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Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Cultural Centre + MORE

The world premiere of a ‘Quintessence’, a new work by Hong Kong-born composer Fung Lam, brought the orchestra’s 40th-anniversary season into focus.... More »
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Magnitude Ensemble/Volkov review Stewart Lee lends his voice to experimental evening + MORE

Village Underground, LondonA concert of new and improvised work ranged from extraordinary to excruciating but it was certainly never predictableThis concert of new work and improvisation, put together by the pianist Tania Chen, was entitled Familiar/Unfamiliar, but there was little evidence of the .... More »
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Rameau Platée comes to London with Paul Agnew + MORE

Paul Agnew conducts Rameau Platée with the Early Opera Company on 20th November. My review is HERE.That's Agnew in the photo above, when he was singing Platée in 1999 with Marc Minkowski. Platée is one of Rameau's best-known works, ranking with Les Indes Galantes. More details of the London perfo.... More »
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The ice-bucket comes to opera... + MORE

My latest interviewee tried to sing his way out of the ALS ice-bucket challenge - did his pals agree? The Times of Malta (clue to identity there) has the story and video here. Our tenorial hero's three next nominees include Bryn Terfel...With all of this going on, don't be too surprised if there's a.... More »
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‘Romeo & Juliet’ soars in Grant Park Music Fest’s indoor outing + MORE

Carlos Kalmar leads orchestra, cast and chorus in Berlioz’ classic as the Grant Park Music Festival moves indoors for two nights..... More »
As his opera Usher House premieres for the Welsh National Opera, Gordon Getty talks to Rupert Christiansen about his famous family and his musical passions

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Kevin Puts, whose contract extends for three seasons, will begin planning for the next Composer Institute, which will be held in January 2015.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano ConcertosYefim Bronfman, who will play all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, explains how he approaches the work, starting with the Fourth Concerto.

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Skylark Opera opens new season with 'Candide'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Leonard Bernstein classic opens a new season of Skylark Opera in St. Paul this weekend. Members of Skylark Opera's 'Candide' cast visited Classical MPR to chat with John Birge and to sing a song of youthful enlightenment – and prenuptial disagreement.

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Richard Strauss Remembered – BBC classic

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Richard Strauss Remembered - BBC classic“Our future lies in art, especially in music. In times when spiritual goods are rarer than material ones, and egotism, envy and hatred govern the world, music will do much to re-establish love among mankind” – Richard Strauss. born 150 years ago today.How the world has changed since Richard Strauss was born !  Through his music we might come to know the man he was and how he coped with the horrors of what happened around him, for better or worse…

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Rejoice!

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Among the living and dead men, there’s a single woman whose work will be featured at Ojai next year (2015, that is): The 69th Festival programming will feature works by John Luther Adams, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as by emerging composers, including Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roland Auzet, and Lei Liang…

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Classical music is not good at doing paradigm shifts Back in 2006 I ran a post about the Vienna Symphonic Library, a computer program that uses technology to replicate the sound of an orchestra. My post’s headline quoted the creator of the program Herb Tucmandl, a former cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, as saying “I don’t think orchestras are threatened”…

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Adventures in Franco-Russian musical pictures

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Adventures in Franco-Russian musical picturesThis is an edited version of the talk I gave at the Wigmore Hall last Saturday, introducing a programme that consisted of the Debussy Violin Sonata and both of Prokofiev’s, plus Pärt’s Fratres, gloriously played by Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne. Enjoy…Did anyone see Benvenuto Cellini the other night at ENO? Well, I hope that by the time we’ve finished here, you might want to – because this is going to have quite a lot to do with Berlioz…

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News from down under

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News from down under“Kiwi opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes is reportedly involved in a sex tape scandal involving an unknown woman. The partner of Australian TV actress Lisa McCune was apparently filmed engaging in sexual acts with a brunette woman.” [International Business Times]

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Let’s Get American About Our Music

– www.newmusicbox.org

New music proponents are uniquely qualified to stop worrying about the Major Symphony Orchestra in favor of much more productive—and yes, more American—channels.

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Omaha.com: 'Omaha Symphony music director Wilkins named principal conductor for Hollywood Bowl Orchestra'Thomas WilkinsOmaha.comWednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am By Casey Logan, World-Herald staff writer Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles…

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Harlem Chamber Players present 'Wind Serenades' of Hummel, Pleyel & Beethoven, Sat. June 21, 2014 at 5 PM, Sakura Park, All Day Make Music N.Y. FestivalSakura Park122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont AvenueNew York, NY 10027 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PM as part of the All Day Make Music New York FestivalFeaturingTali Makell, conductor; Hassan Anderson, oboe; Sarah Scruby, oboe; Carl Jackson, clarinet; Liz Player, clarinet; Eric Davis, French horn;   Deryck Clarke, French horn; Amy Fraser, bassoon; Gili Sharett, bassoon;  Steve Moran, double bassProgramHummel Partita in E-flat MajorPleyel Partita in B-flat MajorBeethoven Octet in E-flat, Op…

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The madness of Clive: Gestalt Opera at Peckham AsylumA Sign in Space with Felicity Turner – Photo Andreas Grieger Clive and other stories: Gestalt Arts: Peckham Asylum Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jun 09 2014 Star rating: 4.0Three short new operas by adventurous new opera companyGestalt Arts was founded two years ago as a brave new opera company by Artistic Director Ruth Mariner and Toby Young when they produced ‘The daisy chain’ for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub and Tête a Tête Opera Festival…

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