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Met soprano will sing at Carnegie Hall after running NY marathon + MORE

Susanna Phillips will sing the national anthem before running the New York marathon this Sunday. That’s the easy part. Monday night she’s down to sing Juraj Filas’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall. No time to catch her breath. .... More »

Ensemble. Beautifully Controlled + MORE

Keith Bramich makes a return visit to Jacky Wong's Hornton Chamber Orchestra.... More »

Pianist Sean Chen to perform recital at Toronto’s Jane Mallett Theatre + MORE

In a crowded field, the Juilliard graduate and third-prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition does get himself noticed.... More »

Classical music’s dirty little secret + MORE

ALLEGATIONS of sexual abuse in music schools are being investigated..... More »

Rejoice: Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends!

– irontongue.blogspot.com

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

– parterre.com

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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