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New Year Gala Teatro la Fenice livestream + MORE

New Year Gala 2017 at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, gloriously glamorous !  Highlights of grand Italian opera - Donizetti, Verdi, Rossini and more with Fabio Luisi conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice, and soloists Rosa Féola and John Osborn   Opera is what these.... More »

Classical Music News - David Stock + MORE

American composer and conductor David Stock died in November 2015.... More »
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Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, review: 'hugely moving' + MORE

Bayreuth Festival director Katharina Wagner's production is more than up to scratch, says Mark Ronan.... More »

Mescaline, therapy and the Berlin wall: towards new opera with Rough for Opera + MORE

What is an opera, and exactly how much narrative should the piece have? These were questions that cropped up during Second Movement's Rough for Opera at the Cockpit Theatre on 7 March 2017. The fifteenth edition of the scratch night for new opera, presented in association with Tete a Tete, gave us w.... More »

Composer Nkeiru Okoye: 'I need your help in the next 9 days', Visit 'Lines of Freedom' Kickstarter Campaign to save funds for Harriet Tubman folk opera + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   Music Review: Danish String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall - www.nytimes.comThe Danish String Quartet gave its first performance at Alice Tully Hall, in a show that was so popular an encore event was added for Monday.    Continue Read.... More »

Rejoice: Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends!

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Email from the Minnesota Orchestra Musicians landed in my inbox a half-hour ago, but I figured it was a concert announcement. No: the lockout has ended. Here’s the text in full; I have no further details:A letter to our friends and community:The Musicians and the Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, effective February 1, that brings the lockout of the Musicians to a conclusion…

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Ensemble du Monde in Music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still & Trevor Weston, DiMenna Center, 7:30 PM Feb. 8Tickets NOW on ensembledumonde.org[Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features Bibliographies and Works Lists for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www…

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This is my latest Soapbox post for Amati.com: http://www.amati.com/articles/1053-we-could-live-and-learn-given-half-a-chance.htmlThe gist of it is that classical music’s obsession with attracting youth may be a little misplaced…

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José Pietri-Coimbre in Premiere of Sung Jin Hong's opera 'Breaking Bad — Ozymandias' on Jan. 26 & 27, 2014 as part of One World Symphony's 'Addiction'http://oneworldsymphony.org/concerts1314_Addiction.shtmlOne World SymphonyJosé Pietri-Coimbre will perform in the World Premiere performance of Sung Jin Hong’s opera Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014) on January 26 and 27, 2014 as a part of One World Symphony’s Addiction concert. The program will also feature music from Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie…

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When Pats collide

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When Pats collideAs part of its “Figaro Unbound: Culture, Power and Revolution at Play” series, Los Angeles Opera next season will present John Corigliano‘s The Ghosts of Versailles featuring soprano Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette and Broadway legend Patti LuPone as the Turkish entertainer Samira…

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Mozart, Early Piano Concertos (K. 175, 238, 246), D. Greilsammer, Suedama Ensemble (2008)
We have taken note of David Greilsammer before, on a disc of the early Mozart concerti with the Suedama Ensemble. The Jerusalem-born pianist made his Washington recital debut on Saturday afternoon, presented by Washington Performing Arts Society at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater…

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Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Ramach

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Kevin Ramach is the President and the General Director of the Minnesota Opera. His theatrical playlist is filled with high operatic drama.

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Toronto fashion designer Rosemarie Umetsu keeps TSO soloists looking as good as they soundThree Canadian soloists, and the conductor, in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are wearing Canadian designer Rosemarie Umetsu.

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The nine-member collective, launched in the fall, hopes to grow to play a role in the Bay Area similar to the one played by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, if on a smaller scale.

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To feature works by contemporary composers from B.C. and beyond, including a spotlight on renowned Australian composer and violist Brett Dean

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Ensemble. Bold and Daring

– www.mvdaily.com

A new production of Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 14, 2014)—The Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors and musicians, who are members of the Twin Cities Musicians’ Union (Local 30-73), today ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, effective February 1, that brings the organization’s lockout to a conclusion. The Orchestra’s first concert performances back on stage at Orchestra Hall are anticipated in early February and will be announced shortly…

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Symphonic Connections

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Symphonic ConnectionsI’ve often felt that Mahler’s symphonies refer to their numbered Beethovenian counterpart.  Mahler’s Fifth, for instance, nods to the famous four-note motif with which Beethoven begins his paradigmatic Fifth. The Sixth has pastoral tones, though in Mahler those are quashed by hell rather than sublimated by heaven…

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