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Have baton, will travel + MORE

Russian-born pianist and conductor Natalia Raspopova will join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as its assistant conductor..... More »
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End-of-summer miscellany + MORE

Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of music and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda.... Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful.... More »
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Mahler with Hampson and Vogt in Vienna is cloaked in Schoenberg + MORE

Schoenberg, Mahler: Thomas Hampson, Klaus Florian Vogt, Wiener Virtuosen. Große Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, 1.11.2015. (SS) Schoenberg – Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Arnold Schoenberg & Rainer Riehn) Having arranged Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden G.... More »
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Julian Wachner Conducts SF Opera's Partenope + MORE

Julian Wachner (pictured left) is to conduct San Francisco Opera's Partenope, which runs from October 15 to November 2, 2014. He replaces British conductor Christian Curnyn, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Production Web Site | Press Release.... More »
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The end of time in Clapham: Messiaen at Omnibus + MORE

Michael Foyle, Maksim Štšura - photo Alastair Merrill Messiaen Quatuor pour le fin du temps Maksim Štšura, Michael Foyle, Joseph Shiner, Yelian He Omnibus, Clapham Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 2 2016 Star rating: 4.0Young artists bring Messiaen's intense masterpiece to Clapham.... More »
Proms 16, 14, 15, 12; Moses und Aron review  the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic make wavesRoyal Albert Hall; Royal Opera House, LondonTurkey’s finest give an uplifiting Proms debut. And Welsh National Opera triumphs in biblical styleWhen the 2014 Proms season was announced, a few eyebrows rose at the news that several unfamiliar orchestras from far afield would feature. One reason given was that the countries represented may hold the key to the future of classical music…

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The Week Ahead: Martin Frost Returns to New York for the Mostly Mozart FestivalThe stupendous Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost returns to New York for two programs with the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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Young Scottish Musicians Reach the Peak of Excellence

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 Three Choirs Festival (10)- Walton, Beamish, Strauss: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet),  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland / Michael Francis (conductor), The Cathedral, Worcester, 1.8.2014. (RJ) William Walton: Johannesburg Festival Overture Sally Beamish: Trumpet Concerto Richard Strauss: Alpine Symphony   Worcester seems to have a magnetic attraction for the Scots…

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3 rare violin concerto's last half year: Schumann, Britten + BarberBy Bram Heemskerk: I played last half year 3 rare violin concerto’s in amateurorchestra’s. Schumann and Barber for the 1st time Barber for the 2nd in my life. I earlier wrote about that Barber violin concerto
I got the chance to play with my old student orchestra after 20 years Britten as 2nd violin and with an orchestra in the neighborhood as 1st violin Schumann…

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Extension 2

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Received from the Met:The Met Announces One-Week Extension of ContractsTo Allow For Independent Financial ReviewNew York, NY (August 2, 2014) – The Metropolitan Opera, AGMA, and Local 802 announced today in collaboration with the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service that they have agreed to allow an independent financial analyst, Eugene Keilin, to conduct a confidential and independent study of the Met’s finances in an effort to help all parties reach new contractual agreements…

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German to head UK orchestra

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German to head UK orchestraIn a rare cosmopolitan move, the Royal Northern Sinfonia has appointed Thorben Dittes as its next director, and as head of classical music at Sage Gateshead.
Dittes, 35, has been in charge of the Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble for the past four years. He joins incoming music director Lars Vogt.

 

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Legacy.com: Dr. Gwendoline Alpha Young Fortune, 87, of Gainesville, FL died on July 27th; Compiled 13-Part Black Classical Music Series 'We Do It All'Gwendoline Y. Fortune(Lance Richardson Photography)http://gyfortune.com/http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesville/obituary.aspx?n=gwendoline-alpha-young-fortune&pid=171923359&fhid=16086On December 11, 2012 AfriClassical posted:’Black Christmas’ is Part 1 of 13-Part Series ‘We Do It All’ on Classical/Art Music by Artists of African Heritage, by G…

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Orchestra of the Swan/Woods, Ensemble Epomeo and friends(Somm)Brahms has always divided opinion. Britten blew cool about him. Schoenberg was hugely influenced, arranging some of his chamber music for orchestra and writing an essay entitled Brahms the Progressive. Here, Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht Op 4 and Brahms’s Serenade Op 11 are restored to their original chamber versions…

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Music for a Sun King

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Music for a Sun KingNo agenda here other than to share my enthusiasm for a recent purchase. ‘M. A. Charpentier at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles’ is the new 2 CD + DVD set from Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations, and it couples the composer’s Canticum ad Beatam Virginem Mariam with his Missa Assumpta est Maria and two instrumental works for viols…

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A Bach sermon on the mount

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A Bach sermon on the mountAny priest would be glad of the Utopian congregation – young and old, citizens of many nations and thence of the world – who attended Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach lecture in the courtyard of Montepulciano’s Palazzo Ricci, home to the altruistic-sounding, Cologne-born European Academy of Music and Arts…

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic

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The first thing one needs to grasp about A Streetcar Named Desire – and director Benedict Andrews has seized hungrily upon it in his unnerving staging at the Young Vic – is Tennessee Williams’ sense of the mythic over the mundane; the heightened reality – or transcendence – that makes poetry of street talk and opera of confrontation…

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 Three Choirs Festival (9) Elgar, Sarah Fox (soprano) – The Angel & Mary; Claudia Huckle (contralto) – Mary Magdalene; John Mark Ainsley (tenor) – St John; Neal Davies (bass) – St Peter; Marcus Farnsworth (bass) – Jesus; Brindley Sherratt (bass) – Judas; Girl Choristers of  Worcester Cathedral; Three Choirs Festival Youth  Choir; Festival Chorus; Philharmonia […]

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Live from Salzburg – Don Giovanni Sunday

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Live from Salzburg - Don Giovanni SundayLIVE direct from Salzburg Mozart Don Giovanni  Sunday 3/8 630 London time (830 Salzburg time) BRILLIANT CAST Lenneke Ruiten (Donna Anna) Anett Fritsch (Donna Elvira) Valentina Nafornita (Zerlina) Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Don Giovanni) Luca Pisaroni (Leporello) Tomasz Konieczny (Il Commendatore) Andrew Staples (Don Ottavio) Alessio Arduini (Masetto) Conductor : Christoph eschenbach, Director : Sven-Eric Bechtolf

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