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SFSoundBox + MORE

The SoundBox audience at intermission.(photo by me)SoundBox is SFS's recent initiative to create an alternative space for performances of repertory that the full orchestra doesn't usually play, in a less formal environment. I was skeptical, on grounds of "I am not the intended audience."So here I am.... More »
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Diary of a Tchaikovsky Competition loser + MORE

This is so bad it might even be good. Alexander Lubyantsev won third prize in the 2007 Tchaik Compettion and was eliminated in the first round four years later, a decision that provoked prolonged audience protests. Since then, he cannot make a living in music. He has been reduced to working on the s.... More »
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And it was grand just to stand + MORE

On this day in 1961, Judy Garland sang a legendary concert at Carnegie Hall that has been called “the greatest night in show business history.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ecZ4zvGcCY Born on this day in 1564(isn) playwright and poet William Shakespeare http://www.youtube.com/wat.... More »

“Less filling” + MORE

“Disciplined and intelligent.” “Clean and transparent.” “Fleet and lithe.” Though Fabio Luisi’s Wagner performances draw frequent praise for their tidy professionalism, there’s often an undercurrent of frustration with the Genoese maestro for not wringing a little more blood out of t.... More »

Ensemble. In Two Parts + MORE

Puccini's 'Il Trittico' as seen by Michieletto and Rustioni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
Constant as the northern starOn this day in 46 BC, Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.

Born on this day in 1898 composer George Gershwin

Born on this day in 1908 composer Eugen Suchon


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2015 Adler Fellows

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The incoming 2015 Adler Fellows are mezzo-soprano Nian Wang, tenor Chong Wang, baritone Edward Nelson, bass-baritone Matthew Stump, bass Anthony Reed, and coach and accompanist Ronny Michael Greenberg. They join current Adlers Julie Adams, Maria Valdes, Zanda Švēde, Efraín Solís, and Noah Lindquist…

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Digging through my grandfather's vinyl collection after he passed away and playing his beloved copies of the Goldberg Variations or the Eroica Symphony not only provides me with a tender insight into what moved and uplifted him musically, but also connects the two of us in a truly visceral way.

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 Remembering Lyndon Jenkins (1938-2014):  A Leading Player on the Concert Scene Birmingham’s Symphony Hall opened in April 1991 and the following year Lyndon Jenkins joined the management team as Special Projects Manager. Although he retired from this position in 2004, he was retained until recently as Music Adviser…

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Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014)

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Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate

Handel, Messiah

Bach, Brandenburg Concertos

Bach, Orchestral Suites

Mozart, Coronation Mass / Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Mozart, Requiem Mass (ed. Maunder)

Pergolesi, Stabat mater

Pachelbel, Canon in D (inter alia)
Christopher Hogwood died on Wednesday, at the age of 73…

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When I have sung my songs

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When I have sung my songsSoprano Renée Fleming is certainly making the role of the Countess in Richard Strauss’s final opera Capriccio the focus of her late-career years.  After her Met run in 2010, she has made various stops in the role, including this 2013 Wiener Staatsoper production, released by Unitel Classica and directed for video by Brian Large, and she will bring her Countess to Chicago and Dresden in the coming months…

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Cult TV show Monkey Magic comes to the stageThe Chinese legend of Monkey, which was made into a cult 1970s Japanese television drama, has been adapted into a stage musical.

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 The Berlioz Project: A Chorister’s View of the Philharmonia’s 2014/15 Season Opener:    Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia opened their 2014/15 season in London’s Royal Festival Hall on September 25 with a performance of Berlioz’s monumental Grand messe des morts. They dedicated it to the memory of the late Lorin Maazel who regularly appeared with […]

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Dance Review: New York City Ballet Dances Stravinsky, by BalanchineNew York City Ballet presents a program of Igor Stravinsky’s work, choreographed by George Balanchine.

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Splendid Otello

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From the first bar of Otello last night at the Coliseum it was clear that we were in for an evening of great music making under the inspiring guidance of Edward Gardner. The ENO orchestra and chorus have delivered some spectacular performances under their music director in the last 12 months – great scores such as Peter Grimes and Benvenuto Cellini  come to mind, and now Otello …

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BBCSSO/Runnicles review  a gripping display of Russian forceCity Halls, GlasgowThe BBC Scottish Symphony season opener tackled Shostakovichs Tenth symphony with dynamic flair in a riveting programme of Russian classicsTheres a mini Shostakovich strand to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras new season, with performances of the Fifth and 15th symphonies coming up in the next few months…

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Opera in Boston

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Jeremy Eichler, the chief classical music critic at the Boston Globe, has started what I gather will be a multi-part series on opera in Boston. This is a fraught subject, for various reasons: the city demolished what was supposedly a first-class venue in 1958 – for a parking lot – and the brilliant but erratic Sarah Caldwell burned through gigantic amounts of money and good will…

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Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is to play cruel orphanage supervisor Miss Hannigan in the stage musical Annie next year.

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