Radio 3 is broke why not fix it?

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If BBC Radio 3 is broke why not fix it?RAJAR audience figures released today show that in the all important Q3 2013 – the period that includes the Proms – BBC Radio 3 lost a further 5.8% of its audience year on year, while total listening hours crashed by 8.9% due to an additional fall in average hours per listener. Despite the official BBC press release once again spinning the audience figures in an imaginative way the message is clear: while Radio 3 fiddled and classical music burned, Radio 2 added a million listeners and grabbed the headlines – see above…

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Patrick D. McCoy: Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, who made Carnegie Hall debut under baton of Robert Shaw, featured in tribute to him Nov. 10 in Atlanta

Marietta Simpson

Patrick D. McCoy writes:

The esteemed mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, who made her Carnegie
Hall debut under the baton of Robert Shaw will be featured among others
in this tribute to the great conductor on Nov. 10 in Atlanta.

Please see link:

http://www.atlantasymphony…

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Scottish Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall

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Scottish Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall

The Scottish Ensemble return to London’s Wigmore Hall on Saturday 26 October for a programme which includes Walton’s Sonata for Strings, and arrangement of Brahms String Quartet No. 2 in G minor and music by two young contemporary composers Leopold Hurt and Martin Suckling. The ensemble are also playing for the Sunday morning coffee concert on 27 October when they will be joined by pianist Alasdair Beatson in Schubert’s Trout Quintet, plus Alasdair Sprott’s Bite…

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Gewandhaus Chailly Volodos Barbican 23 Oct 13

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Gewandhaus Chailly Volodos Barbican 23 Oct 13 Gewandhaus, Chailly, Volodos, Barbican 23 Oct 13Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 2Arcadi Volodos (piano), Riccardo Chailly (cond.), GewandhausorchesterExpect the unexpected from Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester. When they tour, it is usually with core repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler – Schumann at a push…

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