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Fort Worth Symphony Musicians Strike + MORE

The musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) initiated a work stoppage by calling a strike at 1:30pm ET on Thursday, 9/8/2016. According to the official press release from the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local which represents the musicians, AFM Local 72-147, the strike.... More »
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From Mao to Mozart to Now: David Stern Reflects on His Father's Legacy in China + MORE

By Laurie Niles: David Stern was just 16 when his father made his ground-breaking trip to China, documented in the Academy Award-winning film, From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. That 1979 trip, made just as China was allowing Westerners visit the country again after a long period of isolatio.... More »
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Alan Gilbert: Orchestras in the 21st Century - a new paradigm + MORE

Read an edited version of Alan Gilbert’s 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society LectureMusic helps to define what it means to be human, and orchestras will continue to do what we have always done: play powerful, intriguing, uplifting, thought-provoking music. But the challenges facing people in today’s.... More »
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Perchance to Stream: End of Summer Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Listen to a performa.... More »
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Eerily Familiar Language + MORE

The 5/21/2016 edition of TechCrunch published an article by Devin Coldewy that reports on a speech given by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) about the gig economy (such as Uber, not musician related gigging) that touches on some remarkably familiar concepts inside the orchestra field. Here̵.... More »
Sergio A. Mims: Southbank Centre Concert with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with OAE's Principal Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku 12 May 2015Chi-chi Nwanokuwww.chi-chinwanoku.comSergio A. Mims writes:After seeing the post from Michael Wright about the UK tour of Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste at the Southbank Centre in London I realized that I neglected to send you this notice about another concert at the Centre in May 2015 with the period instrument orchestra The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmant and their principal double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku Together they will be doing a major concert which also includes a world premiere of the new work for double bass and orchestra, Concerto à double entendre by woman composer Stevie WishartOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | Southbank Centrewww…

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Deep opera at the Frontline

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Deep opera at the Frontline25 years of loyal service and, until recently, happy collegiality at the City Literary Institute are now to be followed by something partly different, partly the same. When relations with my line manager from Visual Arts (go figure, it’s a long and unedifying story) went sour, and in the bigger picture the institution betrayed its socialistic ideals by axing or severely cutting back on core courses for the deaf and unemployed, I decided enough was enough (chapter and verse in the now-open letter at the foot of the post)…

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Alex Beard: 'each day is frightening'

– www.telegraph.co.uk

Royal Opera House’s chief exec tells Rupert Christiansen how he’s coping

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‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ at Sagra Musicale Umbra enthralls Giuseppe Pennisi

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Hall One, Kings PlaceSchoenberg – Verklärte Nacht, op.4Lied der WaldtaubeChamber Symphony no.1, op.9Berg – Seven Early SongsSchoenberg – Brettl-LiederSarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)Alice Privett (soprano)Chad Vindin (piano)Members of the Aurora OrchestraLondon SinfoniettaNicholas Collon (conductor) ‘Vienna Revisited’ has been the title of Kings Place’s mini-festival, ‘curated’ by Nicholas Snowman…

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Breaking: Riccardo Muti gives up Rome Opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Breaking: Riccardo Muti gives up Rome OperaAfter a season when the company teetered on the brink of shutdown, the music director has given up.

Sovrintendente Carlo Fuortes communicates with great regret that the Maestro Riccardo Muti has decided to give up the leadership of the two operas Aida and The Marriage of Figaro in the next season of the Teatro dell ‘ Opera…

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Brussels mourns principal horn

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Brussels mourns principal hornThe Brussels Philharmonic has announced the death of its long-standing principal horn, André Van Driessche. He was Belgium’s most influential horn teacher and can be heard on many recordings.

 

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No serenity means no Muti for Rome Opera

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Riccardo Muti quits as the Rome Opera’s lead conductor after six years of ongoing funding, management and labor strife. Muti says he needs “serenity” to do his job effectively.

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Aimard – Bach, 20 September 2014

– www.boulezian.blogspot.com

Wigmore Hall The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One, BWV 846-69Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Having heard Pierre-Laurent Aimard play The Art of Fugue in this very hall a few years ago, I was, despite very mixed feelings concerning that performance, keen to hear this always interesting, ever-thoughtful artist in Book One of the pianist’s Old Testament…

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This production of Verdi’s opera could be played with more suppleness, says Rupert Christiansen

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New and recent releases of interest.
— La Fauvette Passerinette: Peter Hill plays Ravel, Stockhausen, Anderson, Benjamin, Dutilleux, Sculthorpe, Douglas Young, Murail, Takemitsu, and Messiaen [including the première recording of the title work] (Delphian, available October)
— Tchaikovsky, The Seasons and Six Morceaux; Pavel Kolesnikov (Hyperion)
— Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite and The Wood Nymph; Osmo Vänskä conducting the Lahti Symphony (BIS)
— Stella di Napoli; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, with Riccardo Minasi conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra de Lyon (Erato)
— Gerald Barry, The Importance of Being Earnest; Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits, Joshua Bloom, Alan Ewing, Thomas Adès conducting the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (NMC)
— Helen Grime, Night Songs and other works; Mark Elder and Jamie Phillips conducting the Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Soloists (NMC)
— Feldman, String Quartet No…

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Golden anniverary

– parterre.com

Golden anniveraryOn this day in 1869, Richard Wagner‘s opera Das Rheingold premiered in Munich.

Born on this day in 1892 baritone Herbert Janssen

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Elisabeth Rethberg

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IVCI Finals Conclude with Ji Young Lim, Yoo Jin Jang and Dami Kim; Medalists NamedBy Laurie Niles: The last Finals in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis on Saturday featured three of the most beloved violin concertos in the repertoire: the Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius Violin Concertos.

Finalists Ji Young Lim, Yoo Jin Jang and Dami Kim performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater, with Joel Smirnoff conducting…

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